# Happy Canada Day, our 15th annual lineup

/**By Bob Elliott**

Happy Canada Day!

A long time ago we wondered what a mythical All-Canadian team would look like lumped together clad in red and white.

Our first Canada Day lineup was selected the day the Boston Red Sox trio of Rolando Arrojo, Rod Beck and Derek Lowe blanked the Blue Jays and Chris Carpenter 4-0 on two hits (singles by Shannon Stewart and Alex Gonzalez) in 2001.

The Canuck lineup that year may have had more pop than the Jays displayed that day with the likes of Larry Walker, Matt Stairs, Corey Koskie and Rob Ducey to go with arms like Ryan Dempster, Chris Reitsma, Eric Gagne, Paul Quantrill and Rheal Cormier.

The idea was long before the Pan Am Games were booked for Ajax and Canada was preparing to defend its gold medal in the Pan Ams July 11,

And even before World Baseball Classic was born in 2006.

This is our 15th annual Canada Day lineup and as always our MVDs -- Most Valuable Doctors -- Jason Smith, Allan Gross, Ron Taylor and Marc Philippon have been tending to injuries.

Commissioner Fergie Jenkins has fought off farm directors and meddlesome assistant general managers and GMs by his mere presence.

The result: everyone available to play will play and everyone is healthy.

Our team is 14-0 going into Wednesday’s matinee.

Manager Ernie Whitt has Ryan Dempster in year two of retirement after being the anchor of our Canada Day team for 13 consecutive years, including six opening day starts, along with Stubby Clapp, Denis Boucher, Jason Bay and Walker, Canada’s greatest hitter, on his coaching staff.

Executives Doug Melvin and Gord Ash of the Milwaukee Brewers along with Alex Anthopoulos and Andrew Tinnish of the Toronto Blue Jays supplied Whitt with enough analytic print outs to wall paper the dugout.

Before we go down to the field for Donald S. Cherry to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, it should be pointed out our pool is not as large as a year ago when 19 Canucks had appeared on major-league rosters by the July 1.

Yet June was a good month with 30 Canadians selected including a record-equalling 10 in the first 10 rounds led by Ontario Blue Jays first baseman Josh Naylor, who went 12th over-all in North America. The highest ever Canadian position player selected was given a $2.25 Million US bonus by the Miami Marlins.

A total of 13 Canucks have appeared on major-league rosters this season, 74 in the minors (including 15 who have triple-A time) and 34 in independent ball.

We’ve chosen from deeper talent pools, but we’re glad we’re not picking the 1984 Canada Day team when there were only two Canadians in the majors: Terry Puhl and Doug Frobel.

The lineup:

Leading off is Oakland A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie of Langley, BC in his sixth start, after starting at second last year. With an RBI triple on Monday, Lawrie is only nine RBIs behind Josh Donaldson heading into Tuesday night’s play.

Etobicoke’s own, Canada’s highest-paid athlete, Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds in his eighth start and 10th appearance. Votto volunteered to play left a year ago when he looked at the options at first base and DH, deciding it was best for the mythical team.

New Westminster, BC’s Justin Morneau, the Colorado Rockies first baseman, is in his 13th start and the senior member of the roster. Morneau won the National League batting title last season before being sidelined with concussion-like syndrome after only 27 games.

Making his third Canada Day start and hitting clean up is DH Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves. He’s WBC-eligible as his parents grew up in Windsor. Freeman wanted in on the 2013 WBC, but there wasn’t any room with Votto and Morneau splitting time at first and DH. And Freeman says he can’t play the outfield or third.

Next is Montrealer Russell Martin of the Jays. Martin is behind the plate after starting at third last year. It is Martin’s 10th start and his 11th selection.

Batting sixth is Jays’ Michael Saunders of Victoria, BC who will be in right field making his seventh start and eighth appearance on our Canada Day roster. Saunders knee is healthy as it was in the spring of the 2013 WBC when he won MVP honors for the Phoenix pool.

Next is Mississauga centre fielder Dalton Pompey in his Canada Day debut. Pompey started in centre with the Jays as part of the six rookies on the Opening Day roster at Yankee Stadium, was demoted to Buffalo and appears to have found his stroke at double-A New Hampshire.

Then in the eighth spot comes second baseman Peter Orr of Richmond in his seventh start and 10th appearance. Orr is the senior Canuck in terms of service time in the minors and is at triple-A Colorado Springs in the Milwaukee Brewers system.

