Elliott: Happy Canada Day, our 18th annual Canuck lineup

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By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network

Happy Canada Day.

The World Baseball Classic qualifier lies ahead for Team Canada in 2020. That is a requirement for the No. 7 ranked baseball country in the world after Canada went winless in 2017 at Marlins Park. 

Canada lost to Dominican Republic (8-2), Colombia (4-1) and Team USA (8-0). Five years ago Canada headed to Armin-Wolf-Arena in Regensburg, Germany to beat the Czech Republic, Great Britain and Germany.

Before we get way down that road, as the Blue Jays don their red tops to celebrate Canada Day against the Detroit Tigers Sunday afternoon at the Rogers Centre, it is time for our Canada Day team.

Our 18th annual team includes major leaguers, minor leaguers, independent league players and also those playing in foreign lands. 

Way back when we started  this exercise -- like at the end of June in 2001 -- this concept was like selecting Blue Jays' probable pitchers for a series against the Montreal Expos in an inter-league series. Basically a daydream.

Commissioner Bud Selig and his marketing gurus had not yet created the formation of the 16-country WBC. Our first Canada Day lineup made its debut the day the Red Sox trio of Rolando Arrojo, Rod Beck and Derek Lowe blanked the Jays and Chris Carpenter 4-0 on two hits (singles by Shannon Stewart and Alex Gonzalez) in 2001 before 34,348 fans. Back then the Jays entered play five games below .500. 

This year the Jays sit four games below .500 but drew only 27,066 fans on Saturday on a Canads Day weekend. 

Last spring Canada was missing about seven of its best players.

Our commissioner Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) had help from important Canadian citizens: Pat Gillick, former president of the Philadelphia Phillies and Hall of Fame general manager of the Blue Jays, Paul Beeston (Welland, Ont.), former Jays president, GM Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.) of the Atlanta Braves; assistant GM Andrew Tinnish (Ottawa, Ont.) of the Jays plus former GMs Doug Melvin (Chatham, Ont.) and Gord Ash (Toronto, Ont.) of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Our Canada Day lineup is always healthy as triple crown winners thanks to doctors Jason Smith, Allan Gross, Ron Taylor and Marc Philippon. Each player is at the top of his game when it comes to health.

Manager Ernie Whitt (Clinton Township, Mich. a Windsor suburb) has Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.), Denis Boucher (Laval, Que.), Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) and Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC), Canada’s greatest hitter and Greg Hamilton (Ottawa, Ont.) on his staff. Dempster was the anchor of our Canada Day team for 13 consecutive years, including six opening day starting assignments.

Our pool to chose from is down from a year ago: Nine Canucks have appeared in the majors this year, down one from 10 Canucks appeared on major-league rosters by July 1. 

In June, 21 Canadians were selected in the draft, the same total as a year ago. And four went in the first 10 rounds led by first rounder Noah Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) of the Ontario Blue Jays, who went 29th over-all in North America to the Cleveland Indians. With Naylor still unsigned, six have signed six-figure signing bonuses.

A total of 71 Canucks have appeared on minor-league rosters this season, the same as a year ago. In all 114 have been in the minors (one more from a year ago) including 18 who have triple-A time) and 31 in independent ball. 

We’ve chosen from deeper talent pools, we often think back to 1984 when there were only two Canadians in the majors: Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) and Doug Frobel (Ottawa, Ont.).

 Seattle Mariners LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC) stood and soared with the Eagles this season. 

Seattle Mariners LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC) stood and soared with the Eagles this season. 

The lineup:

Leading off is centre fielder Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) as he did last March in the WBC. Pompey was injured stealing a base. Pompey is the only true centre fielder that the country has and the only lead-off man too. This is his fifth time on the team and his third start.

Batting second is shortstop Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) of the Blue Jays. Martin may have the lowest batting average among the Blue Jays regulars, yet he is third behind Curtis Granderson and Justin Smoak when it comes to on-base percentage. Martin was going to play short last year in the WBC. However, insurance types in New York declined approved since he had his knee scoped in the off season. This is Martin’s 13th start -- 11 behind the plate -- and his 14th selection to our team. 

Canada’s highest-paid athlete, Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) of the Cincinnati Reds hits third. Votto volunteered to play left in prior years when first base was a crowded picture with Justin Morneau and Freddie Freeman sharing first and DH. Votto is back at first base now in his 11th start and 13th appearance. 

Making his sixth Canada Day start and hitting clean up is 3B Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves. Freeman was WBC-eligible since his parents grew up in Windsor, Ont. Freeman wanted to play for Canada in 2013 WBC as a tribute to his late mother. Yet, there was not any room with Morneau and Votto sharing  first and DH spots. 

Hitting fifth, is left fielder Tyler O’Neill from Walker’s home (Maple Ridge, BC). It is his third start on our Canada Day team. He is at triple-A Memphis after two stops at Busch Stadium earlier this season with the Cardinals. He has 18 homers at Memphis and three with the Cardinals.

Batting sixth is right fielder Michael Saunders (Victoria, BC) who had short, unproductive stints at triple-A Norfolk and Charlotte. Saunders is a free agent but is less than two seasons away from being voted into the 2016 all-star game at Petco Park. He won the fan vote ahead of George Springer of the Astros, Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox, Ian Kinsler of the Tigers and Evan Longoria of the Rays for the final roster spot. It is Saunders’ 11th time on the team and his ninth start. 

Hitting seventh at third is Vlad Guerrero (Montreal, Que.) who is denting fences for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the double-A Eastern League. He has 11 homers and 55 RBIs for a 1.124 OPS. It is Guerrero’s first start and second time being named to the team. 

Squatting behind the plate and batting ninth is Dustin Houle (Penticton, BC) who has played 24 games at double-A Biloxi, as well as two each at triple-A Colorado Springs and two at class-A-Carolina. It is the first time Houle has been named to the team.

