Toronto Blue Jays outfield target -Zac Veen
The No. 7 ranked player in the draft and one of the top high school players available, according to MLB Pipeline, Veen could be an intriguing pick for a couple of reasons.
He has an impressive six-foot-4, 190-pound frame and is drawing comparisons to Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich which many teams would certainly take. Right now he plays centre field but could be moved to a corner outfield spot and what stands out to most is the same as Gonzales, his offensive production.
Out of all the players in the draft, Veen might have the highest upside but will likely not see himself in the top three because there are some college prospects ahead of him. He has a smooth swing as a lefthanded bat that has a lot of power so the potential is there for him to use his big frame to his advantage.
Veen’s patience at the plate makes him a desirable prospect and it’s no secret the Blue Jays don’t have as many top tier prospects in the outfield.
Another thing to consider is that the Blue Jays have just over $6 million in slot value available for the fifth overall pick. There could be a situation where Veen could look to be overslotted and something the Blue Jays will have to consider.