Elliott: All-Canadian college team 162 pros in all, Bay to Lumley in 16 years

 The annual Canadian Baseball Network all-Canadian college team list of alumni who were drafted into pro ball began with Jason Bay (Trail, BC) of Gonzaga Bulldogs. 

The annual Canadian Baseball Network all-Canadian college team list of alumni who were drafted into pro ball began with Jason Bay (Trail, BC) of Gonzaga Bulldogs. 

 

By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network

Who knows for sure what lies ahead for the members of our soon-to-be-announced 17th annual Canadian Baseball Network All-Canadian College team?

Whomever makes the All-Canadian team — the best playing south of the border from the spring of 2017 — they will be carrying on a Canadian tradition: success at the college level can  translate to success at the pro level.

Looking back, here are the former all-Canadians — 162 in all — who have reached the next level, or are on their way to proceeding further down the road than most before retiring … where they pitched and played in the summer of 2017:

OF Jason Bay (Trail, BC), of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, a Canadian Baseball Network first team All-Canadian in 2000, was drafted in the 22nd round by the Montreal Expos. He then was the 2004 National League Rookie of the Year with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Signing a four-year $60 million deal with the New York Mets, he headed to the Seattle Mariners. He played 68 games with the Mariners before retiring. Baseball Canada added Bay’s name to the Wall of Excellence in Ottawa.

LHP Jordan Gerk (Kelowna, BC), of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, and a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2000, pitched in the Detroit Tigers system.

3B Nom Siriveaw (Vancouver, BC), of the Eastern Oklahoma Mountaineers, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2000, signed with the Toronto Blue Jays.

SS Shayne Ridley (Milton, Ont.), from the Ball State Cardinals, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2000, signed with the Kansas City Royals.

RHP Rich Harden (Victoria, BC), of Central Arizona Vaqueros, earned Canadian Baseball Network first team honours in 2001. He pitched nine years in the majors with the Oakland A’s, Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers.

2B John Cole (Kanata, Ont.) of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, a Canadian Baseball Network first-team selection in 2001, signed with the Mariners.

SS Lee Delfino (Pickering, Ont.), a Canadian Baseball Network first-team selection in 2001 with the East Carolina Pirates, signed with the Jays and now coaches sanndlot ball.

OF Danny Gibbons (Toronto, Ont.) of the North Central Texas Lions, a Canadian Baseball Network first team selection in 2001 and a third team selection in 2002, signed with the A’s.

OF Adam Stern (Port Stanley, Ont.), of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a 2001 Canadian Baseball Network second-teamer, played 54 games in the majors for the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and the Milwaukee Brewers. He runs the Great Lake Canadians.

RHP Chris Begg (Uxbridge, Ont.), of the Niagara Purple Eagles, a 2001 Canadian Baseball Network second teamer, pitched in the San Francisco Giants system. He now coaches at the Everest Academy.

 Coastal Carolina HOFer RHP Steven Carter (Woodslee, Ont.),

Coastal Carolina HOFer RHP Steven Carter (Woodslee, Ont.),

RHP Steven Carter (Woodslee, Ont.), of the Coastal Carolina Chantileers Hal of Famer, a Canadian Baseball Network second team selection in 2001 and in 2004, signed with Oakland. He went on to be a dominant force with the Windsor Stars.

OF Josh McCurdy (Thornhill, Ont.). of the Niagara Purple Eagles, a Canadian Baseball Network third team selection in 2001 and a first teamer in 2003, signed with the Baltimore Orioles.

RHP John Ogiltree (Mississauga, Ont.) of the Martin Methodist Indians, a Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2001, was signed by the Jays.

RHP Judd Richardson (Caledon, Ont.), of the Miami Ohio RedHawks, a Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2001, signed a contract with the Brewers.

LHP Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC), of the British Columbia Thunderbirds, proved you can stay near home and still go far, as a Canadian Baseball Network first-team All-Canadian selection in 2002. He was a first-round pick (ninth overall) in the draft and won 17 games for the Rockies. After starting the gold medal game for Canada in the Pan Am Game at Ajax in 2015, Francis retired. 

RP Jesse Crain (Toronto, Ont.), of the Houston Cougars, earned Canadian Baseball Network first-team honours as a closer in 2002 and a second team shortstop the same year. Injuries limited Crain to six games with the rookie-class Arizona League White Sox in 2013.

RHP John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.), of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Canisius Golden Griffins, a Canadian Baseball Network second-team selection in 2002 and a third-team choice is 2003. He was dominant as the Milwaukee Brewers closer, worked out of the Colorado Rockies and this year pitched for the Oakland A’s.

C George Kottaras (Markham, Ont.), of the Connors State Cowboys, a Canadian Baseball Network second-teamer in 2002 and an honourable mention in 2003. He played in 313 games in the majors and spent 11 seasons in the minors before retiring after the 2016 season.

