LHP Keegan Pulford-Thorpe, 33rd round (983rd overall) - San Diego Padres
With their 33rd round (983rd overall) pick, the San Diego Padres have selected LHP Keegan Pulford-Thorpe.
Hometown: Newmarket, Ont.
Height/Weight: 6’ 4” 205 lbs.
College Commitment: Central Florida
Teams: Toronto Mets, Canadian Junior National Team
Coaches: Rich Leitch, Greg Hamilton
Previous Coaches: Chris Kemlo, Paul Thorpe
Scout: Murray Zuk (Souris, Man.)
2018 season: Participated in Tournament 12 hosted by the Toronto Blue Jays for a second time … Represented Canada at bronze-winning COPABE U18 Pan Am championships in Panama … Pitched at the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.
2017 season: Pitched four innings allowing one run on two hits, four walks, while striking out five and hitting 86MPH with his fastball at Perfect Game WWBA National Qualifier ... Made debut with Junior National Team program in October at the Fall Instructional League Camp …
2019 Honours: Perfect Game Preseason All American Canada/Puerto Rico - All Region First Team
2018 Honours: Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All American Honorable Mention
2017 Honours: Earned all tourney honours at Perfect Game WWBA National Qualifier ...
Good genes: Father Paul Thorpe spent seven seasons in the Baltimore Orioles system, pitching at rookie-class Buefield, class-A Daytona Beach, class-A Newark, class-A Hagerstown, class-A Miami, double-A Charlotte, triple-A Rochester with a 30-30 record, 59 saves and a 3.32 ERA. He walked 206 and fanned 319 in 436 innings ... His grandfatheris Hall of Famer Bobby Pulford who played 16 years in the NHL -- all but two with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the rest with the Los Angeles Kings scoring 281 goals with 362 assists in 1,079 games ... He’s also related to the late Barry Ashbee, who appeared in 284 games with the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers scoring 15 goals and assisting 70 in 284 games.
Ice time: Was selected by the Sudbury Wolves in the 12th round of the 2017 draft.