Homegrown baseball talent Tom Robson has signed with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Jays announced Aug. 12 they had signed four more players selected in the 2011 June first-year player draft, including fourth round pick and Ladner native Robson.
In June, the 18-year-old Delta Secondary School grad was the first Canadian chosen in the fourth round (139th overall) in the Major League Baseball draft.
The 6-4, 210 pound right-handed pitcher was ranked 72nd overall by Baseball America among 2011 high school draftees.
Robson was a member of Canada’s national junior team in a spring training game against the Blue Jays in March and he was featured in the South Delta Leader’s annual 30 Under 30 edition in April.
Other players the Jays signed alongside Robson, who were also selected in the June draft, are outfielder Jacob Anderson, 17th round pick Brady Dragmire and 27th round pick outfielder Derreck Loveless. This brings the total to 27 players signed from the June draft.
Since signing, Robson has gone down to the Jay’s training ballpark in Dunedin, Florida.