The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Roy Halladay’s son, Braden, with their 32nd round pick on Wednesday.  The deceased right-hander wore the number 32 during his 12 seasons with the team.

The pick was mostly a symbolic one as the younger Halladay intends to play college baseball at Penn State instead of turning pro.


Braden Halladay, a right-handed pitcher out of Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, Florida, was drafted by the Jays in the 32nd round. Roy Halladay wore No. 32 in the 12 seasons he spent with the Blue Jays from 1998 to 2009.

Braden Halladay has committed to play college baseball at Penn State and said in a tweet Wednesday that the Blue Jays understand he intends to play college ball instead of turning professional right after high school.

It might only be a symbolic one, but it’s still pretty cool draft pick by the Blue Jays.  Maybe when he’s finished playing at Penn State he’ll be ready for a chance at a professional career.

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