2011 Draft Tracker: Blue Jays Select Prep Arm Tyler Beede

21. Toronto Blue Jays: Tyler Beede (RHP, Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts)

Like most top high-school players, Beede's signed a college commitment, in his case with Vanderbilt. In his last high-school start this season, Beede's fastball touched 95 and he's also got a decent changeup and a 12-to-6 curveball that he can throw consistently for strikes.

Like a lot of great young pitchers, Beede's athleticism is off the charts. He batted .481 in his senior season, played tight end on the football team, is an outstanding golfer, and swooshed down the expert runs the first time he went skiing. Not surprisingly, Beede comes from fine stock; his father Walter was drafted by the Cubs in the 13th round in 1981. Beede committed to Vanderbilt years ago and might be a signability problem, but we'll just have to let things play out. It is unlikely that the Jays would select him if they didn't think he was signable in this spot.

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