# Happy Canada Day, our 14th annual lineup

/** And the best Canucks on Canada Day ... our 14th annual holiday lineup. ....*
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**By Bob Elliott**

Happy Canada Day!

There have been some special Canada Day moments over the years.

Like Montreal Expos right-hander **Jeff Juden** out pitching eventual **Cy Young** award winner 2-1 before 50,436 at the SkyDome in 1997.

Or **Ryan Howard**’s two-run single in the top of the ninth off **Frank Francisco** for a 7-6 Philadelphia Phillies win in front of 45,512 in 2011.

**Carlos Delgado** and **Shawn Green** going deep against the Baltimore Orioles in an 8-6 win before 30,263 in 1999.

And one of the more memorable when **Alfredo Griffin** and** Gord Ash** sang *“This Land is Your Land”* on the Jumbotron and later **Joe Carter** hit a two-run, walk-off homer against the Kansas City Royals in 1996.

This year will be unlike any other as two first-place teams meet (one Canadian) with two of the top decision makers for each side being Canadian: **Doug Melvin** from Chatham and Toronto’s Ash run the visiting Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon, while Montrealer **Alex** **Anthopoulos** is general manager of the Blue Jays with help from assistant GM** Andrew Tinnish,** an Ottawa native.

Another part of Canada Day is our annual Canada Day mythical lineup.

Manager **Ernie Whitt** has a deep lineup and a newcomer on coaching staff in **Ryan Dempster** who retired after being the anchor of our Canada Day team for 13 consecutive years including six opening day starts and closing two others.

Our Hall of Famer commissioner **Fergie Jenkins** shook hands with his large mitt with his right paw not letting go until the player agreed to play. Our medical staff of Drs. **Jason Smith**, Marc Philippon and **Ron Taylor** have everyone healthy.

There are a few candidates to choose from: 19 Canucks have appeared in the majors this season compared to four in 1970 (**Mike Kilkenny**, Ron Taylor, **Claude Raymond** and **Pete Ward**), 82 in the minors, including 10 at triple-A and another dozen or so at camps awaiting to be assigned). The lineup:

1. Seattle Mariners’ **Michael Saunders** of Victoria, B.C. will be in right field making his sixth start and seventh appearance on the Canada Day roster. Saunders was MVP of the Phoenix WBC pool in the spring of 2013.

2. Blue Jays’ **Brett Lawrie** of Langley, B.C. in his fifth start, will be at second where he has started 32 games for the Blue Jays.

3. Etobicoke’s own, Canada’s highest-paid athlete, **Joey Votto** of the Cincinnati Reds in his seventh start and ninth appearance. Votto volunteered to play left a year ago. This year? “I’ll play anywhere to add both those studs to the lineup.”

4. New Westminster, B.C.’s **Justin Morneau**, the Colorado Rockies first baseman, is in his 12th start and the senior member of the roster.

5. Making his second Canada Day start is DH **Freddie Freeman** of the Atlanta Braves. He’s WBC-eligible as his parents grew up in Windsor. This is the type of stud Votto was speaking about. Freeman wanted in on the 2013 WBC, but there wasn’t any room with Votto and Morneau sharing DH and first.

6. Next is Montrealer **Russell Martin** of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Martin will play third where Pirates manager **Clint Hurdle** played him three games last year, giving him 18 starts in nine years. It is Martin’s ninth selection to Canada Day team and 10th selection.

7. **Oscar Taveras**, St. Louis Cardinals prospect, is in centre. Born in the Dominican, he holds a Canadian passport since his early days in Montreal and is WBC eligible.

8. Batting eighth is Markham catcher **George Kottaras** of the Cleveland Indians making his eighth appearance and first start.

9. Hitting ninth in his second Canada Day start is shortstop **Sean Jamieson** of Simcoe, Ont. who is at double-A Mobile in the Arizona Diamondbacks system.

And on the mound will be Tampa Bay Rays lefty **Erik Bedard** of Navan, Ont. the 13th time he’s been on the Canada Day roster and making his first July 1 start.

Also in a rotation: Mariners’ **James Paxton** of Ladner, B.C., **Andrew Albers** from North Battleford, Sask. is with the Hanwha Eagles in Korea, **Jameson Taillon** re-habbing in the Pittsburgh Pirates system and Guelph lefty **Scott Diamond** at triple-A Rochester.

**Jeff Francis** of North Delta, B.C., of the Oakland A’s, Calgary’s James Henderson of the Brewers, Toronto’s **Jesse Crain** of the Houston Astros; Aldergrove B.C.’s **Scott Mathieson**, Yomiuri Giants; Gatineau’s **Phillippe Aumont**, triple-A Lehigh and Regina’s **Dustin Molleken**, triple-A Nashville are in the bullpen.

Port Dover’s **John Axford** of the Indians will close.

On the bench are Vancouver catcher **Mike Nickeas** at triple-A Buffalo; infielders **Taylor Green** of Comox, B.C. and Richmond Hill’s **Pete Orr**, both at triple-A Nashville; Langley’s **Jordan Lennerton**, triple-A Toledo, plus outfielders **Jamie Romak** of London with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vancouver’s **Jim Adduci** of the Texas Rangers and Mississauga’s **Dalton Pompey** at double-A New Hampshire.

And a Happy Canada Day to you too.

**2014 Lineup**

**Name, Team Avg. HR RBIs OPS**
1. RF Michael Saunders, Mariners .266 4 23 .734

2. 2B Brett Lawrie, Jays .244 12 48 .718

3. LF Joey Votto, Reds .260 6 22 .822

4. 1B Justin Morneau, Rockies .307 13 58 .858

5. DH Freddie Freeman, Braves .291 13 41 .882

6. 3B Russell Martin, Pirates .265 4, 23 .792

7. CF Oscar Taveras, Cardinals .189 1 2 .522 Memphis-AAA .318 8 49 .872

8. C George Kottaras, Indians .353 3 4 1.339 Columbus-AAA .119 1 5 .386

9. SS Sean Jamieson, Mobile-AA (Dbacks) .310 5 30 .819

**Rotation**
1. LHP Erik Bedard, Navan, Ont., Rays (4-5, 4.21)

2. LHP James Paxton, Ladner, BC (2-0, 2.25 with Mariners, 0-0, 6.00 at triple-A Tacoma)

3. LHP Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. (2-7, 6.65) Hanwha Eagles, Korea,

4. RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tex. injured, Pittsburgh Pirates

5. Scott Diamond, Guelph, Ont. (3-7, 7.03) Triple A Rochester.

**Reliever**
Scott Mathieson, Aldergrove BC (4-2, 11 saves, 4.11) Yomiuri Giants

James Henderson, Calgary, Alta. (2-1, 7.15 Brewers 0-0, 0.00 double-A Huntsville),

Jeff Francis North Delta, BC (0-1, 7.15) A’s

Jesse Crain Toronto, Ont., injured Houston Astros

Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. (0-1, 21.60 Phillies, 2-1, 3.74, triple-A Lehigh)

Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask. (2-2, two saves, 3.67 at triple-A Nashville)

John Axford, Port Dover, Ont. (2-3, nine saves, 3.69 Indians).

**Bench**
C Mike Nickeas, Vancouver, BC (.225, 3, 10 triple-A Buffalo)

INF Taylor Green, Comox, BC (.245, 3, 18 triple-A Nashville)

INF Pete Orr, Richmond Hill, Ont. (.297, 2, 22 triple-A Nashville)

IB Jordan Lennerton, Langley, BC (.189, 4, 26) triple-A Toledo

OF Jamie Romak, London Ont. (.048, 0, 3 Dodgers, .270, 13, 71 triple-A Albquerque

OF Jim Adduci, Vancouver, BC (.462, 0, 3, Rangers, .250, 0, 1 at double-A Frisco and triple-A Round Rock

OF Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont., (.308, 6, 35 at double-A New Hampshire, class-A Dunedin.

