Blue Jays go back to Miss. St. in Round 9
In the ninth round, the Blue Jays chose their second consecutive Mississippi State senior.
After taking right-hander Kendall Graveman in the eighth round, Toronto went back to Mississippi State in the ninth, selecting lefty Chad Girodo with the 265th overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Girodo is a 6-foot-1 veteran southpaw reliever who appeared in 33 games with MSU in 2013.
The lefty went 7-1 with a 1.10 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 41 innings pitched.
Girodo has spent all four years as a reliever in college, only making five spot starts throughout his collegiate career.
This past season saw a completely different pitcher step on the mound than in the previous three years, as Girodo's ERA was 4.5 runs better than his previous best season.