Hitting ninth in his third Canada Day start is shortstop Sean Jamieson of Simcoe, Ont. from double-A Mobile in the Arizona Diamondbacks system.

And on the mound will be lefty James Paxton of Ladner, BC, Paxton will be making his first start in his third selection.

Port Dover’s John Axford of the Rockies will close for his third year and is in his sixth year on the team.

Also in a rotation: Guelph lefty Scott Diamond at triple-A Durham and Jared Mortensen, of Abbotsford, BC at Double A Montgomery both in the Tampa Bay Rays system; Andrew Albers from North Battleford, Sask. and Jeff Francis of North Delta, BC both at Buffalo.

Bridging the gap to Axford are Aldergrove BC’s Scott Mathieson, Yomiuri Giants; plus triple-A arms at Buffalo, Regina’s Dustin Molleken, at Columbus, Calgary’s James Henderson at Colorado Springs, Mississauga’s Chris Leroux, Adam Loewen of Surrey, BC and Gatineau’s Phillippe Aumont, who were all at Lehigh Valley.

On the bench are triple-A catchers George Kottaras of Markham, at Charlotte; London infielder Jamie Romak at triple-A Reno; Langley’s Jordan Lennerton, triple-A Toledo, plus, Vancouver outfielder Jim Adduci of the Lotte Giants in Korea.

Those of you who are into real life, real drama and TSN Turning points in must-win situations and not mythical teams can see the likes of Orr, Jamieson, Albers, Mortensen, Francis, Leroux, Aumont and Lennerton at President’s Choice Park in Ajax.

So now let’s go down to the field where Cherry, the most Canadian of them all, will unveil a slider usually thrown only from the shadows in the twilight of Kingston’s Cricket Field.

And a Happy Canada Day to you too.

**Canada Day Teams2015 LineupPosition Name Team G HRs RBIs Avg. OPS**

1. 3B Brett Lawrie, A’s 73 7 36 .285 .750

2. LF Joey Votto, Reds 74 14 38 .284 .899

3. 1B Justin Morneau, Twins 27 3 9 .290 .767

4. DH Freddie Freeman, Braves 66 12 41 .299 .887

5. C Russell Martin, Jays 67 11 37 .265 .840

6. RF Michael Saunders, Jays 9 0 3 .194 .499

7. CF Dalton Pompey, Jays 23 2 6 .193 .601

AA-New Hampshire/AAA-Buffalo 41 5 20 .277 .776

8. 2B Peter Orr, AAA-Colorado Springs 61 1 30 .276 .719

9. SS Sean Jamieson, AA-Mobile 44 3 7 .308 .846

**Pitching Name, Team G W-L ERA**

James Paxton, Ladner, BC, Mariners 10 3-3, 3.70

Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask., AAA-Buffalo 14 2-9, 4.19

Scott Diamond, Guelph, Ont., AAA-Durham 15 7-3, 3.61

Jared Mortensen, Abbottsford, BC, AA-Montgomery 15 5-3, 3.29

Jeff Francis, North Delta, BC AAA-Buffalo, 10 3-0, 1.71

**Closer****Name, Team G W-L ERA S**

John Axford, Port Dover, Ont., Rockies 24 1-1, 2.42 13

**Relievers**

Adam Loewen, Surrey, BC, AAA-Lehigh Valley/AA-Reading 24 2-2 2.13 1

Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que., AAA-Lehigh Valley 14 3-4 2.35 0

Scott Mathieson, Aldergrove, BC, Yomiuri Giants 32 1-4 2.08 2

Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask., AAA-Columbus 27 5-2 3.28 1

James Henderson Calgary, Alta. AAA-Colorado Springs/AA-Biloxi/A-Brevard 21 0-2 4.15 1

Chris Leroux, Mississauga, Ont. AAA-Lehigh Valley/AAA-Colorado Springs 17 2-5 4.53 0

**Bench****Position Name Team G HRs RBIs Avg. OPS**

C George Kottaras, Markham, Ont. AAA-Charlotte 21 5 .311 .623

3B Jamie Romak, London, Ont., AAA Reno 73 13 55 .300 .918

INF Jordan Lennerton, Langley, BC, AAA Toledo 51 3 21 .241 .708

OF Jim Adduci, Vancouver, BC, Lotte Giants, Korea 60 .279, 10, 39 .738

**2014 LineupName, Team Avg. HR RBIs OPS**

1. RF Michael Saunders, Mariners .266 4 23 .734

2. 2B Brett Lawrie, Jays .244 12 48 .718

3. LF Joey Votto, Reds .260 6 22 .822

4. 1B Justin Morneau, Rockies .307 13 58 .858

5. DH Freddie Freeman, Braves .291 13 41 .882

6. 3B Russell Martin, Pirates .265 4, 23 .792

7. CF Oscar Taveras, Cardinals .189 1 2 .522

Memphis-AAA .318 8 49 .872

8. C George Kottaras, Indians .353 3 4 1.339

Columbus-AAA .119 1 5 .386

9. SS Sean Jamieson, Mobile-AA (Dbacks) .310 5 30 .819

**Rotation**

1. LHP Erik Bedard, Navan, Ont., Rays (4-5, 4.21)

2. LHP James Paxton, Ladner, BC (2-0, 2.25 with Mariners, 0-0, 6.00 at triple-A Tacoma)

3. LHP Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. (2-7, 6.65) Hanwha Eagles, Korea,

4. RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tex. injured, Pittsburgh Pirates

5. Scott Diamond, Guelph, Ont. (3-7, 7.03) Triple A Rochester.

**Relievers**

Scott Mathieson, Aldergrove BC (4-2, 11 saves, 4.11) Yomiuri Giants

James Henderson, Calgary, Alta. (2-1, 7.15 Brewers 0-0, 0.00 double-A Huntsville),

Jeff Francis North Delta, BC (0-1, 7.15) A’s

Jesse Crain Toronto, Ont., injured Houston Astros

Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. (0-1, 21.60 Phillies, 2-1, 3.74, triple-A Lehigh)

Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask. (2-2, two saves, 3.67 at triple-A Nashville)

John Axford, Port Dover, Ont. (2-3, nine saves, 3.69 Indians).

**Bench**

C Mike Nickeas, Vancouver, BC (.225, 3, 10 triple-A Buffalo)

INF Taylor Green, Comox, BC (.245, 3, 18 triple-A Nashville)

INF Pete Orr, Richmond Hill, Ont. (.297, 2, 22 triple-A Nashville)

IB Jordan Lennerton, Langley, BC (.189, 4, 26) triple-A Toledo

OF Jamie Romak, London Ont. (.048, 0, 3 Dodgers, .270, 13, 71 triple-A Albquerque

OF Jim Adduci, Vancouver, BC (.462, 0, 3, Rangers, .250, 0, 1 at double-A Frisco and triple-A Round Rock

OF Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont., (.308, 6, 35 at double-A New Hampshire, class-A Dunedin.

**2013 LineupName, Team Avg. HR RBIs OPS**

1, CF Michael Saunders, Mariners .211 4 15 .616

2. C Russell Martin, Pirates .244 8 29 .752

3. LF Joey Votto, Reds .322 14 38 .952

4. 1B Justin Morneau, Twins .291 3 46 .743

5. DH Freddie Freeman, Braves .305 8 50 .839

6. 3B Brett Lawrie, Jays .209 5 14 .642

7. RF Jason Bay, Mariners .218 9 18 .724

8. 2B Peter Orr, triple-A Lehigh .236 3 19 .645

9. SS Sean Jamieson, class-A Visalia .270 6 28 .781

**Rotation**

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibson, BC) Red Sox 5-8, 4.18

LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) Twins, 5-7, 5.40

RHP Josh Johnson (Minneapolis, Minn.) Jays, 1-2, 5.21

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) Astros 3-3, 4.44

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) Rockies/triple-A Colorado Springs 2-7, 6.72

**Bullpen**

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) White Sox 2-3, 0.74

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) Brewers 3-3, 3.97

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) Phillies/triple-A Lehigh 1-2, two saves, 4.73

Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove BC) Yomiuri Giants 1-2, 1.82

Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) triple-A Rochester 7-2, 2.93

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) Yakult Swallows 0-1, 6.63

Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) Nippon Ham Fighters 0-0, 3.86

LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC) triple-A Tacoma 4-5, 4.75

**Closer**

James Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) Brewers 2-2, 10 saves, 1.88

**Bench**

C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) Royals .143 2 9 .615

C Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC) triple-A Buffalo .161 0 5 .445

INF Jordan Lennerton (Langley, BC) triple-A Toledo .307 13 40 .887

INF Skyler Stromsmoe (Etzikom, Alta.) double-A Richmond/class-A San Jose .203 2 10 .585

