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Here are some links and analysis following both days of the draft.

If you guys find any links to info, stats, video, etc. on these guys, I'd be happy to post it up here, so just leave whatever you find in the comments! Hopefully we can create a comprehensive compendium of the good guys' new faces.

Here's some info on the first 5 picks, copied from the other night's thread:

Toronto Blue Jays 2009 Amateur Draft Selections

Round 1, 20th overall, RHP Chad Jenkins, Jr., Kenesaw State, 6-4, 225.  Born December 22, 1987. Scouting Report.

Here's some video of Jenkins courtesy of YouTube.  Jenkins was the Atlantic Sun Conference player of the year after going 8-1 with a 2.54 ERA. He pitched 92 innings, giving up 80 hits with a K-BB mark of 98-15.  Scouting reports describe Jenkins as a good command pitcher who throws a 90-94 MPH fastball along with a 80-85 MPH slider that's considered to be his out pitch and a 80-83 MPH change that's plus.

Rotoworld considers him to be a number three or four starter.  Scouting director Jon Lalonde comments on the selection of Jenkins Baseball America has additional comments from Lalonde about Jenkins.  Jordan Bastian of files a story on Jenkins along with some video.


Round 1 (Supplemental), 37th overall, LHP James Paxton, Jr., Kentucky, 6-4, 215.  Born November 6/1988. Scouting Report.

A Canadian lad from Ladner, B.C. who is represented by Scott Boras, Paxton delivers serious heat with a fastball ranging from 92-98 MPH and is reported to have a power slider.  However, scouting reports also indicate he hasn't developed a third pitch and needs to work on his control and command.  He went 5-3 with a 5.86 ERA this season but his K/BB total was 115-20 in 78 1/3 innings.  This is a pick the Jays received from the Yankees for signing you know who as a free agent.

Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun had a piece on Paxton earlier this week.  The Vancouver Sun talked to Paxton late last month.  Another Bob Elliott article last month compares Paxton to fellow Canadian lefty Jeff Francis.


Round 2, 68th overall, LHP Jake Eliopoulos, 6-3, 178, Sacred Heart HS - Newmarket, ON/Brantford Red Sox (Intercounty League).  Born May 21/1991.  Video on Eliopoulos here, here and here.

Born in the Ukraine, scouting reports says Eliopoulos has a three-pitch mix featuring a high 80's fastball with an occasional foray into the low 90's, a change and a curve.  PG says he needs to work on his fastball command but it does have good movement and improve his consistency of his other pitches.  It's hoped that his velocity will improve once he fills out.  The top-ranked Canadian high school pitcher in the draft, he had a 1.13 ERA in two starts with Brantford while racking up 12 K's in eight innings.


Round 3, 99th overall, RHP Jake Barrett, 6-4, 235, Desert Ridge HS - Arizona.  Born July 22/1991. Scouting Report.

Compared to Kevin Millwood in terms of his build, Barrett is described to have plus stuff but needs to refine his command according to the draft experts.  He was considered to be the best high school arm in the state of Arizona.  His fastball clocks in at 90-94 MPH but doesn't have a lot of movement.  He's able to locate it and command it.  Barrett also throws a power curve and splitter in the mid to high 70's.  He may need to get into better shape but is lauded for his fastball command and his composure on the mound.


Round 3, 104th overall, OF Jacob Marisnick, 6-4, 200, Riverside Poly HS - California.  Born March 30/1991.  Video on Marisnick here.

That's three Jakes in a row!  Now they have to select a Fat Man!!  The panel describes Marisnick as one of the best athletes in the draft and a five-tool talent.  The big question is his bat as he reportedly struggled with the stick.  The right-handed batter, who has been compared to Hunter Pence, has a commitment to Oregon.  This was the other compensation pick for the Yankees signing whatshisname.


Erika Gilbert of has a round-up of day 2. Here are the Jays' picks from rounds 4-30.

Round 4 (130th) -- Ryan Goins, SS, Dallas Baptist University: Chosen as the NCAA Division I Independent Baseball Player of the Year, Goins put up impressive power numbers at the plate this year, hitting 22 home runs and 17 doubles while batting .371. The junior from Texas -- a pitcher in 2008 -- has a plus arm.

Round 5 (160th) -- Ryan Schimpf, 2B, Louisiana State University: After a solid showing in the Summer Valley League, where Schimpf hit .392 with 11 home runs in 27 games and walked more than he struck out, the 5-foot-9 second baseman broke out in his junior year, hitting .320 with 12 home runs in 67 games for the Tigers. He was even better in the playoffs, batting .419 with with two home runs in LSU's 13-game postseason run. Schimpf has been a reliable second baseman and has also spent some time in the outfield.

Round 6 (190th) -- K.C. Hobson, RF, Stockdale HS: Hobson is a 6-foot-3 left-handed hitter with plus power, as he hit 13 home runs this year -- a school record. He also batted .488 while knocking in 47 runs in 28 games. Although the Jays chose him as a right fielder, Hobson is also a pitching prospect with a low-90s fastball and a curveball.

Round 7 (220th) -- Egan Smith, LHP, College of Southern Nevada: Smith, who was drafted by the Indians in the 35th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, chose to return to college instead of signing with Cleveland. The 20-year-old, who stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 195 pounds, has a low-90s fastball and impressive strikeout numbers, fanning 76 batters in 63 1/3 innings en route to a 2-4 record with a 2.98 ERA and 23 walks.

Round 8 (250th) -- Brian Slover, RHP, Cal State Northridge: Serving as the Matadors' primary closer, Slover received All-Big West honors in 2009 after posting a 1.39 ERA in 29 appearances. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior showed strong command, striking out 48 batters in 45 1/3 innings while issuing only 15 walks, and his nine saves were fourth in the conference. He has good fastball velocity and a mid-80s cut fastball as well.

Round 9 (280th) -- Aaron Loup, LHP, Tulane University: The 5-foot-11, 180-pound junior from Louisiana made 17 appearances, including eight starts, in 2009, posting a 5.93 ERA. His strikeout numbers are solid -- Loup fanned 61 batters in 57 2/3 innings this year -- but his strikeout-to-walk ratio is more impressive at 6.8 strikeouts per walk.

Round 10 (310th) -- Yan Gomes, C, Barry University: After transferring to Barry before this season, Gomes was named Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year. A 39th-round pick by the Red Sox in 2008, the 21-year-old doesn't have a lot of speed, but he can hit for average and power. His .408 batting average was fourth in the conference, and his 19 home runs and .765 slugging percentage were second and third in the conference, respectively. The Jays selected Gomes as a catcher, but the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has spent more time at third base during his college career.

Round 11 (340th) -- Sean Ochinko, C, Louisiana State University: Ochinko has shown power at times over his career, batting .493 in 215 at-bats in 2009. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder from Maryland lost his job as the team's starting catcher after struggling in the first few weeks of '08, and he went into this season as LSU's everyday first baseman.

Round 12 (370th) -- Bryson Namba, 3B, Pearl City HS:
Namba has power to the gaps and has shown an ability to hit to all fields. He stands at 6-foot-2 and weighs 210 pounds, and he plays solid defense. He has a good arm, and his coach expressed interest in using him as a closer.

Round 13 (400th) -- Matthew Morgal, RHP, Southern Nazarene University: Morgal was drafted in the 18th round out of high school in 2005 by Minnesota, but he went to Seminole Junior College to improve his stock. Morgan has bounced around a bit, leaving Seminole after his coach passed away and going to Lamar University before winding up at SNU. His fastball touches 94 mph and although he considered himself a ground-ball pitcher, the lanky 6-foot-5, 210-lb right-hander struck out a school-record 121 batters this year.

Round 14 (430th) -- Lance Durham, 1B, University of Cincinnati: The UC junior broke school records for hits (99) -- a record previously held by the Red Sox's Kevin Youkilis -- and batting average (.429) this year, and led the Big East Conference in hitting. Originally selected in the 45th round of the 2006 Draft as a high schooler, Durham said he would wait to see where in this year's Draft he was chosen before deciding whether to return to UC for his senior year.

Round 15 (460th) -- Andrew Hutchison, RHP, Lakeland Senior HS: The 6-foot-2, 165-lb Hutchison posted an ERA of 1.11 this year. The 18-year-old struck out 100 batters in 57 innings while walking only 18.

Round 16 (490th) -- David Sever, RHP, St. Louis University: Sever posted an ERA of 3.60 -- 10th in the Atlantic 10 Conference -- for the Billikens this year, opting to return for his senior year after being drafted by the Dodgers in the 21st round last year. His fastball touches 92-93 mph and he also throws a slurve-type breaking ball and a workable changeup. His control is good, as the the 6-foot-4 right-hander walked only 25 batters this year while striking out 70.