3B Hyung Cho (Scarborough, Ont.), of the Houston Cougars, a Canadian Baseball Network third team selection in 2002 and a first teamer in 2003, went on to play in the Mariners system.

SS Aaron Hornostaj (Waterloo, Ont.), of the Connors State Cowboys, a Canadian Baseball Network third-team selection in 2002, was signed by the Giants and played in their minor-league system.

OF Matthew Stocco (Guelph, Ont.), of the Spartanburg Methodist Pioneers and a Canadian Baseball Network third team selection in 2002, played in the San Diego Padres organization. He now coaches with the Ontario Terriers and reminds coach Scott VandeValk to leave no man behind.

C Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.), of the Chipola Indians, a Canadian Baseball Network 2002 honourable mention. After helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to back-to-back post-season appearances — their first since 1992, Martin signing a five-year $82 million deal with the Blue Jays and having his name placed onto the Baseball Canada Wall of Excellence in January. Canada’s greatest catcher played only 93 games this summer due to injuries, the smallest amount of his career.

 Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) 2nd from left and Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) with fans at the Cipola College reunion. 

Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) 2nd from left and Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) with fans at the Cipola College reunion. 

LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC), of the Chipola Indians, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2003 as a pitcher and a third teamer as a DH, was in the Baltimore Orioles rotation. An elbow injury meant a switch to the batter’s box, he made it back to the majors as a hitter with the Jays in 2011 and he was back again with the Philadelphia Phillies as a pitcher and this season was with Triple-A Round Rock.

RHP Brooks McNiven (Vernon, BC), of the British Columbia Thunderbirds, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2003, signed with the Giants. He coaches with the North Shore Twins.

RP Ryan Braun (Kitchener, Ont.), of the Nevada-Las Vegas Hustlin’ Rebels, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2003, pitched in the Kansas City Royals system.

OF Alex Borgo (Cookstown, Ont.), of the New Mexico State Aggies, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2003 and signed with the Phillies.

LHP Drew Taylor (Toronto, Ont.), of the Michigan Wolverines, a Canadian Baseball Network second-team All-Canadian in 2003 as well as earning honourable mention in 2005 and 2006. He pitched in the Jays system, went to spring training with the Phillies and now is being a chip off the block ... a doctor, like his father Ron.

RP Cory Stuart (White Rock, BC), of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, a Canadian Baseball Network second team all-Canadian in 2003, went on to pitch in the New York Yankees system.

OF Christopher Emanuele (Mississauga, Ont.) of the Northeastern Huskies, a Canadian Baseball Network second team selection in 2003 and in 2005 and a first teamer in 2006, played in the Jays system.

RP John Hurd (Fruitvale, BC), of the Southern Idaho Golden Eagles, named to the Canadian Baseball Network third team in 2003, and signed with the White Sox.

C Jake Elder (North Delta, BC), of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, selected to the Canadian Baseball Network third team in 2003 and 2004, plus the second team in 2005 was in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

 Emerson Frostad (Calgary, Alta.),

Emerson Frostad (Calgary, Alta.),

INF-C Emerson Frostad (Calgary, Alta.), of the Lewis-Clark State Warriors, named to the Canadian Baseball Network third team in 2003, played for Trois-Rivieres in the independent Can-Am League.

INF Matt Rogelstad (Coquitlam, BC), of the Arkansas State Trojans, elected to the Canadian Baseball Network third team in 2003, and spent time in the Washington Nationals system.

LHP Adam Daniels (North Vancouver, BC), of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, a Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2003, a third team in 2004 and a third teamer in 2005, signed with the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He signed after being drafted a fifth time. He was first selected in the 27th round in 2001 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays; by the Minnesota Twins in the 19th round in 2002 from East Oklahoma State College, the Colorado Rockies in the 22nd round in 2003 from East Oklahoma State College, the Chicago Cubs in the 43rd round in 2004 from East Oklahoma State and the Cardinals in the 15th round of the 2005 from Oklahoma State.

OF Reed Eastley (Brandon, Man.), of the Niagara Purple Eagles, named Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention to the 2003 all-Canadian team, a second teamer in 2004 and an honourable mention in 2005, signed with Seattle.

OF Sebastien Boucher (Ottawa, Ont.), of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2003 and earned third-team honours in 2004, before turning pro with the Mariners the Quebec Capitales in the independent Can-Am League and now he is with the Ottawa Champions.

OF Jimmy Van Ostrand (North Delta BC), of the Alan Hancock Bulldogs and the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs, earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2003 and 2005 and a third teamer in 2006. He retired and is now the Seattle Mariners’ coordinator of character and leadership development for their farm system.

RHP Jordan Thomson (Ottawa, Ont.), of the Northeastern Huskies, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2004 and signed with San Francisco.

RP Robbie Findlay (Etobicoke, Ont.), of the Texas Christian Horned Frogs, earned Canadian Baseball Network first team All-Canadian honours in 2004 and turned pro with the Tampa Bay Devils Rays.

C Chris Robinson (Dorchester, Ont.), of the Illinois Fighting Illini, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2004 and 2005, started out at Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles organization, was traded to the San Diego Padres and the Triple-A Tucson. Robinson retired and coaches with the Great Lake Canadians.

RHP John Mariotti (Toronto, Ont.), of the Gulf Coast Commodores and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, voted to the Canadian Baseball Network first team in 2004 and earned honourable mention in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He was with Team Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He used to be the pitching coach with the Toronto Mets but now has his own shop set up.

 SS Jonathon Malo (St-Roch-de-l’Achigan, Que.)

SS Jonathon Malo (St-Roch-de-l’Achigan, Que.)

SS Jonathon Malo (St-Roch-de-l’Achigan, Que.) of the Northeastern Oklahoma A & M Golden Norse, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2004 played in the New York Mets system, starred with Quebec and was in the lineup this year.

LHP R.J. Swindle (Vancouver, BC), of the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2004 and third teamer in 2004, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox, pitched nine years in the minors and made the majors for nine games with the Phillies and the Brewers.

RP Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.), of the Winthrop Eagles, a third teamer in 2004, pitched at Triple-A in the Phillies system as well as helping Canada win gold. You can see him as Canada’s newest The Bachelor.

RHP James Avery (Moose Jaw, Sask.), of the Niagara Purple Eagles, a Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2004 and was a first teamer in 2005. He pitched in the Tigers system, before heading to Mexico.

RP Jason Blackey (Duncan, BC), of the North Central Texas Lions, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2004, pitched in the Boston Red Sox system.

C Mike Nickeas (Vancouver, BC), of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2004, was at Triple-A Buffalo, part of the Blue Jays system and now is a an assistant coach with Georgia Tech.

SS Steven Condotta (Mississauga, Ont.), of the Florida Tech Panthers, earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honours in 2004 and 2005 and a first teamer in 2006 and 2007 before signing with the Jays.

OF Jon Baksh (Mississauga, Ont.), of Florida Tech Panthers, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2004, a first teamer in 2005 and 2006. He was drafted and signed with the Jays.

1B Jared Schweitzer (Lethbridge, Alta.), of the Kansas Jayhawks, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2004, made the second team in 2005 and in 2006. He turned pro with the St. Louis Cardinals.

OF Tim Smith (Toronto, Ont.), of the Midland Chaparrals, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2005 and 2006 and a second team selection in 2007, signed with Texas. He played in in the Braves, Rangers and Royals systems. This summer he played with the Quebec Capitales.

 Mike Gosse (Pitt Meadows, BC),

Mike Gosse (Pitt Meadows, BC),

DH-INF Mike Gosse (Pitt Meadows, BC), the Oklahoma Sooners in 2008 and Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2005 and 2006 with the New Mexico Thunderbirds, was drafted and signed with the Tigers.

RHP Henry Mabee (Victoria, BC), a Canadian Baseball Network second teamer in 2005 with the Truman State Trojans, was drafted by the White Sox and pitched for Double-A Birmingham.

RP Chris Kissock (Fruitvale, BC), of the Lewis-Clark State Warriors, a Canadian Baseball Network second teamer in 2005 and 2006 and a first teamer in 2007, was drafted and pitched in the Phillies organization. He retired after pitching for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the independent American Association in 2014.

RP Chris Toneguzzi (Thunder Bay, Ont.), of the Purdue Boilermakers, a Canadian Baseball Network third teamer in 2005 and a second teamer in 2006, signed with the Brewers.

RHP Scott Richmond (North Vancouver, BC), of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, a Canadian Baseball Network third teamer in 2005, pitched for the Blue Jays. This summer he was on the mound for Fubon Guardians in the Chinese Pro League in Taiwan.

SS Taylor Green (Courtenay, BC), of the Cypress Chargers, a Canadian Baseball Network third team choice in 2005 and an honourable mention in 2006, spent the year at Double-A Biloxi. He was hired by the Milwakuee Brewers as a scout.  

OF Brad McElroy (London Ont.), of the Charlotte ‘49s, a Canadian Baseball Network second teamer in 2008 and 2006, a third teamer in 2005 and a first teamer in 2007, is in the Jays system at Double-A New Hampshire.

LHP Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.), of the Binghamton Bearcats, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2005 and 2006. He signed with the Toronto Blue Jays for 2016 and this year pitched for SK Wyverns in Hangul, South Korea.

RHP Matt Kniginyzky (Mississauga, Ont.), of the High Point Panthers, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2005, pitched at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

RHP Jamie Richmond (Mississauga, Ont.), of the Texarkana Bulldogs, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2005, then pitched Indy ball.

