The draft doesn't end after round 1!
The Jays have taken a High Schooler with their top pick two years in a row. Who might be on the radar this year?
It's not a particularly deep year for college pitchers.
For college hitters there's depth at 1B & 3B this year, particularly right around where the Jays will select in round 1 on June 5th.
The Blue Jays select Kevin Ahrens, 3B from Memorial HS with the 16th pick and JP Arencibia, C from Tennessee with the 21st pick in the first round.
A look at who is being projected to the Jays:
How frequently do teams find stud pitchers after the first (and supplemental first) round?
John Sickels held his 3rd annual 5 round mock draft on Sunday. I was the mock Blue Jay scouting director.
A few players to keep an eye on draft day (June 7-8).
While most organizations will take the 'best player available' in the draft, it can't hurt to see what are the positions of need down the line.
There's a bit of a gap between the top pitchers and the group after it.
Price, Detwiler, Moskos and Brackman are all likely to go in the top
10. After that no starter stands out and there's a couple closers that
are possibilities in the second half of the first round. The Blue Jays
were reported to be interested in Vanderbilt closer Casey Weathers.
The draft is less than a month away. Time to look to see how the top college hitters are doing since the last time we checked in