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BLUEFIELD (WVVA)-- Sports organizations can do many things to get fans into the stands. One sure fire way to do so is to have a local high school standout to play close to home.

That is a real possibility for the Bluefield Blue Jays and Zak Wasilewski.

Wasilewski was drafted Wednesday by the Toronto Blue Jays organization, and coincidentally, one of Toronto's rookie league teams is in Bluefield, less than a half an hour from Wasilewski's home of Tazewell.

"If Zak happens to make it to Bluefield we will welcome him with open arms and welcome all of the people from Tazewell County," said the President of the Bluefield Baseball Club George Mcgonagle.

Mcgonagle says that the majority of season tickets and box seats are already sold out, but if Wasilewski does get placed in Bluefield that it could help in other areas of the organization.

"Our biggest hope is that it will help out our ticket sales somewhat and the souvenirs and you know if you bring people into the ballpark then that is going to help our concession sales," said Mcgonagle.

It is unsure where Wasilewski will end up. He will report to rookie camp this weekend in Florida with the Toronto organization, and then a decision will be made by the organization next weekend on whether it will be Bluefield or Vancouver.

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