On Friday, we looked at who the Blue Jays could possibly pick with their 23rd overall pick. Today, we’ll be looking at prospects who the Jays could pick with their second round pick, which is the 60th overall.
One thing to note is that after the first 10 picks or so, anything can happen. For example, Groshans was selected with the 12th overall pick in 2018, despite him being ranked as the 31st best draft prospect that season.
Since 2016, the draft prospect ranked 60th went 96th (2016), 49th (2017), 81st (2018), 39th (2019), 61st (2020), undrafted (2021). All of this is to say that after a certain point, the draft is a complete crapshoot and teams base their picks off their scouting, instead of MLB Pipeline.
All but two of these picks rank before 60th on MLB Pipeline, but I think the Jays could have interest in all eight of these players. We’ll start with the highest ranked draft prospect according to MLB Pipeline.
For this pick, the Jays have a signing pool bonus of $1,216,100.
After graduating high school, Justin Campbell was chosen in the 18th round of the 2019 draft by the Houston Astros. Instead of signing for the Astros, he decided to follow his commitment to Oklahoma State.
Now a junior, the 21-year-old right handed pitcher has put up solid numbers this season. In 70.1 innings pitched, he has a 3.20 ERA and a K/9 of 12.8 compared to a BB/9 of 1.9. For his entire college career, he has a 3.04 ERA in 174.2 innings pitched, along with a K/9 of 11.5 and BB/9 of 2.5.
Hello, Justin Campbell! Nasty 12-6 breaking ball on the outside corner carves up Enrique Bradfield. Definitive starter traits. Projection too.
No. 79 on the @ProspectsLive 300. pic.twitter.com/aRpv15m1GU
Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation