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By Bob Elliott

Usually we update our all-time list of Canadians selected in the first 200 over-all picks at the end of the draft. However, since three Canucks 1B Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays; RHP Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) and LHP Jeff Degano (Surrey, BC) of the Indiana State Sycamores went on day one ... we have three additions to out top 200 list.

They rank from LHP Steve Wilson (Victoria, BC) the first-ever Canadian selected when Canucks were made eligible for the draft as he went in the fourth round (83rd) in 1985 from the University of Portland to Monday night's Naylor-Soroka-Degano trio.

And there are still 125 picks remaining on Day II so there could be more additions to our top 200.

Canadians chosen in the top 200 over-all picks In North America, in order.   
Year    Round (Overall)    Team    Position    Name    Hometown    School/Team
2010 1st (2nd) Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon The Woodlands, Tx., The Woodlands HS
2002 1st (4th) Orioles LHP Adam Loewen Surrey, BC Whalley Chiefs/Canadian National Junior Team/Chipola College
2002 1st (9th) Rockies LHP Jeff Francis North Delta, BC University of British Columbia
2007 1st (11th) Mariners RHP Phillippe Aumont Gatineau, Que. Academie Baseball Canada/Canadian National Junior Team
2015 1st (12th) Marlins 1st 1B Josh Naylor, Mississauga, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian Jr National Team

2008 1st (16th) Brewers C-INF Brett Lawrie Langley, B.C. Langley Blaze/Candian National Junior Team
1988 1st (19th) Expos RHP Dave Wainhouse Scarborough, Ont. Washington State University
2010 1st (22nd) Rangers C Kellin Deglan Langley Blaze/Canadian National Junior Team
1997 1st (27th) Padres SS Kevin Nicholson Surrey, BC Stetson College
2015 1st (28th) Braves RHP Mike Soroka, Calgary, Alta. PBF Redbirds/Canadian Junior National Team

2000 1st (30th) Braves INF Scott Thorman Cambridge, Ont. Team Ontario/Canadian National Junior Team
1996 1A (34th) Red Sox RHP Chris Reitsma Calgary, Alta. Calgary Rockies

1997 1A (36th) Orioles OF Ntema Ndungidi Montreal, Que. Academie Baseball Canada
2009 1A (37th) Blue Jays LHP James Paxton Ladner, BC University of Kentucky
2013 2nd (41st) Cubs LHP Rob Zastryzny Edmonton, Alta. University of Missouri
1997 1A (43rd) White Sox RHP Aaron Myette Surrey, BC Central Arizona College
2002 2nd (44th) Reds C Joey Votto Etobicoke, Ont. Etobicoke Rangers

2007 1A (53rd) Reds RHP Kyle Lotzkar Tsawwassen, BC Langley Blaze/Canadian National Junior Team
1993 2nd (55th) Expos RHP Martin Mainville Montreal, Que. Academie Baseball Canada
2007 1A (56th) Blue Jays RHP Trystan Magnuson Vancouver, BC University of Louisville
2015 2nd (57th) Yankees LHP Jeff Degano, Surrey, BC Indiana State
2002 2nd (61st) Twins RHP Jesse Crain Toronto, Ont. University of Houston
1993 2nd (65th) Brewers SS Danny Klassen Leamington, Ont. John Carroll School HS, Port St. Lucie, FL

1995 3rd (66th) Texas RHP Ryan Dempster Gibsons, B.C. North Shore Twins
2009 2nd (68th) Blue Jays LHP Jake Eliopoulos Newmarket, Ont., Brantford Red Sox/Canadian National Junior Team
1996 3rd (69th) Blue Jays RHP Yan Lachapelle Gatineau, Que. Academie Baseball Canada
2014 2nd (74th) Mariners OF Gareth Morgan, North York, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian Jr. National Team
1997 3rd (79th) Indians RHP Robbie Vael Surrey, BC Eastern Utah College

