The Toronto Blue Jays officially added an impact arm to their farm system Tuesday, agreeing to terms with second-round draft pick Sean Reid-Foley.
MLB recommends a bonus of $1,128,800 for the 49th overall selection, and that’s what Reid-Foley obtained, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.
The Blue Jays selected Reid-Foley with their second-round pick, though he was viewed by many as a first round talent. The six-foot-two high school right-hander has promising pitches across the board, including a fastball that tops out at 96 m.p.h and a slider that impressed Blue Jays scouting director Brian Parker.
“We’re ecstatic that he was still sitting there with the 49th pick,” Parker told Jeff Blair and Joe Siddall on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Tuesday.
The Blue Jays have officially signed fourth-round pick Matt Morgan, fifth-round pick Lane Thomas and eighth-round pick Justin Shafer. Their top two selections, right-hander Jeff Hoffman and catcher Max Pentecost, remain unsigned.