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**Canada Day lineups of yesteryear
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**2013 Lineup**

**Name, Team Avg. HR RBIs OPS**

1, CF Michael Saunders, Mariners .211 4 15 .616

2. C Russell Martin, Pirates .244 8 29 .752

3. LF Joey Votto, Reds .322 14 38 .952

4. 1B Justin Morneau, Twins .291 3 46 .743

5. DH Freddie Freeman, Braves .305 8 50 .839

6. 3B Brett Lawrie, Jays .209 5 14 .642

7. RF **Jason Bay**, Mariners .218 9 18 .724

8. 2B Peter Orr, triple-A Lehigh .236 3 19 .645

9. SS Sean Jamieson, class-A Visalia .270 6 28 .781

**Rotation**

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibson, BC) Red Sox 5-8, 4.18

LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) Twins, 5-7, 5.40

RHP **Josh Johnson** (Minneapolis, Minn.) Jays, 1-2, 5.21

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) Astros 3-3, 4.44

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) Rockies/triple-A Colorado Springs 2-7, 6.72

**Bullpen**

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) White Sox 2-3, 0.74

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) Brewers 3-3, 3.97

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) Phillies/triple-A Lehigh 1-2, two saves, 4.73

Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove BC) Yomiuri Giants 1-2, 1.82

Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) triple-A Rochester 7-2, 2.93

**Chris Leroux** (Mississauga, Ont.) Yakult Swallows 0-1, 6.63

Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) Nippon Ham Fighters 0-0, 3.86

LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC) triple-A Tacoma 4-5, 4.75

**Closer**

James Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) Brewers 2-2, 10 saves, 1.88

**Bench**

C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) Royals .143 2 9 .615

C Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC) triple-A Buffalo .161 0 5 .445

INF Jordan Lennerton (Langley, BC) triple-A Toledo .307 13 40 .887

INF **Skyler Stromsmoe** (Etzikom, Alta.) double-A Richmond/class-A San Jose .203 2 10 .585

INF **Jonathan Malo** (Laval, Que.), Quebec Capitales .291 5 19 .816

INF Taylor Green (Comox, BC) injured, Brewers system

OF Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) triple-A Memphis .249 16 46 .876

OF **Jimmy Van Ostrand** (Richmond, BC) double-A Harrisburg/triple-A Syracuse .278 5 27 .766

OF **Tyson Gillies** (Vancouver, BC) double-A Reading/Lehigh Valley .240 8 24 .728

OF **Adam Loewen** (Surrey, BC) double-A New Hampshire .278 10 30 .843

OF **Rene Tosoni** (Coquitlam, BC) double-A Huntsville .250 8 32 .717

**2012 Lineup**

1. 3B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) Jays .293 8 33 .778

2. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) Yankees .189 8 21 .681

3. 1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) Reds .350 14 47 1.103

4. DH Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) Twins .239 10 34 .749

5. CF Michael Saunders (Victoria, BC) Mariners .258 8 24 .746

6. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) Mets .187 4 6 .626

7. 2B Taylor Green (Comox, BC) Brewers .203 2 10 .645

8. RF Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) triple-A Buffalo .268 3 9 .949

9. SS Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) Phillies/triple-A Lehigh Valley .250 0 15 .588

**Rotation**

1. Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) Cubs 3-3, 2.11

2. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) Pirates 6-9, 4.27

3. LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) Twins 7-3, 2.63

4. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC.) Rockies 3-3, 5.43

5. RHP **Scott Richmond** (North Vancouver, BC) Jays/triple-A Las Vegas 6-5, 5.42

**Relievers**

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) White Sox 2-1, 2.38

**Blake Hawksworth** (North Vancouver, BC) class-A Rancho Cucamonga 0-0, 4.50

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) triple-A Lehigh Valley 2-1, nine saves, 4.56

Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove BC) Yomiuri Giants 2-0, five saves, 1.80

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) triple-A Indianapolis 0-1, 3.97

Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) triple-A Colorado Springs 3-0, one save, 5.52

James Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) triple-A Nashville 3-3, seven saves, 1.85

**Closer**

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) Brewers 1-5, 13 saves, 5.22

**Bench**

C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) Brewers .230 3 11 .841

C Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC) Mets .188 1 12 .525

C **Luke Carlin** (Aylmer, Que.) triple-A Columbus/Indians .239 2 13 .676

INF **Mark Teahen** (Redlands, Calif.) triple-A Syracuse .286 1 44 .755

INF Skyler Stromsmoe (Etzikom, Alta.) triple-A Fresno .255 3 1 .741

INF Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) Quebec Capitales .288 6 31 .803

OF Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) triple-A Rochester/double New Britain .204 1 9 .568

OF Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) triple-A Memphis .238 2 18 .631

**2011 Lineup**

1. 3B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC), Jays, .354 15 homers, 59 RBIs 1.092 OPS at triple-A Vegas.

