With the 12th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Toronto Blue Jays select Jordan Groshans, a shortstop from Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Texas.
Groshans is a good defensive infielder, and it is his strength. His bat isn’t as developed, but it doesn’t have a major hole in it either. Groshans is believed to be an all-around hitter in pro ball, a guy that can hit with power and average to all fields.
Smooth play by Jordan Groshans at SS. pic.twitter.com/Tqja13EUDB
— Michael Lananna (@mlananna) August 14, 2017
This is the second straight year that Toronto has taken a shortstop, after taking Logan Warmoth last year. It’s unclear whether or not Groshans will be above or below Warmoth, but he will not be a top-100 prospect in baseball. He likely slots in as either the fifth or sixth best prospect in Toronto’s system.