Blue Jays pick Pickens
By TAYLOR HAWKINS
The journey to professional baseball for Garrett Pickens took a drastic step forward on Saturday when the Toronto Blue Jays selected him in the 29th round of the MLB Draft.
The Manchester Academy and Delta State University product was pick number 865.
While watching the draft on his computer and waiting to see his name on the screen Saturday, the Blue Jays’ selection came up in the 29th round. Pickens had contact with Toronto leading up to the draft and was hopeful that this was his chance.
“After they selected me, Brian Johnston, who is the person who scouted me, called me and told me, ‘Congrats, the Toronto Blue Jays have selected you in the MLB Draft and want you to play pro ball for them,’” Pickens said. “I called my parents right after.”
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