Blue Jays select UNC shortstop Logan Warmoth with the 22nd pick

May 18, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove on in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove on in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /
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75 players will have their names called tonight at the MLB  Amateur Draft. The last time the Toronto Blue Jays had the 22nd pick in the draft, they selected Marcus Stroman with that pick in 2012.

Five years later, the Toronto Blue Jays found themselves with the 22nd pick once again. They used that pick to select shortstop Logan Warmoth, a junior from the University of North Carolina.

Warmoth, whose father is Greg Warmoth, a well-known TV anchor in Orlando, had a breakout season at the plate with the Tar Heels. His speed and power helped him post a .337/.402/.481 slash line with four home runs and drove in a team-leading 53 runs.

Considered to be a polished, mature hitter, his good defense made him a prospect. However, it’s the power in his bat that got him drafted in the first round.

Warmoth could continue to develop his power once he gets settled into the Jays farm system. He could very well be another power weapon for the Jays down the road.

Get To Know Logan Warmoth

Age: 22

Height/Weight: 6’0″, 190 lbs

Bats/Throws: Right

Schools: Lake Brantley High School, University of North Carolina

Player Comparison: Zack Cozart, J.J. Hardy

Twitter: @loganwarmoth

In Baseball America’s final mock draft, the website pegged the Blue Jays to select Nate Pearson, a right-handed pitcher from Central Florida Junior College.

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The 22-year old becomes the sixth alumnus from his high school to be drafted by MLB. He joins Nick Franklin, Jemile Weeks, Rickie Weeks, Felipe Lopez, Jonny Venters, and World Series champion, Jason Varitek.

This is the second draft under President and CEO Mark Shapiro and co. New amateur of scouting director Steve Sanders is the one who will call the shots at who the Jays will draft with picks 22, 28,61,99. That’s also including a total bonus spending pool of $8,231,000.

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The Blue Jays next pick will be coming up shortly. They will do their best to restock their prospect pool. The 28th pick is from the Cleveland Indians after Edwin Encarnacion signed with them in the offseason.

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