Blue Jays sign first-round draft pick Arjun Nimmala

Shortstop Arjun Nimala signed with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 17-year-old prospect was drafted 20th overall in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft.

Nimala has played the last four seasons at Strawberry Crest High School in Dover, Florida.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Tampa native finished the 2023 season with 35 hits and 29 RBIs in 25 games.

382 with 22 doubles, 3 triples and 9 homers in 77 games at the high school level.

He is the highest-drafted Indian-American player in any of the four major North American sports. No Indian-American has played in an MLB game.

This report by the Canadian Press Agency was first published on July 17, 2023.

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