Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/6/13
With the 2013 First Year Player Draft set to start Thursday, we take a look at what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays have had their philosophy change in recent years under the new guidance of Alex Anthopoulos, which has seen the club prize highly-touted high-school players who are notoriously hard to sign, but come with high-ceilings. This has marked a move away from the traditional picks of more seasoned college players who require less development to get them to the big leagues, but have less ceiling. 2013 will mark the first year under the guidance of new amateur scouting director, Brian Parker, who moves into the role after two seasons as a pro scout and another as a professional cross checker with the Blue Jays. Despite the change in personnel, Parker insists that he will not shy away from the strategy of drafting and signing high-ceiling talent. In the past under Anthopoulos, the club has had several additional picks through the clever manipulation of the ol...
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