And batting ninth -- and running unattached as they say at the track meets -- is free agent Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC). He is a free agent after being released last spring by the Chicago White Sox.

On the mound will be James Paxton of Ladner, BC. The Seattle lefty will be making his third start in his fifth selection.

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And now Donald S. Cherry (Kingston, Ont. -- Canada’s first captial) threw out the ceremonial first pitch as we go upstairs to announcer Murry Eldon, like in the old-days for the pre-game introductions with the 28-player WBC roster  ...

Canada Day Teams
2018
Position Name Team G HRs RBIs Avg. OPS

 
1. CF Dalton Pompey Mississauga, Ont. Blue Jays 8 0 0 .000 .000
    AAA-Buffalo, A-Dunedin 23 6 23 .310 .920
2. SS Russell Martin, Montreal, Que. Jays 54 6 16 .171 .626
3. 1B Joey Votto, Etobicoke, Ont., Reds 81 8 42 .297 .880
4. DH Freddie Freeman, Fountain Valley, Calif. Braves 80 15 54 .317 .952    
5. LF Tyler O’Niell, Langley, BC Cards 16 3 7 .237 .768
   AAA-Memphis 48 18 46 .302 1.012
6. RF Michael Saunders, Victoria, BC AAA-Norfolk, Charlotte 38 2 18 .158 .521
7, 3B Vlad Guerrero, Montreal, Que., AA-New Hampshire 53 11 55 .407 1.124
8. C Dustin Houle, Penticton, BC, AA-Biloxi, AAA-Colorado Springs, A-Carolina 28 1 12 .203 .581
9. 2B Brett Lawrie, Langley, BC, free agent

Starting pitching
Name, Team G W-L ERA

LHP James Paxton, Ladner, BC, Mariners 17 7-2 3.65
RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tex. Pirates 16 5-6 3.96  
RHP Nick Pivetta, Victoria BC, Phillies 17 4-7 4.71
RHP Mike Soroka, Calgary, Alta. Braves 5 2-1 3.5, AAA-Gwinnett 5 2-1 2.00   
LHP Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. Orix Buffaloes 12 9-1 2.55

Closer
Name, Team G W-L ERA S

John Axford, Port Dover, Jays 34 1-1 4.62 0
 
Bullpen
Name, Team G W-L ERA S

Rob Zastryzny, Edmonton, Alta. Cubs 5 1-0 1.69 0, AAA-Iowa 17 2-1 3.97 0    
Scott Mathieson, Abbotsford, BC, Yomiuri Giants 20 0-2 2.61 0
Phillippe Aumont,  Gatineau, Que.  AAA-Toledo 21 2-2 4.21 3
Rowan Wick, North Vancouver, BC AA-San Antonio 29 2-4 3.16 5
RHP Jordan Romano, Markham, Ont AAA-Buffalo 1 1-0 0.00, AA-New Hampshire 14 8-3 4.08
Kevin Chapman, Coral Springs, Fla. AAA-Toledo 14 0-0 3.45 2
Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask. AAA-Toledo 13 2-1 2.76 0
Adam Loewen, Surry, BC AAA- Round Rock 5 0-1 1.80 0, New Britain- IND 1 0-0 0.00 0

Bench
Name, Team G HRs RBIs Avg. OPS

C Kellin Deglin, Langley, BC A-Tampa 19 1 5 .164 .485
INF Daniel Pinero, Toronto, Ont. A-Lakeland 67 5 34 .226 .665
3B Eric Wood, Pickering, Ont. AAA-Indianapolis 52 6 21 .246 .762
OF-1B Josh Naylor, Mississauga, Ont. AA-San Antonio 75 10 54 .317 .868
RF Jamie Romak, London, Ont., SK Wyverns-Korea 75 25 57 .313 1.016

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2017
Position Name Team G HRs RBIs Avg. OPS

1. CF Dalton Pompey AAA-Buffalo 1 0 0 .500 1.000
       A-Dunedin 6 0 3 .263 .732    
2. C Russell Martin, Jays 50 7 16 .218 .756    
3. 1B Joey Votto, Reds 77 23 57 .311 1.046    
4. 3B Freddie Freeman, Braves 37 14 25 .341 1.209    
5. LF Tyler O’Niell, AAA-Tacoma 76 11 39 .229 .719
6, RF Jamie Romak, SK Wyverns-Korea 41 13 26 .203 .848
       AAA-El Paso  25 11 25 .347 1.192    
7. DH Justin Morneau, Free agent
8. 3B Eric Wood, AAA-Indianapolis 70 9 38 .257 .805    
9. SS Brett Lawrie, Injured

Starting pitching
Name, Team G W-L ERA

LHP James Paxton, Ladner, BC, Mariners 12 5-3 3.44
RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tex. Pirates 10 4-2 2.97      
RHP Nick Pivetta, Victoria BC, Phillies 9 1-4 5.40
    AAA-Lehigh Valley 5 5-0 1.69
LHP Scott Diamond, Guelph, Ont. 8 3-2 3.57     
RHP Mike Soroka, Calgary, Alta. AA-Mississippi 14 9-3 2.18     

Closer
Name, Team G W-L ERA S

John Axford, Port Dover, A’s 17 0-0 5.60 0
 
Bullpen
Name, Team G W-L ERA S

Rob Zastryzny, Edmonton, Alta. Cubs 1 0-0 6.75 0
     AAA-Iowa 8 0-1 7.79 1
Scott Mathieson, Abbotsford, BC, Yomiuri Giants 29 2-0 1.25 1
Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask. AAA-Toledo 13 2-1 2.76 0
Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. AAA-Gwinnett 18 6-3 3.99 0
Jesen Dygestile-Therrien, Montreal, Que. AAA-Lehigh Valley 9 0-0 2.30 2
     Double-A Reading 21 2-1 1.26 7  
Adam Loewen, Surrey, BC AAA-Round Rock 12 2-0 2.84 0  
     Double-A Frisco 18 0-1 3.48 1    
Rowan Wick, North Vancouver, BC AAA-Memphis 12 1-1 5.52 1    

