Friday, March 11, 2011

Many Albertans projected to be among first Canadians drafted

The Canadian Baseball Network has an updated Canadian draft list.  12 young players from Alberta are on the list, including 5 of the first 17.
Those 5 are:
#8 - Ryan Thompson - a right handed pitcher from Fort McMurray, playing at Franklin Pierce University

#10 - Adam Paulencu - also a RHP, from Spruce Grove and playing at the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute

#11 - Ethan Elias - yet another RHP, this one from Entwisle who recently played on the Canadian Junior National Team, and played for the Edmonton Prospects.

#14 - Sheldon McDonald, another pitcher  from Spruce Grove, but he is a lefty who is at UBC.

#17 - Cory Scammell an OF from Edmonton who is a product of the St. FX Baseball Academy, and also played on the Junior National Team.

Rounding out the list of top Albertans are:
Dale Anderson, a catcher from Strathmore, who had previously been drafted by the Rangers out of the College of Southern Idaho and turned down a contract offer to return to school and is now at Seton Hall.  A Baseball Calgary product who went on to Vauxhall, he also played with the Junior National Team in 2007.

Ryan Kennedy, a big LHP from Calgary who was a teammate of Anderson in Calgary and with the 2007 Junior Team and was also previously drafted and is now playing at the University of Tampa

Blake Carruthers, a Calgary outfielder, playing at UBC.

Brendan Hendriks from Cochrane who is at Vauxhall and also played with the Junior National Team.

Jordan Procyshen who is a catcher from the Okotoks Dawgs, who also played with the Junior National Team

Jesse Sawyer, a Calgary third baseman who is playing at South Dakota State

Burke Seifrit,  the third pitcher from Spruce Grove on the list, who was drafted by the Blue Jays in 2009 and is currently pitching at Southern Nevada College.

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