 Cole Armstrong (Surrey, BC),

Cole Armstrong (Surrey, BC),

C Cole Armstrong (Surrey, BC), of the Central Missouri State Mules, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2005, caught in the Miami Marlins system. He headed for Indy ball and this summer was the hitting coach at Double-A Birmingham.

C Joel Collins (Richmond Hill, Ont.), of the South Alabama Jaguars, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2005, a third teamer in 2006 and 2007, signed with the Blue Jays, played in the Pirates and Giants organizations, retiring after 2011.

1B Jordan Lennerton (Langley, BC), of the El Paso Tejanos, was named Canadian Baseball Network second team all-Canadian in 2006 and a third teamer in 2007, signed with the Tigers and was with the Quebec Capitales this season.

3B Devery Van De Keere (Barrhead, Alta.), of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, Canadian Baseball Network second team all-Canadian in 2006, signed with Kansas Van-De-Keere-BrettCity. He played in Austria in 2016.

SS David Cooper (Edmonton, Alta.), of the Mount Olive Trojans, a Canadian Baseball Network third teamer in 2008, a second teamer in 2006 and voted to the third team in 2007, signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, played Indy ball and retired after the 2013 season. 

OF-SS Marcel Champagnie (Bolton, Ont.), of the Arizona State Sun Devils, a Canadian Baseball Network second teamer in 2008, and a second team All-Canadian in 2007 and earned Third Team honours in 2006 at Kaskaskia Blue Devils, signed with the Los Angeles Angels.

OF Rene Tosoni (Port Coquitlam BC), of the Chipola Indians, a Canadian Baseball Network third teamer in 2006, signed with the Minnesota Twins and player in their organization. He spent 2016 playing Indy ball for the Sugar Land Skeeters and then retired.

LHP Kai Tuomi (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.), of the Evansville Purple Aces, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2006 and 2007, signed with the Nationals.

RHP Derek McDaid (Barrie, Ont.), of the Charlotte ‘49ers, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2006, signed with the Padres and pitched at Quebec City in 2011.

RHP Brad Cuthbertson (Sherwood Park, Alta.), of the Midland Chaparrals, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2006, signed with the Jays.

RHP Aaron Cotter (South Slocan, BC), of the Arkansas Monticello Boll Weevils, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention to the all-Canadian team in 2006, signed with the Mariners and pitched in their system.

 Brock Kjeldgaard (London, Ont.)

Brock Kjeldgaard (London, Ont.)

1B Brock Kjeldgaard (London, Ont.), of the Indian Hills Falcons, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention to the all-Canadian team in 2006 as a pitcher and as a first baseman. He played Indy ball for the Sioux City Explorers and then retired. Kjeldgaard is now a Great Lakes Canadians coach.

RP Trystan Magnuson (Vancouver, BC) Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2006 and a first-team selection in 2007, of the Louisville Cardinals, pitched at Double-A New Hampshire in the Jays system before being released.

LHP Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2006 and 2007, plus a first teamer in 2008 with the Kentucky Wildcats, signed with the Padres, injured his arm, pitched in Quebec, signed with the Twins, and joined the Twins rotation to have back-to-back scoreless outings in 2013. After starting 2017 at Triple-A Gwinnett in the Atlanta Braves system he was dealt to the Seattle Mariners and went 5-1 in six starts.

C Lars Davis (Grand Prairie, Alta.), of the Illinois Fighting Illini, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2006 and a first teamer in 2007, reached Triple-A LeHigh Valley in the Phillies system. He is a volunteer assistant coach with the Florida Gators.

1B Mitch MacDonald (Regina, Sask.), of the Monterrey Peninsula Lobos, Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention to the 2006 and second team all-Canadian in 2007, signed with the Marlins.

RP Tom Boleska (Burlington, Ont.), of the High Point Panthers, Canadian Baseball Network second team all-Canadian in 2007, was drafted by the Pirates, was signed by the Giants and claimed by the Twins in the minor league draft. He pitched for the Orioles’ Double-A Bowie Baysox.

2B Skyler Stromsmoe (Bow Island, Alta.), of the Southern Arkansas Muleriders, earned Canadian Baseball Network third-team all-Canadian in 2007, signed with San Francisco reached Triple-A Sacramento and scored the game-tying run in the 10th inning of the gold medal game at the Pan Ams before retiring after thhe 2015 season.

RP David Francis (Mississauga, Ont.), of the Walters State Govenors, a Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honours in 2007 and a first teamer in 2008, was signed with Atlanta, pitching Indy ball at London.

2B Kevin Mailloux (Windsor, Ont.) of the Canisius Golden Griffins, a Canadian Baseball Network first team All-Canadian in 2009, 2008 and 2006 and a second teamer in 2005, was drafted by the Mariners.

SS Terrance Dayleg (Surrey, BC), of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, a Canadian Baseball Network first team All-Canadian in 2008 and an honourable mention in 2007 and 2009, was drafted by the Marlins and was at Double-A Jacksonville.

SS David Narodowski (Vancouver, BC), a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer with the Kansas Jayhawks in 2009 and second teamer with of the Vernon Chaparrals in 2008, was drafted and signed by the Diamondbacks.

  Blue Jays coaching legend Dennis Holmberg  with Randy Schwartz

Blue Jays coaching legend Dennis Holmberg with Randy Schwartz

3B Randy Schwartz (Kleinburg, Ont.), of the High Point Panthers, a Canadian Baseball Network second teamer in 2008 and honourable mention in 2007, played in the Jays system.

RHP Jordan Meaker (Burlington, Ont.) of Dallas Baptist Patriots, a Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2008, signed with the Diamondbacks.

OF Chad Stang (Surrey, BC), of Midland Chaparrals; a Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2008 and a 2009 third teamer was drafted the Brewers. He reached Double-A Huntsville before retiring,

OF Josh Garton (Guelph, Ont.), of the Volunteer State Senators, a Canadian Baseball Network first teamer in 2009 and an honourable mention in 2008, was drafted by the Reds and played indy ball at Quebec.

LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC) of the Kentucky Wildcats was a First Team Canadian Baseball Network First Team member in 2009 and earned Third Team honors in 2008. Paxton was 12-5 with a 2.98 ERA in 24 starts for the Seattle Mariners this summer.

C Marc-Olivier Mimeault-Jodoin (Candiac, Que.) of the Georgia State Panthers, a Canadian Baseball Network first team all-Canadian in 2009, a third team All-Canadian in Marc Olivier Jodoin-Mimeault 2008 and a second team all-Canadian in 2007 with the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Golden Norse, played with Quebec and retired after the 2013 season.

LHP Mark Hardy (Campbell River, BC), of the UBC Thunderbirds, a Canadian Baseball Network second teamer in 2009 and All-Canadian honourable mention honours in 2008 and 2010, signed with the Padres, pitched for Jays manager John Gibbons at Double-A San Antonio and pitched in the Indy league for the Can Am’s Quebec Capitales in 2015 before he retired.

2B Chris Bisson (Orleans, Ont.), of the Kentucky Wildcats, a Canadian Baseball Network second team all-Canadian in 2009 and 2010, signed with the Padres and played at Double-A San Antonio.

INF Jeremiah Sammy (Markham, Ont.), of the Lamar Cardinals, a 2009 Canadian Baseball Network third teamer, signed with Rockies, played in the minors and retired after 2011.

LHP Jon Hesketh (Langley, BC) of New Mexico Lobos, a Canadian Baseball Network 2009 honourable mention and a 2006 third teamer, signed with the M’s and pitched in the minors until 2011.

 avid Kington (Coquitlam, BC)

avid Kington (Coquitlam, BC)

RHP David Kington (Coquitlam, BC) of the Southern Illinois Salukis, a 2009 Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention was drafted, signed by St. Louis and played in the minors until 2010.

INF Bobby Wagner (Port Coquitlam, BC) of the Panola Ponies, a Canadian Baseball Network 2009 honourable mention, signed with the Cubs and played with Quebec until retiring after the 2012 season.

SS Jeff Cowan (Scarborough, Ont.) of the High Point Panthers, a Canadian Baseball Network 2009 Honourable Mention, signed with Normal in the Indy Frontier League in 2010.

SS Sammie Starr (Toronto, Ont.), of the UBC Thunderbirds, a Canadian Baseball Network 2009 Honourable Mention and third team honours in 2010. He was drafted and signed by the Orioles and played at Triple A Norfolk. He retired after 2014 summmer and is now coaching University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

OF Ryan Lapensee (Lasalle, Ont.), of the Wayne State Warriors, a Canadian Baseball Network Honourable Mention in 2009 and third team in 2010 and signed with Arizona played in the Diamondbacks organization until he retired after the 2012 season.

OF Marcus Knecht (North York, Ont.) of the Connors State Cowboys, was Canadian Baseball Network player of the year and a first team all-Canadian in 2010, was drafted by the Blue Jays. After spending time with the Jays, he was in the Twins organization and this summer played Indy ball in Quebec.

LHP Sheldon McDonald (Spruce Grove, Alta.) of the UBC Thunderbirds earned Canadian Baseball Network first team honours as a reliever in 2008, second team honours in 2010 and first team honours in 2001. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs and retired after playing the 2016 season with Quebec.

INF Sean Jamieson (Simcoe, Ont.) of the Canisius Golden Griffs earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honours in 2009, second team honours in 2010 and First Team Honours in 2011. A former Randy Echlin award as the top Canadian hitter in the minors, he spent 2016 at Triple-A Reno in the Arizona system and retired due to injury.

RHP Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC) of the UBC Thunderbirds earned Canadian Baseball Network third team honours in 2010. He was signed by the Jays and pitched in the minors until he retired after the 2012 season. 

