2010 Draft - The Final Countdown

Sunday, June 06 2010 @ 12:54 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

The first round of the draft is Monday night.  The Jays choice is still a matter of intense speculation.  The picks in front of the Jays appear to be up in the air and the Jays don't know who will be left when their first pick comes around.

Most experts have the Jays taking one of Michael Choice, college OF; Josh Sale, HS OF; Christain Colon, HS SS (but a Boras client); and Delino De Shields Jr, HS 2B.

Jim Callis at BA had produced three mock drafts.  In those three drafts Callis has the Jays taking Choice, Austin Wilson and in his latest De Shields Jr.

Keith Law at ESPN has also procuded three mock drafts.  He has the Jays selecting (from oldest to newest mock draft): Dylan Covey (HS P); Kartsen Whitson (HS P) and Christian Colon. 

Latest news is that the Jays are cooling on taking a high school pitcher in the first round.

The next 24 hours will likely be full of rumours and guesses and it is unlikely that we will know what the Jays will do until the draft unfolds.

Remember the Jays have a lot of picks.  They pick at 11; 34 (Scutaro); 38 (Paxton); 41 (Barajas); 61 (2nd round); 69 (Eliopoulos); 80 (Scutaro); 93 (3rd round); 113 (Barrett).  That is 9 picks in the first 113.

The quality of the draft is very even after the first four or so picks so the Jays selection at 34, 38 or 41 might be just as good as their number 11 pick. 

Latest rumours include:

Per Law the Jays are looking at Canadian catcher Kellin Deglan at pick 34.

From Bastian: Blue Jays had OF prospect Levon Washington at Rogers Centre for a pre-Draft workout today. He was 30th overall pick (Rays) a year ago


Peter Gammons has a good draft summary covering some general draft questions as well as a run down of the likely top selections in the draft.