20 Canadians selected in 2013 MLB Draft

Edmonton-born southpaw Rob Zastryzny was the first Canadian selected in this year's MLB draft.
Edmonton-born southpaw Rob Zastryzny was the first Canadian selected in this year’s MLB draft.

Courtesy of Adam Morrissette, Baseball Canada (www.baseball.ca)


TORONTO – The third and final day of the 2013 MLB Draft took place on Saturday with fifteen Canadians being selected by MLB clubs, bringing the grand total to 20 Canadians taken over the three-day event.

Fifteen players selected are either current or former members of the Canadian Junior National Team.

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

Canadians selected in 2013 MLB Draft:

1) LHP Rob Zastryzny (Edmonton, AB) – Chicago Cubs 2nd Round (41st overall) University of Missouri
2) RF Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) – Seattle Mariners 3rd Round (85th overall) Langley Blaze/JNT*
3) RHP Nick Pivetta (Victoria, BC) – Washington Nationals 4th Round (136th overall) New Mexico JC*
4) LHP Travis Seabrooke (Peterborough, ON) – Baltimore Orioles 5th Round (159th overall) Ontario Terriers/JNT*
5) SS Malik Collymore (Mississauga, ON) – St. Louis Cardinals 10th Round (305th overall) Ontario Blue Jays/JNT*
6) RHP Andrew Cooper (Belle River, ON) – Washing ton Nationals 12th Round (376th overall) Sierra JC
7) Lachlan Fontaine (Vancouver, BC) – Seattle Mariners 13th Round (387th overall)  North Shore Twins/JNT*
8) 3B Adam Nelubowich (Stony Plain, AB) – Houston Astros 18th Round (527th overall) Washington State University*
9) RHP Sean Ratcliffe (Ajax, ON) – Toronto Blue Jays 18th Round (535th overall) Ontario Blue Jays/JNT*
10) SS Daniel Pinero (Toronto, ON) – Houston Astros 20th Round (587th overall) Ontario Blue Jays*
11) C Morgan Lofstrom (Kelowna, BC) – Cincinnati Reds 20th Round (615th overall) Okanagan A’s/JNT*
12) C Mike Reeves (Peterborough, ON) – Toronto Blue Jays 21st Round (625th overall) Florida Gulf Coast University
13) RHP Daniel Procopio (Toronto, ON) – New York Mets 22nd Round (656th overall) Toronto Mets/JNT*
14) C Owen Spiwak (Mississauga, ON) – New York Mets 26th Round (776th overall) Ontario Blue Jays/JNT*
15) RHP Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, ON) – New York Yankees 26th Round (794th overall) Ontario Terriers/JNT*
16) RHP Dylan Brooks (Dorchester, ON) – San Francisco Giants 30th Round (912th overall) London Majors/JNT*
17) SS Charles Leblanc (Laval, QC) – Milwaukee Brewers 33rd Round, (992nd overall) ABC
18) OF Julien Service (Whitby, ON) – Minnesota Twins 37th Round (1100th overall) Northeast Texas JC
19) RHP Kurtis Kostuk (Abbotsford, BC) – Arizona Diamondbacks 38th (1140th) Abbotsford Cardinals/JNT*
20) SS Chris Thibedeau (Dartmouth, NS) – San Diego Padres 40th Round (1198th) Vauxhall Academy/JNT*

*Current or former member of Junior National Team.

2 thoughts on “20 Canadians selected in 2013 MLB Draft

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  1. great list of kids. A 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th rounder is impressive.
    Quantrill must really want to go to school. I thought he would have gone higher.

  2. it got a little annoying to read more than one article dissing the baseball draft as being a waste of time.
    this is the kind of celebration i enjoy. these kids deserve their big moment since the rest of their baseball days will be hard work and hoping for an opportunity.

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