Canadians drafted in 1998

by on October 31, 2012


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* SS Lee Delfino (Pickering, Ont.) from Team Ontario was the top Canadian chosen in 1998, going in the fifth round to the Toronto Blue Jays ….


31 Canadians drafted in … in 1998

Round Club Position Name Home Town University/Team
5th Blue Jays SS Lee Delfino Pickering, Ont. Team Ontario
7th Orioles 3B Tim Nelson Calgary, Alta. Alan Hancock Jr. College
9th Blue Jays LHP Steve Murray Ennismore, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays
10th Expos RHP Ryan Grantham Burlington, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays
10th Orioles RHP Dustin Emberley Weyburn, Sask. Weyburn Beavers

12th Twins OF Kareem Johnson Trail, BC Trail American Legion
12th Angels OF Ed Welch Vancouver, BC White Rock Tritons
18th Orioles RHP Denis Gratton Kitchener, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays
21st Angels RHP Ryan Braun Kitchener, Ont. Edison HS, Fresno, Calif.
22nd Blue Jays OF Adam Stern Port Stanley, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays

22nd Expos RHP Trevor Wamback Lower Sackville, N.S.
26th Orioles RHP Jason Mandryk Langton, Ont. Team Ontario
27th Angels RHP Simon Stoner Prince George BC Pasco Hernando Community College
28th Blue Jays RHP Shawn Lynn North York, Ont. North York Blues
28th Giants RHP Chad Ertel St. Clements, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays

30th Padres LHP Eric Cyr Montreal, Que. Seminole State Jr. College
34th Expos LHP Charles Dubuc Iberville, Que. Academie Baseball Canada
37th Mariners RHP Mike Kashuba Vernon, BC Penticton
39th Dodgers LHP Marc-Andre Legace Blackburn Hamlet, Ont.
39th Orioles RHP Marc-Andre Houle Terrebonne, Que. Des Moines Area Community College

40th Rangers LHP Craig Mosher Richmond, BC Southern Idaho Jr. College
40th Dodgers RHP Clint Hosford North Vancouver, BC North Shore Twins
41st Expos RHP Alexandre Groleau Longeuil, Que. Academie Baseball Canada
41st Rockies OF Bryce Coppiters Raymond, Alta. Prairie Baseball Academy
41st Dodgers 1B Doug Vandecaveye Tillbury, Ont. Windsor Selects

42nd Rockies OF Nyjer Morgan Enderby, BC
43rd Blue Jays RHP Travis Beckham Port Dover, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays
43rd Yankees RHP Kris Ehmke Peterborough, Ont. Hill Community College
45th Orioles OF Brock Ralph Raymond, Alta. Prairie Baseball Academy
48th Reds RHP Gerald Butt St. John’s Nfld. Mayfield State University

48th Dodgers RHP Chad Marchand Lethbridge, Alta. Prairie Baseball Academy

By province: Ontario 13, British Columbia 7, Alberta 4, Quebec 4, Newfoundland 1, Nova Scotia 1, Saskatchewan 1.

By team: 1. Orioles 6, 2. Blue Jays 5, 3. Dodgers 4, 3. Expos 4.

Angels 3, Rockies 2, Giants 1, Mariners 1, Padres 1, Rangers 1, Reds 1, Twins 1, Yankees 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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