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.

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.

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)

 

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