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Blue Jays pick Kasevich in second round

Jul 17, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – The Toronto Blue Jays selected Oregon shortstop Josh Kasevich in the second round on day one of the Major League Baseball Draft on Sunday night.
Kasevich was the 60th overall pick, the second highest selection of a position player in the modern era of Oregon Baseball. He was picked 30 spots higher than Spencer Steer, who went 90th overall to the Minnesota Twins in the 2019 draft, and 22 spots behind Aaron Zavala, the 38th-overall pick in last year's draft. He is also the fifth-highest Ducks' draft pick in the modern era, behind first-round picks Tyler Anderson (2011) and David Peterson (2017), and second round picks Zavala (2021) and Ryne Nelson (2019).
Kasevich is the first Ducks' player selected by the Blue Jays and is the fourth Oregon player picked in the second round of the MLB Draft. In addition to Zavala (Texas Rangers) and Nelson, the 56th overall pick (Arizona Diamondbacks), he joins Madison Boer who was the 87th player selected (Minnesota Twins) in 2011.
Josh Kasevich, SO, SS (Toronto Blue Jays, 2nd Round, 60th Overall Pick)

  • Second-highest MLB Draft pick of an Oregon position player in the modern era
  • Fifth-highest MLB Draft pick from Oregon during that time
  • First Oregon player ever drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays
  • 58th Duck drafted since 2009
  • ABCA Division I Second-Team West Region
  • First-Team All-Pac-12 Conference
  • Pac-12 Conference All-Defensive Team