C-1B Ryan Leitch, 30th round (894th overall) - Cincinnati Reds


With their 30th round (894th overall) pick, the Cincinnati Reds have selected C-1B Ryan Leitch.

Hometown: Whitby, Ont.

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Height/Weight: 6’ 2” 205 lbs.

College Commitment: Marshall University

Team: Toronto Mets, Canadian Junior Team/DBacks Langley Blaze.

Coaches: Ryan McBride, Chris Kemlo, Greg Hamilton, Doug Mathieson, Jamie Bodaly.

Previous Teams: Pickering-Ajax Cubs.

Previous Coaches: Rich Leitch

Scout: Bill Byckowski (Georgetown, Ont.)

Twitter Handle: @ryan_leitch9

Most influential person in my baseball life: “My dad has been a huge part of my baseball career as he’s always been there for me and pushed me to my limits, even though it may have gotten on my nerves at times it has made me a better ball player as well as person.”

Good Genes: His father Rich Leitch is considered one of the province’s best baseball men and formerly ran the Salem University Tigers.

2019 season with Junior National Team Dominican trip : Doubled and singled facing the Yankees ... Doubled against the Mets ... Singled facing the Cubs ... Spring trip: Singled against Andrew Sopko, 24, a fifth year pro who was at double-A Tulsa in 2018 ... Singled home the tying run in the seventh playing the Mets ... Extended spring trip: Doubled against the Astros ... Had an RBI double in the seventh and singled with two out in the ninth to drive in Dasan Brown in loss to the Yankees prospects .

2018 season: Leitch batted .357 in Jupiter ... Singled in the winning run and was 3-for-4 in the annual bragging rights game against the Ontario Blue Jays

Honours 2018 at WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla.: Earned all-tourney honours with Langley