With the 139th pick of the MLB draft, the Toronto Blue Jays selected right handed pitcher Thomas Robson of Delta Secondary School in British Columbia, Canada. Robson is the first Canadian selected in the draft and if you listen out your window right now, that soft moan you hear is Canadian baseball custodian Bob Elliott’s orgasmic cry of joy.

As the fine analysts of the MLB Network were quick to point out, this isn’t the Blue Jays taking a Canadian kid for the sake of taking a Canadian kid. As a seventeen year old, the 6’4″, 205 lbs┬áRobson has a lot of potential, and was thought of quite highly by a number of teams.

From PerfectGame.org:

Nice well proportioned pitcher’s build, projects well. Pitches from the stretch, good lower half drive, 3/4′s release point, Steady 88-89 mph fastball, keeps it low in the strike zone, some late run/sink. Change is best secondary pitch, very nice tail, ideal arm speed, potential plus pitch. Slurve type curveball has short sweeping action, can be tightened up into a true slider. Works quick, mixes it up, shows plus command potential.

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Comments (6)

  1. Maple boners up!

  2. Another Cdn drafted from the baseball hotbed of Delta/Surrey/Langley/New Westminster!

    The Jays already have a couple at AAA: Loewen (Surrey), Lawrie (Langley)

  3. Although in his age group he is probably more likely to be a Mariners fan than a Jays fan.

    • Nope, he’s a Blue Jays fan! I talked to him and another pitcher (Daniel Norrisround #2 ) in Dunedin, Fl while at a game. I noticed some family nearby, so I talked to his mother also for quite awhile. This kid has his head screwded on right and he’s got a great support structure in place with his family. I listened to a couple games already (Bluefield Blue Jays) and he’s pitched great. Look for good things to come from this guy. :)

  4. Its a changeup flavored maple boner!! Day 2 brings more optimism, me like coming home from class to find this.

  5. @JRock: There is nothing more despicable than Mariners fans from BC.

    Luckily our boy Thomas said he’s been “a Jays fan for life.” Better be the truth. If not, and if he plays for the C’s, I will maliciously heckle him.

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