Round 7 (214) - SS Nick Goodwin - Kansas State
Nick Goodwin was selected 214th overall from Kansas State University, where he spent three years and played four different positions. During his final season last, he hit 12 home runs with 13 stolen bases and a slash line of .285/.394/.511/.906. He projects to play more second base in the future because both his arm and speed are about average. MLB.com ranked him as the 163rd prospect prior to the draft, with a hit grade of 45, power grade of 45, run grade of 45, arm grade of 50, fielding grade of 50 and an overall grade of 40. His defensive versatility should bode well for him along with his raw power, which helped his offensive output improve each year in college.
Round 8 (244) - OF Braden Barry - West Virginia
The Blue Jays selected Braden Barry 244th overall from West Virginia University, where he had two very strong offensive seasons. There is not a ton of scouting information available on the 21-year-old, but in 2023, he hit eight home runs with 24 stolen bases and a slash line of .290/.383/.511/.894, while also playing all three outfield positions and owning a career fielding percentage of .987. He stands 6 '4, 190 pounds and is a good athlete, but he needs to improve on driving balls in the air and making harder contact. Barry is a strong small ball hitter with great speed and has plenty of time to develop a more well rounded hitting approach. He was not ranked in MLB.com’s top 250 prospects prior to the draft.
Round 9 (274) - OF Sam Shaw - Lambrick Park High School (BC)
Sam Shaw was selected 274th overall out of Lambrick Park High School in British Columbia, Canada. There’s also not a ton of information about Shaw, but he is said to have good bat-to-ball skills and solid discipline at the plate, but needs to further develop a more powerful stride in order to progress through the minor leagues. Being from Canada, the level of competition and number of reps are lower than players in the U.S., but Shaw is committed to play for the Xavier Musketeers program next season, but will now have to decide between college ball, or the Blue Jays farm system. He also did not rank in MLB.com’s top 250 prospects before the draft, but his versatility in the outfield and his contact skills make him an intriguing late round prospect.