Canadians drafted in 2008

* Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC), right, shown here working with Canadian Junior National Team coach Rob Ducey went in the first round, 19th over-all, to the Milwaukee Brewers after impressing with Doug Mathieson's Langley Blaze ....  

32 Canadians were drafted in 2008

Round Team Pos. Name, Hometown 

1st MIL C Brett Lawrie, Langley BC, Langley Blaze

10. SD P Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. Kentucky

11. TB RHP Brad Furdal, Ancaster, Ont. Inter County Terriers

12. ATL RHP David Francis, Mississauga, Ont. Walters State

15. LAA LF Marcel Champaigne, Bolton, Ont. Arizona State


16. CIN OF Carter Morrison, Langley, B.C. Langley Blaze

16. MIL RHP Stosh Wawrzasek, Langley, B.C. Langley Blaze

16. TOR OF Michael Crouse, Port Moody, B.C. North Shore Twins

18. MIL RHP Nick Bucci, Sarnia, Ont. Team Ontario

20. ARI RHP Chris Meaker, Burlington, Ont. Dallas Baptist


21. OAK RHP Mathieu Poirier, Montreal, Que. ABC

21. NYY 1B Mitch Delaney, La Salle, Ont. Western Texas

22. SF INF Carter Bell, Courtney, B.C. Parksville Royals

23. MIL OF Marcus Knecht, Toronto Ontario Blue Jays

23. DET INF Mike Gosse, Pitt Meadows, B.C. Oklahoma


24. MIN OF Lionel Morill, Edmonton Vauxhall Academy

25. TOR CF Brad McElroy, St. Thomas, Ont. Charlotte

31. TOR RHP J.R. Robinson, Burnaby, B.C. New Mexico Jr. College

33. DET 1B Jordan Lennerton, Langley, B.C. Oregon State

34. SF RHP Francois Lafreniere, Ste-Bruno, Que. ABC


35. PHI OF Ruddy Rio-Nunez, Montreal, Que. ABC

36. KAN RHP Nick Purdy, Grafton, Ont. Ontario Prospects

38. NYY, RHP Clay Caufield, Toronto Charleston

40. MIL P Nick Fogarty, Richmond Hill Ontario Blue Jays

42. CIN RHP Benson Merritt, Smithville Ont. IC Terriers


44. TOR OF George Agyapong-Mensah, Mississauga Western Texas

44. NYM RHP Jean-Francois Ricard, Montreal ABC

44. ARI SS David Cooper, Edmonton Mt. Olive College

45. MIL 2B George Kottaras, Markham Ontario Blue Jays

45. CHC LHP Ashton Florko, Trail, B.C. UBC


45. DET RHP Nathan Linseman, Aris Ont. IC Terriers

48. SF 2B Leonardo Ocha, Longeuil, Que. ABC (ABC denotes Academie Baseball Canada)


Teams: Blue Jays 6, Langley 5, ABC 4, Terriers 3, Western Texas 2, Windsor 2, Kentucky, Walters State, Arizona State, Thunderbirds, North Shore Twins, Team Ontario, Dallas Baptist, Parksville, Oklahoma, Coquitlam, Vauxhall, Charlotte, Prospects, Charleston, Mt. Olive, UBC.

By Province: Ontario 15, British Columbia 9, , Quebec 5, Alberta 2, Saskatchewan 1.