Canadians on MLB Pipeline prospect lists

 Former Calgary PBF Redbirds and Canadian Junior National Team RHP Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) is rrated the No. 1 prospect in the Atlanta Braves system. He's one of 13 Canadians listed on MLB Pipeline's top 30 organizational list -- despite the fact zero Canadians were invited to the Futures Game. 

Former Calgary PBF Redbirds and Canadian Junior National Team RHP Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) is rrated the No. 1 prospect in the Atlanta Braves system. He's one of 13 Canadians listed on MLB Pipeline's top 30 organizational list -- despite the fact zero Canadians were invited to the Futures Game. 

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OTTAWA- With the non-waiver trade deadline and the Major League Baseball Draft in the rearview mirror, baseball publications are producing their mid-season prospect rankings.

MLBPipeline.com recently released their Top 100 overall list and Top 30 prospects list for each of the 30 MLB organizations, which includes a wave of young Canadian talent.

Making his MLB debut in May at the tender age of 20, Calgary’s Mike Soroka took over the No. 1 spot on the Atlanta Braves’ Top 30 list and also assumes the No. 15 slot on the Top 100 list. The young right-hander is currently working his way back to the mound from a sore throwing shoulder.

Also debuting earlier this season and just recently recalled by the St. Louis Cardinals, Maple Ridge, BC native Tyler O’Neill is ranked No. 48 on the Top 100 lost and No. 2 on the Cards’ organizational list.

In June, Noah Naylor became the highest Canadian selected in the 2018 MLB Draft and has since had a nice start to his pro career in the Arizona League slashing .327/.404/.429 with a home run through 14 games. The Mississauga native is ranked No. 4 in the Cleveland Indians’ organization.

Check out where other Canadians are ranked with their respective clubs.

Arizona Diamondbacks

#15 C Andy Yerzy (Toronto, Ont.)

Atlanta Braves

#1 RHP Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.)

Baltimore Orioles

#27 RHP Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.)
#29 SS Adam Hall (London, Ont.)

Cleveland Indians

#4 Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.)

Detroit Tigers

#16 OF Jacob Robson (Windsor, Ont.)

Houston Astros

#21 Abraham Toro-Hernandez (Longueuil, Que.) 

Miami Marlins

#16 OF Tristan Pompey (Milton, Ont.)

Minnesota Twins

#30 RHP Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga, Ont.)

San Diego Padres

#10 RHP Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.)
#15 1B/OF Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.)

St. Louis Cardinals

#2 OF Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC)

Toronto Blue Jays

#29 RHP Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.)

Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.