Bench
Name, Team G HRs RBIs Avg. OPS

C Dustin Houle, Penticton, BC, AA-Biloxi 33 0 16 .234 .639
INF Daniel Pinero, Toronto, Ont. A-West Michigan 62 0 24 .245 .649    
INF Vlad Guerrero, Montreal, Que. A-Lansing 66 5 41 .316 .866    
OF Michael Saunders, Victoria, BC Phillies 61 6 20 .205 .617     
OF Jim Adduci, Burnaby, BC Tigers 13 0 7 .318 .888
     AAA-Toledo 15 1 4 .302 .743    

 OF Michael Saunders (Victoria, BC) as Capt. Canada

OF Michael Saunders (Victoria, BC) as Capt. Canada

2016
Position Name Team G HRs RBIs Avg. OPS

1. 2B Brett Lawrie, White Sox 78 11 31 .248 .747
2. LF Joey Votto, Reds 78 13 39 .249 .832
3. CF Michael Saunders, Blue Jays 72 15 34 .289 .915
4. DH Freddie Freeman, Braves 78 13 29 .285 .877
5. C Russell Martin, Blue Jays 68 6 29 .218 .327 .631
6. 1B Justin Morneau, White Sox Rehab assignment
7. RF Tyler O’Neill, AA-Jackson 74 13 59 .309 .906
8. OF-1B Jamie Romak, Yokohama DeNA Baystars 28 0 2 .116 .383
9. SS Sean Jamieson, AAA-Reno 56 1 14 .225 .601 

Starting pitching
Name, Team G W-L ERA

LHP James Paxton, Ladner, BC, Mariners 6 1-3 4.15
 AAA-Tacoma 10 4-3 3.97
RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tex., Pirates 5 2-1 3.86
 AAA-Indianapolis 10 4-2 2.04
LHP Rob Zastryzny, Edmonton, Alta. AAA-Iowa 7 4-1, 5.05 AAA-Iowa
 AA-Tennessee 9 3-2 4.77
LHP Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. AAA-Rochester 11 6-2, 3.48
 Lancaster, Atlantic-IND 1 1-0, 0.00
RHP Chris Leroux, Mississauga, Ont. AAA-Buffalo, 15 6-4, 3.15 


Closer
Name, Team G W-L ERA S

John Axford, Port Dover, Ont., A’s 34 3-2 5.23 1 

Bullpen
Name, Team G W-L ERA S

RHP Jim Henderson, Calgary, Alta., Mets 34 3-2 5.23 0
LHP Adam Loewen, Surrey, BC AAA-Reno 24 2-2 3.90 0
RHP Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask. AAA-Toledo, 25 1-3 3.48 1
RHP Scott Mathieson Aldergrove BC Yomiuri Giants 31 6-0 2.61 1
LHP Scott Diamond, Guelph, Ont. Blue Jays, 1 0-0, 27.00 0
 AAA-Buffalo 15 5-7 3.48 0
RHP Rowan Wick, North Vancouver, BC AA-Springfield 3 0-0 5.40 0
 A-Palm Beach 23 2-0 1.09 6
RHP Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. AAA-Charlotte 10 0-2 12.27 0

Bench
Name, Team Avg. HR RBIs OPS

C George Kottaras, Markham, Ont., AAA-Sacramento 23 1 6 .155 .514
OF Dalton Pompey, Mississauga, Ont. AAA-Buffalo 44 1 14 .280 .690
INF Stephen Wickens, Whitby, Ont., AAA-Rochester 29 3 5 .182 .601
1B Josh Naylor, Mississauga, Ont. A-Greensboro 65 8 43 .255 .747 

 Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.)

Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.)

2015 Lineup
Position Name Team G HRs RBIs Avg. OPS

1. 3B Brett Lawrie, A’s 73 7 36 .285 .750
2. LF Joey Votto, Reds 74 14 38 .284 .899
3. 1B Justin Morneau, Twins 27 3 9 .290 .767
4. DH Freddie Freeman, Braves 66 12 41 .299 .887
5. C Russell Martin, Jays 67 11 37 .265 .840
6. RF Michael Saunders, Jays 9 0 3 .194 .499
7. CF Dalton Pompey, Jays 23 2 6 .193 .601
      AA-New Hampshire/AAA-Buffalo 41 5 20 .277 .776
8. 2B Peter Orr, AAA-Colorado Springs 61 1 30 .276 .719
9. SS Sean Jamieson, AA-Mobile 44 3 7 .308 .846 

Pitching
Name, Team G W-L ERA

James Paxton, Ladner, BC, Mariners 10 3-3, 3.70
Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask., AAA-Buffalo 14 2-9, 4.19
Scott Diamond, Guelph, Ont., AAA-Durham 15 7-3, 3.61
Jared Mortensen, Abbottsford, BC, AA-Montgomery 15 5-3, 3.29
Jeff Francis, North Delta, BC AAA-Buffalo, 10 3-0, 1.71

Closer
Name, Team G W-L ERA S

John Axford, Port Dover, Ont., Rockies 24 1-1, 2.42 13 

Relievers
Adam Loewen, Surrey, BC, AAA-Lehigh Valley/AA-Reading 24 2-2 2.13 1
Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que., AAA-Lehigh Valley 14 3-4 2.35 0
Scott Mathieson, Aldergrove, BC, Yomiuri Giants 32 1-4 2.08 2
Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask., AAA-Columbus 27 5-2 3.28 1
James Henderson Calgary, Alta. AAA-Colorado Springs/AA-Biloxi/A-Brevard 21 0-2 4.15 1
Chris Leroux, Mississauga, Ont. AAA-Lehigh Valley/AAA-Colorado Springs 17 2-5 4.53 0
 
