RHP Trevor Brigden, 17th round (518th overall) - Tampa Bay Rays - SIGNED - $5,000


With their 17th round (518th overall) pick, the Tampa Bay Rays have selected RHP Trevor Brigden.

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Height/Weight: 6’ 3” 210 lbs.

School: Okanagan College

Coaches: Geoff White Jared Johnson.

Previous Teams: Kelowna Falcons, Ontario Terriers.

Previous Coaches: David Quattrociocchi, Danny Thompson

Scout: Paul Kirsch

Social justice: A Tweet of coach Jared Johnson showing Bridgen throwing a fastball at 94 MPH caused quite a stir in the scouting world, causing scouts from the Twins, Pirates, Royals, Blue Jays and the Red Sox to contact either him or his coaches. Some scouts back off because of his are (23).

2019 season as a senior with the Okanagan College Coyotes: Was 6-0 with a 2.00 ERA in seven games, making five starts, walking 11 and striking out 64 ... He also has two wins in the post season pitching six scoreless.

2018 season as a junior with the Coyotes: Served as the closer working 17 2/3 innings in relief. He had four wins as a closer, struck out 30 batters and finished with an impressive 0.50 ERA.

2016 season as a sophomore at Lackawanna Junior College: Was 3-1 in 10 games making 10 starts with a 2.77 ERA, striking out 59 in 48 2/3 innings.

2015 season as a freshman at Lackawanna: Threw a seven inning complete-game no-hitter, striking out 15 while allowing only three hitters to reach base, two by base on balls and one on an error.

Honours: Won CCBC Pitcher of the Year ... Named Second Team All West Coast League, for the Kelowna Falcons.