24 years after the Blue Jays made Roy Halladay the 17th overall selection in 1995, they have drafted his oldest son Braden.
Braden Halladay is a RHP that stands six-foot-three and played his high school ball in Clearwater, Florida.
The Blue Jays selected the right hander in the 32nd round. His late father Roy had his number 32 retired by the Blue Jays at the beginning of last season.
Halladay is committed to Penn State University and has already declared that he will not sign and will attend Penn State.
The Blue Jays made this selection fully knowing they weren’t going to sign him. But there is no problem with that. With a draft that stretches 40 rounds, using a late round pick as a gesture to the Halladay family is a pick well used.
The Blue Jays are an organization that fully knows picks in the thirties can hit. Kevin Pillar is famously known for making his way to the big leagues after being drafted in the exact same round. Round 32.
But some things are just more important.