Top Canucks drafted year by year

*LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC), top Canuck in 2002, gives 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminister, BC), top Canuck in 1999, a post-game hug after Team Canada humbled Team USA 8-6 in the 2006 World Baseball Classic in Phoenix. Also in the sea of red were former top Canucks: Chris Robinson (Dorchester, Ont.), class of 2005; Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.) 2001: Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.), 2000; Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) 1997; Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.), 1996 and Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) top dog in 1989./Baseball Canada photo. Canadians drafted in the top 200 Top Canucks drafted year by year Canuck$ with si$-figue bonu$


June 6, 2014

Top Canadians drafted each year ...

Year    Round    Team    Position    Name     Home Town     School/Team

2014  2nd Mariners OF Gareth Morgan, North York, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian Jr. National Team 2013 2nd Cubs LHP Rob Zastryzny, Edmonton, Alta., University of Missouri 2012 6th Pirates 3B Eric Wood, Pickering, Ont., Blinn College 2011 4th Blue Jays RHP Tom Robson, Ladner, BC, Langley Blaze 2010 1st Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tx., The Woodlands HS

2009 1A Blue Jays LHP James Paxton Ladner, B.C. University of Kentucky 2008 1st Brewers C-3B Brett Lawrie Langley, B.C. Langley Blaze/Canadian National Junior Team 2007 1st Mariners RHP Phillippe Aumont Gatineau, Que. Academie Baseball Canada/Canadian National Junior Team 2006 4th Dodgers    INF    Kyle Orr    Victoria, B.C.   Victoria Mariners/Canadian National Junior Team 2005 3rd Tigers    C    Chris Robinson    Dorchester, Ont.    University of Illinois

2004 5th Rangers    C    Mike Nickeas    Vancouver, B.C.    Georgia Tech University 2003 4th Giants    RHP    Brooks McNiven    Vernon, B.C.    University of British Columbia 2002 1st Orioles    LHP  Adam Loewen Surrey, B.C. Whalley Chiefs/Canadian National Junior Team 2001 3rd  Braves    OF    Adam Stern    Port Stanley, Ont.    University of Nebraska 2000 1st Braves    INF  Scott Thorman   Cambridge, Ont.    Team Ontario/Canadian National Junior Team

1999 3rd Twins    C    Justin Morneau    New Westminster, B.C.    North Delta Blue Jays 1998 5th Blue Jays    SS    Lee Delfino    Pickering, Ont.    Team Ontario 1997 1st Padres    SS    Kevin Nicholson    Surrey, B.C.  Stetson University 1996 1A Red Sox    RHP    Chris Reitsma    Calgary, Alta.    Calgary Blues 1995 3rd Rangers    RHP    Ryan Dempster    Gibsons, B.C.    North Shore Twins

1994 6th Angels    RHP    Jason Dickson    Chatham, N.B.    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Jr. College 1993 2nd Expos    RHP    Martin Mainville    Montreal, Que.    Academie Baseball Canada 1992 7th Royals    RHP    Justin Adam    Windsor, Ont. Windsor Selects 1991 11th Yankees    3B    Jason Wuersch    Leamington, Ont.  Windsor Selects

(1A denotes sandwich pick)

From 1985-90 ... the only Canadians eligible for the draft were those attending university or college, south of the border. Canadian high schoolers were considered free agents and could be signed on a first-come, fiirst-serve basis.

1990    20th    Tigers    INF    Warren Sawkiw    Etiobicoke, Ont.    Wake Forest University 1989    6th    Red Sox    RHP    Paul Quantrill    Port Hope, Ont.    University of Wisconsin 1988    1st    Expos    RHP    Dave Wainhouse    Toronto, Ont.     Washington State University 1987    10th    A's    LHP    Kevin MacLeod    Sydney, N.S.    Pasco-Hernando Community College 1986    13th    Yankees    RHP    Gary Blouin    Surrey, BC    University of Washington 1985    4th    Cubs    LHP    Steve Wilson    Victoria, BC    University of Portland

Prior to the 1985 draft ... all Canadians were considered free agents and could sign with the team showing the most interest.