Toronto famously traded away several of its top prospects two offseasons ago in an attempt to improve the major league team. Those transactions sorely depleted the club’s farm system. The Blue Jays then failed to sign Phil Bickford, their first-round pick in the 2013 draft.
Heading into the 2014 season, only two of Toronto’s prospects made MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects list.
So the 2014 draft can’t come soon enough for the Blue Jays, who will have the No. 9 and No. 11 picks in the first round (the No. 11 pick is compensation for the team’s failure to sign Bickford).
With that being said, let’s take a look at five players Toronto could potentially target in the first round of the draft on June 5.