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  • Athletics' J.T. Ginn: Rehabbing in Arizona

    Ginn (forearm) began a rehab assignment July 22 with the Athletics' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate and has struck out five over seven innings between his first two starts. He's allowed one unearned run on four hits and no walks. Ginn has been on Double-A Midland's 7-day injured list since May 16 with a right forearm injury but looks like he could soon be ready to rejoin the Athletics' Texas League affiliate. Before landing on the shelf, Ginn submitted a 6.48 ERA and 1.42 WHIP while striking out 23 over 16.2 innings for Midland.
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  • Athletics' J.T. Ginn: Recovering from forearm injury

    Double-A Midland placed Ginn on its 7-day injured list May 16 due to forearm tightness, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports. Lockard notes that the injury isn't as severe as the Athletics originally anticipated, but Ginn remains without a clear timeline to return to the mound. Even so, the 23-year-old has a previous Tommy John surgery on his medical record, so the Athletics are likely to bring him along slowly in his recovery from the injury. Ginn, who recently resumed light tossing, owns a 6.48 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 16.2 innings with Midland this season.
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  • Athletics' J.T. Ginn: Shipped to Oakland

    Ginn and Adam Oller were sent from the Mets to the Athletics on Saturday in exchange for Chris Bassitt, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. The 22-year-old righty was taken with the 52nd pick of the 2020 Draft. He cruised to a 3.03 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in his 18-start professional debut last season, splitting time between Low-A and High-A. His 21.9 percent strikeout rate was unremarkable, but his 5.9 percent walk rate demonstrated strong control. He also avoided the long ball, giving up just three homers all season.
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  • Mets' J.T. Ginn: Advances to High-A

    Ginn was promoted to High-A Brooklyn on Tuesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Ginn was selected by the Mets in the second round of the 2020 draft while still working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He showed no ill effects from the procedure in eight starts for Low-A St. Lucie to begin this season, cruising to a 2.56 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. His 23.6 percent strikeout rate doesn't stand out, but both his 6.8 percent walk rate and 57.7 percent groundball rate are strong marks.
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  • Mets' J.T. Ginn: Assigned to Low-A

    Ginn (elbow) was assigned to Low-A St. Lucie Tuesday and is expected to make his professional debut in the coming days, Jacob Resnick of SNYtv reports. The Mets selected Ginn out of Mississippi State with the 52nd overall pick in the 2020 draft despite the right-hander undergoing Tommy John surgery just a few months prior. The 22-year-old's rehab is now coming to a close as he gets set to make his first appearance for St. Lucie in the very near future.
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  • Mets' J.T. Ginn: On track in Tommy John rehab

    Mets director of player development Kevin Howard said that Ginn (elbow) completed a bullpen session Tuesday and remains "on schedule or ahead of schedule" in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Now one year removed from undergoing the procedure while he was still competing at Mississippi State, Ginn -- the 52nd overall pick in the 2020 first-year player draft -- looks to be nearing the finish line of his arduous rehab process. Howard noted that Ginn was touching 90 miles per hour during Tuesday's bullpen session despite only throwing at about 70 percent effort. The Mets are still likely to proceed slowly with the 21-year-old, but he should be ready to make his professional debut in the lower levels of the minors at some point in the late spring or early summer.
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  • Mets' J.T. Ginn: Joins big club for spring training

    The Mets invited Ginn (elbow) to big-league spring training Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Ginn will be a part of the Mets' Grapefruit League roster despite having not yet made his professional debut, as the 2020 minor-league season was cancelled following New York's selection of him with the 52nd overall pick in last year's draft. The right-hander was already scheduled to miss the 2020 campaign anyway after undergoing Tommy John surgery last spring, but his inclusion on the big-league spring training roster implies that he's back to full health entering 2021. Ginn likely won't make more than a handful of appearances during the Mets' exhibition schedule before moving to minor-league camp.
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  • Mets' J.T. Ginn: Headed to Big Apple

    The Mets have selected Ginn (elbow) with the 52nd overall pick in the 2020 first-year player draft. The Dodgers were unable to meet Ginn's asking price when they selected him out of high school with the 30th overall pick in 2018, so he enrolled at Mississippi State. He logged a 3.13 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 105:19 K:BB in 86.1 innings as a freshman and was on track to go in the middle of the first round this year as a draft-eligible sophomore before needing Tommy John surgery in March. When healthy, the 6-foot-2, 192-pound righty works with a mid-90s sinking fastball and a wipeout slider, which is his best pitch. The biggest change for Ginn since his prep days is that his changeup is now a legitimate third pitch, projecting as at least an average offering with a chance to get to plus. He is athletic and projects for at least average command. While he has plus velocity, his fastball is geared more toward inducing weak contact than whiffs in the zone. However, he should still be able to hover around a strikeout per inning via his slider and improving changeup. Ginn should be ready to return to game action in the first half of the 2021 season.
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