2. C Russell Martin (Montral, Que.), .229, 10, 23, .726, Yankees

3. 1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .316, 11, 50, .944 Reds

4. DH Justin Morneau (New Westminister, BC) .225, four, 21, .619 Twins.

5. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .234, four, 20 .634 Mets

6. 2B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.) zero, 11, .208, .633, White Sox

7. CF **Mike Saunders** (Victoria, BC) three, 18, .290, triple-A Tacoma, Mariners.

8. RF Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) seven, 30, .251, triple-A Rochester, Twins

9. SS **Cale Iorg** (Toronto, Ont.) four, 13, .213, .586 at triple-A Toledo, Tigers

**Rotation**

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 5-6, 5.31, Cubs.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 4-6, 3.00 Mariners.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 3-9, 4.79 Royals.

RHP **Rich Harden** (Victoria, BC) 0-0, 3.52 triple-A Sacramento, A’s.

LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) 4-7, 5.14, Rochester, Twins.

**Relievers**

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 5-2, 2.41, one save White Sox.

Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) 2-2, 3.00 Dodgers.

Scott Mathieson (Langley, BC) triple-A Lehigh Valley, Phillies.

**Trystan Magnuson** (Vancouver, BC) triple-A Sacramento, A’s.

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) double-A Reading, Phillies.

**Closer**

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) 2-2, 2.83, 22 saves, Brewers.

**Bench**

**Matt Stairs** (Fredericton, N.B.) .143, 0, 2, Nationals

George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .234, 2, 8 Brewers

Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC) .250, 1, 3 Mets.

Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .230, 0, 3 Phillies.

Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) triple-A Vegas, Jays

Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) triple-A Buffalo, Mets

**Scott Thorman** (Cambridge, Ont.) triple-A Toledo, Tigers.

**2010 Lineup**

1. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .244, four homers and 17 RBIs, Dodgers.

2. 3B Mark Teahen (Redlands, Calif.) .255, three, 14 White Sox.

3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .347, 15, 49, Twins.

4. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .313, 17, 54 Reds.

5. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .277, six, 35) Mets.

6. RF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .206, five, 17, Mariners.

7. LF **Nick Weglarz** (Stevensville, Ont.) .263, eight, 39, triple-A Columbus, double-A Akron.

8. 2B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) .302, six, 41 double-A Huntsville, Brewers.

9. SS Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.) .199, five, 21 double-A Erie, Tigers

**Rotation**

Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 6-6, 3.58, Cubs.

Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 3-3, 5.68, Rangers

Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 2-2, 3.53, Rockies.

Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) rookie-class Arizona League M’s.

**Bullpen**

Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC), 2-4, 5.11, Cardinals.

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) 0-0, 6.60, Marlins.

Scott Mathieson (Langley BC) 3-2, 14 saves, 2.80, Phillies/triple-A Lehigh Valley

**Ryan Braun** (Kitchener, Ont.) 0-2, 2.16, 10 saves triple-A Charlotte, White Sox.

Philippe Alexandre Valiquette (St. Laurent, Que.)2-1, 4.24, four saves atriple-A Louisville, double-A Carolina, Reds.

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) 3-1, 3.00, Brewers.

**Closer**

Jesse Crain (Toronto) 1-0, 4.27, Twins

**Bench**

George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .208, five, 16), Brewers.

Matt Stairs (Fredericton N.B.) .191, one, seven, Padres;

Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .275, 13, 46 triple-A Omaha, Royals

Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .229, eight, 26, triple-A Syracuse, Nationals.

Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .234, two, 14 double-A Binghamton, Mets.

**Adam Stern** (London, Ont.) .282, one, 10, triple-A Nashville, Brewers.

**2009 Lineup**

1. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .247, one homer and 21 RBIs, Dodgers.

2. 3B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.), .281, nine, 28, Royals.

