Blue Jays agree to terms with 1st round pick Cooper



    27 selections in total come to terms

    TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have agreed to terms with
27 of their selections in the 2008 MLB FIRST YEAR PLAYER DRAFT, including
first round pick 1B DAVID COOPER (17th overall) and second round pick CF
KENNETH WILSON (63rd overall).
    The accompanying chart lists those that have agreed to terms in order of
round selected. Among those are Canadians CF MICHAEL CROUSE (16th round) and
CF BRADLEY McELROY (25th round).

    
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    Rd   No  Player       Pos   Ht  Wt   B  T AGE  School          Scout
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    1    17  David                                 U of Cal-
              Cooper      1B   6-0  210  L  L  21   Berkeley     C. Becerra
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    2    63  Kenneth                               Sickles High-
              Wilson      CF   6-0  165  R  R  18   Tampa       J. Grampietro
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    5   159  Tyler                                 Pendleton-
              Pastornicky SS   5-11 170  R  R  18   Bradenton   J. Grampietro
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    6   189  Marcus                                Winter Haven
              Brisker     CF   6-4  192  R  R  17   High        J. Grampietro
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    7   219  Eric Thames  LF   6-1  200  L  R  21  Pepperdine   T. Rooney
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    8   249  Evan
              Crawford    LHP  6-0  180  R  L  21  Auburn       R. St. Julien
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    9   279  Antonio                               Discipulos
              Jimenez     C    6-0  180  R  R  17   de Cristo
                                                    High-       J. Rivera
                                                    Puerto Rico
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    11  339  Dustin                                Mililani
              Antolin     RHP  6-2  185  R  R  18   High-       D. Pittman
                                                    Hawaii
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    12  369  Matthew                               Shippensburg
              Wright      LHP  5-11 165  L  L  21   U           T. Burns
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    13  399  Matthew
              Daly        RHP  5-10 192  R  R  21  U of Hawaii  D. Pittman
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    14  429  Christopher                           Lubbock
              Holguin     RHP  5-11 190  R  R  22   Christian U A. Jersild
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    15  459  Scott Gracey RHP  6-2  190  R  R  21  U of New     D. Cholowsky
                                                    Mexico
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    16  489  Michael                               Centennial
              Crouse      CF   6-3  190  R  R  17   SS-BC       K. Briand
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    17  519  Jonathan                              Puerto Rico
              Valdez      C    6-4  205  L  R  17   Baseball    J. Rivera
                                                    Academy
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    20  609  Ryan Page    LHP  6-3  205  L  L  22  Liberty U-
                                                    Virginia    T. Burns
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    21  639  Brian                                 Oral
              Van Kirk    LF   6-1  215  R  R  22   Roberts     T. Nichols
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    22  669  Karim                                 Miami
              Turkamani   C    5-10 200  R  R  21   Dade CC     C. Rodriguez
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    23  699  Charles                               UC Santa
              Huggins     LHP  6-0  185  L  L  22   Barbara     T. Rooney
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    25  759  Bradley                               UNC
              McElroy     CF   5-11 190  L  R  21   Charlotte   M. Briggs
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    27  819  Bryan                                 Texas
              Kervin      SS   5-11 180  L  R  23   Christian   A. Jersild
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    28  849  John                                  Chabot CC-
              Anderson    LHP  6-1  198  L  L  19   California  C. Becerra
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    29  879  Justin                                U of
              Cryer       RHP  6-0  215  R  R  21   Mississippi R. St. Julien
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    30  909  Cody Dunbar  RHP  6-3  225  R  R  22  U of
                                                    Arkansas    T. Nichols
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    33  999  Justin                                U of
              McClanahan  2B   6-1  200  R  R  22   Louisville  S. Miller
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    34 1029  Austin                                Palm Beach
              Armstrong   RHP  6-3  210  R  R  21   CC-Fla.     C. Rodriguez
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    35 1059  Hunter                                U of
              Moody       LHP  6-3  200  L  L  22   Louisiana   R. St. Julien
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    40 1209  Nate Nelson  1B   6-6  230  R  R  23  Worcester
                                                    State       T. Burns
                                                    College
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