1985 4th (83rd) Rangers LHP Steve Wilson Victoria, BC University of Portland
2013 3rd (85th) Mariners RF Tyler O’Neill Maple Ridge, BC Langley Blaze/Canadian Junior National Team
1999 3rd (89th) Twins C Justin Morneau New Westminister, BC North Delta Blue Jays
2005 3rd (90th) Tigers C Chris Robinson Dorchester, Ont. University of Illinois
2005 3rd (94th) Indians 1B Nick Weglarz Stevensville, Ont. Team Ontario/Canadian National Junior Team

1993 3rd (98th) Blue Jays RHP Joe Young Fort McMurray, Alta.
2007 3rd (102nd) Rockies C Lars Davis Grande Prairie, Alta. University of Illinois
2001 3rd (105th) Braves OF Adam Stern Port Stanley, Ont. University of Nebraska
2007 4th (106th) Royals RHP Mitch Hodge Vancouver, BC White Rock Tritons/Canadian National Junior Team
2010 3rd (113th) Blue Jays OF Marcus Knecht, North York, Ont., Connors State College

2006 4th (113rd) Dodgers 1B Kyle Orr Victoria, BC Victoria Mariners
2002 4th (113th) Marlins RHP Josh Johnsnon, Jenks HS, Tulsa, OK
2003 4th (123rd) Giants RHP Brooks McNiven Vernon, BC University of British Columbia
2010 4th (124th) Padres INF Chris Bisson Orleans, Ont. University of Kentucky
2003 4th (127th) Braves 3B Jamie Romak London, Ont. London Badgers/Canadian National Junior Team

1995 5th (127th) Cardinals 3B Cody McKay Vancouver, BC Arizona State University
2010 4th (132nd) Mariners LHP James Paxton Ladner, BC Grand Prairie, IND-American Association
1988 5th (135th) Tigers RHP Mike Lumley London, Ont. Eastern Michigan University
2013 4th (136th) Nationals RHP Nic Pivetta Victoria, BC New Mexico Jr. College
2011 4th (139th) Jays RHP Tom Robson Ladner, BC Langley Blaze/Canadian Junior National Team

2004 5th (141st) Rangers C Mike Nickeas Vancouver, BC Georgia Tech University
1998 5th (141st) Blue Jays SS Lee Delfino Pickering, Ont. Team Ontario
1996 5th (147th) Mariners RHP Chris Mears Vancouver, BC North Shore Twins
2001 5th (148th) Brewers RHP Judd Richardson Caledon, Ont. University of Miami Ohio
1997 5th (151st) Royals LHP Jason Gooding Cambridge, Ont. Texas Tech University

2005 5th (152nd) Reds RHP James Avery Moose Jaw, Sask. Niagara University
1994 6th (153rd) Angels RHP Jason Dickson Chatham, N.B. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Jr. College
2003 5th (154th) Yankees RP Cory Stuart White Rock, BC University of British Columbia
1988 6th (158th) Cardinals LHP Rheal Cormier Cap Pele, N.B. Community College of Rhode Island
2001 5th (159th) Mariners 2B John Cole Kanata, Ont. University of Nebraska

2013 5th (159th) Orioles LHP Travis Seabrooke, Peterborough, Ont. Ontario Terriers/Canadian Junior National Team
2001 5th (160th) Dodgers RHP Steve Nelson Cole Harbour, N.S. Dartmouth Mooseheads
1995 6th (160th) Blue Jays C Blaine Fortin Lundar, Man
2003 6th (162nd) Royals RP Ryan Braun Kitchener, Ont. University of Nevada Las Vegas
1989 6th (163rd) Red Sox RHP Paul Quantrill, Port Hope, Ont., University of Wisconsin

1999 5th (164th) Dodgers LHP Phil Devey Lachute, Que. University of Southwestern Louisiana
2000 6th (165th) Expos RHP Shawn Hill Georgetown, Ont. Etobicoke Rangers
2014 6th (166th) Astros RHP Brock Dykxhoorn Goderich, Ont. Central Arizona College
2009 5th (170th) Cubs SS Wes Darvil Langley, B.C. Langley Blaze/Canadian National Junior Team
1985 7th (180th) Padres RHP Matt Maysey Hamilton, Ont. Hastings High School, Houston, TX

