First Rounder Kelenic With Three Hits In Pro Debut

By Michael Mayer

June 23, 2018 No comments

New York Mets 2018 first rounder and sixth overall pick Jarred Kelenic made his pro debut today in the Gulf Coast League.

What a debut it was. Kelenic went 3-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored while serving as the designated hitter for the GCL Mets in their rain-shortened 12-3 win.

Kelenic delivered an RBI single in his first pro at-bat in the Mets seven-run first inning. He would end the first inning by getting called out on strikes.

The left-handed hitter led off the third inning with his first professional triple. He singled in his final at-bat of the game in the fifth inning. All three of his hits came off left-handed pitching.

The 18-year-old from Wisconsin was given a $4.5 million signing bonus, significantly under the $5,525,200 slot value.