The next few months are critical for the Shapiro era’s rebuild

It’s Large Adult Son Season.

The Blue Jays own the 11th overall pick in this year’s Major League Baseball first-year player draft and they’ll use it to acquire a new prospect to join the system. The window for signing International Free Agents also opens on June 15th and the Jays, who have acquired International bonus pool money in the Dwight Smith Jr. and Kendrys Morales trades, are expected to be in the mix for some of the top names on the market.
This will be the fourth draft overseen by the Cleveland Crew. Since taking over in 2015, Mark Shapiro and Co. have used top picks to add studs like Bo Bichette, Nate Pearson, and Jordan Groshans, but they’ve also had some misses, like (a guy who’s already out of baseball) J.B. Woodman, (possibly) T.J. Zeuch, and (as it seems right now) Logan Warmoth.
The Cleveland Crew has had the most success in Toronto when going younger in the draft. Warmoth, a low upside college senior, already looks like a bust. Woodman, another senior, is already out of baseball. I hate to throw Zeuch into this mix because his issues have been injury-related, but …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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