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2022 MLB DRAFT: Dylan O’Rae first of nine Canadians selected on day two of MLB Draft

OTTAWA – Junior National Team infielder Dylan O’Rae (Sarnia, Ontario) took the honour of being the first Canadian selected in the 2022 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft when the Milwaukee Brewers selected him in the third round, 102nd overall. 

O’Rae joined the Junior National Team program for the Fall Instructional League Camp last October and recently participated three Junior National Team training camps earlier this year in Florida and the Dominican Republic. 

In 25 games in a Junior National Team uniform against professional competition in 2022, O’Rae slashed .257/.464/.343 with four doubles, one triple, eight RBIs, 26 runs scored and 17 stolen bases.

O’Rae was the first of nine Canadians selected on day two of the draft with Canadian-born catcher Lamar King Jr. (Padres), first basemen David McCabe (Braves) and Matt Coutney (Angels), shortstop Nate Ochoa (Nationals), right-handed pitchers Jonah Tong (Mets), Adam Maier (Braves) and Jacob Zibin (Guardians) and catcher Gavin Logan (Diamondbacks) also chosen.

Ochoa and Zibin represented Canada last fall at the Friendship Series in Florida against the United States while Maier represented Canada in Gijang, South Korea at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in 2019.

Day three of the MLB Draft goes tomorrow beginning at 2PM ET with rounds 11 through 20.

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Canadians selected in 2022 MLB First-Year Player Draft

  1. **SS Dylan O’Rae (Sarnia, ON) – Milwaukee Brewers – Third Round (102nd overall) Junior National Team/Great Lake Canadians
  2. *C Lamar King Jr. (Perry Hall, MD) – San Diego Padres – Fourth Round (120th overall) Calvert Hall College HS
  3. 1B David McCabe (Courtice, ON) – Atlanta Braves – Fourth Round (125th overall) UNC Charlotte
  4. **SS Nate Ochoa (Burlington, ON) – Washington Nationals – Sixth Round (171st overall) Fieldhouse Pirates
  5. RHP Jonah Tong (Markham, ON) – New York Mets – Seventh Round (209th overall) Toronto Mets 
  6. **RHP Adam Maier (North Vancouver, BC) – Atlanta Braves – Seventh Round (215th overall) Oregon
  7. C Gavin Logan (Oyen, Alberta) – Arizona Diamondbacks – Ninth Round (258th overall) Oregon State
  8. **1B Matt Coutney (Wetaskiwin, AB) – Los Angeles Angels – Tenth Round (298th overall) Old Dominion
  9. **RHP Jacob Zibin (Langley, BC) – Cleveland Guardians – Tenth Round (301st overall) Langley Blaze/TNXL Academy 

*Born in Canada, raised in the United States
**Current of former Junior National Team member