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The Blue Jays used the 21st selection of the Rule 4 Draft to take T.J. Zeuch, a righthander from the University of Pittsburgh. You can follow the draft right here.
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The 2016 Major League Baseball Draft is set to go Thursday evening at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Blue Jays are picking 21st overall.


The Blue Jays selected righthander Jon Harris from Missouri State with the 29th pick of the 2015 draft.
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The 2015 MLB draft wraps up today with rounds 11-40.
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Day 2 of the three-day draft is on today. You can follow all the goings-on right here.
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The Toronto Blue Jays used the 29th pick of the 2015 MLB draft to select someone they already picked three years ago. The 56th pick was another right-handed pitcher but from the high school ranks.
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The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft begins tonight at 7:00 pm ET on MLB.com and MLB Network with a preview show at 6:00 pm. The Arizona Diamondbacks have the first pick. Houston has picks two and five. The Blue Jays have the 29th overall pick.You can follow the draft right here. The first 75 picks are scheduled to be made tonight. The draft will conclude Wednesday.
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Rounds 11-40 of the 2014 MLB Draft.
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Day 2 of the draft goes today at 1 PM.  Round 3-10, where the Jays get pick #9 in each round so another 8 picks today.  This will finish off the picks that must be signed or you lose cap space.
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Draft day is here. The Jays pick at #9 and #11 in the first round. The draft begins at 7pm and if you have the MLB Network on your Rogers cable you can watch it live. The Jays should have made their two first round picks by 8pm. The draft will run two rounds tonight. Rounds 3-10 will go tomorrow starting at 1pm and the draft will run to its conclusion on Saturday.
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The Blue Jays need to draft and develop talent successfully to drive winning at the major league level.  Alex Anthopoulos adopted this as a core belief and when he was hired as general manager he focused on improving the Jays drafting and player development.  How successful has this new approach been? AA has been on the job for just four years, which is too early to fully judge his drafts, but we can make some observations. 
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The signing deadline for Rule Four draftees is today at 5pm EST.
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Finally Gregor Chisholm gets the goods.

Earlier today we were wondering when the Blue Jays would announce who they had selected. I heard they announced they had signed 16 players so I went to the official site and clicked on the press release. Here is the full text of the release:

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed 16 of the 40 players selected from the 2013 First Year Player Draft and five from the top 10 rounds.

As you can see, the press release left out a few details. However Gregor has delivered.

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The Draft is here!  I'll post our picks here and scrounge what I can on our new Blue Jays.

10. Phil Bickford RHP HS California

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In all honesty, it’s a lot more difficult to speculate with any conviction on who the Jays might select at ten than at seventeen and twenty one as we did quite well last year. Alex Anthopoulos was on Buster Olney’s podcast the other day and said the same—that it’s difficult to figure out who is going to fall to ten. At the backend of the first round you’ve probably got two or three guys you know are going to be there and probably don’t mind “reaching” for someone that quite possibly could be available in the supplemental—especially so when you have extra picks as the Jays have had in recent drafts. This year at ten, the Jays are probably looking “up” at the draft board than down.
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It’s getting close to that time of year on the baseball calendar when reality starts to set in for the majority of teams that the minor league free agent they signed is going to be pitching 150 innings of 5.00 ERA ball this year, or that 38 year old defensively deficient first baseman on his eighth big league team is going to hit .240 in the four hole the rest of the way.  Closer to home, that $12 million dollar pitcher you just traded for and are on the hook for two more seasons at $19 and $20 million dollars stinks.  Needless to say, a distraction from the present reality focusing of future success would be welcome at this point.  Yes, the First Year Player Draft is less than a month away.  Our Blue Jays hold a fairly high selection this coming June along with two other selections in the first one hundred picks of the draft and are sure to use those selections on a number of players who should bolster a farm system that has been somewhat strafed this past year

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