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.