*RHP Zak Miller (Surrey, BC) moves into second spot on draft list behind Tom Robson (Lander, BC)./Photo Nick Miller studios.
Here come the collegians.
With the annual draft of high schoolers and college players drawing closer -- June 6-8 -- two junior college right-handers are making a late bid as we move towards the finish line.
While RHP Tom Robson (Ladner, BC) of the Langley Blaze is still expected to be the No. 1 Canadian to be selected our 20 list has some changes after that.
RHP Zak Miller (Surrey, BC) who pitches for the Yavapai College Roughriders has moved in the No. 2 spot in our latest updated list of top 20 Canadians eligible for the draft.
RHP Jesen Dygestile-Therrien (Montreal, Que.) has also moved into the top five.
Miller is ranked 62nd of the Perfect Game USA Scouting Service’s top 100 JUCO list, while Dygestile-Therrien is listed 54th.
So, our top five now goes Robson, off with the Team Canada Junior National Team to play Dominican Summer League rookie-class teams.
Followed by Miller, who is 6-2 with a 1.80 pitching in Arizona. He’s walked 17 and struck out 73 in 65 inning in 15 games. Miller has signed a letter of intent to Arizona State.
Next is RHP Ryan Thompson (Fort McMurray, Alta.) of the Franklin Pierce University Ravens. Thompson earned Northeast-10 conference pitcher of the year after going 10-1 with an 0.92 ERA. He walked 12 and struck out 105 in 78 1/3 innings.
And next is Dustin Houle (Penticton, BC), also of the Langley Blaze and Canadian Junior National Team.
Rounding out the top five is Dygestile-Therrien, who pitches for the Academy Baseball Canada and the Junior National Team.