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Blue Jays: Revisiting first round selections since the 2009 amateur draft

SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 5: Commissioner Allan H. Bud Selig at the podium during the MLB First-Year Player Draft at the MLB Network Studio on June 5, 2014 in Secacucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 5: Commissioner Allan H. Bud Selig at the podium during the MLB First-Year Player Draft at the MLB Network Studio on June 5, 2014 in Secacucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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DUNEDIN, FL – MARCH 3: General view as the Toronto Blue Jays prepare to host the Pittsburgh Pirates in the spring training opener for both teams at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on March 3, 2015 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

2016- T.J. Zeuch: Drafted 1st round, 21st overall

Just like Jon Harris, T.J. Zeuch also won an award that not many other players will ever receive. He was the first pick to be selected when Ross Atkins was brought in as general manager of the Blue Jays (an award is an award right?).

Zeuch was selected 21st overall after pitching at the University of Pittsburgh. Like many other Blue Jays college pitching prospects, he was assigned to the Rookie league in his first professional season and would finish 2016 in Lansing at Class-A ball. He would pitch a combined 0-2 record with a 4.50 ERA in his first professional season across three leagues.

Zeuch would continue to grind in A league ball until 2018, where he was brought up to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats starting rotation. He would pitch well in AA, finishing the season with a 9-5 record and a 3.08 ERA.

To begin 2019, T.J Zeuch has also been assigned to the starting rotation in Buffalo, but like Harris, is also beginning the season on the injured list. He missed all of spring training with a lat muscle injury and was going to be interesting to watch if he was healthy. If he begins the season well in AAA, he could be on the radar to be a September call up when rosters expand in the MLB.

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