The organization came to terms with its 10th-round selection in this year's First-Year Player Draft, Canadian shortstop Malik Collymore, said the report. The Mississauga, Ontario high schooler will receive a bonus of $275,000 to forego his commitment to attend the University of Missouri.
|Pogue as a Jays coach|
Collymore offers a combination of power and speed that captured the interest of scouts as they learned about the 18-year-old leading up to the draft, but Pogue, the Cardinals bullpen catcher since 2012, has known it for years.
The coach and player (as well as the player's father) had long worked together with the Ontario Blue Jays. The amateur baseball program is designed to develop youth baseball players and help them get signed in the US, whether to colleges or as professionals.
I asked Pogue to provide some details about the Jays and how they develop young players. Later in the discussion, he discusses Collymore specifically, one of four Jays selected in the 2013 draft.
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