Mets sign Joe Suozzi, son of Queens congressman, for $20,000
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Boston College outfielder Joe Suozzi, whose father is a congressman representing parts of Queens and Long Island, has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets that includes a $20,000 signing bonus.
The Eagles made the announcement. The Mets said they plan to announce all their amateur signings simultaneously at a later date.
He hit .414 with 14 runs and 16 RBIs and had a 14-game hitting streak in a season shortened to 15 games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Suozzi was an economics major at B.C. and received a degree last month. He was bypassed in last week’s amateur draft, and he got the maximum bonus allowed this year for a non-drafted player residing in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.
Thomas Suozzi was elected to congress in November 2016. He is a former Nassau County executive and mayor of Glen Cove.