Former Mason standout drafted by Toronto in first round

Former Mason standout drafted by Toronto in first round

MASON, OH (FOX19) - Former Mason High School standout pitcher T.J. Zeuch was selected 21st overall by the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday night.

The right-hander had a 6-1 record with a 3.10 era in 69.2 innings this past season with the Pittsburgh Panthers. He was named All-ACC Second Team.

"Zeuch has a four-pitch mix, all thrown with steep angle from his 6-foot-7 frame that could add more strength," MLB Pipeline wrote. "He uses a relatively easy delivery to fire fastballs that have touched 96-97 mph since his return. He'll sit in the 92-94 mph range and his fastball has good run and sink to it. Zeuch will use both a slider and a curve effectively, with his breaking stuff occasionally flashing plus, though it's been inconsistent."

The 20-year-old was rated as the 28th best prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

Zeuch finished with a 14-3 record, with 0.62 era his senior season with the Comets.

He was drafted in the 31st round by the Kansas City Royals out of high school, but elected to honor his commitment to the University of Pittsburgh.

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