Seven Junior National Team members selected on final day of MLB Draft
OTTAWA- Sixteen Canadians were selected on day three of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, including seven current members of the Junior National Team, bringing the total number of Canadians drafted over the three-day event to 20.
In 2016, 25 Canadians were selected in the annual draft, while a record 48 Canadians were selected in 2002, the highest total since Canada became a draft region in 1991.
Of the 20 selections, 13 are current or former members of the Junior National Team program including RHP Landon Leach (2, Twins), SS Adam Hall (2, Orioles), RHP Zach Pop (7, Dodgers), RHP Daniel Procopio (10, Angels), OF Clayton Keyes (15, Diamondbacks), RHP Cade Smith (16, Twins), C JD Osborne (22, Marlins), SS Jason Willow (24, Orioles), OF Cooper Davis (25, Blue Jays), 2B Dondrae Bremner (31, Reds), Jake Lumley (33, A’s), Edouard Julien (37, Phillies) and Rhys Cratty (40, Tigers)
The following is a breakdown of Canadian players drafted by major league organizations:
Orioles 2, Twins 2, Blue Jays 2, Tigers 2, Diamondbacks 1, Astros 1, Mets 1, Nationals 1, Dodgers 1, Cubs 1, Marlins 1, Angels 1, Mariners 1, Reds 1, Athletics 1, Phillies 1.
Baseball Canada would like to congratulate all Canadians that were selected over the past three days.
Canadians selected in 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft
1. RHP Landon Leach (Pickering, ON) – Minnesota Twins – 2nd Round (37th overall) Junior National Team/Toronto Mets
2. SS Adam Hall (London, ON) – Baltimore Orioles – 2nd Round (60th overall) Junior National Team/Great Lake Canadians
*3. RHP Zach Pop (Brampton, ON) – Los Angeles Dodgers – 7th Round (220th overall) University of Kentucky
*4. RHP Daniel Procopio (Toronto, ON) – Los Angeles Angels – 10th Round (295th overall) Niagara University
5. OF Jonathan Lacroix (Montréal, QC) – Houston Astros – 12th Round (361st overall) Seminole State (OK) College
6. OF Eric Senior (Toronto, ON) – Washington Nationals- 13th Round (403rd overall) Midland (TX) College
7. OF Clayton Keyes (Calgary, AB) – Arizona Diamondbacks – 15th Round (442nd overall) Junior National Team/Okotoks Dawgs
8. 2B Jared Young (Prince George, BC) – Chicago Cubs – 15th Round (465th overall) Old Dominion University
9. RHP Cade Smith (Abbotsford, BC) – Minnesota Twins – 16th Round (466th overall) Junior National Team/Chilliwack Cougars
10. OF Raphaël Gladu (Trois-Riviéres, QC) – New York Mets – 16th Round (487th overall) Louisiana Tech
11. OF Tanner Kirwer (Sherwood Park, AB) – Toronto Blue Jays – 20th Round (609th overall) Niagara University
^RHP Christian Lindsay-Young (Hamburg, NY) – Cincinnati Reds – 21st Round (617th overall) Niagara County Community College
*12. JD Osborne (Whitby, ON) – Miami Marlins – 22nd Round (659th overall) University of Tampa
^RHP Jordan Scheftz (Irvine, CA) – Cleveland Indians – 23rd Round (702nd overall) Central Florida
13. SS Louis Boyd (North Vancouver, BC) – Seattle Mariners – 24th Round (723rd overall) University of Arizona
14. SS Jason Willow (Victoria, BC) – Baltimore Orioles – 24th Round (728th overall) Junior National Team/Victoria Mariners
15. OF Cooper Davis (Mississauga, ON) – Toronto Blue Jays – 25th Round (759th overall) Junior National Team/Ontario Blue Jays
16. RHP Kyle Thomas (Mississauga, ON) – Detroit Tigers – 30th Round (905th overall) University of Northwestern Ohio
17. 2B Dondrae Bremner (Toronto, ON) – Cincinnati Reds – 31st Round (917th overall) Junior National Team/Toronto Mets
*18. 2B Jake Lumley (Windsor, ON) – Oakland A’s – 33rd Round (981st overall) Canisius College
^SS Trei Cruz (Houston, TX) – Houston Astros – 35th Round (1051st overall) Episcopal HS
19. 2B Edouard Julien (Québec, QC) – Philadelphia Phillies – 37th Round (1103rd overall) Junior National Team/Diamants de Québec
20. 2B Rhys Cratty (Langley, BC) – Detroit Tigers – 40th Round (1205th overall) Junior National Team/Langley Blaze
*Junior National Team alumni
^Born in Canada