Since 2009, the Toronto Blue Jays have drafted 7 pitchers, 2 shortstops, and one outfielder with their first pick in the amateur draft.
They have been a mix of college and high schools students, and while some are no longer with the organizations, others are close to breaking the major league barrier that many players dream of playing in.
While many players get drafted by major league teams, there is no guarantee that a top draft pick will become a superstar under the bright lights of stadiums across North America. There is also the ‘Cinderella’ stories like Kevin Pillar, who progressed through the farm system and were drafted in the late rounds and still fought their way onto the active roster.
This article will take a look at who was picked first by the Blue Jays in the June amateur draft since 2009, and where they are now. The focus will be primarily on who was picked first, so it will exclude players who may have been drafted in the compensation rounds, and also any players drafted in the 1st round but were after the first pick that year by the Toronto Blue Jays (such as Stroman).