RHP Zack Breault (Amherstburg, Ont.) earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honours in 2010 pitching at Bryan. He was signed by the Jays as a free agent, pitched two seasons and retired after 2012.

 RHP Les Williams (Toronto, Ont.)

RHP Les Williams (Toronto, Ont.)

RHP Les Williams (Toronto, Ont.) of the Northeastern Huskies, earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honours in 2010 pitching at Northeastern. He was drafted by the Blue Jays and pitched in the minors, retiring after the 2012 season.

SS Steve Wickens (Whitby, Ont.) earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honors in 2010 at Florida Gulf Coast. He was drafted by the Twins and played until 2016 when he retired.

OF Chase Larsson (Vancouver, BC) Cameron Aggies, earned Canadian Baseball Network first team honours in 2011, was drafted by the Braves and in their system, played at Quebec and retired after 2013. 

INF Carter Bell (Courtenay, BC) of the Oregon State Beavers, earned Canadian Baseball Network first team Honours in 2011, was drafted by the Diamondbacks. He played Indy ball for the Joliet Slammers in the Frontier League retiring after the 2016 season.

LHP Shane Davis (Belmont, Ont.) of Canisius earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2010 and 2009 and first team in 2008 was drafted by the Blue Jays and pitched in the minors until 2012.

RHP Robert Nixon (Welland, Ont.) of the Adelphi Panthers, earned Canadian Baseball Network second team honours in 2011 and honourable mention honours in 2010. He was drafted and signed by the Indians pitching five years in the system and retiring after pitching for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in 2016.

RHP Erik Brown (Thunder Bay, Ont.) of the UBC Thunderbirds, earned Canadian Baseball Network third team honours in 2011 and honourable mention honours in 2010 and 2009. He was drafted by the Jays and pitched this in the minor league system until the end of the 2013 season.

INF Eric Wood (Pickering, Ont.) of the Blinn Broncos, earned Canadian Baseball Network third team honours in 2012. He was the top Canuck drafted in 2012 going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played at Double-A Altoona this season.

LHP David Otterman (Coquitlam, BC) University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, took Canadian Baseball Network first team honours in 2012. Otterman was the second over-all Canuck chosen going to the Brewers. He retired in 2013 after pitching at rookie-class Helena.

RHP Jeff Gibbs (East York, Ont.) of University of Maine Black Bears, earned Canadian Baseball Network third team honours in 2011 and was on the second team in 2010. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Gibbs in the ninth round. He pitched in the Diamondbacks system and retired after the 2013 season,

INF Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto Ont.) of the Stony Brook Sea Wolves, named the Canadian Baseball Network Player of the Year and a First team honours in 2012 and honourable mention in 2010 and 2011. The Padres chose Tissenbaum in the 11th round and he was dealt to Tampa Bay. He played this season for Quebec Capitales.

OF Tyler Hollick (Calgary, Alta.) of Chandler-Gilbert, earned Canadian Baseball Network first team honours in 2012 and and honourable mention in 2011. Hollick was chosen by the San Francisco Giants and retired after playing the 2014 season with Salem-Keizer. 

INF Keaton Briscoe (North Vancouver BC) of the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, took Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honours in 2011 and 2010. The Boston Red Sox selected Briscoe and he retired after the 2013 season.

 RHP Jasvir Rakkar (Brampton, Ont.)

RHP Jasvir Rakkar (Brampton, Ont.)

RHP Jasvir Rakkar (Brampton, Ont.) of the Stony Brook University Sea Wolves, earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2012. The reliever went to the Chicago Cubs in the draft. He helped Canada win gold at the 2015 Pan-Ams and retired after pitching in Quebec in 2016.

RHP Adam Paulencu (Sherwood Park, Alta.), of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention in 2012. He was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 26th round and pitched at class-A Tri-City in 2012 and retired.

RP Jon Fitzsimmons (London, Ont.) of Canisius earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team honours in 2012. He was signed by the Kansas City Royals, the Cleveland Indians and this year was in the Angels system before joining Quebec.

C Larry Balkwill (Chatham, Ont.) of the Siena Saints, earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team honours in 2012. He signed and played the Windy City Thunderbolts in the Frontier League.

SS Pier-Olivier Dostaler (Mont-Carmel, Que.) of Lamar gained Canadian Baseball Network First Team honours in 2012. He played with the independent Trois Rivieres Eagles and retired after the 2014 season.

LHP Rob Zastryzny (Edmonton, Alta.) of the Missouri Tigers, earned Canadian Baseball Network third team honours in 2013 and second team in 2012. He was chosen by the Cubs in the second round, earned a World Series ring in 2016, pitched at Triple-A Iowa and got into four games with the Cubs this year.

RHP Nick Pivetta (Victoria, BC) of the New Mexico JC Thunderbirds, earned Canadian Baseball Network third team honours in 2013. He was chosen by the Nationals in the fourth round. In 2014 he earned Canadian Baseball Network Canadian Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies in the Jonathan Papelbon deadline deal. This season he started at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and then joined the Phillies rotation. 

RHP Andrew Cooper (Belle River, Ont.) of the Sierra Wolverines, earned Canadian Baseball Network first team honours in 2013. He was selected in the 11th round by the Nationals. He pitched at Hagerstown and this summer was with the independent Ottawa Champions.

OF Adam Nelubowich (Stony Plain, Alta.) of the Washington State Cougars, picked up Canadian Baseball Network honorable mention honors in 2013. The Astros chose him in the 18th round. He played at Tri City, retiring after the 2014 season.

C Mike Reeves (Peterborough, Ont.) of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. He earned Canadian Baseball Network third team honours in 2013. He was chosen in the 21st round by the Blue Jays. He was at Double-A New Hampshire and Class-A Dunedin this summer.

RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, Ont.) of the Central Arizona College Vaqueros. He earned Canadian Baseball Network second team honours in 2014. Drafted by the Houston Astros, he pitched at Double A Corpus Christi this year.

 Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.), Oral Roberts

Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.), Oral Roberts

RHP Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.), Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. He earned Canadian Baseball Network first team honours in 2014. He was selected by Toronto and was at class-A Dunedin this summer.

C Jordan Procyshen (Calgary, Alta.) of the Northern Kentucky Norse. He earned Canadian Baseball Network second team honours in 2014, first team in 2013 and honourable mention in 2012. After being drafted by the Boston Red Sox, he spent this summer he squatted at Double-A Portland.

LHP John McLeod (Calgary, Alta.) Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He earned Canadian Baseball Network third team honours in 2014. Drafted by the Orioles, he pitched with the rookie-class Orioles and retired after the 2015 season. 

RHP Cody Chartrand (Nanaimo, BC) of the Lewis-Clark State College Warriors. He earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honours in 2014. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers and assigned to the class-A Spokane Indians and retired at the end of the year.  

C Robert Tavone, Jr. (Whitby, Ont.) of the Urbana University Blue Knights. He earned Canadian Baseball Network honourable mention honours in 2013. He was signed by the Atlanta Braves. 

LHP Jeff Degano (Surrey, BC) of the Indiana State Sycamores. He earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team honours in 2015. He was selected in the second round by the New York Yankees in 2015 and pitched at Class-A Staten Island Yankees this summer. 

LHP Ryan Kellogg (Whitby, Ont.) of the Arizona State Sun Devils. He earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team and Player of the Year honours in 2013, as well as being a Canadian Baseball Network First team honoree in 2014 and Second Team honoree in 2015. He was drafted in the fifth round in 2015 and pitched at class-A Myrtle Beach this summer. 

Connor Panas (Toronto Ont.) Canisius Golden Griffins. Panas was the Canadian Baseball Network Player of the Year in 2015 and earned First Team honors as he did in 2014 to go with Honorable Mention in 2012-13. He was drafted in the ninth round by the Toronto Blue Jays and played at class-A Dunedin this summer.   

Devon Stewart (Maple Ridge, BC) Canisius. He picked up Canadian Baseball Network Third Team honors in 2015 and was a Canadian Baseball Network Honourable Mention in 2012. Stewart was a ninth round selection of the Cleveland Indians and retired after the 2016 season. 

Owen Spiwak (Mississauga, Ont.) Odessa Wranglers. Spiwak earned Canadian Baseball Network Second Team honors in 2015. He was selected in the 10th round by the Toronto Blue Jays and played at class-A Vancouver Canadians this summer. 

 Cole Bauml (Marysburg, Sask.) Northern Kentucky

Cole Bauml (Marysburg, Sask.) Northern Kentucky

Cole Bauml (Marysburg, Sask.) Northern Kentucky Norse, He earned Canadian Baseball Network Second Team honors in 2015. The Detroit Tigers chose him in the 10th round and played this summer for Class A West Michigan.

Brett Siddall (Windsor, Ont.) Canisius Griffs. He was a member of the Canadian Baseball Network First Team in 2015, He was a CBN Second Team in 2014 and had Honourable  Mention honors in 2013. The Oakland A’s chose him in the 13th round and this summer played at class-A Stockton.

Chris Shaw (Winnipeg, Man.) Midland Chapparals. He was a member of the Canadian Baseball Network First Team in 2014 and he earned Second Team honors in 2013. He was chosen by the Baltimore Orioles in the 15th round from the University of Oklahoma and this season caught at Class-A Delmarva.

Michael Foster (Pickering, Ont.) Northeastern Huskies. Foster was a member of Canadian Baseball Network Third Team in 2014. He also was named to the Third Team in 2013 and Honourable Mention in 2015. The Chicago Cubs chose Foster in the 15th round in 2015, he played at Class-A Eugene in 2016. 

Tristan Graham (North Vancouver, BC) Northeast Texas Eagles. He earned a berth on the Canadian Baseball Network First Team in 2015. He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 22nd round and pitched for the class-A Aberdeen.

Reign Letkeman (Red Deer, Alta.) Big Bend Runnin’ Vikes. He gained Honourable Mention honors on the Canadian Baseball Network 2014 team. Letkeman was selected in the 23rd round by the Tampa Bay Rays and was released this summer.

Philip Diedrick (Ajax, Ont.) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, He earned Canadian Baseball Network Honourable Mention in 2014. The Washington Nationals chose him in the 29th round, he played for the Gulf Coast Nationals and retired after the 2015 season. 

Connor Lillis-White (Toronto, Ont.) of the University British Columba Thunderbirds. He was on the Canadian Baseball Network Second Team in 2014, the Third Team in 2015 and had Honourable Mention in 2012. He was selected in the 32nd round by the Anaheim Angels and this summer he made three stops, including Double-A Mobile.

Alex Webb (Surrey, BC) UBC Thunderbirds. He earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team honors in 2015. He was chosen in the 36th round by the San Diego Padres in 2015 and the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth round in 2016 and pitched at class-A Dayton this summer.   

Daniel Pinero (Toronto, Ont.) Virginia Cavillers. He earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team honors in 2015 and Canadian Baseball Network 2014 Second Team honors. He was chosen by the Detroit Tigers in the 36th round in 2015, the ninth round by Detroit in 2016 and played this summer for class-A West Michigan.

 Mattingly Romanin (Burlington, Ont.) Chicago State

Mattingly Romanin (Burlington, Ont.) Chicago State

INF Mattingly Romanin (Burlington, Ont.) Chicago State Cougars, He earned Canadian Baseball Network Honourable Mention in 2014-15. The Toronto Blue Jays chose him in the 39th round in 2015, he was at class-A Dunedin this summer.. 

Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) of the Stanford Cardinal earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team honors in 2014. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres eighth over-all and pitched at Double-A San Antonio this summer.

Curtis Taylor (Port Coquitlam, BC) of the UBC Thunderbirds earned earned Canadian Baseball Network First Team honors in 2015. Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks he pitched at class-A, Kane County this summer. 

Jacob Robson (Windsor, Ont.) of the Mississippi State Bulldogs earned Canadian Baseball Network Second Team honors in 2015. He was chosen by the Detroit Tigers in the eighth round in 2016 and played this summer for Class-A Lakeland.

Bruce Yari (Waterloo, Ont.) of the UBC Thunderbirds received honourable mention honors on the Canadian Baseball Network 2015 All-Canadian team. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and spent this summer with the Class-A Dayton.

Toby Handley (Whitby, Ont.) of the Stony Brook Seawolves, received honourable mention honors on the Canadian Baseball Network 2015 All-Canadian team. He was drafted by the Houston Astros but did not sign.   

RHP Zach Pop of Kentucky earned Canadian Baseball Network 2015-16 All-Canadian team honourable mention. He was drafted by the Dodgers and pitched for Rookie Class-AZL Dodgers.

2B Jared Young (Prince George, BC) of Old Dominion earned Canadian Baseball Network 2016 All-Canadian team Second Team honours in 2016. He was drafted by the Cubs and played for class-A Eugene.   

OF Raphaël Gladu (Trois-Riviéres, Que.) of Louisiana Tech earned Canadian Baseball Network 2014-15-16 All-Canadian team honourable mention honours. He was drafted by the New York Mets and played at class-A Kingsport.   

OF Tanner Kirwer (Sherwood Park, Alta.) of Niagara University earned Canadian Baseball Network All-Canadian team honourable mention honours in 2015. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jayus in the 20th round and played at Rookie Class Bluefield this year.

RHP Christian Lindsay-Young (Oakville, Ont.) of the Niagara County Thunderbirds earned Canadian Baseball Network All-Canadian Third Team honours in 2016. He did not sign and transferred to West Virginia University.

3B J.D. Osborne (Whitby, Ont.) of the Tampa Spartans earned Canadian Baseball Network 2016 All-Canadian team Second Team honours in 2016. He was drafted by the Miami Marlins and played with Rookie Class Gulf Coast Marlins this year.

INF Louis Boyd (North Vancouver, BC) of Cochise College earned Canadian Baseball Network All-Canadian team honourable mention honours in 2014-15. He was drafted by the Mariners and played at class A Clinton.

 2B Jake Lumley (Windsor, Ont.). 

2B Jake Lumley (Windsor, Ont.). 

2B Jake Lumley (Windsor, Ont.) of the Canisius Golden Griffs earned earned Canadian Baseball Network 2016 All-Canadian team Second Team honours in 2015 and Honourable Mention in 2015. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics and scout Matt Higginson. He played for the Rookie Class AZL A`s this year.

And it won't be long until we know those named to the 2017 teams