SportsMets Anthony Kay, Mets’ first-round pick, gets $1.1M signing bonus, report says Mets first-round draft pick Anthony Kay throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Grand Slam Challenge at Famingdale State on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan By Marc Carig firstname.lastname@example.org July 13, 2016 7:09 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email The Mets announced the signing of former Ward Melville lefthander Anthony Kay, who was selected 31st overall out of UConn in the June amateur draft. He has reportedly agreed to a signing bonus worth $1.1 million. Kay was the Mets’ second first-round selection in the draft behind righthander Justin Dunn of Freeport, who was selected 19th overall. Until Wednesday, Kay had been the only remaining unsigned Met selected within the first 10 rounds. Kay was 9-2 with a 2.65 ERA for UConn this season. After seeking advice from current Mets lefty and fellow Ward Melville product Steven Matz, Kay chose to play at UConn the first time he was drafted by the Mets in the 29th round of the 2013 draft. By Marc Carig email@example.com Marc Carig began covering Major League Baseball in 2008 and the Mets for Newsday in 2012. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.