Round 17 (520th) -- Steven Turnbull, RHP, University of Iowa:
Turnbull was a struggling starter with a high ERA and shoulder problems in 2008 before moving to the bullpen turned his season around. Since moving to the 'pen, Turbull's fastball has gone from 90 to 96 mph and the 6-foot-3, 220-lb flamethrower struck out 43 in 32 1/3 innings this year with an ERA of 5.29.

Round 18 (550th)-- Robert Webb, RHP, Northwest Florida State College:
Webb is a power pitcher with a mid-90s fastball who is working on a curveball to complement his heater. He was drafted in the 12th round of last year's Draft by Arizona -- and likely would have been picked higher if not for signability concerns -- but he did not sign. His ERA was 4.93 in 62 innings in 2009.

Round 19 (580th) -- Dennis Tepera, RHP, Sam Houston State University: Tepera was 2-1 in 20 appearances as a junior this year. He struck out 36 batters in 43 innings.

Round 20 (610th) -- Kevin Nolan, SS, Winthrop University: Nolan spent time at third base and shortstop this year, and he has the versatility to play any infield position. The 6-foot-2, right-handed 21-year-old doesn't hit a lot of home runs, but he makes contact at a high rate and has good speed. He hit .392 this year, walking more than twice as often as he struck out.

Round 21 (640th) -- Kurt Giller, RHP, Manhatten HS: Giller is a 6-foot-2, 215-lb right-hander with an ERA under 1.00, a fastball in the high 80s and a 12-to-6 curveball. The Jays will have to lure him away from the University of Nebraska, as the 18-year-old has signed a letter of intent to play for the Cornhuskers next year.

Round 22 (670th) -- Matt Fields, RHP, Gonzaga University: Fields, the 2009 West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, was second in the WCC in ERA (2.86) and wins (8), and two of his final three starts -- all wins -- were complete games. The 6-foot-3, 190-lb right-hander is a ground-ball pitcher who doesn't give up a lot of home runs and has good control. He struck out 73 batters and walked 28 in 88 innings for Gonzaga this year.

Round 23 (700th) -- Brad Glenn, OF, University of Arizona:
The 6-foot-2, 220-lb Glenn is a strong hitter with exceptional power. He was drafted by Oakland in the 17th round last year, but he chose to return to Arizona for his senior year. The 22-year-old worked to improve his defense at third base, but the Jays see him as an outfielder.

Round 24 (730th) -- Matt Nuzzo, SS, Brown University: The 6-foot, 204-lb former high school football player has been a solid run producer for Brown, leading the team in RBIs and total bases and finishing second in runs scored over the past two seasons. He has also shown signs of power, hitting 11 runs in 44 games with a .618 slugging percentage.

Round 25 (760th) -- Samuel Strickland, LHP, Texas A&M University-Kingsville: Strickland has shown the ability to go deep into games, as he finished five of the 12 games he started this year. The 6-foot-5 left-hander struck out more than a batter per inning, fanning 82 in 71 2/3 innings while walking only 30.

Round 26 (790th) -- Lance Loftin, RHP, Texas State University:
Loftin put up good offensive numbers as a third baseman, but the Jays like his arm a little better. He struck out around a batter per inning out of the bullpen this year, posting a 3.09 ERA in 32 innings.

Round 27 (820th) -- Brian Justice, RHP, St. Mary's College: The 23-year-old Justice, who missed all of 2007 due to injury, had a better season this year than last, lowering his ERA and walks while raising his strikeout rate. In 12 starts and one relief appearance, he struck out 59 and walked 16 with an ERA of 4.31.

Round 28 (850th) -- Zach Outman, RHP, Saint Louis University:
A teammate of Toronto's 16th-round pick, Outman averaged more than a strikeout per inning this year, with an ERA of 5.92.

Round 29 (880th) -- Zach Anderson, RHP, University of Buffalo:
Anderson did not have a great ERA at 6.61 this year, but the 6-foot-1 22-year-old struck out an impressive 55 batters in 49 innings, mostly out of the bullpen.

Round 30 (910th) -- Timothy McDonald, OF, Edison HS: McDonald did not show a lot of power in 2009, but had a .418 average and, at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, has good size. He also demonstrated some speed, stealing 17 bases in 19 attempts.


John Sickels has some post-draft impressions. Here's what he has to say about the Jays' first 5 rounds:

Toronto: I like Chad Jenkins a lot at 20th overall, and think that's a solid choice for the Jays. James Paxton in the supplemental round is a potential bargain, provided he can get his gopher ball tendencies under control, giving them two of the top college arms available this year. Jake Eliopoulos in the second round is probably an overdraft, but I can understand it since he's a Canadian guy. The high school southpaw will need plenty of time, but is a nice mixture with the college guys at the top. I also love Jake Barrett in the third round, a high school pitcher from Arizona who throws hard and has solid command. Also in the third round was Jake Marisnick, tools outfielder who was rated as a supplemental talent by some teams but has some questions about his bat. Fourth round pick Ryan Goins, SS from Dallas Baptist, and fifth round pick Ryan Schimpf, 2B from LSU, have excellent college statistics and can hit, but may have to move to other positions. A mixture of college, JC, and high schoolers fill out the rest of the class. I like the mixture of college and high school guys at the top, tools and polish. Looks like a good class to me.

Every year, Sickels does a real-time shadow draft with the Twins' picks. For what it's worth, he picked Jake Barrett in the second round with the 70th overall pick. The Jays got Barrett with the 99th pick. Sickels also picked David Sever in the 15th round, while the Jays got him in the 16th.
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mendocino - Thursday, June 11 2009 @ 07:01 PM EDT (#201238) #

Kris Hobson - sixth round

“They don’t want to waste a sixth-round pick on a guy that might not sign,” Hobson said. “They called my dad, who’s good friends with the director of scouting there. My dad told him the number, he told the (general manager) and they went with the chance.”

Robert Benincasa - 33rd round

"They know what they have to come with," Benincasa said. "The Blue Jays said they would meet that number. It's a late round, but from what they told me, they're going to pay [what I'm asking]."

Sano - Thursday, June 11 2009 @ 07:18 PM EDT (#201241) #
So am I correct in interpreting that Hobson quote to mean that the Jays have agreed to pay what he's asking?  Or that the Jays know what they're asking and haven't responded yet?

Also, it's a bit forward for a 33rd round choice to be dictating terms like that.

damos - Thursday, June 11 2009 @ 07:41 PM EDT (#201242) #
I just saw on the Sportsnet ticker that the Jays drafted Tony Fernandez' son Jonathan in the 34th round. 
Brad Arnsberg's son was drafted by the Red Sox. 

TamRa - Thursday, June 11 2009 @ 09:22 PM EDT (#201245) #
I was wondering if that was Tony's kid. didn't we already draft him once before and he didn't sign?


Yes - 48th round in 2006.

I'm glad we are taking another stab at him.

Pistol - Thursday, June 11 2009 @ 09:32 PM EDT (#201246) #
So am I correct in interpreting that Hobson quote to mean that the Jays have agreed to pay what he's asking?  Or that the Jays know what they're asking and haven't responded yet?

If the Jays weren't going to meet the price they would have taken someone else at that spot, so I'd be surprised if they didn't sign him.

Also, it's a bit forward for a 33rd round choice to be dictating terms like that.

Not really.  It's the reason why he went in the 33rd round (I'm assuming) - he had a price and no one wanted to meet it so he fell.  The Jays are essentially taking a flier that they might sign him for an amount they're comfortable with. 

I've heard Lalonde say before that he respects players that give a number.... it's better than being in the dark and wasting a pick.
metafour - Thursday, June 11 2009 @ 09:45 PM EDT (#201247) #
Also, it's a bit forward for a 33rd round choice to be dictating terms like that.

Not at all.  For HS and JUCO kids, or kids with college eligibility remaining it makes absolutely no sense to sign "for slot" (which is next to nothing from a bonus perspective) in the later rounds because you may as well go to college or JUCO and improve your stock.  Thats why HS kids drop for "signability" concerns...they'll want a certain figure to buy them out of going to school, and you'll have guys that were on BA's Top 200 drop to the 30th-50th rounds.  Teams will draft a ton of HS/JUCO kids late but the majority wont sign, its good that we appear to have been able to strike a deal with this kid.
metafour - Thursday, June 11 2009 @ 10:18 PM EDT (#201249) #
Drew Hutchison - 15th Round:
"Hutchison, who has signed with Stetson, was expected to go a bit higher in the draft. He never wavered from the signing bonus number he was looking for, a figure that he did not want to release, but the cost of college figured into his decision.

