With their 37th round (1,097th overall) pick, the Philadelphia, Phillies have selected 1B Ryan Rijo.
Hometown: Barrie, Ont.
Height/Weight: 6’3” 255 lbs.
Team: New Mexico JC Thunderbirds
Coach: Jimmy Durham.
Past Teams: Ontario Blue Jays.
Past coaches: Mike Steed, Dan Bleiwas, Sean Travers.
Scout: Chris Duffy.
Twitter Handle: @Ryan_Riijo44
2018 season, as a sophomore at New Mexico Junior College: Hit .386 with 14 doubles, 20 homers and 59 RBIs Had 1.346 OPS in 52 games ... Two singles and a solo homer facing Temple ... Five hits, two homers and six RBIs in four-game set against Howard ... Four hits, including a homer and five RBIs facing Clarendon in four-game set ... Knocked in a run against Odessa ... Three-run homer facing Luna ... Five hits with a double, two homers and four RBIs in four games against Frank Phillips ... Two-run double against Midland ... Four hits, including two homers and three RBIs against New Mexico Military Institute ... Nine hits with a double, five homers and nine RBIs in five games facing Midland ... Four hits with two doubles, a homer and three RBIs going against El Paso ... Eight hits, including two doubles, a homer and five runs in a four-game set facing Odessa ... Two hits with a homer and two RBIs knocking off Howard ... Three hits and an RBI in a two-game set against Weatherford ... Four hits including two solo homers against Navarro ... Four hits, including a double and three RBIs in two games taking on U of Southwest ... Three hits with two doubles against Eastern New Mexico ... Two hits off Southern Nevada pitching ... Double against Central Arizona ... Two hits with an RBI against Yavapai ... Two knocks facing GateWay.
2017 season, as a freshman at New Mexico Junior College: Batted .374 with 26 doubles, 14 homers and 79 RBIs ... Had a 1.216 OPS in 58 games ... Homered to knock in pair against Hill ... Four hits with a double and three RBIs against Howard ... Three doubles and two RBIs in four-game series facing Clarendon ... Eight hits with two doubles, five homers and 13 RBIs in four game series against Luna ... Four hits with two doubles plus six RBIs in four games against Frank Phillips ... Doubled to drive in two runs facing Midland ... Five hits with two homers and nine RBIs in four-game series facing New Mexico Military ... Six hits, three doubles, two homers and knocking in seven in five-game set against Midland ... Four hits including a double plus four RBIs in four games facing El Paso ... Six hits with five RBIs in a four-game series with Odessa ... Against Western Texas had six hits, including two doubles and a homer while plating three in a four-game series ...Two-run single facing Odessa ... Two doubles and four RBIs in 19-17 loss to Howard ... Five singles with a double and five RBIs against Navarro ... Against Trinidad State had six hits with three doubles, a homer and five RBIs ... Two hits against Wharton County ... Solo homer facing Navarro ... Two hits against Blinn ... Knocked in a run playing Grayson County ... Two hits with a double and an RBI facing Midland.
2016 season with the Ontario Blue Jays: Top 10 1B Velocity Rank (1 of 10) and Top 10 Exit Velocity Rank (3 of 10) National Pre-Draft Showcase ... Batted .667 (6-for-10) in Memorial Day tourney with seven RBI and a 1.355 OPS.
2015 season with Ontario Blue Jays _ Reached twice with a double against Vegas Gold ... 1B Velocity Rank (1 of 10) and Top 10 Exit Velocity Rank (1 of 10) Northeast Top Prospect Showcase ... Batted .455 (10-for-22) with three doubles and four RBIs, as well as a 1.029 OPs to make all-tourney team at BCS final ... Won Perfect Game 18U BCS Final ...
2014 season with Ontario Blue Jays _ Was 2-3 with two doubles, two RBIs in win over Banditos North 16U.
Honours: 2016 season _ .Top Prospect Team, National Pre-Draft Showcase ... All Tournament Team with North East Baseball at WWBA 18U East Memorial Day Classic ... Canada/Puerto Rico - All Region 1st Team Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams ... 2015 season _ All Tournament Team 18U BCS Finals ... Top Prospect List Northeast Top Prospect Showcase ... Top Prospect Team Northeast Top Prospect Showcase.