INF Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.), Quebec Capitales .291 5 19 .816

INF Taylor Green (Comox, BC) injured, Brewers system

OF Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) triple-A Memphis .249 16 46 .876

OF Jimmy Van Ostrand (Richmond, BC) double-A Harrisburg/triple-A Syracuse .278 5 27 .766

OF Tyson Gillies (Vancouver, BC) double-A Reading/Lehigh Valley .240 8 24 .728

OF Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) double-A New Hampshire .278 10 30 .843

OF Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) double-A Huntsville .250 8 32 .717

**2012 Lineup**

1. 3B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) Jays .293 8 33 .778

2. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) Yankees .189 8 21 .681

3. 1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) Reds .350 14 47 1.103

4. DH Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) Twins .239 10 34 .749

5. CF Michael Saunders (Victoria, BC) Mariners .258 8 24 .746

6. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) Mets .187 4 6 .626

7. 2B Taylor Green (Comox, BC) Brewers .203 2 10 .645

8. RF Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) triple-A Buffalo .268 3 9 .949

9. SS Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) Phillies/triple-A Lehigh Valley .250 0 15 .588

**Rotation**

1. Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) Cubs 3-3, 2.11

2. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) Pirates 6-9, 4.27

3. LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) Twins 7-3, 2.63

4. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC.) Rockies 3-3, 5.43

5. RHP Scott Richmond (North Vancouver, BC) Jays/triple-A Las Vegas 6-5, 5.42

**Relievers**

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) White Sox 2-1, 2.38

Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) class-A Rancho Cucamonga 0-0, 4.50

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) triple-A Lehigh Valley 2-1, nine saves, 4.56

Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove BC) Yomiuri Giants 2-0, five saves, 1.80

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) triple-A Indianapolis 0-1, 3.97

Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) triple-A Colorado Springs 3-0, one save, 5.52

James Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) triple-A Nashville 3-3, seven saves, 1.85

**Closer**

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) Brewers 1-5, 13 saves, 5.22

**Bench**

C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) Brewers .230 3 11 .841

C Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC) Mets .188 1 12 .525

C Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) triple-A Columbus/Indians .239 2 13 .676

INF Mark Teahen (Redlands, Calif.) triple-A Syracuse .286 1 44 .755

INF Skyler Stromsmoe (Etzikom, Alta.) triple-A Fresno .255 3 1 .741

INF Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) Quebec Capitales .288 6 31 .803

OF Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) triple-A Rochester/double New Britain .204 1 9 .568

OF Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) triple-A Memphis .238 2 18 .631

**2011 Lineup**

1. 3B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC), Jays, .354 15 homers, 59 RBIs 1.092 OPS at triple-A Vegas.

2. C Russell Martin (Montral, Que.), .229, 10, 23, .726, Yankees

3. 1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .316, 11, 50, .944 Reds

4. DH Justin Morneau (New Westminister, BC) .225, four, 21, .619 Twins.

5. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .234, four, 20 .634 Mets

6. 2B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.) zero, 11, .208, .633, White Sox

7. CF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) three, 18, .290, triple-A Tacoma, Mariners.

8. RF Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) seven, 30, .251, triple-A Rochester, Twins

9. SS Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.) four, 13, .213, .586 at triple-A Toledo, Tigers

**Rotation**

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 5-6, 5.31, Cubs.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 4-6, 3.00 Mariners.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 3-9, 4.79 Royals.

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 0-0, 3.52 triple-A Sacramento, A’s.

LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) 4-7, 5.14, Rochester, Twins.

**Relievers**

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 5-2, 2.41, one save White Sox.

Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) 2-2, 3.00 Dodgers.

Scott Mathieson (Langley, BC) triple-A Lehigh Valley, Phillies.

Trystan Magnuson (Vancouver, BC) triple-A Sacramento, A’s.

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) double-A Reading, Phillies.

**Closer**

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) 2-2, 2.83, 22 saves, Brewers.

**Bench**

Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .143, 0, 2, Nationals

George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .234, 2, 8 Brewers

Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC) .250, 1, 3 Mets.

Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .230, 0, 3 Phillies.

Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) triple-A Vegas, Jays

Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) triple-A Buffalo, Mets

Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) triple-A Toledo, Tigers.

**2010 Lineup**

1. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .244, four homers and 17 RBIs, Dodgers.

2. 3B Mark Teahen (Redlands, Calif.) .255, three, 14 White Sox.