Bench
Position Name Team G HRs RBIs Avg. OPS

C George Kottaras, Markham, Ont. AAA-Charlotte 21 5 .311 .623
3B Jamie Romak, London, Ont., AAA Reno 73 13 55 .300 .918
INF Jordan Lennerton, Langley, BC, AAA Toledo 51 3 21 .241 .708
OF Jim Adduci, Vancouver, BC, Lotte Giants, Korea 60 .279, 10, 39 .738

 

2014 Lineup
Name, Team Avg. HR RBIs OPS

1. RF Michael Saunders, Mariners .266 4 23 .734
2. 2B Brett Lawrie, Jays .244 12 48 .718
3. LF Joey Votto, Reds .260 6 22 .822
4. 1B Justin Morneau, Rockies .307 13 58 .858
5. DH Freddie Freeman, Braves .291 13 41 .882
6. 3B Russell Martin, Pirates .265 4, 23 .792
7. CF Oscar Taveras, Cardinals .189 1 2 .522
Memphis-AAA .318 8 49 .872
8. C George Kottaras, Indians .353 3 4 1.339
Columbus-AAA .119 1 5 .386
9. SS Sean Jamieson, Mobile-AA (Dbacks) .310 5 30 .819

Rotation
1. LHP Erik Bedard, Navan, Ont., Rays (4-5, 4.21)
2. LHP James Paxton, Ladner, BC (2-0, 2.25 with Mariners, 0-0, 6.00 at triple-A Tacoma)
3. LHP Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask. (2-7, 6.65) Hanwha Eagles, Korea,
4. RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tex. injured, Pittsburgh Pirates
5. Scott Diamond, Guelph, Ont. (3-7, 7.03) Triple A Rochester.

 Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que.

Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que.

Relievers
Scott Mathieson, Aldergrove BC (4-2, 11 saves, 4.11) Yomiuri Giants
James Henderson, Calgary, Alta. (2-1, 7.15 Brewers 0-0, 0.00 double-A Huntsville),
Jeff Francis North Delta, BC (0-1, 7.15) A’s
Jesse Crain Toronto, Ont., injured Houston Astros
Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. (0-1, 21.60 Phillies, 2-1, 3.74, triple-A Lehigh)
Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask. (2-2, two saves, 3.67 at triple-A Nashville)
John Axford, Port Dover, Ont. (2-3, nine saves, 3.69 Indians).

Bench
C Mike Nickeas, Vancouver, BC (.225, 3, 10 triple-A Buffalo)
INF Taylor Green, Comox, BC (.245, 3, 18 triple-A Nashville)
INF Pete Orr, Richmond Hill, Ont. (.297, 2, 22 triple-A Nashville)
IB Jordan Lennerton, Langley, BC (.189, 4, 26) triple-A Toledo
OF Jamie Romak, London Ont. (.048, 0, 3 Dodgers, .270, 13, 71 triple-A Albquerque
OF Jim Adduci, Vancouver, BC (.462, 0, 3, Rangers, .250, 0, 1 at double-A Frisco and triple-A Round Rock
OF Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont., (.308, 6, 35 at double-A New Hampshire, class-A Dunedin.

 Freddie Freeman 

Freddie Freeman 

2013 Lineup
Name, Team Avg. HR RBIs OPS

1, CF Michael Saunders, Mariners .211 4 15 .616
2. C Russell Martin, Pirates .244 8 29 .752
3. LF Joey Votto, Reds .322 14 38 .952
4. 1B Justin Morneau, Twins .291 3 46 .743
5. DH Freddie Freeman, Braves .305 8 50 .839
6. 3B Brett Lawrie, Jays .209 5 14 .642
7. RF Jason Bay, Mariners .218 9 18 .724
8. 2B Peter Orr, triple-A Lehigh .236 3 19 .645
9. SS Sean Jamieson, class-A Visalia .270 6 28 .781
 
Rotation
RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) Red Sox 5-8, 4.18
LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) Twins, 5-7, 5.40
RHP Josh Johnson (Minneapolis, Minn.) Jays, 1-2, 5.21
LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) Astros 3-3, 4.44
LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) Rockies/triple-A Colorado Springs 2-7, 6.72
 
Bullpen
Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) White Sox 2-3, 0.74
John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) Brewers 3-3, 3.97
Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) Phillies/triple-A Lehigh 1-2, two saves, 4.73
Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove BC) Yomiuri Giants 1-2, 1.82
Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) triple-A Rochester 7-2, 2.93
Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) Yakult Swallows 0-1, 6.63
Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) Nippon Ham Fighters 0-0, 3.86
LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC) triple-A Tacoma 4-5, 4.75
 
Closer
James Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) Brewers 2-2, 10 saves, 1.88
 
Bench
C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) Royals .143 2 9 .615
C Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC) triple-A Buffalo .161 0 5 .445
INF Jordan Lennerton (Langley, BC) triple-A Toledo .307 13 40 .887
INF Skyler Stromsmoe (Etzikom, Alta.) double-A Richmond/class-A San Jose .203 2 10 .585
INF Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.), Quebec Capitales .291 5 19 .816
INF Taylor Green (Comox, BC) injured, Brewers system
OF Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) triple-A Memphis .249 16 46 .876
OF Jimmy Van Ostrand (Richmond, BC) double-A Harrisburg/triple-A Syracuse .278 5 27 .766
OF Tyson Gillies (Vancouver, BC) double-A Reading/Lehigh Valley .240 8 24 .728
OF Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) double-A New Hampshire .278 10 30 .843
OF Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) double-A Huntsville .250 8 32 .717

 LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC)

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC)

2012 Lineup
1. 3B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) Jays .293 8 33 .778
2. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) Yankees .189 8 21 .681
3. 1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) Reds .350 14 47 1.103
4. DH Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) Twins .239 10 34 .749
5. CF Michael Saunders (Victoria, BC) Mariners .258 8 24 .746
6. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) Mets .187 4 6 .626
7. 2B Taylor Green (Comox, BC) Brewers .203 2 10 .645
8. RF Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) triple-A Buffalo .268 3 9 .949
9. SS Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) Phillies/triple-A Lehigh Valley .250 0 15 .588
 
Rotation
1. RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) Cubs 3-3, 2.11
2. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) Pirates 6-9, 4.27
3. LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) Twins 7-3, 2.63
4. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC.) Rockies 3-3, 5.43
5. RHP Scott Richmond (North Vancouver, BC) Jays/triple-A Las Vegas 6-5, 5.42
 
Relievers
Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) White Sox 2-1, 2.38
Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) class-A Rancho Cucamonga 0-0, 4.50
Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) triple-A Lehigh Valley 2-1, nine saves, 4.56
Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove BC) Yomiuri Giants 2-0, five saves, 1.80
Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) triple-A Indianapolis 0-1, 3.97
Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) triple-A Colorado Springs 3-0, one save, 5.52
James Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) triple-A Nashville 3-3, seven saves, 1.85
 
Closer
John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) Brewers 1-5, 13 saves, 5.22
 
Bench
C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) Brewers .230 3 11 .841
C Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC) Mets .188 1 12 .525
C Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) triple-A Columbus/Indians .239 2 13 .676
INF Mark Teahen (Redlands, Calif.) triple-A Syracuse .286 1 44 .755
INF Skyler Stromsmoe (Etzikom, Alta.) triple-A Fresno .255 3 1 .741
INF Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) Quebec Capitales .288 6 31 .803
OF Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) triple-A Rochester/double New Britain .204 1 9 .568
OF Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) triple-A Memphis .238 2 18 .631

 Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) shakes hands with manager Ernie Whitt

Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) shakes hands with manager Ernie Whitt

2011 Lineup
1. 3B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC), Jays, .354 15 homers, 59 RBIs 1.092 OPS at triple-A Vegas.
2. C Russell Martin (Montral, Que.), .229, 10, 23, .726, Yankees
3. 1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .316, 11, 50, .944 Reds
4. DH Justin Morneau (New Westminister, BC) .225, four, 21, .619 Twins.
5. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .234, four, 20 .634 Mets
6. 2B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.) zero, 11, .208, .633, White Sox
7. CF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) three, 18, .290, triple-A Tacoma, Mariners.
8. RF Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) seven, 30, .251, triple-A Rochester, Twins
9. SS Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.) four, 13, .213, .586 at triple-A Toledo, Tigers
 
Rotation
RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 5-6, 5.31, Cubs.
LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 4-6, 3.00 Mariners.
LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 3-9, 4.79 Royals.
RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 0-0, 3.52 triple-A Sacramento, A’s.
LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) 4-7, 5.14, Rochester, Twins.
 
Relievers
Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 5-2, 2.41, one save White Sox.
Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) 2-2, 3.00 Dodgers.
Scott Mathieson (Langley, BC) triple-A Lehigh Valley, Phillies.
Trystan Magnuson (Vancouver, BC) triple-A Sacramento, A’s.
Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates
Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) double-A Reading, Phillies.
 
Closer
John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) 2-2, 2.83, 22 saves, Brewers.
 
Bench
Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .143, 0, 2, Nationals
George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .234, 2, 8 Brewers
Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC) .250, 1, 3 Mets.
Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .230, 0, 3 Phillies.
Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) triple-A Vegas, Jays
Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) triple-A Buffalo, Mets
Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) triple-A Toledo, Tigers.


 
2010 Lineup
1. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .244, four homers and 17 RBIs, Dodgers.
2. 3B Mark Teahen (Redlands, Calif.) .255, three, 14 White Sox.
3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .347, 15, 49, Twins.
4. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .313, 17, 54 Reds.
5. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .277, six, 35) Mets.
6. RF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .206, five, 17, Mariners.
7. LF Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.) .263, eight, 39, triple-A Columbus, double-A Akron.
8. 2B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) .302, six, 41 double-A Huntsville, Brewers.
9. SS Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.) .199, five, 21 double-A Erie, Tigers
 
Rotation
Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 6-6, 3.58, Cubs.
Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 3-3, 5.68, Rangers
Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 2-2, 3.53, Rockies.
Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) rookie-class Arizona League M’s.

 John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.)

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.)

Bullpen
Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC), 2-4, 5.11, Cardinals.
Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) 0-0, 6.60, Marlins.
Scott Mathieson (Langley BC) 3-2, 14 saves, 2.80, Phillies/triple-A Lehigh Valley
Ryan Braun (Kitchener, Ont.) 0-2, 2.16, 10 saves triple-A Charlotte, White Sox.
Philippe Alexandre Valiquette (St. Laurent, Que.)2-1, 4.24, four saves atriple-A Louisville, double-A Carolina, Reds.
John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) 3-1, 3.00, Brewers.
 
Closer
Jesse Crain (Toronto) 1-0, 4.27, Twins
 
Bench
George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .208, five, 16), Brewers.
Matt Stairs (Fredericton N.B.) .191, one, seven, Padres;
Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .275, 13, 46 triple-A Omaha, Royals
Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .229, eight, 26, triple-A Syracuse, Nationals.
Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .234, two, 14 double-A Binghamton, Mets.
Adam Stern (London, Ont.) .282, one, 10, triple-A Nashville, Brewers.

 Donald S. Cherry (Kingston, Ont.) and Justin Morneau before a 2009 World Baseball Classic game at Rogers Centre. 

