OTTAWA- With the non-waiver trade deadline and the Major League Baseball Draft in the rearview mirror, baseball publications are producing their mid-season prospect rankings.
MLBPipeline.com recently released their Top 100 overall list and Top 30 prospects list for each of the 30 MLB organizations, which includes a wave of young Canadian talent.
Making his MLB debut in May at the tender age of 20, Calgary’s Mike Soroka took over the #1 spot on the Atlanta Braves’ Top 30 list and also assumes the #15 slot on the Top 100 list. The young right-hander is currently working his way back to the mound from a sore throwing shoulder.
Also debuting earlier this season and just recently recalled by the St. Louis Cardinals, Maple Ridge, BC native Tyler O’Neill is ranked #48 on the Top 100 lost and #2 on the Cards’ organizational list.
In June, Noah Naylor became the highest Canadian selected in the 2018 MLB Draft and has since had a nice start to his pro career in the Arizona League slashing .327/.404/.429 with a hone run through 14 games. The Mississauga native is ranked #4 in the Cleveland Indians’ organization.
Check out where other Canadians are ranked with their respective clubs.
#15 C Andy Yerzy (Toronto, ON)
#1 RHP Mike Soroka (Calgary, AB)
#27 RHP Zach Pop (Brampton, ON)
#29 SS Adam Hall (London, ON)
#4 Noah Naylor (Mississauga, ON)
#16 OF Jacob Robson (Windsor, ON)
#21 Abraham Toro-Hernandez (Longueuil, QC)
#16 OF Tristan Pompey (Milton, ON)
#30 RHP Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga, ON)
San Diego Padres
#10 RHP Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, ON)
#15 1B/OF Josh Naylor (Mississauga, ON)
St. Louis Cardinals
#2 OF Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC)
Toronto Blue Jays
#29 RHP Jordan Romano (Markham, ON)