It’s been awhile since I wrote an article in this series, but that just means that we’re that much closer to the 2022 MLB draft.
Today, we’ll be looking at prospects that the Blue Jays could pick with their 77th overall pick. This pick was acquired when Marcus Semien (.199/.266/.274, 60 wRC+, 1 homer) signed with the Texas Rangers.
The Jays also own the 78th pick, but that will be a separate article. I debated putting it in the same article, but these articles are used to inform the reader of players that the Jays could pick.
I’ve said this quite a lot, but I don’t think a team should ever draft for need. Despite the Blue Jays having a surplus of middle infielders in the high minors, it wouldn’t hurt to add another one.
Eric Brown, a 21-year-old shortstop, is a junior at Coastal Carolina University. Through his three seasons with the university, he has a .306/.428/.508 slash line in 547 plate appearances. This includes 16 homers and more walks (76) than strikeouts (74).
His 2022 is even more impressive as he owns a .332/.456/.563 slash line with seven homers in 242 plate appearances. Furthermore, he has walked 34 times compared to 27 strikeouts, which you know I love in a prospect.
According to Pipeline, he has a weird batting stance, but he still has the ability to make continuous contact. They also note that Brown has a high baseball IQ, a …
Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation