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Blue Jays make Oakville's Brown first Canadian pick in MLB draft

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The Blue Jays selected the first Canadian chosen in the 2019 MLB draft on Tuesday, picking Oakville outfielder Dasan Brown in the third round (88th overall).

Brown, a 17-year-old out of Oakville’s Abbey Park High School who has played for the junior national team, is a Texas A&M University commit.

Brown, whose bio claims he has close to “top-of-the-scale speed,” nearly kept alive a Canadian tradition. According to mlb.com, in the past five drafts there has been a high school hitter from Ontario taken in the first two rounds.

Toronto added outfielder Will Robertson in the fourth round (117th overall), shortstop Tanner Morris in the fifth (147th), shortstop Cameron Eden in the sixth (177th), second basemen L.J. Talley in the seventh (207th), third basemen Angel Camacho in the eighth (237th), catcher Philip Clarke in the ninth (267th) and shortstop Glenn Santiago in the 10th (297th).

On Monday the Jays used the 11th overall pick and 52nd overall pick on a pair of towering pitchers, six-foot-six Alek Manoah and six-foot-six Kendall Williams, respectively.

Rounds 11 through 40 of the three-day draft take place Wednesday.

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