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2011 MLB Draft Results: Blue Jays Hit Houston Hard In Day Two Of Draft

Texas A&M right-hander John Stilson's draft stock was supposed to be crippled by a torn labrum, and though it is unlikely that he'll need surgery on it, the prevailing thought was that he'd be available well into Day 2. Instead, the Blue Jays ignored the risk and snapped him up in the third round. Stilson could still wind up going back to the Aggies next season just because Toronto could seek to lowball him due to a number of picks that are considered to be hard to sign, but third round money has to be looking pretty good to the right-hander after the labrum tear.

The Blue Jays also selected University of Houston commit and Galveston native Aaron Garza in the tenth round, and it looks like he'll likely sign based on Didier Morais' story in The Houston Chronicle today:

"The factors are if it's really the right fit for me," Garza said. "And I do really think I want to play professional baseball, so it just kind of boils down to that. There's not a day that goes by that I don't pick up a baseball."

Toronto also tabbed Crosby's Jeremy Gabryszwski in the second round, a projectable lefty that could gain velocity as he fills out more. Add in the fact that they finally stopped Matt Dean's freefall, and it's safe to say that the Jays ruled Texas on Day Two.

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