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By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

Braden Halladay, son of the late soon-to-be Hall of Famer, two-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All-Star RHP Roy Halladay, was selected out of Calvary Christian High School (Florida) in the 32nd round (957th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday evening in the 2019 MLB Draft. 

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While honored for being selected, Braden tweeted that he will still fulfill his commitment to play for Penn State:

Thank you @BlueJays for drafting me in the 32nd round today! It’s a great honor! It’s with mutual understanding that I’ll still be honoring my commitment to Penn State! I look forward to college and bettering myself as a player and person, thank you to all who have supported me!

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins acknowledged that Braden is "headed to Penn State," but the Blue Jays are still "glad to have drafted him."

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Braden being selected in the 32nd round is fitting, as Roy wore No. 32 in 148 games with the Blue Jays from 1998 to 2009. The Blue Jays have since retired No. 32 in Doc's honor. 

Roy was voted into the Hall of Fame this past winter, and will be officially inducted next month in Cooperstown.


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