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Toronto Blue Jays Sign Matt Smoral

The Toronto Blue Jays and first-round draft pick Matt Smoral have agreed to a deal, as first reported by Peter Gammons of Keith Law of ESPN later confirmed the deal, noting it's worth around $2 million which is double the recommended slot (via Baseball America).

Smoral, the 50th overall selection, is a left-handed pitcher out of Ohio. The high school product was ranked the 24th best player available in this year's draft by Baseball America and 30th by ESPN. ESPN's Keith Law thought Smoral would have been a top 10-15 pick if it wasn't for a foot injury, fortunately for the Jays they landed him with the second to last pick in the first-round.

The Blue Jays still have four other first-round draft picks they'll try to sign in the coming days, including 17th overall selection D.J. Davis and 22nd overall selection Marcus Stroman. You can track rest of the first-round signings here.