With their 25th round (746th overall) pick, the Toronto Blue Jays have selected RHP Will McAffer
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Height/Weight: 6’ 2” 203 lbs.
Team: Tulane University
Coach: Travis Jewett
Past Teams: Central Arizona, South Dakota State, North Shore Twins, Canadian Junior National Team
Past coaches: Anthony Gilich, Bob Bishop, John Haar, Greg Hamilton.
2018 season, as a junior with Tulune Green Wave: 0-4 with a pair of saves, 6.91 ERA ... Walked six and struck out 12 in 28 2/3 ... Saves against Wright State and South Florida
Previously drafted: 32nd round in 2015 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cincinnati Reds and scout Bill Byckowski (Georgetown, Ont.)
2017 season, as a sophomore with the Central Arizona Vaqueros: 6-3, with a 5.20 ERA in 16 games, making 13 starts ... Walked 34 and fanned 52 in 62 1/3 innings.
2016 season as a freshman as South Dakota State Jackrabbits: 2-0, 5.75 ERA in 16 games, making eight starts .,. Walked 28 and struck out 30 in 40 2/3 innings ... First career start came at UC Davis, where he allowed three runs in four inning … Gained first win against North Dakota allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits and one walk, while fanning six in 4 1/3 innings ... Started Summit League contests against Omaha, Western Illinois and Fort Wayne (5/7) … Struck out one and allowed one run over two innings of mid-week start against Minnesota … Earned save by striking out two North Dakota State batters in the ninth inning to clinch Summit League Tournament berth … Came out of the bullpen to pitch the final six innings of elimination-game victory over Omaha at Summit tournament … Struck out three and did not walk a batter over six scoreless frames
Honours 2016 _ Earned all-tournament honors for Summit Conference ... 2015 season _ BC Premier League Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-Star honours.
High school: Helped lead British Columbia Orange to the Canada Cup national championship in 2014 ... Was 5-1 record with a 2.10 ERA striking out 45 batters in 46 2/3 innings ... Pitched for two provincial championship teams ... With Candian Junior National Team: On the D.R. tour vs. rookie-class Dominican Summer League teams Allowed five runs -- two earned -- against the Mariners ... Facing the Cubs, gave up two singles and a run in the first then set down eight in a row, including two strikeouts ... On FLA trip: five strikeouts in five innings against Blue Jays plus Tigers minor leaguers ... Five scoreless to beat Ontario at Canada Cup in Saskatoon.