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Blue Jays select second baseman Cullen Large in the 5th round

Surprise! Another college draft pick!

With the 159th pick of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Blue Jays selected second baseman Cullen Large from the College of William & Mary, the second-oldest college in the United States. He's the second player they've picked out of William & Mary recently, having selected former teammate and catcher Ryan Hissey in the 14th round in 2015.

Large is the quintessential college performer, as a three year starter who hit above .300 every year albeit in a lesser conference (though they play top programs every year owing to geographic location). In 801 PA, he hit .323/.399/.475, with gap power his last couple years.

More significantly, last summer he played 57 games in the Northwoods League, a wood bat league that is generally second only to the Cape Cod League for talent. In about 250 PA, he hit an impressive .328/.438/.485, again with gap power (20 doubles) and an exceptional 37/16 BB/K ratio.

I would expect Large to end up in Bluefield, though Vancouver wouldn't be out of the question. Perfect Game ranked him as their 248th prospect and Baseball America 285th, so it's not a completely off-the-board pick but maybe they save a little money against slot here.

A little video clip of him hitting last summer in the Northwoods League: