Canadians on MLB Pipeline prospect lists

August 1, 2018

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. 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.

Arizona Diamondbacks

#15 C Andy Yerzy (Toronto, ON)

Atlanta Braves

#1 RHP Mike Soroka (Calgary, AB)

Baltimore Orioles

#27 RHP Zach Pop (Brampton, ON)
#29 SS Adam Hall (London, ON)

Cleveland Indians

#4 Noah Naylor (Mississauga, ON)

Detroit Tigers

#16 OF Jacob Robson (Windsor, ON)

Houston Astros

#21 Abraham Toro-Hernandez (Longueuil, QC) 

Miami Marlins

#16 OF Tristan Pompey (Milton, ON)

Minnesota Twins

#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)


MLB Canadians

Rowan Wick

Current MLB Team: San Diego Padres
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC

Umpire of the Week

Week of June 11, 2018

Trace (BC)

Shaped by our Game

Baseball Canada is pleased to introduce Shaped by Our Game, a new initiative on that will profile people who have used our sport to achieve success later in life. Baseball is a sport that provides great life lessons and teaches skills that are applicable for future success in life whether on the baseball field or not.

 Dominic Therrien

 Isabelle Higgins

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a systemic approach being developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant's potential and involvement in our sport. The LTAD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete's career to enable him / her to reach his / her full potential in baseball and as an athlete.