2017- Logan Warmoth: 1st round, 22nd overall
Straying away from previous drafts, the Blue Jays decided to draft shortstop Logan Warmoth at 22nd overall in the 2017 amateur draft. He was selected from the University of North Carolina and was awarded the Brooks Wallace Award shortly after he was drafted, which is awarded to the nation’s top collegiate shortstop.
He would begin his professional career in Rookie Ball, where he would only see 6 games before being promoted to the Vancouver Canadians at Short Season A league. He would finish the season with a slash line of .302/.350/.418. Not a bad line for your first professional season.
In 2018, Warmoth would progress even further in the Blue Jays organization, spending most of his season in Dunedin in Class-A-Advanced ball, finishing with a slash line of .248/.332/.319. He would also steal 9 bases for the team without getting caught all season.
For the 2019 season, Logan Warmoth will be suiting up for the Dunedin Blue Jays once again, with progression up the farm system on his mind. While finding time with the major league team may be difficult with other top prospects in the organization, Logan still has a few years to hone his craft before seeing potential time in the big leagues.