Canadians drafted in 2002

by on October 18, 2012

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* LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) went ninth over-all in the 2002 draft of high schoolers and collegians across North America and LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) went fourth over-all. And the third pick was Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) ….


48 Canadians drafted in … 2002

Rd OverAll Club Position Name Home Town University/Team

1st (4th) Orioles LHP Adam Loewen Surrey, BC Whalley Chiefs/Canadian NationalJunior Team
1st (9th) Rockies LHP Jeff Francis North Delta, BC University of British Columbia
2nd (44th) Reds C Joey Votto Etobicoke, Ont. Etobicoke Rangers
2nd (61st) Twins RHP Jesse Crain Toronto, Ont. University of Houston
9th (254th) Devil Rays C Chris Leroux Mississauga, Ont. Team Ontario/Canadian National Junior Team

9th (269th) Phillies RHP Rob Harrand Regina, Sask. San Diego State University
9th (280th) Mariners RHP Terry Forbes Cole Harbour, N.S. Nova Scotia Selects
10th (283rd) Pirates LHP David Davidson Thorold, Ont. Team Ontario
10th (290th) Tigers C Luke Carlin Aylmer, Que. Northeastern University
12th (354th) Angels OF Ryan Kenning North Vancouver, BC New Mexico State University

12th (356th) Blue Jays RHP Mike Roga Pickering, Ont. Armstrong Atlantic State/Oshawa Dodgers
12th (357th) Mets 3B Shawn Bowman Coquitlam, BC Coquitlam Reds/Canadian National Junior Team
13th (398th) A’s 3B Tyler Klippenstein Okotoks Alta. Prairie Baseball Academy
14th (416th) Blue Jays 1B Mike Galloway St. Thomas, Ont. University of Miami
14th (417th) Mets RHP Jeffrey Brewer Bathurst, N.B. University of British Columbia

14th (356th) Dodgers RHP Karl Mejholm Nanaimo, BC Nanaimo Pirates
14th (425th) Braves RHP Michael Reiss Thornhill, Ont. Seminole Jr. College
16th (476th) Blue Jays LHP Aric Van Gaalen Edmonton, Alta. Canadian National Junior Team
16th (481st) Dodgers RHP-OF Sambu Ndungidi Montreal, Que. Quebec Les Ailes
16th (490th) Mariners RHP Ryan Leaist Hamilton, Ont. Montreat College

17th (509th) Phillies RHP Scott Mathieson Aldergrove, BC Langley Blaze/Team BC/Canadian National Junior Team
17th (511th) Dodgers 2B Russell Martin Montreal, Que. Chipola Jr. College
17th (512th) Twins RHP Adam Hawes Victoria Harbour, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays
17th (518th) A’s C David Harriman Surrey, BC Armstrong Atlantic State University
19th (553rd) Pirates RHP Herbert Andres Elon, Man. Abbotsford Cardinals

19th (572nd) Twins LHP Adam Daniels Vancouver, BC Capilano College
20th (595th) Padres C George Kottaras Markham, Ont. Connors State College
21st (641st) Astros 2B Ivan Naccarata Longeuil, Que. Chipola Jr. College
24th (728th) A’s OF Danny Gibbons Toronto, Ont. Central Michigan University
25th (744th) Angels RHP Michel Simard Charlesbourg, Que. St. Petersburg College

25th (755th) Braves RHP Steven Reiss Thornhill, Ont. Seminole Jr. College
27th (817th) Giants LHP Ryan McGovern Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Cardinals/Canadian National Junior Team
29th (871st) Dodgers SS Dominique Laurin North Vancouver, BC Eastern Oklahoma State Jr. College
29th (872nd) Twins RHP James Avery Moose Jaw, Sask. Moose Jaw Cardinals/Calgary Dawgs/Canadian National Junior Team
30th (883rd) Pirates RHP Chris Toneguzzi Thunder Bay, Ont. Team Ontario

30th (897th) Mets C Chris Robinson Dorchester, Ont. London Badgers/Can. Junior Team
36th (1080th) White Sox LHP Jason Pilkington St. Catharines, Ont. Central Arizona College
40th (1197th) Mets SS Jonathan Malo Laval, Que. Academie Baseball Canada/Associates of Laval
40th (1201th) Dodgers 1B Eric Wolfe Willowdale, Ont. Team Ontario/Canadian National Junior Team
41st (1222nd) Rangers RHP Andrew Myette Surrey, BC Kwantelen College

41st (1231st) Dodgers LHP Ryan Lennerton Langley, BC Eastern Oklahoma State Jr. College
43rd (1282) Marlins C Tyler Williams North Delta, BC North Delta Blue Jays
43rd (1290th) Dodgers RHP David Parker Winnipeg, Man. Eastern Oklahoma State Jr. College
43rd (1299th) Mariners OF Adam Pernasilici Tecumseh, Ont. Team Ontario/Canadian National Junior Team
45th (1337th) Marlins RHP Shany Carle Trois-Riveriers, Que. University of Quebec

46th (1378th) Giants LHP Matt Ircandia Calgary, Alta. Calgary Dawgs/Team Alberta
47th (1391st) Angels RHP Karl Gelinas Iberville, Que. Academie Baseball Canada
47th (1392nd) Padres INF Stephen (Suk Hyun) Nam Mississauga, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays

By province: Ontario 18, British Columbia 13, Quebec 8, Alberta 3, Saskatchewan 2, Manitoba 2, New Brunswick 1, Nova Scotia 1.

By team: 1. Dodgers  7, 2. Mets, 4, 2. Twins 4.
A’s 3, Angels 3, Blue Jays  3, Mariners 3, Pirates 3, Braves 2, Marlins 2,  Phillies 2,  Giants 2, Astros 1, Devil Rays 1, Orioles 1, Reds 1, Rockies 1, Rangers 1, TIgers 1, White Sox 1.

Bob Elliott
Bob Elliott is the founder of the Canadian Baseball Network. He is also a baseball columnist for the Toronto Sun and a frequent guest on The FAN-590. He was born in Kingston, Ont. If you want to know anything and everything to do with the Major Leagues, Minors or amateur ball in Canada - Bob is the man to talk ask.

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