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Baseball Canada – OTTAWA- Sixteen Canadians were selected during day three of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft bringing the total number to 25 for the annual three-day event.

In 2015, 30 Canadians were selected in the annual draft. A record 48 Canadians were selected in 2002 for the highest total since Canadians became eligible for the draft in 1991.

Of the 25 selections, 18 are current or former members of our Junior National Team program.

The following is a breakdown of Canadian players drafted by major league organization:

Diamondbacks 4, Blue Jays 3, Astros 3, Tigers 2, Reds 2, Twins 2, White Sox 1, Mets 1, Nationals 1, Cardinals 1, Mariners 1, Pirates 1, Red Sox 1, Padres 1, Rangers 1

Baseball Canada would like to congratulate all Canadians that were selected over the past three days.


Canadians selected in 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft

*1. RHP Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, ON) – San Diego Padres – 1st Round (8th overall) Stanford University

*2. C Andrew Yerzy (Toronto, ON) – Arizona Diamondbacks – 2nd Round (52nd overall) Junior National Team/Toronto Mets

3. RHP Curtis Taylor (Port Coquitlam, BC) – Arizona Diamondbacks – 4th Round (119th overall) University of British Columbia

*4. SS Charles LeBlanc (Laval, QC) – Texas Rangers – 4th Round (129th overall) University of Pittsburgh

*5. RHP Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga, ON) – Minnesota Twins – 5th Round (153rd overall) Junior National Team

6. 3B Abraham Toro-Hernandez (Greenfield Park, QC) – Houston Astros – 5th Round (157th overall) Seminole State

*7. OF Jacob Robson (Windsor, ON) – Detroit Tigers – 8th Round (235th overall) Mississippi State

8. RHP Alex Webb (Surrey, BC) – Cincinnati Reds – 9th Round (258th overall) University of British Columbia

*9. SS Daniel Pinero (Toronto, ON) – Detroit Tigers – 9th Round (265th overall) University of Virginia

10. RHP Jake Polancic (Langley, BC) – Arizona Diamondbacks – 11th Round (329th overall) Langley Blaze

*11. RHP Bryan Saucedo (Toronto, ON) – Chicago White Sox – 14th Round (416th overall) Davenport University

*12. OF Clayton Keyes (Calgary, AB) – Toronto Blue Jays – 17th Round (522nd overall) Junior National Team

*13. 2B Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Montréal, QC) – Houston Astros – 20th Round (607th overall) Seminole State

*14. 1B Luke Van Rycheghem (Kent Bridge, ON) – Arizona Diamondbacks – 23rd Round (689th overall) Junior National Team

15. 1B Bruce Yari (Waterloo, ON) – Cincinnati Reds – 24th Round (708th overall) UBC

*16. LHP Matt Jones (Whitby, ON) – Minnesota Twins – 28th Round (843rd overall) Toronto Mets

*17. RHP William Sierra (Montréal, QC) – New York Mets – 28th Round (850th overall) Junior National Team

*18. OF Tyler Duncan (Sooke, BC) – Seattle Mariners – 30th Round (897th overall) Junior National Team

*19. OF Tristan Clarke (Brampton, ON) – Washington Nationals – 30th Round (904th overall) Eastern Oklahoma State JC

*20. RHP Josh Burgmann (Nanaimo, BC) – St. Louis Cardinals – 30th Round (916th overall) Junior National Team

*21. OF Toby Handley (Whitby, ON) – Houston Astros – 33rd Round (997th overall) Stonybrook University

22. RHP Brayden Bouchey (White Rock, BC) – Toronto Blue Jays – 33rd Round (1002nd overall) Louisiana Monroe

*23. Austin Shields (Dundas, ON) – Pittsburgh Pirates – 33rd Round (1005th overall) Great Lake Canadians

24. OF Jake Wilson (New Lowell, ON) – Boston Red Sox – 39th Round (1168th overall) Barrie Red Sox

*25. RHP Carter Loewen (Abbotsford, BC) – Toronto Blue Jays – 40th Round (1212th overall) Junior National Team

*Current or former member of the Junior National Team program



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