3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .347, 15, 49, Twins.

4. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .313, 17, 54 Reds.

5. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .277, six, 35) Mets.

6. RF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .206, five, 17, Mariners.

7. LF Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.) .263, eight, 39, triple-A Columbus, double-A Akron.

8. 2B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) .302, six, 41 double-A Huntsville, Brewers.

9. SS Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.) .199, five, 21 double-A Erie, Tigers

**Rotation**

Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 6-6, 3.58, Cubs.

Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 3-3, 5.68, Rangers

Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 2-2, 3.53, Rockies.

Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) rookie-class Arizona League M’s.

**Bullpen**

Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC), 2-4, 5.11, Cardinals.

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) 0-0, 6.60, Marlins.

Scott Mathieson (Langley BC) 3-2, 14 saves, 2.80, Phillies/triple-A Lehigh Valley

Ryan Braun (Kitchener, Ont.) 0-2, 2.16, 10 saves triple-A Charlotte, White Sox.

Philippe Alexandre Valiquette (St. Laurent, Que.)2-1, 4.24, four saves atriple-A Louisville, double-A Carolina, Reds.

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) 3-1, 3.00, Brewers.

**Closer**

Jesse Crain (Toronto) 1-0, 4.27, Twins

**Bench**

George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .208, five, 16), Brewers.

Matt Stairs (Fredericton N.B.) .191, one, seven, Padres;

Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .275, 13, 46 triple-A Omaha, Royals

Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .229, eight, 26, triple-A Syracuse, Nationals.

Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .234, two, 14 double-A Binghamton, Mets.

Adam Stern (London, Ont.) .282, one, 10, triple-A Nashville, Brewers.

**2009 Lineup**

1. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .247, one homer and 21 RBIs, Dodgers.

2. 3B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.), .281, nine, 28, Royals.

3. Justin Morneau (New Westminister, BC) .309, 17, 61, Twins.

4. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .277, 19, 69) Red Sox.

5. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .351, nine, 37, Reds.

6. RF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .303, 10, 26 triple-A Tacoma, Mariners

7. LF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .300, 13, 30 triple-A Omaha, Royals

8. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .236, five, 23 triple-A Syracuse, Nationals

9. SS Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.) .221, six, 21 double-A Erie, Tigers

**Rotation**

1. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 5-2, 2.47, Mariners.

2. RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 4-5, 4.09, Cubs.

3. RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 4-4, 4.95, Cubs.

4. RHP Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C) 6-4, 3.68, Jays.

5. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) Rockies.

**Bullpen**

Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-1, 5.25, Padres.

Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) 0-0, 4.70, Cardinals, 5-4, 3.92 triple-A Memphis.

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) 2-2 3.03, with 13 saves, double-A West Tennessee/class-A High Desert (Mariners)

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) 3-2, one save, 4.05, double-A Jacksonville, two games with the Marlins.

David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 0-1, 5.63 Marlins/ triple-A Indianapolis, triple-A New Orleans

R.J. Swindle (Vancouver, BC) 2-1 0.79, triple-A Nashville, Brewers.

**Closer**

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 2-3. 8.15, Twins.

**Bench**

George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .227, zero, eight, Red Sox.

Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) .277, 4, 23, .786 triple-A Reno/Diamondbacks.

Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .296, three, 12 of Phillies.

Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .310, one, double-A Binghamton, Mets

Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.) .257, 12, 55 double-A Akron, Indians

Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) .275, nine, 45 double-A New Britain, Twins

**2008 Lineup**

1. CF Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.) .221, 1, 8 triple-A Norfolk.

2. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .263 2 30 .719 Nationals/triple-A Columbus.

3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .308, 12, 63, Twins

4. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .284, 16, 43, Pirates.

5. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .307, 8, 37, Dodgers.

6. RF Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .262, 8, 28, Blue Jays.

7. 3B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont. .257, eight, 27, Royals.

8. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont. .280, 12, 38, Reds.

9. SS Chris Barnwell (Shelburne, N.S.) .284, 6, 39 triple-A Albuquerque.

**Rotation**

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 5-0, 2.15 ERA, A’s.

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 9-3, 3.26 Cubs.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.), 5-4, 3.79, Mariners.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C) 3-7, 5.6, Rockies.

RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-5, 5.83 Nationals.

**Bullpen**

LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) 0-1, 7.95 Orioles.

RHP Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 3-2, 2.97 Twins.

LHP David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 2-2, 3.54 double-A Altoona.

LHP R.J. Swindle (Vancouver, BC) 1-0, 0.54 triple-A Lehigh Valley.

RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 4-0, 3.08, Lehigh.

RHP Scott Mathieson (Langley, BC) injured with the Phillies.

**Closer**

RHP Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-2, 6.98, 10 saves, Brewers.

**Bench**

C Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) .154, 0, 2, Padres.

C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .228, 14, 42 triple-A Pawtucket.

C Chris Robinson (Dorchester, Ont.) .217, 1, 19 double-A Tennessee.

INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .249, 14, 44 triple-A Richmond.

INF Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .182, 1, 9 triple-A, Round Rock

INF Emmanuel Garcia (Montreal, QUe.) .258, 3, 29 double-A Binghamton.

INF Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .261, 3, 16 Binghamton.

INF Emerson Frostad (Calgary, Alta.) .270, 5, 32 double-A Frisco.

INF Matt Rogelstad (Coquitlam, BC) .282, 8, 39 single-A Potomac.

OF Sebastian Boucher (Ottawa, Ont.) .262, 1, 18 double-A Bowie/triple-A Norfolk

OF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .242, 3, 16 triple-A Tacoma.

**2007 Lineup**

1. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .200, zero, two, Braves.

2. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .292, eight, 43, 11 steals, Dodgers.

3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .277, 20, 54 RBIs, Twins.

4. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .276, 11, 46 RBIs, Pirates.

5. DH Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .242, nine, 30, Braves.

6. RF Mark Teahan (St. Marys, Ont.) .287, five, 37, Royals.

7. CF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .229, 10, 29, Yakult Swallows.

8. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) out with a concussion, Brewers

9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .310, three, 18, triple-A Round Rock (Astros).

**Rotation**

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 4-4, 3.64, Orioles

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 6-5, 3.61, Rockies.

RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 3-3, 2.70, Nationals.

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 1-1, 1.42, A’s.

LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) 2-0, 3.56, Orioles.

RHP Scott Mathieson (Vancouver, BC) coming off Tommy John, Philadelphia Phillies.

**Bullpen**

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-0, 0.50, seven saves, Rangers.

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 1-2, 5.51), Twins.

Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 0-1, 5.79, Mariners.

Ryan Braun (Kitchener, Ont.) 0-2, 3.00, three saves, triple-A Omaha (Royals).

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 1-1, 1.17, triple-A Richmond (Braves).

David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 2-0, 5.08, two saves, double-A Altoona (Pirates).

**Closer**

Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 1-3, 3.45, 15 saves, Cubs.

**Bench**

INF Chris Barnwell (Shelburne, N.S.) .271, four, 21 triple-A Nashville, Brewers.

OF Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .275, nine, 23, Jays.

C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) .207, 13, 28 triple-A Portland, Padres.

1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .317, 9, 41 triple-A Louisville, Reds

OF Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.) .206, three, triple-A Norfolk, Orioles.

**2006 Lineup**

1. CF Adam Stern (London, Ont.) .150, zero, four RBIs Red Sox; .254, seven, 23 triple-A Pawtucket.

2. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .211, one, four, Braves.

3. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .285, 20, 57, Pirates.

4. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .288, 19, 64, Twins.

5. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .267, 10, 31, Brewers.

6. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .294, four, 20, Dodgers.

7. DH Matt Stairs (Saint John, N.B.) .287, seven, 18, Royals.

8. RF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .220, three, seven Royals; .233, 11, 32 triple-A Omaha.

9. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, B.C) .229, one, 16, Somerset, Atlantic League (IND).

**Rotation**

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 3-0, 3.86, A’s.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 8-6, 4.72, Orioles.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 5-7, 4.25, Rockies.

RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-3, 4.66, Nationals; 3-2, 2.64 double-A Harrisburg.

LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C) 0-2, 7.12 Orioles, 4-2, 2.72 double-A Bowie.

**Bullpen**

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 2-1, 1.35, Phillies.

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 1-4, 5.19, Twins.

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) two scoreless innings, Dodgers.

Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 1-2, 9.11, three saves, Braves.

Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove, BC) 0-2, 6.75, Phillies, 6-2 3.05, double-A Reading.

**Closer**

Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 1-4, 4.41, 31 saves, Cubs.

**Bench**

INF-OF Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.) .244, 4, 19, Royals; .380, 2, 14, Omaha.

C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .274, eight, 30 double-A Mobile (Padres).

INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .120, zero, one with the Braves; .324, 15, 44 triple-A Richmond.

C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) injured triple-A Portland (Padres).

INF Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .314, 15, 48 double-A Chattanooga (Reds).

INF Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .315, one, 11 Edmonton, Northern League IND).

2005 Lineup

1. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .327, one, five, Braves.

2. CF Adam Stern (London, Ont.) disabled list Red Sox.

3. RF Larry Walker (Maple RIdge, BC) .294, four, 15, Cardinals

4. 1B Justin Morneau ( New Westminster, BC) .411, two, six, Twins.

5. 3B Cory Koskie (Anola, Man.) .258, seven, 16, Blue Jays.

6. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .313, six, 17, Pirates.

7. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .269, four, 11, Royals.

8. C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) .302, seven, 22 RBIs Triple-A Durham, Devil Rays.

9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .326, two, 11, Triple-A Round Rock, Astros.

**Rotation**

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 2-2, 1.94, A’s.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 3-1, 2.31, Orioles.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 2-1, 4.58, Rockies.

**Bullpen**

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) injured, Dodgers.

Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 2-3, 5.65, Cubs.

Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 0-1, 4.02, Yankees.

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 1-1, 5.19, Phillies.

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 2-0, 0.00, Twins.

Chris Begg (Uxbridge, Ont.) 2-2, 1.95, Double-A Norwich, Giants.

Vince Perkins (Victoria, BC) 2-2, 4.11 Double-A New Hampshire, Jays.

Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 0-2, 4.74 Double-A Akron, Indians

Aaron Myette (Surrey, BC) in Japan.

**Closer**

Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 0-1, 1.08, Braves.

**Bench**

INF Mark Teahan (St. Marys, Ont.) .273, zero, four, Royals.

INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .303, five, 25 Double-A Mississippi Braves, Braves

INF Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .500, zero, one, Somerset, Atlantic league (IND).

OF Aaron Guiel (Langley, B.C) .265, five 18, Triple-A Omaha, Royals

C Richard Martin (Montreal, Que.) .280, one, 18 Double-A Jacksonville (Dodgers).

**2004 Lineup**

1. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .286, nine, 25, Pirates.

2. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .301, zero, six, triple-A Syracuse.

3. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .350, three homers, five, Rockies.

4. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .247, 12, 33, Twins.

5. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .323, 19, 57 triple-A Rochester, Twins.

6. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .276, 10, 29, Royals.

7. LF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .173, four, 10, 24 Royals plus platoon mate Jeff Guiel (Langley, BC) .198, five, 25 Syracuse Jays.

8. C Pete Laforest (Hull, Que.) .190, two, 14, triple-A Durham.

9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .264, five, 30, triple-A Toledo.

**Rotation**

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 3-4, 4.13, A’s.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 3-2, 3.69, Orioles.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 11-1, 2.27 double-A Tulsa, Rockies.

RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 5-6, 2.87 double-A Harrisburg

RHP Mike Johnson (Sherwood Park, Alta.) 6-3, 5.43, triple-A Edmonton.

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 0-0, 1.96 re-habbing, single-A Lansing.

**Bullpen**

Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 5-2, 3.19, Phillies.

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 3-3, 4.54, Braves.

Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 3-2, 3.61, with 10 saves, Reds.

Aaron Myette (Surrey, BC) 3-2, 2.56, triple-A Louisville

Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) disabled, Rangers.

**Closer**

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 2-0, 1.64, 19 saves, Dodgers.

**Bench**

INF Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .230, zero, four, Cardinals.

INF Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .262, four, 14 triple-A Columbus.

OF Simon Pond (North Vancouver, BC) .265, five, 17 Syracuse (Jays)

C John Suomi (Etobicoke, Ont.) .304, six, 47 single-A Modesto.

**2003 Lineup**

1. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .300 10, 32 triple-A Portland; .250, one, two Padres.

2. LF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .283, two, eight, Royals; .279, eight, 30, triple-A Omaha.

3. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .314, 12, 50, Twins.

4. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .293, eight, 50, Rockies.

5. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .239, four, 13, Pirates.

6. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .280, 2, 7, Twins; .309, 19, 42 triple-A Rochester/double-A New Britain.

7. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .242, six, 34 triple-A Toledo.

8. C Pete Laforest (Hull, Que.) .301, 10, 29 hitting 20 homers combined triple-A Durham/double-A Orlando,

9. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor. Ont.) .230, three, 21, triple-A Richmond, Braves.

