Jays Land Two Of Three Sandwich Picks

The Blue Jays signed two of their three supplemental first-rounders on Monday. Arizona high school third baseman Mitch Nay turned pro for $1 million, while Texas prep righthander Tyler Gonzales received $750,000.

Nay flew up draft boards after a strong finish at Hamilton HS in Chandler, Ariz. He has plus power potential and an arm that will be an asset at either third base or in right field. He was an Arizona State recruit.

Gonzales also helped himself during the course of his season at Madison HS in San Antonio. He consistently showed a 93-95 mph fastball that hit 97, and his 84-88 mph slider may be just as devastating. He had committed to Texas.

The assigned values for their selections were $884,100 for Nay at No. 58 and $857,200 for Gonzales at No. 60.

Solon (Ohio) HS Matt Smoral (No. 50) has yet to sign, though the Blue Jays are expected to eventually land him for a bonus that may double his $1 million assigned pick value.

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