Sports Blue Jays Reportedly Sign 12th Overall Pick Jordan Groshans

21:31  12 june  2018
21:31  12 june  2018 Source:   12up.com

Blue Jays open to anything at No. 12 in MLB draft

  Blue Jays open to anything at No. 12 in MLB draft In the midst of another ho-hum year for the Blue Jays, excitement about the future seems to be at an all-time high. You’ve heard of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Nate Pearson. On Monday night, the Jays will look to add to that stockpile of prospects with the No. 12 pick in the amateur draft. Amateur scouting director Steve Saunders wouldn’t name names, but said the Jays are “really excited” about the calibre of talent on the table. “We certainly look at this as a tremendous opportunity to pick this high in the draft,” he said on a pre-draft conference call.

The Toronto Blue Jays selected 18-year-old high school infielder Jordan Groshans with the 12 th overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft. It was the first time the Blue Jays used their first-round pick to select a high school player since 2013.

The Blue Jays have the 12 th - overall selection in the draft. With that pick , they took shortstop Jordan Groshans out of Magnolia High School in Texas.

a man holding a sign posing for the camera: Groshans © Image by Kailey Medzadourian Groshans

The Toronto Blue Jays are making money moves this morning.

The team selected infielder Jordan ​Groshans with the 12th overall pick in the MLB Draft last Monday. Just over a week later, the Blue Jays signed the 18-year-old. The slot for the 12th overall pick is $4,200,900 with an unknown bonus.

Groshans played shortstop for his high school this past year and was committed to the University of Kansas for the fall, where his brother attends. According to MLB.com, Groshans was the 31st-ranked player in the draft and was selected ahead of some top prospects like ​Brady Singer, who was still available at this point during the draft.

Blue Jays select 3B Jordan Groshans 12th overall

  Blue Jays select 3B Jordan Groshans 12th overall With their first round pick, 12th overall, the Blue Jays selected Jordan Groshans, a shortstop/third baseman from Magnolia High School in Texas. He was committed to the Universityof Kansas, but given where he was selected it’s essentially a slam dunk he’ll sign. Groshans is an athletic 6’4” infielder who has played SS but is expected to settle in at third base as a professional. He has considerable offensive upside, with above average potential power and success hitting against quality pitching on the high school showcase circuit.

The Toronto Blue Jays pegged Jordan Groshans as a player of interest long before this year's MLB draft. The team made their interest official Monday night, selecting the high school shortstop with the 12 th overall pick .

The newest Large Adult Son to join the Toronto Blue Jays is Jordan Groshans , a third The Jays went pretty off the board with this pick as Groshans came into the draft ranked 38th by Baseball His pure hitting skills and pitch discipline have reportedly improved this spring and he’s got a chance to

Richard Griffin: Blue Jays play short game again in MLB draft surprise

  Richard Griffin: Blue Jays play short game again in MLB draft surprise The draft was setting up nicely for the Blue Jays to choose a college pitcher No. 12 overall. There were three top-ranked pitching prospects still available as the Jays were placed on the clock by commissioner Rob Manfred. Instead, they chose shortstop Jordan Groshans, a high school player from Magnolia, Texas.“Coming into the night Jordan was somebody that we certainly had targeted as a player that we hoped to have the opportunity to add to the organization,” director of amateur scouting Steve Sanders said via conference call.

Log In or Sign Up. With the 12 th pick in the draft, the Blue Jays have selected third baseman Jordan Groshans from Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Texas. In mock drafts, Groshans was projected to go 18th by ESPN and 29th by Baseball America.

The Toronto Blue Jays pegged Jordan Groshans as a player of interest long before this year's MLB draft. The team made their interest official Monday night, selecting the high school shortstop with the 12 th overall pick .

The Blue Jays also signed right handed pitcher Adam Kloffenstein, the No. 88 pick in the MLB Draft. Kloffenstein and Groshans both attended Magnolia High School in Houston, Texas. Kloffenstein's slot is just over $650,000, but the ​Jays offered him a first-round level signing bonus of about $2.5 million, swaying him away from TCU.

The Blue Jays took the leap and chose Groshans because of his "combination of power, of contact, of plate discipline" and offensive abilities. They also feel he has the necessary tools to be successful on the field, no matter where they're forced to slot him.

Welcome to the Blue Jays, kid!

Richard Griffin: Blue Jays sign second-round pick Griffin Conine .
The Blue Jays have signed Duke University outfielder Griffin Conine, their second-round pick from this year’s draft. Conine, 21, hit .278 in his junior year at Duke University, with 18 homers, 52 RBIs and a 1.006 OPS in 62 games. He did have a slow start to the season and dropped down draft boards of most major websites. But the previous summer in the Cape Cod summer league in which they use wood bats, Conine was an all-star. That was the impression that stayed with the Jays when their turn came in the second round, selecting 52nd overall.Conine’s strength as a ballplayer is his power bat.

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