The Blue Jays own the No. 5 overall pick in the draft this year, giving them their highest pick since all the way back in 1997 when they selected Vernon Wells with the fifth pick.
Already loaded with one of the better young cores and farm systems in baseball, the Jays will have a chance to add yet another gem to their system in a few weeks. Let’s look at some of the big names headlining this summer’s draft.
Spencer Torkelson – 1B/RF
Despite not getting drafted as a high schooler back in 2017, Spencer Torkelson now seems to be the No. 1 guy heading into this year’s draft. It isn’t very often that a first baseman goes first overall, but Torkelson has such an elite bat the Detroit Tigers will make him their pick.
In 17 games for Arizona State this year before everything got cancelled due to COVID-19, Torkelson put up video game numbers, slashing a .340/.509/.780 line with six homers. There’s no way he’s slipping to Toronto at No. 5.
Austin Martin – 3B/OF
The guy most likely to challenge Torkelson to become the No. 1 overall draft pick is Austin …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation