Blue Jays sign 1st round pick



    TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed RHP CHAD
JENKINS who was selected 20th overall by the Blue Jays in the 2009 First Year
Player Draft.
    JENKINS, 21, is a 6-4, 235lb. right handed pitcher who attended Kennesaw
State University. This past season the Canton, Georgia native compiled an 8-1
record with an ERA of 2.54 and was the Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the
Year. In 13 starts he posted five complete games with two shutouts and
recorded 98 strikeouts in 92 innings.
    The Blue Jays have now signed 30 players selected in 2009 draft.

    
    Rd Pick Player         School           Hometown     Pos  B/T     Ht  Wt
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1  20   Jenkins, Chad  Kennesaw St U    Canton, GA   RHP  R/R  6'04" 235
    4  130  Goins, Ryan    Dallas Baptist U Round         SS  L/R  5'10" 180
                                             Rock, TX
    5  160  Schimpf, Ryan  Louisiana St U   Covington,    2B  L/R  5'09" 181
                                             LA
    7  220  Smith, Egan    Col of Southern  Pleasant     LHP  L/L  6'05" 200
                            Nevada           Grove, UT
    8  250  Slover, Brian  Cal St           Covina, CA   RHP  R/R  6'03" 230
                            Northridge
    9  280  Loup, Aaron    Tulane U         Luling, LA   LHP  L/L  5'11" 180
    10 310  Gomes, Yan     Barry U          Miami, FL      C  R/R  6'02" 215
    11 340  Ochinko, Sean  Louisiana St U   Parkland, FL   C  R/R  5'11" 205
    12 370  Namba, Bryson  Pearl City HS    Pearl City,   3B  R/R  6'02" 210
                            (HI)             HI
    13 400  Morgal,        Southern         Edmond, OK   RHP  R/R  6'05" 210
             Matthew        Nazarene U
    14 430  Durham, Lance  U Cincinnati     Cincinnati,   1B  L/R  5'10" 220
                                             OH
    16 490  Sever, David   St Louis U       Burr Ridge,  RHP  R/R  6'04" 195
                                             IL
    17 520  Turnbull,      U Iowa           White Bear   RHP  R/R  6'03" 220
             Steven                          Lake, MN
    19 580  Tepera, Dennis Sam Houston      Lake         RHP  R/R  6'01" 180
                            St U             Jackson, TX
    20 610  Nolan, Kevin   Winthrop U       Nashua, NH    SS  R/R  6'02" 200
    22 670  Fields, Matt   Gonzaga U        Everett, WA  RHP  R/R  6'03" 190
    23 700  Glenn, Brad    U Arizona        Cedartown, GA OF  R/R  6'02" 220
    24 730  Nuzzo, Matt    Brown U          Everett, MA   SS  R/R  6'00" 205
    25 760  Strickland,    Texas A&M U      Houston, TX  LHP  L/L  6'05" 210
             Samuel         Kingsville
    26 790  Loftin, Lance  Texas St U       Waco, TX     RHP  R/R  6'01" 205
    27 820  Justice, Brian St Marys Col     Issaquah, WA RHP  R/R  6'02" 190
    28 850  Outman,        St Louis U       St. Louis,   RHP  R/R  6'02" 185
             Zachary                         MO
    29 880  Anderson, Zach U Buffalo        Williams-    RHP  R/R  6'01" 200
                                             ville, NY
    31 940  Murphy, Jack   Princeton U      Sarasota, FL   C  S/R  6'04" 235
    32 970  Shopshire,     San Jose St U    Anaheim, CA  RHP  R/R  6'05" 200
             Ryan
    34 1030 Fernandez,     Guilford Tech CC Westin, FL    SS  S/R  6'00" 190
             Jonathan
    35 1060 Teague, Evan   Western          Perryville,  LHP  L/L  6'02" 210
                            Kentucky U       KY
    36 1090 Pepe, Alex     Florida          Deerfield    LHP  L/L  6'01" 190
                            Atlantic U       Beach, FL
    37 1120 Griffith,      George Mason U   St.          RHP  R/R  5'10" 180
             Shawn                           Petersburg,
                                             FL
    38 1150 Hernandez,     Barry U          Miami, FL     1B  R/R  6'05" 226
             Yudelmis
    




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