3. Justin Morneau (New Westminister, BC) .309, 17, 61, Twins.

4. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .277, 19, 69) Red Sox.

5. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .351, nine, 37, Reds.

6. RF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .303, 10, 26 triple-A Tacoma, Mariners

7. LF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .300, 13, 30 triple-A Omaha, Royals

8. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .236, five, 23 triple-A Syracuse, Nationals

9. SS Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.) .221, six, 21 double-A Erie, Tigers

**Rotation**

1. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 5-2, 2.47, Mariners.

2. RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 4-5, 4.09, Cubs.

3. RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 4-4, 4.95, Cubs.

4. RHP Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C) 6-4, 3.68, Jays.

5. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) Rockies.

**Bullpen**

**Shawn Hill** (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-1, 5.25, Padres.

Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) 0-0, 4.70, Cardinals, 5-4, 3.92 triple-A Memphis.

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) 2-2 3.03, with 13 saves, double-A West Tennessee/class-A High Desert (Mariners)

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) 3-2, one save, 4.05, double-A Jacksonville, two games with the Marlins.

David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 0-1, 5.63 Marlins/ triple-A Indianapolis, triple-A New Orleans

**R.J. Swindle** (Vancouver, BC) 2-1 0.79, triple-A Nashville, Brewers.

**Closer**

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 2-3. 8.15, Twins.

**Bench**

George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .227, zero, eight, Red Sox.

Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) .277, 4, 23, .786 triple-A Reno/Diamondbacks.

Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .296, three, 12 of Phillies.

Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .310, one, double-A Binghamton, Mets

Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.) .257, 12, 55 double-A Akron, Indians

Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) .275, nine, 45 double-A New Britain, Twins

**2008 Lineup**

1. CF Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.) .221, 1, 8 triple-A Norfolk.

2. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .263 2 30 .719 Nationals/triple-A Columbus.

3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .308, 12, 63, Twins

4. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .284, 16, 43, Pirates.

5. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .307, 8, 37, Dodgers.

6. RF Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .262, 8, 28, Blue Jays.

7. 3B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont. .257, eight, 27, Royals.

8. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont. .280, 12, 38, Reds.

9. SS **Chris Barnwell** (Shelburne, N.S.) .284, 6, 39 triple-A Albuquerque.

**Rotation**

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 5-0, 2.15 ERA, A’s.

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 9-3, 3.26 Cubs.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.), 5-4, 3.79, Mariners.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C) 3-7, 5.6, Rockies.

RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-5, 5.83 Nationals.

**Bullpen**

LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) 0-1, 7.95 Orioles.

RHP Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 3-2, 2.97 Twins.

LHP David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 2-2, 3.54 double-A Altoona.

LHP R.J. Swindle (Vancouver, BC) 1-0, 0.54 triple-A Lehigh Valley.

RHP **Steve Green** (Longueuil, Que.) 4-0, 3.08, Lehigh.

RHP Scott Mathieson (Langley, BC) injured with the Phillies.

**Closer**

RHP **Eric Gagne** (Mascouche, Que.) 1-2, 6.98, 10 saves, Brewers.

**Bench**

C Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) .154, 0, 2, Padres.

C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .228, 14, 42 triple-A Pawtucket.

C **Chris Robinson** (Dorchester, Ont.) .217, 1, 19 double-A Tennessee.

INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .249, 14, 44 triple-A Richmond.

INF **Danny Klassen** (Leamington, Ont.) .182, 1, 9 triple-A, Round Rock

INF Emmanuel Garcia (Montreal, QUe.) .258, 3, 29 double-A Binghamton.

INF Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .261, 3, 16 Binghamton.

INF **Emerson Frostad** (Calgary, Alta.) .270, 5, 32 double-A Frisco.

INF Matt Rogelstad (Coquitlam, BC) .282, 8, 39 single-A Potomac.

OF Sebastian Boucher (Ottawa, Ont.) .262, 1, 18 double-A Bowie/triple-A Norfolk

OF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .242, 3, 16 triple-A Tacoma.

**2007 Lineup**

1. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .200, zero, two, Braves.

2. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .292, eight, 43, 11 steals, Dodgers.

