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College lefty Huffman drafted by Toronto in Round 6

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The Blue Jays added another starting pitcher to their system by selecting left-hander Grayson Huffman in the sixth round of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday afternoon.

The 19-year-old attended Grayson County College in Denison, Texas, this season and went 6-0 with a 3.75 ERA while striking out 74 over the course of 62 1/3 innings. In high school, he posted a 2.69 ERA in 26 innings as a senior in Texas.

Huffman throws in the low 90s and also has a curveball and changeup in his repertoire. According to MLB.com's Jim Callis, he projects as a potential fourth or fifth starter at the big league level.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

The Grayson County College program has produced a handful of big league players over the years, including John Lackey, Andy LaRoche and former Blue Jays reliever Danny Darwin.

The school was recently upset in the NJCAA Region V Tournament. The No. 6 seed lost to Midland College in a game where Huffman surrendered a three-run homer in the fourth inning en route to a 10-9 loss.

The recommended slot value for the No. 174 pick is $256,800, and the Blue Jays have a total bonus pool of $9,458,500 to spend in the first 10 rounds. It would appear as though Huffman could be a relatively easy sign, and any money saved at this spot could be then reallocated to pitcher Sean Reid-Foley (No. 49) or left-hander Nick Wells (No. 83), who are both considered tough signs.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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