Donald S. Cherry (Kingston, Ont.) and Justin Morneau before a 2009 World Baseball Classic game at Rogers Centre. 

2009 Lineup
1. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .247, one homer and 21 RBIs, Dodgers.
2. 3B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.), .281, nine, 28, Royals.
3. Justin Morneau (New Westminister, BC) .309, 17, 61, Twins.
4. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .277, 19, 69) Red Sox.
5. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .351, nine, 37, Reds.
6. RF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .303, 10, 26 triple-A Tacoma, Mariners
7. LF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .300, 13, 30 triple-A Omaha, Royals
8. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .236, five, 23 triple-A Syracuse, Nationals
9. SS Cale Iorg (Toronto, Ont.) .221, six, 21 double-A Erie, Tigers
 
Rotation
1. LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 5-2, 2.47, Mariners.
2. RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 4-5, 4.09, Cubs.
3. RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 4-4, 4.95, Cubs.
4. RHP Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C) 6-4, 3.68, Jays.
5. LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) Rockies.
 
Bullpen
Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-1, 5.25, Padres.
Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) 0-0, 4.70, Cardinals, 5-4, 3.92 triple-A Memphis.
Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) 2-2 3.03, with 13 saves, double-A West Tennessee/class-A High Desert (Mariners)
Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) 3-2, one save, 4.05, double-A Jacksonville, two games with the Marlins.
David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 0-1, 5.63 Marlins/ triple-A Indianapolis, triple-A New Orleans
R.J. Swindle (Vancouver, BC) 2-1 0.79, triple-A Nashville, Brewers.
 
Closer
Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 2-3. 8.15, Twins.
 
Bench
George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .227, zero, eight, Red Sox.
Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) .277, 4, 23, .786 triple-A Reno/Diamondbacks.
Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .296, three, 12 of Phillies.
Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .310, one, double-A Binghamton, Mets
Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.) .257, 12, 55 double-A Akron, Indians
Rene Tosoni (Coquitlam, BC) .275, nine, 45 double-A New Britain, Twins

 Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.)

Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.)

2008 Lineup
1. CF Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.) .221, 1, 8 triple-A Norfolk.
2. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .263 2 30 .719 Nationals/triple-A Columbus.
3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .308, 12, 63, Twins
4. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .284, 16, 43, Pirates.
5. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .307, 8, 37, Dodgers.
6. RF Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .262, 8, 28, Blue Jays.
7. 3B Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont. .257, eight, 27, Royals.
8. DH Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont. .280, 12, 38, Reds.
9. SS Chris Barnwell (Shelburne, N.S.) .284, 6, 39 triple-A Albuquerque.
 
Rotation
RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 5-0, 2.15 ERA, A’s.
RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 9-3, 3.26 Cubs.
LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.), 5-4, 3.79, Mariners.
LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C) 3-7, 5.6, Rockies.
RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-5, 5.83 Nationals.
 
Bullpen
LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) 0-1, 7.95 Orioles.
RHP Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 3-2, 2.97 Twins.
LHP David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 2-2, 3.54 double-A Altoona.
LHP R.J. Swindle (Vancouver, BC) 1-0, 0.54 triple-A Lehigh Valley.
RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 4-0, 3.08, Lehigh.
RHP Scott Mathieson (Langley, BC) injured with the Phillies.
 
Closer
RHP Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-2, 6.98, 10 saves, Brewers.
 
Bench
C Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) .154, 0, 2, Padres.
C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .228, 14, 42 triple-A Pawtucket.
C Chris Robinson (Dorchester, Ont.) .217, 1, 19 double-A Tennessee.
INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .249, 14, 44 triple-A Richmond.
INF Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .182, 1, 9 triple-A, Round Rock
INF Emmanuel Garcia (Montreal, QUe.) .258, 3, 29 double-A Binghamton.
INF Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) .261, 3, 16 Binghamton.
INF Emerson Frostad (Calgary, Alta.) .270, 5, 32 double-A Frisco.
INF Matt Rogelstad (Coquitlam, BC) .282, 8, 39 single-A Potomac.
OF Sebastian Boucher (Ottawa, Ont.) .262, 1, 18 double-A Bowie/triple-A Norfolk
OF Mike Saunders (Victoria, BC) .242, 3, 16 triple-A Tacoma.

 Jason Bay (Trail, BC)

Jason Bay (Trail, BC)

2007 Lineup
1. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .200, zero, two, Braves.
2. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .292, eight, 43, 11 steals, Dodgers.
3. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .277, 20, 54 RBIs, Twins.
4. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .276, 11, 46 RBIs, Pirates.
5. DH Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .242, nine, 30, Braves.
6. RF Mark Teahan (St. Marys, Ont.) .287, five, 37, Royals.
7. CF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .229, 10, 29, Yakult Swallows.
8. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) out with a concussion, Brewers
9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .310, three, 18, triple-A Round Rock (Astros).
 
Rotation
LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 4-4, 3.64, Orioles
LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 6-5, 3.61, Rockies.
RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 3-3, 2.70, Nationals.
RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 1-1, 1.42, A’s.
LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) 2-0, 3.56, Orioles.
RHP Scott Mathieson (Vancouver, BC) coming off Tommy John, Philadelphia Phillies.
 
Bullpen
Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-0, 0.50, seven saves, Rangers.
Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 1-2, 5.51), Twins.
Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 0-1, 5.79, Mariners.
Ryan Braun (Kitchener, Ont.) 0-2, 3.00, three saves, triple-A Omaha (Royals).
Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 1-1, 1.17, triple-A Richmond (Braves).
David Davidson (Thorold, Ont.) 2-0, 5.08, two saves, double-A Altoona (Pirates).
 
Closer
Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 1-3, 3.45, 15 saves, Cubs.
 
