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With the 394th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Brennan Orf

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Brennan Delaney
2 months ago
There’s a fellow Brennan in the Blue Jays organization!
With the 394th overall pick, the Blue Jays selected outfielder/first baseman Brennan Orf, a 21-year-old with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars.
Last season with the Cougars, he slashed .351/.506/.759 with 19 homers in 253 plate. He also walked (21.3 BB%) more than he struck out (15.8 K%), a good sign in any player. For his career, he slashed .324/.471/.674 with an 18.9 BB% and a 17.3 K%, but improved drastically after his first season.
There’s also even more encouraging signs. Per Mason McRae, a brilliant mind who now works with the Chicago Cubs, Orf was considered an analytical darling. He only had an 8% chase rate (swings on pitches outside the zone). This shows an advanced approach at the plate that pairs well with his power.
He’s mashed a ball at 107 mph before, and that’s with data that isn’t complete. Mcrae notes that he could be a 70-grade hitter, or at the very least, a 60-grade hitter. Add in some serious raw power, and the Blue Jays may have just made a steal of a pick.

The Blue Jays previous picks:

With the 20th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Arjun Nimmala
With the 89th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Juaron Watts-Brown
With the 121st overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Landen Maroudis
With the 157th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Connor O’Halloran
With the 184th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Jace Bohrofen
With the 214th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Nick Goodwin
With the 244th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Braden Barry
With the 274th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Sam Shaw
With the 304th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Josh Mollerus
With the 334th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Grant Rogers
With the 364th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Chay Yeager

As always, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @Brennan_L_D. I’m not just saying he’s a steal because we share a name, I really like his makeup.

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