Jays continue to get it done with Draft picks
The Toronto Blue Jays had 11 picks over the first five rounds of the Draft in June and much has been made about their renewed commitment to scouting. And while they’ve yet to come to terms with first-round pick Deck McGuire, it does seem like they’re putting their money where their mouth is.
To date, the Jays have come to terms with seven of the 11 players. Most recently, it was Kellen Sweeney, the 69th overall pick, and one of three second-rounders for Toronto, who signed. His deal was reportedly slightly over slot, as was fellow second-rounder Justin Nicolino’s.
Rumor has it that the third second-round pick, Griffin Murphy, will be next to join the organization. Murphy, the top lefty-hander coming out of the Southern California high school crop, could be headed to Dunedin for his physical. Assuming everything goes well there, an announcement could come on Monday.