Report: the Blue Jays enter into an agreement with the choice of the fifth round Zach Britton


The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement with the choice of the fifth round Zach Britton, according to Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline.

Britton, a right fielder and catcher of Louisville, has signed for 97 500 $, which is significantly less than the value of the slot 410 000 $ for the choice n ° 136.

The Blue Jays are entered in the draft with 9 716 $ 500 cash of the bonus pool and have selected the shortstop Austin Martin of Vanderbilt, with the fifth choice in the draft. Martin was to enter in the first two and is represented by agent Scott Boras, so it is expected that it will require more than the 6 180 700 $ assigned to the fifth choice.

Saving over $ 300,000 on an agreement with Britton, the Blue Jays seem to be given more bargaining power with Martin.

Britton, 21 years old, has reduced 0,280 / .395 / .455 in three seasons at Louisville and has a “swing pretty left-handed with good bat speed and figures of output speed are impressive,” according to Baseball America.


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