2001 6th (181st) Jays SS Lee Delfino Pickering, Ont. East Carolina University
1999 6th (189th) Orioles LHP Erik Bedard Navan, Ont. Norwalk Community Technical College
1992 7th (190th) Royals RHP Justin Adam Windsor, Ont. Windsor Selects
2005 6th (192nd) Giants RHP Brad Cuthbertson Edmonton, Alta. Prairie Baseball Academy
2004 7th (196th) Brewers RHP Craig Langille Bedford, NS Dartmouth Juniors

2012 6th (196th) Pirates INF Eric Wood Pickering, Ont. Blinn College
2009 6th (197th) Phillies RHP Steven Inch Edmonton, Alta. Vauxhall Academy/Canadian National Junior Team
2004 7th (198th) Reds LHP Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette St. Laurent, Que. Academie Baseball Canada
2007 6th (199th) Reds RHP Evan Hildebrandt Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Cardinals/Canadian National Junior Team

Big K is for Kellogg ... So how good was Ryan Kellogg (Whitby, Ont.) the Ontario Prospects grad? Well you could argue he was the best Canadian pitcher at a U.S. college going back to 2000. He had 28 wins in three years at Arizona State. The only two above him Steve Carter (42 wins) and Shane Davis (35) pitches four seasons.

Top NCAA Division I Canadian pitcher by wins
Steve Carter, Windsor, Ont., 42-12, 3.74, Coastal Carolina, 2001-04
Shane Davis, Belmont, Ont., 35-12, 4.18, Canisius, 2008-11
Ryan Kellogg, Whitby, Ont. 28-6 3.50 Arizona State 2013-15
Rob Nixon, Welland, Ont. 28-9, 2.61 Adelphi, 2008-11
Kai Tuomi, Sault, Ste. Marie, Ont., 24-10, 3.89 Evansville, 2004-07

Jordan Thomson, Toronto, 24-16, 4.18 Northeastern, 2001-04
Josh Sawatzky, Altoona, Man. 24-17, 3.99 Niagara/Canisius, 2004-08
Ali Simpson, Campbell River, BC, 23-17, 4.76 Bethune-Cookman 2009-2013
R.J. Swindle, Vancouver, 21-13, 3.13, Charleston Southern 2002-04
Kris Dabrowiecki, Toronto, 21-13, 4.22 Northeastern, 2005-08
Devon Stewart, Maple Ridge, B.C. 21-21, 4.31 Canisius, 2012-15

Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. 20-18, 4.48, Kentucky 2005-08
Jason Mandryk, Langdon, Ont., 18-6, 3.41 East Carolina, 1999-2002
Scott Robinson, Ajax, Ont., 18-6, 4.68, Maine, 2002-06
Chris Howay, New Westminster, B.C. 17-7, 4.13 McNeese State, 2000-01
John Axford, Port Dover, Ont. 17-14 4.67 Notre Dame, Canisius, 2002-06

Signing bonus list for Canadians: And soon Naylor, Soroka and Degano will appear on this list. Naylor should be third.

Year    Round    Team    Position    Name     Home Town     School/Team    Bonus
2010 1 Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tex., The Woodlands HS, $6.5 Million
2002 1 Orioles LHP Adam Loewen, Surrey, BC, Chipola College, $3.2 Million
2014 2 Mariners OF Gareth Morgan, North York, Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian National Jr Team $2 Million
2007 1 Mariners RHP Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. ABC/Canadian National Jr Team $1.9 Million
2002 1 Rockies LHP Jeff Francis, North Delta, BC, University of British Columbia, $1.85 Million
2008 1 Brewers C  Brett Lawrie, Langley, BC, Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team $1.7 Million
2000 1 Braves INF Scott Thorman, Cambridge, Ont. Team Ontario/Canadian National Jr Team $1.125 Million
2010 1 Rangers C Kellin Deglan, Langley, BC, Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team $1 Million
1997 1 Padres SS Kevin Nicholson, Surrey, BC, Stetson College, $830,000
2002 2 Reds INF Joey Votto, Etobicoke, Ont., Etobicoke Rangers $600,000

