Major League Baseball’s miniature five-round draft is right around the corner, which is great because it means there’ll be actual things to talk about beyond whether or not we’ll ever actually be able to watch baseball again.
This will be an interesting draft to follow from a Blue Jays perspective. Due to posting one of their worst seasons in franchise history in 2019, the Jays will have the fifth-overall pick on Wednesday, which is the highest they’ve drafted since 1997 when they selected a high schooler named Vernon Wells with the fifth-overall pick.
Beyond that top pick, the Jays will also be drafting at No. 42, No. 77, No. 106, No. 136 overall in the subsequent rounds. After the draft, the Jays will then have a chance to add whoever wasn’t taken in any of the five rounds as an undrafted free agent. I wrote a little while ago about why I thought the Blue Jays were in a good position to lure undrafted free agents to join their system. The combination of increasing pay to minor leaguers and massively improving their developmental system make them an attractive option for players who can choose …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation