Mets Ink Local Long Island Product, Boston Collge Outfielder Joe Suozzi


With just six picks in the first five rounds of the 2020 MLB Draft, the New York Mets continue to stock their minor league system with undrafted free agents.

The Mets stayed close to home on Tuesday, with the signing of Glen Cove native Joe Suozzi, a Boston College outfielder whose father, Thomas, is a congressman representing a part of Queens not too far from Citifield.

While New York hasn’t officially confirmed the deal, the Eagles have announced it on Twitter.

A walk-on at Boston College, Suozzi slashed 414/.471/.638 with one home run and 16 RBI in 15 games as a senior in an NCAA-shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He put an exclamation point on the 2019 season by earning a spot on the ACC All-Tournament Team.

As a junior, he batted .282/.363/.423 with three dingers in 48 contests. Before college, Suozzi played baseball at Chaminade High School on Long Island, where the Flyers won a Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) title in 2013, and the team named him MVP that campaign.   

— Jerry Del Priore 

Photo of Joe Suozzi: Boston College Athletics. 

 

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