And With The 21st Pick The Toronto Blue Jays Select…
Last night we watched high school and college players have their lives changed. Last night the MLB draft did not disappoint with rumours, shockers, and positive drug testings. The MLB ran the first 2 rounds of the draft which included 2 rounds of the Competitive Balance Lottery picks.
I, myself did not fair very well in the draft prediction department. I went a messily 1/21, with my only correct prediction coming with the Colorado Rockies selecting Riley Pint. Along with being bad at predictions, there was another surprise to me last night. Delvin Perez, had slipped from where most people thought a top 5 pick down to 23rd, and was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals. It had been released earlier this week that he had failed a drug test that was administered by the MLB on the lead up to the draft. I originally had Perez going 10th, and with the failed drug test thought he would slide to 15th, but a slide down that far to 23 was a shock to most people.
Onto the 21st pick for the Blue Jays.
And With The 21st Pick The Toronto Blue Jays Select…Timothy (T.J.) Zeuch.
Tj Zeuch is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, and was slide lined for the first month of the season with a groin injury. However, after the injury he got right to work. This season for the Panthers he is 6-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts. He has gone a complete game once this season and has 7.4 K/game average.
Zeuch stands 6’7 and is just shy of 220 LBS. Reviewing the footage you can find on him pitching is amazing to watch. With his height, he makes the distance between the mound and home plate look like 6 inches. Along with his height he adds a fastball that can reach 97-98 MPH, he is sure to be great pitcher for years to come.
Over his college career he has 39 appearances, went 12-13 over that span and holds a 3.33 ERA. Zeuch averages 1.8 walks per start, along with 5.2 K’s per start.
The best news out of this draft selection, he was originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals back in 2013 coming out of high school. He was selected 924th in the 31st round.
Blue Jays are in the business of making baseball players, not fighters.