3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .277, 20, 54 RBIs, Twins.

4. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .276, 11, 46 RBIs, Pirates.

5. DH Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .242, nine, 30, Braves.

6. RF Mark Teahan (St. Marys, Ont.) .287, five, 37, Royals.

7. CF **Aaron Guiel** (Langley, BC) .229, 10, 29, Yakult Swallows.

8. 3B **Corey Koskie** (Anola, Man.) out with a concussion, Brewers

9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .310, three, 18, triple-A Round Rock (Astros).

**Rotation**

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 4-4, 3.64, Orioles

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 6-5, 3.61, Rockies.

RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 3-3, 2.70, Nationals.

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 1-1, 1.42, A’s.

LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) 2-0, 3.56, Orioles.

RHP Scott Mathieson (Vancouver, BC) coming off **Tommy John**, Philadelphia Phillies.

**Bullpen**

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-0, 0.50, seven saves, Rangers.

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 1-2, 5.51), Twins.

**Chris Reitsma** (Calgary, Alta.) 0-1, 5.79, Mariners.

Ryan Braun (Kitchener, Ont.) 0-2, 3.00, three saves, triple-A Omaha (Royals).

**Rheal Cormier** (Moncton, N.B.) 1-1, 1.17, triple-A Richmond (Braves).

David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 2-0, 5.08, two saves, double-A Altoona (Pirates).

**Closer**

Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 1-3, 3.45, 15 saves, Cubs.

**Bench**

INF Chris Barnwell (Shelburne, N.S.) .271, four, 21 triple-A Nashville, Brewers.

OF Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .275, nine, 23, Jays.

C **Pete LaForest** (Hull, Que.) .207, 13, 28 triple-A Portland, Padres.

1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .317, 9, 41 triple-A Louisville, Reds

OF Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.) .206, three, triple-A Norfolk, Orioles.

**2006 Lineup**

1. CF Adam Stern (London, Ont.) .150, zero, four RBIs Red Sox; .254, seven, 23 triple-A Pawtucket.

2. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .211, one, four, Braves.

3. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .285, 20, 57, Pirates.

4. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .288, 19, 64, Twins.

5. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .267, 10, 31, Brewers.

6. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .294, four, 20, Dodgers.

7. DH Matt Stairs (Saint John, N.B.) .287, seven, 18, Royals.

8. RF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .220, three, seven Royals; .233, 11, 32 triple-A Omaha.

9. SS **Kevin Nicholson** (Surrey, B.C) .229, one, 16, Somerset, Atlantic League (IND).

**Rotation**

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 3-0, 3.86, A’s.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 8-6, 4.72, Orioles.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 5-7, 4.25, Rockies.

RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-3, 4.66, Nationals; 3-2, 2.64 double-A Harrisburg.

LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C) 0-2, 7.12 Orioles, 4-2, 2.72 double-A Bowie.

**Bullpen**

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 2-1, 1.35, Phillies.

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 1-4, 5.19, Twins.

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) two scoreless innings, Dodgers.

Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 1-2, 9.11, three saves, Braves.

Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove, BC) 0-2, 6.75, Phillies, 6-2 3.05, double-A Reading.

**Closer**

Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 1-4, 4.41, 31 saves, Cubs.

**Bench**

INF-OF Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.) .244, 4, 19, Royals; .380, 2, 14, Omaha.

C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .274, eight, 30 double-A Mobile (Padres).

INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .120, zero, one with the Braves; .324, 15, 44 triple-A Richmond.

C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) injured triple-A Portland (Padres).

INF Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .314, 15, 48 double-A Chattanooga (Reds).

INF **Stubby Clapp** (Windsor, Ont.) .315, one, 11 Edmonton, Northern League IND).

**2005 Lineup**

1. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .327, one, five, Braves.

2. CF Adam Stern (London, Ont.) disabled list Red Sox.

3. RF **Larry Walker** (Maple RIdge, BC) .294, four, 15, Cardinals

4. 1B Justin Morneau ( New Westminster, BC) .411, two, six, Twins.

5. 3B Cory Koskie (Anola, Man.) .258, seven, 16, Blue Jays.

6. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .313, six, 17, Pirates.

7. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .269, four, 11, Royals.

8. C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) .302, seven, 22 RBIs Triple-A Durham, Devil Rays.

9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .326, two, 11, Triple-A Round Rock, Astros.

**Rotation**

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 2-2, 1.94, A’s.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 3-1, 2.31, Orioles.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 2-1, 4.58, Rockies.

**Bullpen**

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) injured, Dodgers.

Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 2-3, 5.65, Cubs.

**Paul Quantrill** (Port Hope, Ont.) 0-1, 4.02, Yankees.

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 1-1, 5.19, Phillies.

Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 2-0, 0.00, Twins.

Chris Begg (Uxbridge, Ont.) 2-2, 1.95, Double-A Norwich, Giants.

Vince Perkins (Victoria, BC) 2-2, 4.11 Double-A New Hampshire, Jays.

Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 0-2, 4.74 Double-A Akron, Indians

**Aaron Myette** (Surrey, BC) in Japan.

**Closer**

Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 0-1, 1.08, Braves.

**Bench**

INF Mark Teahan (St. Marys, Ont.) .273, zero, four, Royals.

INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .303, five, 25 Double-A Mississippi Braves, Braves

INF Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .500, zero, one, Somerset, Atlantic league (IND).

OF Aaron Guiel (Langley, B.C) .265, five 18, Triple-A Omaha, Royals

C Richard Martin (Montreal, Que.) .280, one, 18 Double-A Jacksonville (Dodgers).

**2004 Lineup**

1. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .286, nine, 25, Pirates.

2. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .301, zero, six, triple-A Syracuse.

3. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .350, three homers, five, Rockies.

4. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .247, 12, 33, Twins.

5. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .323, 19, 57 triple-A Rochester, Twins.

6. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .276, 10, 29, Royals.

7. LF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .173, four, 10, 24 Royals plus platoon mate Jeff Guiel (Langley, BC) .198, five, 25 Syracuse Jays.

8. C Pete Laforest (Hull, Que.) .190, two, 14, triple-A Durham.

9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .264, five, 30, triple-A Toledo.

**Rotation**

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 3-4, 4.13, A’s.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 3-2, 3.69, Orioles.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 11-1, 2.27 double-A Tulsa, Rockies.

RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 5-6, 2.87 double-A Harrisburg

RHP **Mike Johnson** (Sherwood Park, Alta.) 6-3, 5.43, triple-A Edmonton.

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 0-0, 1.96 re-habbing, single-A Lansing.

**Bullpen**

Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 5-2, 3.19, Phillies.

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 3-3, 4.54, Braves.

Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 3-2, 3.61, with 10 saves, Reds.

Aaron Myette (Surrey, BC) 3-2, 2.56, triple-A Louisville

**Jeff Zimmerman** (Kelowna, BC) disabled, Rangers.

**Closer**

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 2-0, 1.64, 19 saves, Dodgers.

**Bench**

INF **Cody McKay** (Vancouver, BC) .230, zero, four, Cardinals.

INF Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .262, four, 14 triple-A Columbus.

OF **Simon Pond** (North Vancouver, BC) .265, five, 17 Syracuse (Jays)

C **John Suomi** (Etobicoke, Ont.) .304, six, 47 single-A Modesto.

**2003 Lineup**

1. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .300 10, 32 triple-A Portland; .250, one, two Padres.

2. LF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .283, two, eight, Royals; .279, eight, 30, triple-A Omaha.

3. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .314, 12, 50, Twins.

4. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .293, eight, 50, Rockies.

5. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .239, four, 13, Pirates.

6. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .280, 2, 7, Twins; .309, 19, 42 triple-A Rochester/double-A New Britain.

7. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .242, six, 34 triple-A Toledo.

8. C Pete Laforest (Hull, Que.) .301, 10, 29 hitting 20 homers combined triple-A Durham/double-A Orlando,

9. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor. Ont.) .230, three, 21, triple-A Richmond, Braves.

**Rotation**

RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 7-2, 4.63, Reds

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 2-4, 6.21, Reds.

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 9-2, 2.99 triple-A Sacramento/double-A Midland, A’s.

RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 6-4, 5.64, triple-A Salt Lake, Angels.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) injured Baltimore Orioles prospect.