"I'm excited to get this opportunity," Hutchison said. "Not too many players get this opportunity."

Hutchison, the No. 3 pitcher last year for the Dreadnaughts and the starting second baseman, began getting noticed by scouts last fall.

All three players who were drafted Tuesday are expected to eventually sign this summer."

metafour - Thursday, June 11 2009 @ 10:39 PM EDT (#201251) #
Scratch the above Hutchison post...just noticed it said "3 players drafted Tuesday" (ie: first day) which was referring to three guys they mentioned way earlier in the article who were drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round.

I'd still assume that Hutchison will be signed seeing as he was drafted fairly early and not in the zone where you just draft a bunch of HS kids and see if any will sign.

Mylegacy - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 01:54 AM EDT (#201255) #
A lot of the later round pitchers have this in common - high strikeout rates and high(ish) ERA's. In other words good stuff but too many walks. They must be thinking you can teach a pitcher to throw where he should be aiming the ball easier than you can teach him to miss bats with heat. Hopefully, at least one or two of them get it together enough to become a Frasor. I PREDICT - SEVERAL - of these pitchers (the guys after the 6th round) will be serious contributors. The Jays scouts seem to be able to smell a pitcher before he even gets of the bus for the game.

It also seems to me that they've decided to go "over scale" on several of these guys in the later rounds - it's good to see.

I think, Jenkins, Paxton and Barrett all pan out. Three very good choices. Eliopoulos has a TON of upside - but a TON of work to get there both stuff wise and his physical size wise as well. I PREDICT Marisnick will be a bust. The guy's ego is many times bigger than his slugging percentage - cocky is good but something about this guy just rubs me the wrong way. Hope I'm wrong.

JP (and Development Team Guys) - well done. Good draft!

Richard S.S. - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 05:55 AM EDT (#201257) #
How do we rank with picks 31 - 50?   Scroll down to: Best Available For Day Three, or link direct to Baseball America's site: an article on what value that was left.   Will signability be the determining factor?
Pistol - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 08:38 AM EDT (#201258) #
I PREDICT - SEVERAL - of these pitchers (the guys after the 6th round) will be serious contributors

The odds are really against that.  If a team gets one guy after the 6th round to make the majors for more than a cup of coffee it's a pretty big success.
Mike Green - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 09:43 AM EDT (#201259) #
Right.  A good draft for a club is one where it gets two significant contributors. So, for instance, 2003 was a good year for the Jays- Hill and Marcum are your significant contributors while Ryan Roberts, Jamie Vermilyea, Josh Banks and Tom Mastny had some value (Mastny was traded for John McDonald).   2004 was a very good year- Lind, Janssen and Litsch have all made significant contributions and Purcey may yet do so.   The only late round draft (after round 5) that has had any impact during Ricciardi's tenure is Litsch.
Hodgie - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 09:55 AM EDT (#201260) #

"The odds are really against that.  If a team gets one guy after the 6th round to make the majors for more than a cup of coffee it's a pretty big success."

Very true. Of course, one can always dream that our late round miracle cup of joe will look more like this.

ayjackson - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 10:50 AM EDT (#201268) #
Late round picks Kristian Bell and Graham Godfrey were turned into Marco Scutaro.   Godfrey is putting up fair numbers at AA, but he is 25.
Dewey - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 11:01 AM EDT (#201269) #
I PREDICT Marisnick will be a bust.

I dunno, MyLegacy, I kind of like this kid:   he's got--what's that stuff--predictability.
John Northey - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 12:36 PM EDT (#201274) #
There have been a few big late draft picks who did amazing things.  From Pujols (13th round) to Piazza (62nd round).  Jays who were late successes (20th round or later and still active) include Orlando Hudson (43rd round when he signed, drafted a year earlier in the 33rd round), Chris Woodward (54th round - in AAA with Seattle now), Jesse Litsch (24th round), and Mark Hendrickson (20th round). 

