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Blue Jays take first position player in Round 10

Blue Jays take first position player in Round 10

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.

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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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