2007 1st Reds RHP Kyle Lotzkar Tsawwassen, BC  Langley Blaze/Canadian National Junior Team $594,000
1997 1st Orioles OF Ntema Ndungidi, Montreal, Que., Academie Baseball Canada, $500,000
2010 16th Yankees LHP Evan Rutckyj, Windsor, Ont. Windsor Selects/Detroit Jet Box $500,000
2007 1st Blue Jays RHP Trystan Magnuson, Vancouver, BC, University of Louisville $462,500
2005 3rd Indians OF Nick Weglarz, Stevensville, Ont., Team Ontario/Canadian National Junior Team $435,000

2006 4th Dodgers INF Kyle Orr, Victoria B.C., Victoria Mariners $435,000
1996 2nd Red Sox RHP Chris Reitsma, Calgary, Alta., Calgary Rockies $425,000
2005 3rd Tigers C Chris Robinson, Dorchester, Ont., University of Illinois $422,500
1997 1st White Sox RHP Aaron Myette, Surrey, BC, Central Arizona Community College $375,000
2001 3rd Braves OF Adam Stern, London, Ont., University of Nebraska $348,000

2007 3rd Rockies C Lars Davis, Grande Prairie, Alta., University of Illinois $337,000
2009 6th Phillies RHP Steven Inch, Edmonton, Alta. Vauxhall Academy/Canadian National Junior Team $300,000
2004 7th Reds LHP Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette, St. Laurent, Que. Academie Baseball Canada/Canadian National Junior Team $300,000
2002 20th Padres C George Kottaras, Markham, Ont., Connors State College $300,000
1994 32nd Mariners LHP Jordan Zimmerman, Carsland, Alta., Blinn Jr. College $300,000

1999 3rd Twins C Justin Morneau, New Westminister, BC, North Delta Blue Jays $295,000
2010 3rd Blue Jays OF  Marcus Knecht, North York, Ont., Connors State College $250,000
2014 6th Astros, RHP Brock Dykxhoorn, Goderich, Ont., Central Arizona College $250,000 US
2004 16th Brewers RHP Alexandre Periard, St-Eustache, Que. Academie Baseball Canada/Canadian National Junior Team $243,000
2003 4th Braves 3B Jamie Romak, London, Ont., London Badgers $240,000

2004 11th Mariners OF Mike Saunders, Victoria, BC, Victoria Mariners/allahassee College $237,500
2010 4th Padres INF Chris Bisson Orleans, Ont. University of Kentucky $234,000
2007 4th Royals RHP Mitch Hodge Vancouver, BC, White Rock Titons/Canadian National Junior Team $225,000
1995 3rd Rangers RHP Ryan Dempster, Gibsons, BC $200,000
2004 5th Rangers C Mike Nickeas, Vancouver, BC, Georgia Tech University $200,000

2007 6th Reds RHP Evan Hildebrandt, Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Cardinals/Canadian National Junior Team $200,000
2007 16th Mariners RHP Colin Buckborough, Niagara Falls, Ont., Bullett Proof Prospects/Canadian National Junior Team $200,000
2001 5th Brewers RHP Judd Richardson, Caledon, Ont., U of Miami Ohio $185,000
1996 3rd Blue Jays RHP Yan Lachapelle, Gatineau, Que., Academie du Baseball Canada $185,000
1993 2nd Brewers SS Danny Klassen, Leamington, Ont., John Carroll HS, Port St. Lucie, Fla. $180,000

2010 7th Brewers RHP Joel Pierce, Windsor, Ont. $175,000
2001 5th Mariners 2B John Cole, Kanata, Ont., University of Nebraska $170,000
2003 5th Yankees RHP Cory Stuart, White Rock, BC, University of British Columbia $170,000
2001 5th Dodgers RHP Steve Nelson, Cole Harbour, N.S., Dartmouth Mooseheads $165,000
2005 7th Marlins RHP Chris Leroux, Mississauaga, Ont., Winthrop University $152,000

1997 2nd Indians RHP Robbie Vael, Surrey, B.C., Eastern Utah $150,000
2010 10th Astros LHP Evan Grills  Whitby, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian National Junior Team $150,000
2009 15th Dodgers 3B Jeff Hunt, Cambridge, Ont., Intercounty Terriers/Canadian National Junior Team $150,000
2008 16th Jays OF Mike Crouse, Port Moody, B.C. North Shore Twins/Canadian National Junior Team $150,000
2010 16th Jays OF Dalton Pompey, Mississauga, Ont., Oakville Royals/Canadian National Junior Team $150,000

2010 32nd Rangers RHP Steve McKinnon  Duncan, BC, Nanaimo Pirates/Canadian National Junior Team $150,000
2009 5th Cubs SS Wes Darvill, Langley, B.C. Langley Blaze/Canadian National Junior Team $144,200
2008 11th Rays RHP Brad Furdal  Ancaster, Ont., Inter County Terriers/Canadian Junior Team $140,000
1995 24th Blue Jays LHP Mark Curtis, St. Albert, Alta., Penscaola Jr. College $135,000
2008 16th Reds OF Carter Morrison, Langley, BC, Langley Blaze/Canadian National Junior Team $132,000

2006 7th Twins 1B Jonathan Walterbury, Whitby, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays $128,500
2009 8th Brewers OF Chad Stang, Surrey, B.C. Midland College  $125,000
2003 48th Mets SS Jonathan Malo, St-Roch-de-l’Achigan, Que., Northeastern Oklahoma A&M $125,000
2001 6th Blue Jays SS Lee Delfino, Pickering Ont., East Carolina University $122,500
2006 7th Blue Jays OF Jonathan Baksh, Mississauga Ont., Florida Tech University $122,500

2007 6th Mets RHP Guillaume Leduc, Boucherville, Que., Academie Baseball Canada $120,000
2003 40th Twins RHP Adam Hawes, Victoria Harbour, Ont., Connors State Jr. College $118,000
1993 2nd Expos RHP Martin Mainville, Montreal, Que., Academie Baseball Canada $115,000
2000 6th Expos RHP Shawn Hill, Georgetown, Ont., Team Ontario $115,000
2004 7th Brewers RHP Craig Langille, Bedford, NS, Dartmouth Juniors $107,000

2003 4th Giants RHP Brooks McNiven, Vernon, BC, University of British Columbia $105,000
2008 16th Brewers RHP Stosh Wawrzasek, Langley, B.C. Langley Blaze/Candian National Junior Team $100,000
2010 34th Reds SS Brandon Dailey, Brantford, Ont., Ontario Terriers/Canadian National Junior Team $100,000
2007 35th Pirates RHP Tom Boleska, Burlington, Ont., High Point University $100,000

No. 4: Speedy Myles Gordon (Oakville, Ont.) went in the fourth round (11th over-all) to the Cincinnati Reds selected by scout Bill Byckowski.

No. 5 Canuck: Brewers 4th (121st) OF Demi Orimoloye, Orleans, Ont., Ottawa-Nepean Canadians/Canadian Jr. National Team, selected by scout Jay Lapp.

Day 1 recap: Now maybe is a good time to check out and see all the pre-draft love for Myles Gordon on CDN Blog Day 1.

Fifth round update
Six Canucks selected in the first five rounds

Provinces: Ontario 4, Alberta 1, British Columbia 1.
Teams: Braves 1, Brewers 1, Cubs 1, Marlins 1, Orioles 1, Reds 1.

After a passive sixth, seventh and eight rounds (translation: zero Canucks selected) two Canucks went in the ninth 3B Connor Panas (Etobicoke, Ont.) Canisius College to the Jays and two picks later RHP Devon Stewart (Maple Ridge, BC) of Canisius went to the Cleveland Indians..

And in the 10th, the Jays took C Owen Spiwak (Mississauga, Ont.) of Odessa and eight picks later the Tigser chose OF Cole Bauml (Meunster, Sask.) of Northern Kentucky University.

Observed Nick Ashbourne: "It would be nice if the Canucks did not always go in pairs."

Two Day totals 
Provinces: Ontario 6, British Columbia 2. Alberta 1, Saskatchewan 1.
Teams: Jays 2, Braves 1, Brewers 1, Indians 1, Marlins 1, Orioles 1, Reds 1, Tigers 1.