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Blue Jays draft lefty Mayza in 12th round

Blue Jays draft lefty Mayza in 12th round

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Blue Jays draft lefty Mayza in 12th round

The Blue Jays made it back-to-back left-handers when they chose Tim Mayza in the 12th round with the 355th pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.

Mayza came into his junior year at Millersville University as Baseball America's sixth-best Division II prospect, and he didn't disappoint.

The 21-year-old was named All-PSAC East, and All-Atlantic Region First Team by Daktronics, and was a semifinalist for the Tino Martinez Award as the top Division II collegiate player.

Mayza went 11-3 in 15 starts for Millersville, posting a 1.55 ERA with 1.01 WHIP and 91 strikeouts in 98 2/3 innings on the mound.

His greatest strength may come from his ability to shut down left-handed hitters, who hit only .190 against him on the season.

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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