And The Toronto Blue Jays Pick...Deck McGuire...

So The Jays have used there number 11 pick to get Deck McGuire, just like his report on MLB.com, it seems like a very safe pick.

Deck, a great baseball name by the way, is a big boy at 6'6 and 220 and is the ace of the Georgia Tech rotation. He's described as a workhorse and currently has 3 above average pitches. His fastball has touched 94-95 and also throws a curveball, changeup and a slider. It's projected that he'll move through the minors very quickly, one source even predicts he'll see some major league action in the 2011 season. The scouting reports are mixed on where he projects to be in the rotation, most sites I've seen say he'll be a mid rotation guy and one even predicts he'll be a front of the rotation guy.

In 2008 he was 8-1 with a 3.46 era, 70 K's in 78 innings pitched.
In 2009 he was 11-2 with a 3.50 era, 118 K's in 100.1 innings pitched.

Didn't see this pick coming, heard rumors during the day of Deshields Jr. and Cox.

I've included a couple of video's for your viewing...



  2. That's a whole lot of pitching Toronto just drafted. If the contention plan happens as it's supposed to the Jays are going to have a lot of trade bait...

  3. @Anon,
    I hope that the other teams bats do exactly the opposite of that.....

    If we can sign most of em we will have a hell of a staff in Auburn this year.