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MOD: Toronto Blue Jays #1

For the second consecutive season, Toronto will have a very busy draft day, owners of picks:

1.21 (#21)
1s.02 (#35)
1s.13 (#46)
1s.20 (#53)
1s.24 (#57)
2.14 (#74)
2.18 (#78)
3.18 (#108)

Luckily, Alex Anthopoulos's regime is dedicated to investing in amateur talent, meaning I won't be forced to take signability guys throughout the draft. I'm not sure how much you can gleam from one draft class, but the focus seemed to be taking guys who fell further than they should (Wojo being the best example). From the trades that have been made, the Jays also seem to be opting for more athleticism than in years past; I plan to keep that in mind when looking at position players.

Some guys that I like more than the consensus:

  • Aaron Westlake - The Jays drafted him last year and I'm going to work on the assumption that Westlake gives them the OK to re-draft him. I think his bat warrants consideration in the 2nd round.
  • Andrew Susac - Even with the bevy of catching prospects, he would be hard for me to resist if he should fall. You can never have too many catching prospects, I suppose.
  • Jack Armstrong Jr - He has very big stuff and seems like a great buy low option to me. I'm not sure there's a huge difference between him and Alex Meyer
  • Brian Goodwin - Athletic outfielder has seen his stock slip but had tools that many thought would make him a top 15 pick in 2012
  • Josh Osich - The fastball / change-up combination can be deadly and I buy into him as a starting pitcher

This draft is also loaded with HS pitching and I'm sure I'll wade into those waters.

 

Some guys that I like less than the consensus:

  • Alex Meyer
  • Jason Esposito
  • Travis Harrison
  • Sonny Gray
  • Alex Dickerson

Let me know what you think and what kind of prospects I should be looking at.



Previous Mock Classes:

2009 (Pittsburgh):
1.04 (#04) Tyler Matzek, LHP
1s.17 (#49) Marc Krauss, OF
2.04 (#53) Luke Bailey, C
3.04 (#84) Chris Dominguez, 3B

2010 (Pittsburgh):
1.02 (#02) Jameson Taillon, RHP
2.02 (#52) Robbie Aviles, RHP
3.02 (#84) Mike Olt, 3B
4.02 (#117) Luke Jackson, RHP *Unofficial*

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