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Sentimental picks are special as MLB draft winds down

The MLB Draft, like an MLB game, has a lot of empty space to fill.

A total of 1,214 picks were made in 40 rounds over three days earlier this week, but not all of those selections are created equally.

There are plenty of late-round favors to family, friends, and team staffers, but also some rare opportunities for teams to show their heart.

The Toronto Blue Jays did that with their 40th-round pick, 1,196th overall, on Wednesday evening, selecting shortstop Drew LaBounty from the University of South Alabama.

LaBounty was worthy of draft consideration entering 2018. He was a …
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