Toronto is not among the big market teams in the MLB and the Blue jays have had it tough in bringing in big name free agents, but the team has built itself through the draft and the front office did another fantastic job this year.
Baseball experts are in agreement that the Blue Jays are one of the big winners from this year's amateur draft as the team made some great choices with their picks.
D.J. Davis was taken with the team's top choice, number 17 overall and some draft experts think the speedy youngster has the biggest upside of any player in the 2012 draft. With the 22nd overall choice they took college pitcher Marcus Stroman from Duke. Stroman has three terrific pitches and is close to Major League ready, meaning he could see action by the end of this season with the Blue Jays.
The front office added pitching depth for their Minor League system with later round picks, highlighted by the selections of high school players Matt Smoral and Anthony Alford, both high-ceiling players.
The MLB draft is often a crap-shoot, but with so many talented youngsters taken in one draft class, the potential is there for a number of these youngsters to reach the Majors and make the Blue Jays a team primed for future success.