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Toronto Blue Jays 2016 Draft: Rounds 21 to 25

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Jul 12, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 12, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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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 21 to 25, you can catch up on their picks up to this point:

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
Rounds 11 – 15
Rounds 16-20

Round 21 (642)   –   RHP Mitch McKown

Coming out of JuCo at Seminole State College, McKown is a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher who made 11 appearances, including 10 starts, with an ERA of 6.59. Over 42.1 innings pitched, he struck out 14 batters.

Round 22 (672)   –   RHP Connor Eller

Another right-hander here, Eller is a senior out of Ouachita Baptist University who stands 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. The 22-year-old Arkansas native threw 95.1 innings this past season including a 10-inning, one-run win over Oklahoma Baptist. He ended the year with a 3.40 ERA and 90 strikeouts. There’s always room in an organization for an arm that can eat starter’s innings.

Round 23 (702)   –   CF Dominic Abbadessa

Back to the high school ranks we go for the centre-fielder Abbadessa, from Huntington Beach HS. The 5-foot-9 speedster is known for making the odd highlight-reel play in centre, but did suffer a broken ankle this past season. He is committed to play at Long Beach State next season.

Round 24 (732)   –   RHP Mike Ellenbest

Ellenbest is a redshirt sophomore coming out of Saginaw Valley State, where he started 11 games for the Cardinals last season with a 3.52 ERA. The 6-foot-4 Ohio native threw 69.0 innings, striking out 53 and walking 25. More recently, he’s been pitching in the Northwoods League where he and his brother, Matt Ellenbest of Morehead State University, are teammates.

Round 25 (762)   –   RHP Casey Legumina 

The 6-foot-1 Legumina is listed as a pitcher out of Basha High School in Arizona, which is interesting given that he’s found a good deal of success as a positional player and hitter. Perfect Game did clock his fastball at 92 MPH late last year, though. Legumina is committed to play his college ball at Gonzaga next season.

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