**Rotation**

RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 7-2, 4.63, Reds

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 2-4, 6.21, Reds.

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 9-2, 2.99 triple-A Sacramento/double-A Midland, A’s.

RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 6-4, 5.64, triple-A Salt Lake, Angels.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) injured Baltimore Orioles prospect.

**Bullpen**

Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) injured Rangers.

Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 1-2, 1.57, Dodgers.

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 2-0, 1.64, Phillies.

Chris Mears (Victoria, BC) 5-1, 2.92 triple-A Toledo/Tigers.

Mike Meyers (Tillsonburg, Ont.) 1-2, 4.94, triple-A Iowa Cubs.

Mike Johnson (Sherwood Park, Alta.) 3-3, 3.75 triple-A Fresno.

Closer

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-2, 2.06, 29 saves, Dodgers.

**Bench**

INF Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .277, three, 25, double-A Altoona.

OF Jeff Guiel (Langley, BC) .234, seven, 20 triple-A Salt Lake City.

C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .211, four, 23 triple-A Indianapolis

**2002 Lineup**

1. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor. Ont.) .250, two, nine triple-A Memphis, Cardinals.

2. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .237, 0, 7 Memphis.

3. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.).263, 8, 36, Twins.

4. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .333, 17, 75, Rockies.

5. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .239, 4, 13, Brewers.

6. LF Aaron Guiel (Lnagley, BC) .381, 1, 7, Royals, .353, nine, 50, triple-A Omaha.

7. 1B Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .290, eight, 29 triple-A Pawtucket, Red Sox.

8. CF Jeremy Ware (Guelph, Ont.) .307, one, 15, triple-A Buffalo, Indians..

9. C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .256, five, 26, triple-A Sacramento, A’s.

**Rotation**

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 5-7 4.80, Marlins.

RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 3-6, 3.60, Reds.

RHP Aaron Myette (Surrey, BC) 5-4, 3.39 triple-A Oklahoma, Rangers.

LHP Eric Cyr (Montreal, Que.) 4-6, 3.24, double-A Mobile, four games Padres.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 6-3, 1.97 double-A Bowie, two games with the Orioles.

**Bullpen**

Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) injured, Rangers..

Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 0-2, 3.40, Dodgers

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 3-4, 5.59, Phillies.

Phil Devey (Lachute, Que.) 1-3, 4.98, triple-A Las Vegas; double-A Jacksonville 3-1, 1.91), Dodgers

**Closer**

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 0-0, 1.30, 29 saves, Dodgers.

**2001 Lineup**

1. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .385, one, 12 triple-A Colorado Springs.

2. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .317, five, 29, triple-A Memphis; .286 with St. Louis.

3. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .344, 25, 78, Rockies.

4. 1B Matt Stairs (Fredricton, N.B.) .268, 10, 32, Cubs.

5. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .257, 8, 43, Twins.

6. DH Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .339, 8, 45 Triple-A Tacoma.

7. C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .261, 1, 15 triple-A Sacramento, A’s.

8. LF Rob Ducey (Cambridge, Ont.) .236, three, 10, Montreal Expos.

9. CF Ntema (Pappy) Ndungidi (Montreal, Que.) .239, three, 28 double-A Bowie, Orioles.

**Rotation**

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 8-8, 4.95, Marlins.

RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 4-6, 4.27, Reds.

RHP Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-4, 5.88, Dodgers.

RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 6-2, 3.66 triple-A Salt Lake.

RHP Mike Meyers (Tillsonburg, Ont.) 4-3, 3.78 triple-A Iowa.

**Bullpen**

RHP Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 7-1, 1.96, Blue Jays.

LHP Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 4-1, 3.04, Phillies.

RHP Dave Wainhouse (Scarborough, Ont.) 2-3, 3.76, five saves, triple-A Iowa

**Closer**

RHP Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) 3-4, 3.26, 10 saves, Rangers.

**Bench**

INF Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) injured Diamondbacks farmhand.

OF Jeremy Ware (Guelph, Ont.) .242, two, 10, triple-A Ottawa.

OF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .269, 5, 29 triple-A Omaha.

OF Ryan Radmanovich (Calgary, Alta.) .267, 11, 39 triple-A Portland.

C Alex Andreopoulos (High Park, Ont.) .227, one, four triple-A Buffalo.

C Andy Stewart (Oshawa, Ont.) Jays bullpen catcher.