Mosley alum Jaden Rudd drafted by Toronto Blue Jays in seventh round of MLB Draft

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Mosley alum Jaden Rudd heard his named called Monday afternoon in the MLB Draft.

Rudd was taken in the 7th round with the 212nd overall pick by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Rudd was actually in Indiana today, going to school at Notre Dame and getting ready to play with the Fighting Irish. However, he told News 13 on Monday night that he’s planning on switching gears and will sign with the Blue Jays.

“I just like playing baseball, being able to play baseball as a job is going to be one of the best choices I make in my life. I can always come back to school, can always go to school, but not everybody can always go play pro ball so I’m gonna take this opportunity and make the most of it,” Rudd said.

The left-handed pitcher had a 1.21 ERA this year with seven wins on the mound and just one loss. He also had a whopping 78 strikeouts in 46.1 innings pitched.

At the plate, he had a batting average of .397 and racked up 17 RBI for the year too.

He also was named the 2021 Florida Panhandle Baseball Player of the Year and helped his team win a state title.

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