Caveat: This Torontoist knows nothing of sports.
Apparently there was some draft picking going on this afternoon. The only draft I know about is the kind that gives me a belly.
Round 1 The Jays went high school instead of their usual college focus with lefty Traviz Snider, age 18… 6 feet… 230 pounds (That’s more than two of this Torontoist.) (14th pick)
Round 2 & 3 We didn’t participate in the 2nd and 3rd round since we free agented A.J. Burnett and B.J. Ryan.
Round 4 Pitcher Brandon Magee was the 120th pick.
Round 5 First baseman Luke Hopkins, another 6 foot, 240 pound man.
Round 6 Catcher Brian Jeroloman… “known more for his sound defense than his offense.”
Round 7 Mississaugist Right Fielder Jonathan Baksh. He’s the first Torontonian/Canadian picked by the Jays. He struck out only 13 times!
Round 8 Daniel O’Brien. He plays LHP…
I’ve been trying to figure out what that was and gave up. I’m thinking perhaps Left Home Plate? (see caveat above.) a Left Handed Pitcher!
Round 9 Another high schoolist: Short Stop Stephen Figueroa. “sound defensive skills — anchored by a strong arm.”
Round 10 We got the first New Zealandist ever in major league baseball: Scott Campbell, age 21. Bats from the left, throws from the right. He goes both ways. (300th pick)
Round 11 The list goes on and on (and on) for 8 more picks… much more than this Torontoist can handle. If you are interested, you’d already be in the know.
[image: Traviz Snider – The Jay’s website]