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Part I: Early Results of 2004 Draft a Success

Jackson Went from Single-A to Triple-A in 2005

Draft experts say it can take up to five years to fully analyze how a draft for a baseball team shaped out. When you take a look at the 2004 draft of the Toronto Blue Jays 15 months after the selections were made you begin to think what this crop will produce in the future. Four players from the first eight rounds have already reached the Double-A level, and when you take a look at just the first eight rounds you see some of the most impact players the farm produced this season.

First Five Rounds The Blue Jays made five selections within the first three rounds of the draft. They had supplemental picks in the first and third rounds. David Purcey was the first selection of the Jays in the 2004 draft and he certainly ranks among the top prospects in the organization this year. Purcey is a tall, left-hander with tremendous potential and his only weakness right now is his... Recommended Stories

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