The Blue Jays are continuing their trend of drafting for positions of need with their top picks. They added two high-upside pitchers on the first night of the draft, and, since then, they’ve used their third and fourth picks on outfielders.
Toronto’s fourth pick netted them Will Robertson, a right fielder from the Creighton Jays. Robertson was ranked as the 81st best prospect coming into the 2019 draft by MLB Pipeline, so the Jays might have found themselves a steal here in the fourth round. Robertson is a big, left-handed hitter who apparently has some of the best power in the draft thanks to a quick, short stroke. He’s known more for his bat than his ability in the field, so he likely profiles as a left fielder.
Will Robertson hits baseballs far. LET’S GO! #RoadToOmaha pic.twitter.com/VKc3QUaD9I
— Colin Belmont (@cbelmont15) June 2, 2019
There he goes: Will Robertson is off the board to the Blue Jays… from the Bluejays.
He hit .311 & led @CU_Baseball with 15 HR & 67 RBI this season. Congrats! pic.twitter.com/6xE0NKZABc
— Thor Tripp (@ThorTripp) June 4, 2019
The guy the Jays just took at 117 (Will Robertson) was ranked in the top 90 …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation