#BlueJays have selected top-ranked Canadian outfielder Dasan Brown with the 88th pick overall. The Oakville high schooler has a commitment to Texas A&M.
Dasan Brown didnt want to interrupt teachers at Abbey Park high school today with a phone call from a major-league front office, so he took the day off. Which classes did he skip? It was math, umm, gym … and, umm, business.” Theyll understand. #BlueJays
Brown didnt want to interrupt teachers at his high school Tuesday with a phone call from a major-league front office, so he took the day off according to TSN Blue Jays reporter Scott Mitchell. Which classes did he skip?
The six-foot, 185-pound Brown attends Abbey Park High School and has played for the junior national team. The 18-year-old is listed as a centre-fielder.
Brown was selected early on the second day of the draft. The New York Yankees took the second Canadian player later in the third round, grabbing Western Kentucky University outfielder Jake Sanford of Dartmouth, N.S., 105th overall.
The San Diego Padres took right-handed pitcher Matthew Brash of Kingston, Ont., in the fourth round, 113th overall.
The team is well below .500, sitting 17.5 games behind the New York Yankees for top spot in the AL East. The only bright spot on an otherwise dreary campaign was the MLB debut of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., a prodigy that already has Blue Jays fans focused less on the present and more on the future.
With the 11th pick, the Jays selected West Virginia pitcher Alek Manoah, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound monster on the mound. The right-handed pitcher got his 2019 season off to an incredible start with a 9-4 record and a 2.08 ERA in 16 starts with the Mountaineers.
The Blue Jays have to be excited about such a promising prospect, and as you can see below, its safe to assume Monoah is jacked up to be heading north of the border as well.
It may take some time before we see Monoah take the mound for the Blue Jays, but those still paying attention have another potential stud to get excited about.