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Team To Watch On Draft Day 1: Toronto Blue Jays

Let’s stay on the theme of the MLB Draft for now.  After all, it is only two weeks away!  One team that should be on every advisor’s mind (if he is advising a player with early round talent), is the Toronto Blue Jays.  The Blue Jays have 10 picks in the first 4 rounds, including the 11th pick in the first round and a whopping 3 picks in the first sandwich round and 3 picks in the second round.

If you have seen Toronto’s GM, Alex Anthopoulos, at one of your player’s games recently, that is definitely a good sign.  Word is that he is traveling quite a lot lately, trying to see some of the best players in the nation in person.

Expect a healthy mixture of high school and college players to be taken with those 10 early picks.  There is no way that the Blue Jays will be able to afford a heavy high school draft strategy on the front load.  You may see some talented college seniors taken early by the Blue Jays in order to save some money on signing bonus expenditures.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.