Bench
INF Chris Barnwell (Shelburne, N.S.) .271, four, 21 triple-A Nashville, Brewers.
OF Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .275, nine, 23, Jays.
C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) .207, 13, 28 triple-A Portland, Padres.
1B Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .317, 9, 41 triple-A Louisville, Reds
OF Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.) .206, three, triple-A Norfolk, Orioles.


 
2006 Lineup
1. CF Adam Stern (London, Ont.) .150, zero, four RBIs Red Sox; .254, seven, 23 triple-A Pawtucket.
2. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .211, one, four, Braves.
3. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .285, 20, 57, Pirates.
4. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .288, 19, 64, Twins.
5. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .267, 10, 31, Brewers.
6. C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) .294, four, 20, Dodgers.
7. DH Matt Stairs (Saint John, N.B.) .287, seven, 18, Royals.
8. RF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .220, three, seven Royals; .233, 11, 32 triple-A Omaha.
9. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, B.C) .229, one, 16, Somerset, Atlantic League (IND).
 
Rotation
RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 3-0, 3.86, A’s.
LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 8-6, 4.72, Orioles.
LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 5-7, 4.25, Rockies.
RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 1-3, 4.66, Nationals; 3-2, 2.64 double-A Harrisburg.
LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C) 0-2, 7.12 Orioles, 4-2, 2.72 double-A Bowie.
 
Bullpen
Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 2-1, 1.35, Phillies.
Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 1-4, 5.19, Twins.
Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) two scoreless innings, Dodgers.
Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 1-2, 9.11, three saves, Braves.
Scott Mathieson (Aldergrove, BC) 0-2, 6.75, Phillies, 6-2 3.05, double-A Reading.

 Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC)

Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC)

Closer
Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 1-4, 4.41, 31 saves, Cubs.
 
Bench
INF-OF Mark Teahen (St. Marys, Ont.) .244, 4, 19, Royals; .380, 2, 14, Omaha.
C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.) .274, eight, 30 double-A Mobile (Padres).
INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .120, zero, one with the Braves; .324, 15, 44 triple-A Richmond.
C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) injured triple-A Portland (Padres).
INF Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) .314, 15, 48 double-A Chattanooga (Reds).
INF Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .315, one, 11 Edmonton, Northern League IND).

 Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.)

Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.)

2005 Lineup
1. 2B Peter Orr (Newmarket, Ont.) .327, one, five, Braves.
2. CF Adam Stern (London, Ont.) disabled list Red Sox.
3. RF Larry Walker (Maple RIdge, BC) .294, four, 15, Cardinals
4. 1B Justin Morneau ( New Westminster, BC) .411, two, six, Twins.
5. 3B Cory Koskie (Anola, Man.) .258, seven, 16, Blue Jays.
6. LF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .313, six, 17, Pirates.
7. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .269, four, 11, Royals.
8. C Pete LaForest (Hull, Que.) .302, seven, 22 RBIs Triple-A Durham, Devil Rays.
9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .326, two, 11, Triple-A Round Rock, Astros.
 
Rotation
RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 2-2, 1.94, A’s.
LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 3-1, 2.31, Orioles.
LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 2-1, 4.58, Rockies.
 
Bullpen
Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) injured, Dodgers.
Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 2-3, 5.65, Cubs.
Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 0-1, 4.02, Yankees.
Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 1-1, 5.19, Phillies.
Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.) 2-0, 0.00, Twins.
Chris Begg (Uxbridge, Ont.) 2-2, 1.95, Double-A Norwich, Giants.
Vince Perkins (Victoria, BC) 2-2, 4.11 Double-A New Hampshire, Jays.
Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 0-2, 4.74 Double-A Akron, Indians
Aaron Myette (Surrey, BC) in Japan.
 
Closer
Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 0-1, 1.08, Braves.
 
Bench
INF Mark Teahan (St. Marys, Ont.) .273, zero, four, Royals.
INF Scott Thorman (Cambridge, Ont.) .303, five, 25 Double-A Mississippi Braves, Braves
INF Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .500, zero, one, Somerset, Atlantic league (IND).
OF Aaron Guiel (Langley, B.C) .265, five 18, Triple-A Omaha, Royals
C Richard Martin (Montreal, Que.) .280, one, 18 Double-A Jacksonville (Dodgers).

 Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.)

Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.)

2004 Lineup
1. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .286, nine, 25, Pirates.
2. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .301, zero, six, triple-A Syracuse.
3. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .350, three homers, five, Rockies.
4. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .247, 12, 33, Twins.
5. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .323, 19, 57 triple-A Rochester, Twins.
6. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .276, 10, 29, Royals.
7. LF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .173, four, 10, 24 Royals plus platoon mate Jeff Guiel (Langley, BC) .198, five, 25 Syracuse Jays.
8. C Pete Laforest (Hull, Que.) .190, two, 14, triple-A Durham.
9. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .264, five, 30, triple-A Toledo.
 
Rotation
RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 3-4, 4.13, A’s.
LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 3-2, 3.69, Orioles.
LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) 11-1, 2.27 double-A Tulsa, Rockies.
RHP Shawn Hill (Georgetown, Ont.) 5-6, 2.87 double-A Harrisburg
RHP Mike Johnson (Sherwood Park, Alta.) 6-3, 5.43, triple-A Edmonton.
RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 0-0, 1.96 re-habbing, single-A Lansing.
 
Bullpen
Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 5-2, 3.19, Phillies.
Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 3-3, 4.54, Braves.
Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 3-2, 3.61, with 10 saves, Reds.
Aaron Myette (Surrey, BC) 3-2, 2.56, triple-A Louisville
Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) disabled, Rangers.
 
Closer
Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 2-0, 1.64, 19 saves, Dodgers.
 
Bench
INF Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .230, zero, four, Cardinals.
INF Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .262, four, 14 triple-A Columbus.
OF Simon Pond (North Vancouver, BC) .265, five, 17 Syracuse (Jays)
C John Suomi (Etobicoke, Ont.) .304, six, 47 single-A Modesto.

 Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.)

Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.)

2003 Lineup
1. CF Jason Bay (Trail, BC) .300 10, 32 triple-A Portland; .250, one, two Padres.
2. LF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .283, two, eight, Royals; .279, eight, 30, triple-A Omaha.
3. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .314, 12, 50, Twins.
4. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .293, eight, 50, Rockies.
5. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .239, four, 13, Pirates.
6. 1B Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC) .280, 2, 7, Twins; .309, 19, 42 triple-A Rochester/double-A New Britain.
7. SS Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) .242, six, 34 triple-A Toledo.
8. C Pete Laforest (Hull, Que.) .301, 10, 29 hitting 20 homers combined triple-A Durham/double-A Orlando,
9. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor. Ont.) .230, three, 21, triple-A Richmond, Braves.
 
Rotation
RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 7-2, 4.63, Reds
RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 2-4, 6.21, Reds.
RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) 9-2, 2.99 triple-A Sacramento/double-A Midland, A’s.
RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 6-4, 5.64, triple-A Salt Lake, Angels.
LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) injured Baltimore Orioles prospect.
 
Bullpen
Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) injured Rangers.
Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 1-2, 1.57, Dodgers.
Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 2-0, 1.64, Phillies.
Chris Mears (Victoria, BC) 5-1, 2.92 triple-A Toledo/Tigers.
Mike Meyers (Tillsonburg, Ont.) 1-2, 4.94, triple-A Iowa Cubs.
Mike Johnson (Sherwood Park, Alta.) 3-3, 3.75 triple-A Fresno.
Closer
Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-2, 2.06, 29 saves, Dodgers.
 
Bench
INF Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .277, three, 25, double-A Altoona.
OF Jeff Guiel (Langley, BC) .234, seven, 20 triple-A Salt Lake City.
C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .211, four, 23 triple-A Indianapolis

 RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) 

RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) 

2002 Lineup
1. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor. Ont.) .250, two, nine triple-A Memphis, Cardinals.
2. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .237, 0, 7 Memphis.
3. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.).263, 8, 36, Twins.
4. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .333, 17, 75, Rockies.
5. DH Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) .239, 4, 13, Brewers.
6. LF Aaron Guiel (Lnagley, BC) .381, 1, 7, Royals, .353, nine, 50, triple-A Omaha.
7. 1B Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .290, eight, 29 triple-A Pawtucket, Red Sox.
8. CF Jeremy Ware (Guelph, Ont.) .307, one, 15, triple-A Buffalo, Indians..
9. C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .256, five, 26, triple-A Sacramento, A’s.
 

Rotation
RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 5-7 4.80, Marlins.
RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 3-6, 3.60, Reds.
RHP Aaron Myette (Surrey, BC) 5-4, 3.39 triple-A Oklahoma, Rangers.
LHP Eric Cyr (Montreal, Que.) 4-6, 3.24, double-A Mobile, four games Padres.
LHP Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) 6-3, 1.97 double-A Bowie, two games with the Orioles.
 
Bullpen
Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) injured, Rangers..
Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 0-2, 3.40, Dodgers
Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 3-4, 5.59, Phillies.
Phil Devey (Lachute, Que.) 1-3, 4.98, triple-A Las Vegas; double-A Jacksonville 3-1, 1.91), Dodgers
 
Closer
Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 0-0, 1.30, 29 saves, Dodgers.

 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.)

2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.)

2001 Lineup
1. SS Kevin Nicholson (Surrey, BC) .385, one, 12 triple-A Colorado Springs.
2. 2B Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) .317, five, 29, triple-A Memphis; .286 with St. Louis.
3. RF Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, BC) .344, 25, 78, Rockies.
4. 1B Matt Stairs (Fredricton, N.B.) .268, 10, 32, Cubs.
5. 3B Corey Koskie (Anola, Man.) .257, 8, 43, Twins.
6. DH Todd Betts (Scarborough, Ont.) .339, 8, 45 Triple-A Tacoma.
7. C Cody McKay (Vancouver, BC) .261, 1, 15 triple-A Sacramento, A’s.
8. LF Rob Ducey (Cambridge, Ont.) .236, three, 10, Montreal Expos.
9. CF Ntema (Pappy) Ndungidi (Montreal, Que.) .239, three, 28 double-A Bowie, Orioles.
 
Rotation
RHP Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC) 8-8, 4.95, Marlins.
RHP Chris Reitsma (Calgary, Alta.) 4-6, 4.27, Reds.
RHP Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) 1-4, 5.88, Dodgers.
RHP Steve Green (Longueuil, Que.) 6-2, 3.66 triple-A Salt Lake.
RHP Mike Meyers (Tillsonburg, Ont.) 4-3, 3.78 triple-A Iowa.
 
Bullpen
RHP Paul Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) 7-1, 1.96, Blue Jays.
LHP Rheal Cormier (Moncton, N.B.) 4-1, 3.04, Phillies.
RHP Dave Wainhouse (Scarborough, Ont.) 2-3, 3.76, five saves, triple-A Iowa
 
Closer
RHP Jeff Zimmerman (Kelowna, BC) 3-4, 3.26, 10 saves, Rangers.
 
Bench
INF Danny Klassen (Leamington, Ont.) injured Diamondbacks farmhand.
OF Jeremy Ware (Guelph, Ont.) .242, two, 10, triple-A Ottawa.
OF Aaron Guiel (Langley, BC) .269, 5, 29 triple-A Omaha.
OF Ryan Radmanovich (Calgary, Alta.) .267, 11, 39 triple-A Portland.
C Alex Andreopoulos (High Park, Ont.) .227, one, four triple-A Buffalo.
C Andy Stewart (Oshawa, Ont.) Jays bullpen catcher.