Quantrill named to Golden Spikes Watch List

RHP Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) has been named to the Golden Spikes Watch List. The former Ontario Terriers grad is one of 50 college players on the list. 

RHP Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) has been named to the Golden Spikes Watch List. The former Ontario Terriers grad is one of 50 college players on the list. 

Feb. 17, 2016
Quantrill on Golden Spikes watch list

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

OTTAWA – Junior National Team alumnus (2011-2013) Cal Quantrill, a junior with the Stanford Cardinal, is one of 50 players on the Golden Spikes award watch list that was released by USA Baseball. The award honors the top amateur player in the United States.

Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) was named to the list for the second consecutive season and despite missing most of the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. After winning Pac 12 Freshman of the year in 2014 while going 7-5 with a 2.68 ERA over 17 starts and one relief appearance, Quantrill started three games for the Cardinal in 2015 and went 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA before being shutdown for the remainder of the season.

Quantrill did not start the season with the Cardinal when the NCAA schedule started Feb. 19th as he is still recovering from surgery. However, this has not stopped him from picking up some preseason accolades as both Baseball America and Louisville Slugger have named him to their Preseason All-America teams.

Quantrill joined the Junior National Team program in 2011 as a 16 year-old and helped Canada to a silver medal performance at the COPABE 18U Pan American Championship in Cartagena, Colombia. In 2012, he was a member of the Canadian team that picked up a silver medal at the IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup in Seoul, Korea before he ended his Junior National Team career in 2013 after playing for Canada at the 18U Baseball World Cup in Taichung, Taiwan.

Quantrill was a 26th round pick of the New York Yankees in the 2013 draft and is eligible for the 2016 draft.

USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list
Name, Position, Class, School, Conference

Will Albertson, C, Senior, Catawba, South Atlantic Conference
Nick Banks, OF, Junior, Texas A&M, Southeastern Conference
Carmen Benedetti, UT, Junior, Michigan, Big Ten Conference
Keivan Berges, RHP/OF, Junior, Keiser, Sun Conference (NAIA)
Ryan Boldt, OF, Junior, Nebraska, Big Ten Conference

Bryson Brigman, IF, Sophomore, San Diego, West Coast Conference
Zack Collins, C, Junior, Miami, Atlantic Coast Conference
Will Craig, RHP/IF, Junior, Wake Forest, Atlantic Coast Conference
Bobby Dalbec, IF, Junior, Arizona, Pac-12 Conference
Sam Dexter, IF, Senior, Southern Maine, Little East Conference

Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Senior, Louisville, Atlantic Coast Conference
Luke Gillingham, LHP, Senior, Navy, American Athletic Conference
Reese Gregory, RHP/IF, Senior, St. Cloud State, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Jason Groome, LHP, Senior (High School), Barnegat High School, High School
Alec Hansen, RHP, Junior, Oklahoma, Big XII Conference

KJ Harrison, C/IF, Sophomore, Oregon St., Pac-12 Conference
Kevin Hill, RHP, RS-Junior, South Alabama, Sun Belt Conference
Keston Hiura, UT, Sophomore, UC Irvine, Big West Conference
Tanner Houck, RHP, Sophomore, Missouri, Southeastern Conference
Ryan Howard, IF, Junior, Missouri, Southeastern Conference

Zach Jackson, RHP, Junior, Arkansas, Southeastern Conference
Daulton Jefferies, RHP, Junior, California, Pac-12 Conference
Kel Johnson, OF, Sophomore, Georgia Tech, Atlantic Coast Conference
Connor Jones, RHP, Junior, Virginia, Atlantic Coast Conference
Anthony Kay, LHP, Junior, UCONN, American Athletic Conference

Matt Krook, LHP, Sophomore, Oregon, Pac-12 Conference
Alex Lange, RHP, Sophomore, Louisiana State, Southeastern Conference
Andrew Lantrip, RHP, Junior, Houston, American Athletic Conference
Eric Lauer, LHP, Junior, Kent State, Mid-American Conference
Kyle Lewis, OF, Junior, Mercer, Southern Conference

Brendan McKay, LHP/IF, Sophomore, Louisville, Atlantic Coast Conference
Tyson Miller, RHP, Junior, California Baptist, Pacific West Conference
Sheldon Neuse, RHP/IF, Junior, Oklahoma, Big XII Conference
Chris Okey, C, Junior, Clemson, Atlantic Coast Conference
Corbin Olmstead, RHP/IF, Senior, North Florida, Atlantic Sun Conference

Ryan Olson, RHP, Junior, Cal Poly Pomona, California Collegiate Athletic Association
Riley Pint, RHP, Senior (High School), Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, High School
A.J. Puk, LHP, Junior, Florida, Southeastern Conference
Cal Quantrill, RHP, Junior, Stanford, Pac-12 Conference
Corey Ray, OF, Junior, Louisville, Atlantic Coast Conference

Buddy Reed, OF, Junior, Florida, Southeastern Conference
Bryan Reynolds, OF, Junior, Vanderbilt, Southeastern Conference
JJ Schwarz, C, Sophomore, Florida, Southeastern Conference
Nick Senzel, IF, Junior, Tennessee, Southeastern Conference
Mike Shawaryn, RHP, Junior, Maryland, Big Ten Conference

Matt Thaiss, C, Junior, Virginia, Atlantic Coast Conference
Mitchell Traver, RHP, RS-Junior, TCU, Big XII Conference
Donnie Walton, IF, Senior, Oklahoma State, Big XII Conference
Colby Woodmansee, IF, Junior, Arizona State, Pac-12 Conference
Kyle Wright, RHP/IF, Sophomore, Vanderbilt, Southeastern Conference

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Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.