OTTAWA- Twenty Canadians were selected on day three of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft bringing the total number of Canadians drafted over the three-day event to 25.
In 2018, 19 Canadians were selected in the annual draft, while a record 48 Canadians were selected in 2002.
Of the 25 Canadians selected, 15 are either current or former members of Baseball Canada’s Junior National Team program including the top Canadian selected, Oakville’s Dasan Brown who was chosen by the Toronto Blue Jays in the third round (88th overall) on Tuesday.
The following is a breakdown of Canadian players drafted by MLB organizations:
Athletics (1), Blue Jays (5), Braves (1), Cardinals (1), Cubs (2), Mariners (1), Nationals (1), Padres (2), Phillies (1), Rangers (2), Rays (1), Reds (2), Twins (3), Yankees (2),
Baseball Canada would like to congratulate all Canadians that were selected over the past three days.
1. OF Dasan Brown (Oakville, ON) – Toronto Blue Jays – 3rd Round (88th overall) Junior National Team/Ontario Blue Jays
2. OF Jake Sanford (Cole Harbour, NS) – New York Yankees – 3rd Round (105th overall) Western Kentucky University
3. RHP Matt Brash (Kingston, ON) – San Diego Padres – 4th Round (113th overall) Niagara University
4. RHP Josh Burgmann (Nanaimo, BC) – Chicago Cubs – 5th Round (162nd overall) University of Washington
5. LHP Adam Macko (Stony Plain, AB) – Seattle Mariners – 7th Round (216th overall) Vauxhall (AB) High School
6. INF TJ Schofield-Sam (Brampton, ON) – Oakland Athletics – 12th Round (374th overall) Junior National Team/Ontario Blue Jays
7. OF/RHP Matt Lloyd (Okotoks, AB) - Cincinnati Reds - 15th Round (444th overall) Indiana University
8. LHP Antoine Jean (Montréal, QC) - Minnesota Twins - 17th Round (509th overall) Junior National Team/ABC
9. RHP Trevor Brigden (Toronto, ON) - Tampa Bay Rays - 17th Round (518th overall) Okanagan College
10. RHP Tanner Dalton (Lethbridge, AB) - Chicago Cubs - 17th Round (522nd overall) Sacramento State
11. 2B Edouard Julien (Québec, QC) - Minnesota Twins - 18th Round (539th overall) Auburn University
12. LHP Niall Windeler (Toronto, ON) - Minnesota Twins - 19th Round (569th overall) UBC
13. C Raphaël Pelletier (Mascouche, QC) - Texas Rangers - 25th Round (745th overall) Junior National Team/ABC
14. OF Jean-Christophe Masson (Lévis, QC) - Toronto Blue Jays - 26th Round (777th overall) Junior National Team/ABC
15. RHP Indigo Diaz (Vancouver, BC) - Atlanta Braves - 27th Round (817th overall) Michigan State
16. 1B Kyle MacDonald (Mississauga, ON) - New York Yankees - 27th Round (825th overall) Arkansas State
17. RHP Eli Saul (Vancouver, BC) - Texas Rangers - 29th Round (865th overall) Junior National Team/UBC BCPBL
18. C Owen Diodati (Niagara Falls, ON) - Toronto Blue Jays - 29th Round (867th overall) Junior National Team/Great Lake Canadians
19. C Ryan Leitch (Whitby, ON) - Cincinnati Reds - 29th Round (894th overall) Junior National Team/Toronto Mets
20. OF Noah Myers (Wyoming, ON) - Toronto Blue Jays - 30th Round (897th overall) Wabash Valley College
21. RHP Braden Halladay (Clearwater, FL) - Toronto Blue Jays - 32nd Round (957th overall) Calvary Christian HS
22. LHP Keegan Pulford-Thorpe (Newmarket, ON) - San Diego Padres - 33rd Round (983rd overall) Junior National Team/Toronto Mets
23. LHP Thomas Little (Lethbridge, AB) - Philadelphia Phillies - 33rd Round (990th overall) Vauxhall (AB) High School
24. RHP Logan Hofmann (Muenster, SK) - St. Louis Cardinals - 35th Round (1055th overall) Colby College
25. SS Jaden Brown (Mississauga, ON) - Washington Nationals - 40th Round (1203rd overall) Junior National Team/Ontario Blue Jays
*Bold indicates current or former member of Junior National Team program