Votto among finalists for National League Most Valuable Player
OTTAWA- Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was announced as one of three finalists for the National League’s Most Valuable Player award along with Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks with the winner being announced on November 16th.
Bowman accepts position in France
(Photo: Shawn Bowman (left) congratulates Josh Naylor after a home run at the 2015 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan)
MLB Draft: Pop, Procopio selected on day two of draft
OTTAWA- A pair of Junior National Team alums, Zach Pop (Brampton, ON) and Daniel Procopio (Toronto, ON), were the lone Canadians selected on day two of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft bringing the two-day total to four Canadians chosen through the first ten rounds.
Leach and Hall taken on Day 1 of 2017 MLB Draft
OTTAWA-Junior National Team right-handed pitcher Landon Leach (Pickering, ON) became the first Canadian selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft after the Minnesota Twins used the first pick in the second round, 37th overall to draft the 17 year-old. Twenty-three picks later, the Baltimore Orioles used their second round choice (60th overall) on Junior National Team shortstop Adam Hall (London, ON) as the first day of the draft concluded with two Canadians selected.
2017 MLB Draft: What you need to know
WHAT: The annual Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft (or Rule 4 Draft) gets underway tonight (7pm ET MLB Network/MLB.com) with the first 75 selections (Round 1, Competitive Balance Lottery Round A, Round 2, Completive Balance Lottery Round B), continues Tuesday with rounds three through ten and concludes on Wednesday with rounds 11-40.
Five Canadians on MLB Opening Day rosters
OTTAWA- The 2017 Major League Baseball season is officially underway and five Canadians are scattered among the circuit’s 30 clubs.