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Jays sign 35th overall pick Jacob Anderson

As reported by Kendall Rogers from Perfect Game, the Jays have signed outfielder Jacob Anderson for $990,000. Jacob Anderson was selected by the Blue Jays in the supplemental first round in the MLB Draft this June with the 35th pick, acquired as compensation for the loss of Scott Downs. Anderson has good power potential, and there have been reports that he might be able to play center field. He was bought away from his commitment to Pepperdine University, a commitment that lead some to see him as very hard to sign, although he wasn't expected to be drafted this high. After the quick signing of Joe Musgrove, the 44th pick, Anderson is only the second pick from the first 15 rounds to sign so far. Most are expected to be above slot deals that won't be announced until deadline day, which is August the 15th.

The following 2011 draft picks have signed so far:

Round Name Position School
1 (s) Jacob Anderson OF Chino High School, CA
1 (s) Joe Musgrove RHP Grossmont HS, CA
18 Jonathon Berti 2B Bowling Green State Univ.
21 Peter Mooney SS Univ. of South Carolina
24 David Rollins LHP San Jacinto Col Nth, TX (JC)
25 Eric Arce 1B/OF No school
26 Justin Atkinson SS/3B HS in Surrey, BC
28 Jorge Vega-Rosado SS/2B Miami Dade CC, FL (JC)
29 Taylor Cole RHP Brigham Young University
30 Kevin Patterson 1B Auburn University
32 Kevin Pillar CF Cal. St. U., Dominguez Hills
33 Kramer Chaplin RHP Arizona State University
34 Luis Aaron Munoz C Northwestern State Univ.
36 Andrew Sikula RHP Marshall University
37 Leslie Williams RHP Northeastern University
38 Nico Taylor OF Northwood University
40 Nicholas Baligod OF Oral Roberts University
41 Cody Bartlett SS Washington State Univ.
42 Shane Davis LHP Canisius College
44 Colby Broussard RHP Faulkner University
46 Shane Farrell RHP Marshall University
50 Eric Brown RHP Univ. of British Columbia