Early returns on the Blue Jays’ draft look positive

The marathon known as the Major League Baseball draft has come to an end. As we know, the draft is a total crapshoot and it’s impossible to get an idea for how well a team did for a few years, but early returns are suggesting that the Jays had a good, solid, balanced draft, adding quite a bit of upside to the system.

Per MLB Pipeline…
The next three teams on our list deserve extra credit because they didn’t have the benefit of any extra picks. West Virginia right-hander Alek Manoah (first) is a physical beast who can blow hitters away with a mid-90s fastball and a power slider. Florida high school right-hander Kendall Williams (second) has a deep repertoire and a very projectable 6-foot-6 frame. Toronto used its next nine selections on position players, including athletic Canadian prep outfielder Dasan Brown (third) and three collegians with intriguing power potential for their positions: Creighton outfielder Will Robertson (fourth), Virginia shortstop Tanner Morris (fifth) and Vanderbilt catcher Philip Clarke (ninth).
Pipeline lists the Jays as one of the seven teams who got really good hauls at this year’s draft. So that’s positive! Now the focus shifts …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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