Interesting to note that the B-R page showing active players who reached the majors has 15 1st round picks listed for the Jays (includes Shannon Stewart), 3 picks from round 50 and beyond.  Sadly they don't indicate if the player signed with the Jays thus Hudson being listed twice and Chad Qualls being one of the 50th rounders for the Jays (he signed as a 2nd rounder for Houston 3 years later). 

Fun to play with.  Two guys who the Jays drafted in the 1980's are still active - David Weathers (Cincinnati) and Jason Wood (might have retired this year, but had 3 AB's last year for the Marlins). 
Mike Green - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 02:07 PM EDT (#201277) #
Kennesaw State is apparently an extremely favourable pitcher's environment.  Jenkins' development will be interesting to watch.
Sister - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 02:40 PM EDT (#201278) #
Though Jenkins' home and away splits are very comparable

In fact, he allowed fewer runs away in the same number of innings, with very similar numbers across the board.

Richard S.S. - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 03:03 PM EDT (#201279) #
How many were drafted, and who are the Canadians by the Blue Jays this year? 
Pistol - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 04:36 PM EDT (#201284) #
Of greater concern, at least to me, is how much better lefties hit Jenkins.
Jim - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 06:44 PM EDT (#201288) #
Beane traded Scutaro to the Jays as a favor to Marco and JP.  The players returned were immaterial.
Sneeps - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 08:52 PM EDT (#201296) #
Jonathan Fernandez, (son of Tony) is the first Blue Jay draftee to sign on the dotted line.  Jonathan is a shortstop/outfielder taken in the 34th.  No details on the terms of the contract.
Chris DH - Friday, June 12 2009 @ 09:43 PM EDT (#201297) #
Geoff - Sunday, June 14 2009 @ 12:52 AM EDT (#201319) # posted an interesting bloodlines piece about all the draftees who are related to current or former MLB guys. Appears the Jays are quite active on the list of keeping it in the family with five selections, matched only by the Red Sox. (can't believe they nabbed Arnsberg's son out from under the Jays' clutches -- must watch to see if he'll sign or if the Jays drop hint that they intended to select him.)
Thomas - Monday, June 15 2009 @ 12:17 AM EDT (#201339) #
I find it pretty funny that the Cubs selected Walt Jocketty's son in the 48th round. I guess maybe Walt wanted to avoid having his son in his own team's system to avoid having to make difficult decisions or break bad news to the kid, but it was certainly late enough in the draft for Walt to take him without missing out on any legitimate prospect.
92-93 - Monday, June 15 2009 @ 05:22 AM EDT (#201340) #
Funnier is that the Frank McCourt's son was drafted by the Red Sox! Maybe Dad couldn't afford the signing bonus.
Mike Green - Monday, June 15 2009 @ 03:43 PM EDT (#201357) #
It should be noted that the Canadian flavour of this Jay draft continued right to the end.  Included in the last 11 picks were Jonathan Gilbert, an OF from Quebec, Michael Reeves, a catcher from Peterborough, Ontario, Brandon Kaye and Burke Seifrit, pitchers from BC, Maxx Tissenbaum, a shortstop from Toronto and Jeff Gibbs, a pitcher from Scarborough.  Do us proud, gentlemen.
mendocino - Monday, June 15 2009 @ 06:11 PM EDT (#201363) #

Do believe Brandon Kaye is Scott Richmond's half-brother

Haven't seen posted yet

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed 20 players that they recently selected in the 2009 First Year Player Draft.

The following players will or have reported to Dunedin, Florida to begin their professional playing careers:

  1. Egan Smith (Position: LHP, Round: 7)
  2. Bryson Mamba (3B, 12)
  3. Matthew Morgal (RHP, 13)
  4. Lance Durham (1B, 14)
  5. David Sever (RHP, 16)
  6. Kevin Nolan (SS, 20)
  7. Matt Fields (RHP, 22)
  8. Brad Glenn (OF, 23)
  9. Matt Nuzzo (SS, 24)
  10. Sam Strickland (LHP, 25)
  11. Lance Loftin (RHP, 26)
  12. Brian Justice (RHP, 27)
  13. Zach Anderson (RHP, 29)
  14. John Murphy (C, 31)
  15. Ryan Shopshire (RHP, 32)
  16. Jonathan Fernandez (SS, 34)
  17. Evan Teague (LHP, 35)
  18. Alex Pepe (LHP, 36)
  19. Shawn Griffith (RHP, 37)
  20. Yudelmis Hernandez (1B, 38)
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