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July2,2014(ISN) – The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed 9th overall selection RHP JEFF HOFFMAN and 11thoverall selection C MAX PENTECOST. This brings the total number of players signed from the 2014First Year Player Draft to 27, including 10 picks from the top 10 rounds.

HOFFMAN, 21, made 10 starts this season with East Carolina posting a 3-3 record with a 2.94 ERA, including 72 strike outs in 67.1 innings. In three seasons Hoffman allowed just 212 hits in 250.2 innings. The right-hander had his final season cut short due to injury and required Tommy John surgery on May 14 and will miss the 2014 season.

PENTECOST, 21, led Kennesaw State to an NCAA Super Regional appearance, while leading the nation in hits with 113 and finishing 2nd with a .422 average, both A-Sun and school records. On Thursday, the Winder Georgia native was selected as the recipient of the Johnny Bench Award honouring the top catcher in the nation. Past winners include Buster Posey and Kurt Suzuki. His memorable season continued off a Cape Cod Summer League MVP performance where he batted .336 with six home runs in 38 games.

A complete list of 2014 draft signings follows;

                                               

RD.   #    Player                   School                                     Pos.   B/T Class   Player info

1       9    Hoffman, Jeff         East Carolina                             RHP    R/R   JR      6’04” 185lbs   AGE: 21

1      11   Pentecost, Max       Kennesaw State                           C      R/R   JR      6’01” 190lbs   AGE: 21

2      49   Reid-Foley, Sean     Sandalwood HS (FL)                   RHP    R/R   HS     6’03” 215lbs   AGE: 18

3      83   Wells, Nick             Battlefield HS (VA)                      LHP     L/L   HS     6’05” 175lbs   AGE: 18

4     114  Morgan, Matt          Thorsby HS (AL)                           C      R/R   HS     6’02” 195lbs   AGE: 18

5     144  Thomas, Lane        Bearden HS (TN)                         CF     R/R   HS     6’01” 180lbs   AGE: 18

6     174  Huffman, Grayson   Grayson CC (TX)                         LHP     L/L   SO     6’02” 195lbs   AGE: 19

8     234  Shafer, Justin         Florida                                      RHP    R/R   JR      6’02” 195lbs   AGE: 21

9     264  Metzler, Ryan          S. Carolina                                 2B     R/R   JR      6’02” 190lbs   AGE: 21

10    294  Romano, Jordan      Oral Roberts                              RHP    R/R   JR      6’06” 200lbs   AGE: 21 (CDN)

14    414  Mallard, Chase        Alabama                                   RHP    R/R   SR     6’02” 185lbs   AGE: 22

15    444  McBroom, Ryan       West Virginia                              1B     R/L   SR     6’03” 235lbs   AGE: 22

18    534  Isaacs, Dusty         Georgia Tech                             RHP    R/R   SR     6’01” 200lbs   AGE: 22

19    564  Brantley, Cliff          Adelphi                                      CF     L/R    JR      5’09” 170lbs   AGE: 21

20    594  Attaway, Aaron       Western Carolina                        SS     R/R   SR     5’08” 170lbs   AGE: 22

24    714  Fisk, Conor             Southern Mississippi                   RHP    R/R   SR     6’02” 230lbs   AGE: 22

26    774  Wheatley, Bob        USC                                          LHP     L/L   SR     6’05” 220lbs   AGE: 22

28    834  Carlson, Chris         Cal Poly                                     CF      L/L   SR     5’10” 180lbs   AGE: 23

30    894  Garcia, Kevin          Loyola                                        C      R/R   JR      5’10” 190lbs   AGE: 21

31    924  Pepe, Dave            Pace                                         OF     L/R   SR     5’09” 170lbs   AGE: 22

32    954  Autrey, J.T.             Lamar                                      RHP    R/R   SR     6’05” 225lbs   AGE: 22

33    984  Wellbrock, Chase    Houston                                    RHP    L/R   SR     5’10” 200lbs   AGE: 22

34   1014 Hinkle, Brandon      Delaware                                  LHP    R/L   SR     5’11” 180lbs   AGE: 23

35   1044 Aquino, Joey           San Diego Christian College         RHP    R/R   SR     6’00” 195lbs   AGE: 23

37   1104 Kraft, Michael         Texas San Antonio                     LHP     L/L   SR     5’11” 175lbs   AGE: 22

39   1164 Lynch, James         Pima CC                                     OF     L/R   SR     6’02” 195lbs   AGE: 22

40   1194 Miller, Trent            Middle Tennessee State               OF     S/R   SR     6’00” 215lbs   AGE: 22

—       —    Claver, Joe             Illinois State                              LHP     L/L    JR      6’02” 190lbs   AGE: 22

—       —    Wandling, Jon         Southern Indiana                       RHP    R/R   SR     6’03” 205lbs   AGE: 22

—       —    Davis, Austin          Southeastern University              UTL    L/R    JR      5’10” 180lbs   AGE: 21

—       —    Wellman, Brett        Auburn                                       C      L/R   SR     6’00” 200lbs   AGE: 22

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