With their first pick of the 2017 MLB draft, selecting at #22 overall, the Blue Jays chose shortstop Logan Warmoth out of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Baseball America tells us that Logan Warmoth emerged offensively as a sophomore and hit well in the Cape Cod League, while MLB is comparing him to Zack Cosart. He’s being touted as a great defensive shortstop but he’s improved every year in college and Peter Gammons was talking about how he improved every time out in the Cape Cod League.
Logan hit .246/.315/.282 in his first year but that jumped up to .337/.402/.481 with 14 doubles, two triples and four home runs in his sophomore year and .336/.404/.554 in his junior year, when he hit 10 home runs and 19 doubles.
Scouts love his plus arm as well as his “good hands and solid range” that leaves people thinking that he’ll remain a shortstop. He was also called a “high-floor, safe bet big leaguer who could exceed his offensive projections.”
Warmoth was ranked 19 by Baseball America and 27th by MLB.
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