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Sports Blue Jays Reportedly Sign 12th Overall Pick Jordan Groshans

21:31  12 june  2018
21:31  12 june  2018 Source:   12up.com

Blue Jays select 3B Jordan Groshans 12th overall

  Blue Jays select 3B Jordan Groshans 12th overall With their first round pick, 12th overall, the Blue Jays selected Jordan Groshans, a shortstop/third baseman from Magnolia High School in Texas. He was committed to the Universityof Kansas, but given where he was selected it’s essentially a slam dunk he’ll sign. Groshans is an athletic 6’4” infielder who has played SS but is expected to settle in at third base as a professional. He has considerable offensive upside, with above average potential power and success hitting against quality pitching on the high school showcase circuit.

# BlueJays will see if Jordan Groshans can stick at SS. They clearly like his bat. Blue Jays to sign third-round pick Adam Kloffenstein well over slot value.

The Blue Jays have agreed to a deal with their top pick from the 2018 Draft, Jordan Groshans , according to a report from MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman on Tuesday. Toronto took Groshans , a shortstop and third baseman from Magnolia High School in Texas, with the No. 12 overall pick .

a man holding a sign posing for the camera: Groshans © Image by Kailey Medzadourian Groshans

The Toronto Blue Jays are making money moves this morning.

The team selected infielder Jordan ​Groshans with the 12th overall pick in the MLB Draft last Monday. Just over a week later, the Blue Jays signed the 18-year-old. The slot for the 12th overall pick is $4,200,900 with an unknown bonus.

Groshans played shortstop for his high school this past year and was committed to the University of Kansas for the fall, where his brother attends. According to MLB.com, Groshans was the 31st-ranked player in the draft and was selected ahead of some top prospects like ​Brady Singer, who was still available at this point during the draft.

Top pick Groshans enters Blue Jays’ buddy system

  Top pick Groshans enters Blue Jays’ buddy system What attracted Jordan Groshans to the Blue Jays was the organization’s family-oriented, team-first message — no one’s better than the next guy, regardless of whether you were picked in the first, second or 40th round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft. “Everybody’s equal,” said Groshans, 18, a shortstop picked 12th overall by the Jays last week and signed on Tuesday. “We go out every day with the same purpose, you have a plan, and that to me was big. Right away, I knew the Blue Jays would be a great organization for me and my buddy.

SEACAUCUS, N.J. — The Toronto Blue Jays pegged Jordan Groshans as a player of interest long before this year’s MLB draft. The team made their interest official Monday night, selecting the high school shortstop with the 12 th overall pick .

The Toronto Blue Jays have worked out a deal with 2018 first-round draft pick Jordan Groshans and 25 of their other selections. The team has until July 6 to reach a deal with Conine, but many of its 2018 draft negotiations are now complete, with Groshans reportedly obtaining a below-slow bonus

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With the 12 th pick in the draft, the Blue Jays have selected third baseman Jordan Groshans from Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Texas. 2018 MLB Draft: The Royals select Daniel Lynch with the 34 th overall pick .

“Everybody’s equal,” said Groshans , 18, a shortstop picked 12 th overall by the Jays last week and signed on Tuesday. “We go out every day with the same purpose, you have a plan, and that to me was big. Right away, I knew the Blue Jays would be a great organization for me and my buddy.”

The Blue Jays also signed right handed pitcher Adam Kloffenstein, the No. 88 pick in the MLB Draft. Kloffenstein and Groshans both attended Magnolia High School in Houston, Texas. Kloffenstein's slot is just over $650,000, but the ​Jays offered him a first-round level signing bonus of about $2.5 million, swaying him away from TCU.

The Blue Jays took the leap and chose Groshans because of his "combination of power, of contact, of plate discipline" and offensive abilities. They also feel he has the necessary tools to be successful on the field, no matter where they're forced to slot him.

Welcome to the Blue Jays, kid!

Blue Jays open to anything at No. 12 in MLB draft .
In the midst of another ho-hum year for the Blue Jays, excitement about the future seems to be at an all-time high. You’ve heard of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Nate Pearson. On Monday night, the Jays will look to add to that stockpile of prospects with the No. 12 pick in the amateur draft. Amateur scouting director Steve Saunders wouldn’t name names, but said the Jays are “really excited” about the calibre of talent on the table. “We certainly look at this as a tremendous opportunity to pick this high in the draft,” he said on a pre-draft conference call.

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