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With the 424th overall pick, the Blue Jays have selected Joe Vogatsky

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Brennan Delaney
2 months ago
The first reliever of the day has been chosen.
With the 424th overall pick, the Blue Jays selected Joe Vogatsky, a right-handed reliever from James Madison University.
Last season with the Dukes, he posted a 3.34 ERA in 29.2 innings pitched. He also had a 21.7 K% and an 11.3 BB% in 2023. For his collegiate career, he had a 6.43 ERA, a 23 K% and a 10.6 BB%.
Vogatsky also pitched three seasons of summer ball, where he fared much better (and actually pitched more often). He posted a 2.57 in 84 innings pitched, along with a 24.2 K% and an 8.6 BB%. He pitched in the Cape Cod League this past season, posting a 1.42 ERA in 6.1 innings pitched.
From what I can tell, he has a fastball that sits low 90s, a curveball that sits low 70s,, and a slider that sits mid-high 70s.
Vogatsky started a few games prior to this season, so it’ll be interesting to see if the Jays leave him as such, or stretch him out as they did with Devereaux Harrison, Pat Gallagher, and Ryan Jennings, relievers who they drafted last season.

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

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