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Blue Jays select RHP Kyle Weatherly in the 8th round of the 2016 MLB draft

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With their 8th round pick in the 2016 draft, the Blue jays selected Kyle Weatherly, a 6'4", 200 pound right-handed pitcher 252nd overall out of Grayson College. Grayson is a community/junior college in Texas, and the Jays previously took LHP Grayson Huffman from the same school in the 6th round of the 2014 draft.

Perfect Game rated Weatherly the 149th overall prospect in the 2016 draft, MLB.com had him 190th and Baseball America had him 227th. He committed to LSU for the 2017 season, which potentially raises questions about his signability, but presumably he will sign if the Jays are took him with an unprotected pick. Weatherly is a little older than most juco prospects, as he redshirted his first year at Grayson and turns 22 later this year, which puts his age more on par with college seniors.

Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline's profile (which is narratives in the above video) reads as follows:

As a 150-pounder with a low-80s fastball and a straight-overhand delivery when he arrived at Grayson (Texas) CC in the fall of 2013, Weatherly was so raw that he redshirted in his first year of junior college. He has put on 35 pounds and developed better mechanics since, blossoming into one of the top juco pitching prospects in the 2016 Draft.

Moving from the bullpen in 2015 to the rotation this spring, Weatherly ranged from 88-95 mph with his fastball. He relies more heavily on a four-seamer with running life because he has trouble commanding a two-seamer with sink. His best secondary pitch is a slider that flashes plus but flattens out into a slurve too often, and he's making progress with a changeup now that he's using it more as a starter.

Weatherly's 6-foot-3 frame should create angle and plane on his pitches, but he mitigates his height with a drop-and-drive delivery. He'll get the opportunity to start in pro ball but some scouts believe he'll be better off as a reliever concentrating on his four-seamer and slider.

Basically, Weatherly is a work in progress and will be a project for the minor league coaches to develop, but has some decent upside with two potential above average pitches if everything clicks. That's about as much as one can ask for in the 8th round.

Some more video of his mechanics posted earlier this year: