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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.

Evan Peaslee is an associate reporter for
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