The 2016 MLB Draft continues today in rapid-fire format, with rounds 11 to 40 being finalized. Before looking at the Blue Jays picks from rounds 11 to 15, you can catch up on their picks from night one and day two:
Round 1: RHP T.J. Zeuch
Round 2: OF J.B Woodman
Round 2: SS Bo Bichette
Round 3: RHP Zach Jackson
Round 4: OF Joshua Polacios
Round 5: 2B Cavan Biggio
Rounds 6 – 10
Round 11 (342) – LHP Travis Hosterman
The Blue Jays grab another lefty here, this time from the high school ranks. Hosterman is listed at 6-foot-2, 192 pounds, and comes out of Hagerty HS. The 17-year-old has reportedly crept towards the 90-91 MPH range with his fastball and throws a sharp curveball for his age. Hosterman is committed to the University of Central Florida.
Round 12 (372) – C Ridge Smith
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Coming out of Austin Peay, Smith represents another college-aged positional pick from the Blue Jays. He played catcher, third base, and the corner outfield this past season with Governors. There’s some familiarity here, too, as he was drafted in the 29th round by the Cleveland Indians back in 2013. Smith is listed at 5-foot-10, 190 pounds. In 2016, he appeared in 57 games and hit .294 with eleven home runs, 35 walks, and 45 strikeouts.
Round 13 (402) – RHP Chris Lincoln
Out of Rancho Verde High School in California, Lincoln is the type of physical specimen that Blue Jays fans grew accustomed to seeing from the Alex Anthopoulos regime. At 6-foot-4 and 175 pounds, Lincoln is praised for having a mature pitching approach and has worked comfortably at 90-92 MPH. He is committed to play at UC Santa Barbara.
Round 14 (432) – RHP Christopher Hall
Hall pitched for the Elon University Phoenix in 2016, but was originally primarily a position player. After making the full-time switch to the mound in 2015 and ironing out the growing pains, Hall pitched very well this past year. In 24 relief appearances, he recorded a 2.93 ERA in 30.2 innings without allowing a home run.
Round 15 (462) – RHP Josh Winckowski
Winckowski comes out of Estero High School in Florida, standing 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds. He is committed to play college ball for Florida SouthWestern.