Updated 2017 Canadians in the Minors

July 12, 2017

 

By Bob Elliott

Canadian Baseball Network

Malik Collymore (Mississauga, Ont.) didn’t have the most hits this week by Canadians, but he had the highest average.

The former Ontario Blue Jays INF went 8-for-19 (.421) with two RBIs for the class-A Dayton Dragons. Collymore was drafted in the 10th round in 2013 by the St. Louis Cardinals. 

The hit leaders with nine each were INF Louis Boyd (North Vancouver, BC) of the Rookie-class Mariners, 9-for-23 (.391) with seven RBIs; Connor Panas (North York, Ont.) of the class-A Dunedin Blue Jays, 9-for-23 (.391) with four RBIs; Tristan Graham (North Vancouver, BC) at class-A Aberdeen (Orioles), 9-for-24 (.375) with a homer and five RBIs; OF Cole Bauml (Meunster, Sask.) at class-A West Michigan, 9-for-24 (.375) with six RBIs and OF Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) at triple-A Tacoma 9-for-28 (.321) with three homers and six RBIs.

                                                 

Wilson takes his long locks to Amsterdam for the summer

Former Ontario Terriers INF Liam Wilson of the Amsterdam Mohawks warms up prior to a game against Glens Falls. Photo: Peter R. Barber. 

Former Ontario Terriers INF Liam Wilson of the Amsterdam Mohawks warms up prior to a game against Glens Falls. Photo: Peter R. Barber. 

 

By Michael Kelly
The Daily Gazette

AMSTERDAM, NY — For a good chunk of the past decade, Liam Wilson has been searching for opportunities to showcase his abilities on the baseball diamond. 

That journey started in his native Ontario, took him all across the United States playing in one travel tournament after another, then landed him in Colorado for a couple of years at a junior college before bringing him to Canisius College in western New York.

The latest stop? A summer with the Amsterdam Mohawks of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, a stint Wilson is making the most of in his attempt to get noticed prior to a final season of college baseball he hopes leads to a career playing professional baseball. 

“So,” Wilson said, “that’s why I’m here.”  

At 22 years old, Wilson is a couple of years older than most of his teammates on the Mohawks, who lead their league’s East Division at 27-8 and have the best overall winning percentage in the league. In an ideal scenario for Wilson, he’d have found a way onto a roster in the Cape Cod Baseball League — the top summer league for collegiate players — but he sees his spot in Amsterdam as a positive step in his development.

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