Bob Elliott's Blue Jays MLB draft preview

Bob Elliott thinks Blue Jays could draft shortstop Trea Turner in the MLB draft Thursday. (AFP)

Bob Elliott thinks Blue Jays could draft shortstop Trea Turner in the MLB draft Thursday. (AFP)

Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:23 PM ET

The Blue Jays have selected ninth overall before.

It didn’t work out too well: Catcher Matt Stark had one hit for the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays have selected 11th before.

It didn’t work out too well: Right-hander Deck McGuire has made two starts at triple-A Buffalo.

Jays scouting director Brian Parker will chose ninth and 11th Thursday night when the three-day draft of high schoolers and collegians begins Thursday night.

Selected 11th overall in 2010 from Georgia Tech, McGuire made 67 starts at double-A New Hampshire during the 2011-14 seasons. Chosen ninth in 1983, Stark singled off Cleveland Indians Greg Swindell April 8, 1987, had 12 at-bats and was gone.

The Jays hope to draft — and sign — two of Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost, right-hander Touki Toussaint, a Coral Springs, Fla., high schooler, North Carolina shortstop Trea Turner and East Carolina right-hander Jeff Hoffman.

 


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