Toronto selects Chad Jenkins 20th overall

June 9, 2009

The Toronto Blue Jays selected RHP Chad Jenkins of Kennesaw State 20th overall with their first round pick in today’s MLB draft. Jenkins checks in at 6′4 225 pounds and features a low 90s fastball, solid slider and an above average change up. Most draft projections have Jenkins ending up a number 3 or 4 starter in the major and expect him to rise through the farm quickly.

Toronto’s Top 5 Picks

  1. Chad Jenkins RHP Kennesaw State 20th overall
  2. James Paxton LHP Kentucky 37th overall
  3. Jake Eliopoulos LHP Sacred Heart Catholic HS in Newmarket, ON 68th overall
  4. Jake Barrett RHP Desert Ridge HS Arizona 99th overall
  5. Jacob Marisnick CF Riverside Poly HS California 104th overall

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MLB Draft goes today

June 9, 2009

The MLB amateur draft takes starts today with rounds 1-3 before concluding on Wednesday and Thursday. College pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg is considered by experts a near lock to go first overall to the Washington Nationals with the only question mark being his representation by agent Scott Boras.

The Toronto Blue Jays posses 5 picks in the first three rounds with the 20th being their first.