Davis PG 1st Team Underclass All-American, plus 15 others honored

By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network

When David Price knows your name and you are still a high schooler there is a chance other baseball people do too.

After OF Cooper Davis (Mississauga, Ont.) signed a Letter of Intent to play for the University of Vanderbilt Commodores.

As Blue Jay starter at the time, Price tweeted
“Congrats to another #6man @Davis4491 on making his decision to play college baseball for @VandyBaseball ... wise decision young man.”

A veteran of previous Tournament 12s, Davis had three hits including the first home run of the tourney against British Columbia. Davis had the best clocking in the 60-yard dash for the second year in a row with a 6.35 clocking.

Davis, who plays for Mike Steed and the Ontario Blue Jays, was the only Canadian named to the 2016 Perfect Game Pre-season First Team Underclass All-American. 

SS Adam Hall (London, Ont.) who fields ground balls for Adam Stern’s Great Lake Canadians was the only Canuck to earn a berth on the second team bases on events held June 12-17 at Perfect Game Park South at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, Ga.

The First, Second and Third teams recognizes 300 players from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Each team consists of 100 players who are currently juniors, sophomores, or freshmen in high school. There are also a high honorable mention and honorable mention teams.

RHP Noah Skirrow (Stoney Creek, Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays, OF Isaac Deveaux (Montreal, Que.), 1B Malik Williams (Toronto, Ont.) Ontario Blue Jays and C Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont) of the Ontario Blue Jays earned High Honourable Mention Preseason Underclass All America honors.

And 10 players were earned Honourable Mention honors including xx Ontario Blue Jays LHP Harley Gollert (Toronto, Ont.), RHPP Devin Green (Brampton, Ont.), OF Shanif Hirani (Petersburg, Ont.), SS Ryan Kula (Toronto, Ont.) SS Andrew Leggo (Waterloo, Ont.), OF Lucas Parente (Burlington, Ont.), along with two Great Lake Canadians OF Ricardo Alvarez De Lugo (Mississauga, Ont.) and SS Ryan Santos (Mississauga, Ont.), two from Langley Blaze 1B Michael Stovman (Maple Ridge, BC) and RHP David Rhodes (White Rock, BC), plus one from the Seattle Selects Rhodes.

1st Team Preseason Underclass All America
Name    Pos    Hometown    HS    Summer    Commitment    Drafted
Cooper Davis OF Mississauga, ON St. Aloysius Gonzaga Ontario Blue Jays Vanderbilt

2nd Team Preseason Underclass All America
Name    Pos    Hometown    HS    Summer    Commitment    Drafted
Adam Hall SS London, ON AB Lucas Secondary Great Lake Canadians and Canadian Junior National Team Texas A&M

High Honourable Mention Preseason Underclass All America
Isaac Deveaux OF Montreal, QC Edouard Montpetit
Noah Naylor C Mississauga, ON St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary Ontario Blue Jays/Canada Junior National Team
Noah Skirrow RHP Stoney Creek, ON Cardinal Newman Secondary Ontario Blue Jays
Malik Williams 1B Toronto, ON Porter C.I. Ontario Blue Jays

Honorable Mention
Name Pos Hometown HS Summer Commitment Drafted

Ricardo Alvarez De Lugo OF Mississauga, ON Our Lady of Mount Carmel Great Lake Canadians
Harley Gollert LHP Toronto, ON St. Michael`s College Ontario Blue Jays     
Devin Green RHP Brampton, ON Brampton Centennial Ontario Blue Jays
Shanif Hirani OF Petersburg, ON Waterloo Collegiate Institute Ontario Blue Jays
Ryan Kula SS Toronto, ON Humberside C.I. Ontario Blue Jays

Andrew Leggo SS Waterloo, ON CSS St. David Ontario Blue Jays Arkansas State    
Lucas Parente OF Burlington, ON Notre Dame Catholic SS Ontario Blue Jays
David Rhodes RHP White Rock, BC Langley Seattle Select Washington
Ryan Santos SS Mississauga, ON Cawthra Park SS Great Lake Canadians
Michael Stovman 1B Maple Ridge, BC Langley Secondary School