Baseball's Chin Drafted in 15th Round
June 7, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College redshirt sophomore Andrew Chin was selected in the 15th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft on Saturday afternoon. Incoming freshman Kyle Dunster was also taken in the late rounds of the draft.
Chin, a 6-foot, 191-pound left-hander from Newton, Mass., was taken 452nd overall by the New York Yankees. He has made 28 starts in two years at the Heights after receiving a medical redshirt in 2012 for successful Tommy John surgery. He has amassed a 6-10 record with a 3.46 career ERA, which currently ranks fourth in BC record books. In 2014, he made 14 starts, leading the BC pitching staff with a 5-2 record and a 3.10 ERA. In 78.1 innings, he allowed just 59 hits, 32 walks and struck out 52 batters. His .214 opponent batting average ranked ninth in the ACC in the regular season. He was named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-New England Third-Team and was deemed ACC Pitcher of the Week on May 19 after throwing a complete-game two-hitter en route to the Eagles' 3-1 victory at No. 25 Clemson on May 16. In 2013, Chin led the BC staff with 45 strikeouts and 20 strikeouts looking. He was originally drafted in the fifth round out of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols by the Toronto Blue Jays.
The southpaw is the Eagles' highest draft pick since infielder Anthony Melchionda (2009-12) was selected in the 14th round (450th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dunster, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed pitcher from Greenwich, Conn., was selected in the 38th round (1.135 overall) by the New York Mets. Before the start of the 2014 season, the righty was named to the Perfect Game USA Preseason Northeast All-Region First Team and was ranked the seventh-best player in the state of Connecticut by the outlet in the season. He was also ranked the fifth-best right-handed pitcher. As a senior captain, Dunster went 5-2 with a 1.75 ERA, starting eight games, tallying one shutout and 50 strikeouts. As the dish, he batted .309 with 11 runs, 17 hits, four RBIs, two triples and two home runs. On May 27, he helped led Greenwich High School in an upset over No. 2 Staples in the state tournament, pitching into the eighth and allowing four hits and striking out nine. In his junior year, he was named to the MSG Varsity All-Connecticut First Team.