*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.