The 2011 draft is less than two weeks away and, as usual, there is no hint of who the Jays might take. The Jays first pick at number 21, then in the supplemental first round they pick at number 35 (Scott Downs); 46 (John Buck); 53 (Kevin Gregg); and 57 (Miguel Olivo). The Jays also pick twice in the second round, with another Scott Downs related pick added to their regular selection.
The mock drafts are out in force.
Baseball America has listed the top 200 prospects for the draft. They also posted their first mock draft. here is what Jim Callis had to say:
Toronto is trying to get more athletic up the middle, drafting center fielder Jake Marisnick in 2009 and shortstop Dickie Joe Thon in 2010, plus signing shortstop Adeiny Hechevarria and trading for center fielder Anthony Gose last year. Unless they opt for a high school arm like Jose Fernandez (Alonso HS, Tampa) or Henry Owens (Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.), they'll be looking at more middle-of-the-diamond players. The candidates include Mikie Mahtook, shortstops Javier Baez (Arlington Country Day HS, Jacksonville) and Levi Michael (North Carolina), and second baseman Kolten Wong (Hawaii). If they're sold that Baez will stick at shortstop, he might be the choice, but I'll go with Mikie Mahtook's solid all-around tools here.
I agree that the Jays have been trying to get more athletic although last years first pick was a college pitcher. I don't think Wong will be a first round pick, if the Jays want him he could be there in the supplemental round.
Keith Law ranks Josh Bell, a switch hitting outfielder/first baseman, as the 21st ranked prospect. He doesn't say the Jays will pick him. Bell is a top ranked hitter but he is not athletic.
I am sure there are a lot of other mock drafts out there, what have you read?