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Blue Jays take first position player in Round 10

Blue Jays take first position player in Round 10

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Blue Jays take first position player in Round 10

The Blue Jays finally did something different with the 295th pick in 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

After selecting nine consecutive pitchers, Toronto ended Day 2 of the Draft by selecting catcher Garrett Custons of the United States Air Force in Colorado.

Custons is a two-time All-Mountain West catcher who is solid on both sides of the ball.

This season, the 22-year-old has hit .353, with .441 on-base percentage, 22 doubles, a home run and 25 RBIs in 53 games. Defensively, he has thrown out 20 of 37 would-be basestealers.

Custons is a senior, originally from Sarasota, Fla., and was one of 15 semifinalists for the 2013 Johnny Bench Award, given to the top Division 1 collegiate catcher.

Evan Peaslee is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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