**Bullpen**

Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) injured Rangers.

Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 1-2, 1.57, Dodgers.

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 2-0, 1.64, Phillies.

**Chris Mears** (Victoria, BC) 5-1, 2.92 triple-A Toledo/Tigers.

**Mike Meyers** (Tillsonburg, Ont.) 1-2, 4.94, triple-A Iowa Cubs.

Mike Johnson (Sherwood Park, Alta.) 3-3, 3.75 triple-A Fresno.

**Closer**

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-2, 2.06, 29 saves, Dodgers.

**Bench**

INF Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .277, three, 25, double-A Altoona.

OF Jeff Guiel (Langley, BC) .234, seven, 20 triple-A Salt Lake City.

C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .211, four, 23 triple-A Indianapolis

**2002 Lineup **

1. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor. Ont.) .250, two, nine triple-A Memphis, Cardinals.

2. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .237, 0, 7 Memphis.

3. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.).263, 8, 36, Twins.

4. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .333, 17, 75, Rockies.

5. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .239, 4, 13, Brewers.

6. LF Aaron Guiel (Lnagley, BC) .381, 1, 7, Royals, .353, nine, 50, triple-A Omaha.

7. 1B Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .290, eight, 29 triple-A Pawtucket, Red Sox.

8. CF Jeremy Ware (Guelph, Ont.) .307, one, 15, triple-A Buffalo, Indians..

9. C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .256, five, 26, triple-A Sacramento, A’s.

**Rotation**

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 5-7 4.80, Marlins.

RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 3-6, 3.60, Reds.

RHP Aaron Myette (Surrey, BC) 5-4, 3.39 triple-A Oklahoma, Rangers.

LHP **Eric Cyr** (Montreal, Que.) 4-6, 3.24, double-A Mobile, four games Padres.

LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 6-3, 1.97 double-A Bowie, two games with the Orioles.

**Bullpen**

Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) injured, angers..

Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 0-2, 3.40, Dodgers

Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 3-4, 5.59, Phillies.

Phil Devey (Lachute, Que.) 1-3, 4.98, triple-A Las Vegas; double-A Jacksonville 3-1, 1.91), Dodgers

**Closer**

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 0-0, 1.30, 29 saves, Dodgers.

**2001 ****Lineup**

1. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .385, one, 12 triple-A Colorado Springs.

2. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .317, five, 29, triple-A Memphis; .286 with St. Louis.

3. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .344, 25, 78, Rockies.

4. 1B Matt Stairs (Fredricton, N.B.) .268, 10, 32, Cubs.

5. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .257, 8, 43, Twins.

6. DH Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .339, 8, 45 Triple-A Tacoma.

7. C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .261, 1, 15 triple-A Sacramento, A’s.

8. LF **Rob Ducey** (Cambridge, Ont.) .236, three, 10, Montreal Expos.

9. CF Ntema (Pappy) Ndungidi (Montreal, Que.) .239, three, 28 double-A Bowie, Orioles.

**Rotation**

RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 8-8, 4.95, Marlins.

RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 4-6, 4.27, Reds.

RHP Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-4, 5.88, Dodgers.

RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 6-2, 3.66 triple-A Salt Lake.

RHP Mike Meyers (Tillsonburg, Ont.) 4-3, 3.78 triple-A Iowa.

**Bullpen**

RHP Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 7-1, 1.96, Blue Jays.

LHP Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 4-1, 3.04, Phillies.

RHP **Dave Wainhouse** (Scarborough, Ont.) 2-3, 3.76, five saves, triple-A Iowa

**Closer**

RHP Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) 3-4, 3.26, 10 saves, Rangers.

**Bench**

INF Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) injured Diamondbacks farmhand.

OF Jeremy Ware (Guelph, Ont.) .242, two, 10, triple-A Ottawa.

OF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .269, 5, 29 triple-A Omaha.

OF **Ryan Radmanovich** (Calgary, Alta.) .267, 11, 39 triple-A Portland.

C Alex Andreopoulos (High Park, Ont.) .227, one, four triple-A Buffalo.

C **Andy Stewart** (Oshawa, Ont.) Jays bullpen catcher.