Thread: Blue Jays Discussion: At least Rasmus and Lawrie are doing well lately
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08-03-2013, 11:40 AM
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Draft position is such an insignificant consolation prize in the MLB though. Draft is a total crapshoot after just a few picks, and doesn't recent history suggest Jays as being one of the worst at signing our 1st rounders? Somebody will have to refresh my memory, but there were other 1st round hold-outs for us after Beede, right?
Just Beede, and Bickford this year from the AA era. Beede was a hail mary as he had a strong commitment to Vanderbilt. Not signing Bickford wasn't a bad idea since you end up with a pick in a stronger 2014 draft. The Blue Jays inability to sign first rounders has been vastly overblown.

On the topic of the draft; with two picks most likely in the top 12 this year, wouldn't it be funny to end up with Beede anyway, and another player like Gatewood.

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