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Blue Jays pick C Owen Spiwak in the 10th round of the MLB Draft

With their final pick on Day 2 of the draft, the Blue Jays doubled up with a second Canadian, selecting sophomore catcher and Mississauga native Owen Spivak from Odessa College, a junior college in Odessa, Texas. The 6'2", 185 pound left-hand hitting Spiwak was selected by the Mets in the 26th round of the 2013 draft out Cawthra Park Secondary. He became the 9th of 10 Canadians selected in the top 10 rounds of the 2015 draft.

In 2015 for Odessa, he posted a line of .387/.445/.629 in 220 PA, hitting 8 home runs and 20 other extra base hits with a 17/20 K/BB ratio. On the MLB Network broadcast, Jim Callis said he got a message from a non-Jays scout describing him as having a sweet left-handed swing. Over the last five years, the Jays have usually taken at least one junior college player in the top 10 rounds of the draft, and this year it's Spiwak. They've found some gems, such as Sean Nolin and David Rollins, so hopefully Spiwak is the next in that line.

Here is a link to his Perfect Game profile page, which has some video links, albeit not particularly recent.