Blue Jays select Kendall Williams with 52nd pick

The first day of the MLB draft has wrapped up and the Blue Jays have opted to add two pitchers to the system. With their first pick, they grabbed huge righty Alek Manoah, then, with their second pick, they picked up a high school arm, Kendall Williams.

Blue Jays take yet another IMG Academy pitcher off the board. Vanderbilt is getting a very good recruiting class but looks like they won’t be keeping Kendall Williams.
— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 4, 2019

RHP Kendall Williams (@IMGABaseball) goes 52nd overall to the @BlueJays. https://t.co/EdYt5Z0WKQ #MLBDraft pic.twitter.com/DXvHidsOm5
— Prep Baseball Report (@prepbaseball) June 4, 2019

Kendall Williams is super polished for a prep pitcher with his frame. He’s got five pitches. Four-seam, two-seam, CB, SL and CH.
— Carlos Collazo (@CarlosACollazo) June 4, 2019

Like Manoah, Williams is a big righty with a power arm. He’s 6’6″ and can already throw in the mid-90s. He also features a 12-6 curveball that sits in the mid-70s. He’s apparently a very polished pitcher for his age who mixes speeds quite well.

Kendall Williams is a 2019 RHP/1B with a 6-6 190 lb. frame from Olive Branch, MS who attends IMG Academy. Very …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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