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College hurler Graveman to Toronto in Round 8

College hurler Graveman to Toronto in Round 8

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College hurler Graveman to Toronto in Round 8

The Blue Jays had yet to add a positional player in 2013 First-Year Player Draft heading into the eighth round, and that didn't change when they selected Kendall Graveman with the 235th overall pick.

Graveman, a senior at Mississippi State, was previously selected in the 36th round by the Marlins in 2012, but didn't sign to have one more opportunity to play in the College World Series.

The 6-foot-2 right-hander has an upper-80s fastball with heavy sinking action. He also has a solid changeup and a below-average curveball in his repertoire, and has good command of all his pitches.

As a starter, Graveman had a 2.94 ERA with three complete games, one shutout and 62 strikeouts in 98 innings in his senior year while serving as the team's co-captain.

Graveman threw 294 1/3 innings in his four years at Mississippi State, and was easily the most experienced member of the MSU pitching corps.

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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