Blue Jays’ draft day optimism well-founded? Let’s wait a few years

The Blue Jays selected Logan Warmoth 22nd overall in the 2017 MLB Draft (Gerry Broome/AP)

By Ben Nicholson-Smith,, June 15, 2017 

TORONTO – Whether it’s hyperbole or genuine optimism, there’s an abundance of praise heaped on recently-drafted players every June.

For Braves scouting director Brian Bridges, fifth-overall pick Kyle Wright looks like the best player in the draft. For Angels scouting director Matt Swanson, 10th-overall pick Jo Adell has a “ceiling (as) high as anybody.” For Rangers scouting director Kip Fagg, eighth-round pick Tyreque Reed’s “kind of a right-handed Prince Fielder.” And in Seattle, Scott Hunter told 17th-overall pick Evan White “you had me at hello.”

Does anyone ever leave the draft room disappointed? Some drafts go better than others, maybe, but they’re all good.

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