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Jun 7, 2013 5:58 PM

One-on-One With Clinton Hollon

Woodford County's Clinton Hollon will soon be a Toronto Blue Jay.

The hard-throwing pitcher was selected with the 47th overall pick by Toronto in Thursday night's second round of the Major League Baseball Draft.
Kyle Scott sat down with Hollon Friday afternoon.

Scott: Tell me what you were doing last night when the Draft was going on.

Hollon: I was actually heading back from the state game and I got a call from my agent, Rob Martin and he told me the Toronto Blue Jays wanted to take me in the second round. I tried to call my dad and he didn't answer because one of the local scouts with the Texas Rangers came to the house because he wanted to watch them [Rangers] take me on the screen; but, as soon as my dad was shaking his hand coming into the house the Blue Jays announced that they took me and I got that call so they [my family] said they got to celebrate it with the Rangers, instead of me.

Were you surprised that you were selected that early? Because if this was this time last year there was question [because of tendonitis in throwing arm]?

Hollon: Ummm, a little bit. I had been talking to my agent all day and he said I might go either late yesterday or early today. So it kind of surprised me, but we had been talking to him a little bit and he said he had been trying to work out a deal with the Blue Jays. I didn't want to tell anybody because I didn't want to curse it. But I'm glad it happened.

Scott: Give me an idea as to what the Draft process was like up until last night.

Hollon: It's been great. Not a lot of kids get to experience the things that I've got to experience and for my family too -- it's brought us together as a family. I've been going through it since I was about 15 years old -- when I started going to Perfect Game things and I hit 91, 92 when I was 15. So it's been crazy and long, but it went by a lot quicker than I really expected it to.


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