Kellogg tops Canuck NCAA prospect list
* LHP Ryan Kellogg (Whitby, Ont.) is rated 129th on Perfect Game Scouting Service's top 200 combined list of high schoolers and collegians. He's the top Canuck collegian, one of 12 prospects for this June and one of 16 for the next three drafts. ....
Pre-season NCAA honors
By Bob Elliott
No less than 16 Canadians were named to the Baseball America and Perfect Game pre-season scouting service top prospects reports.
The conference-by conference break down of prospects mentioned 12 Canucks for this June, two for 2016 and two for 2017.
Since the Blue Jays signed free-agent Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) they lost their first-round pick.
The Jays do acquire a compensation pick for the loss of Melky Cabrera, who joined the Chicago White Sox.
So Toronto’s first pick with be 29th over-all. Then the Jays will pick 56th and 91st in the first three rounds (105 selections).
Hoping to make an impression this spring before the June 8-10 draft -- the best of the 117 playing NCAA ball (just under 700 playing college ball south of the border in all):
INF Daniel Pinero (Toronto, Ont.) of the Virginia Cavilers. An Ontario Blue Jays grad he played for coach Danny Bleiwas.
RHP Jake Marks (Bright’s Grove, Ont.) of the Maine Black Bears. A former Sarnia Braves under coach Jim Bigras, he was drafted by the New York Mets in the 28th round in 2012.
INF-C Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ont.) of the Stony Brook Seawolves. He’s a former Ontario Terriers infielder who played for coach Scott Van de Valk.
INF Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ont.) of Stony Brook. Caputo played for coach Ryan McBride and the Toronto Mets.
2B-RHP Michael Foster (Pickering, Ont.) of the Northeastern Huskies. Foster played for Bleiwas and the Ontario Blue Jays.
3B Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.) of the Canisius Griffs. Panas played for the Mets and coach McBride.
OF Brett Siddall (Windsor, Ont.) of Canisius. Siddall played for coaches Chris Soulliere and Joe Siddall the Windsor Selects.
RHP Devon Stewart (Maple Ridge, BC) of Canisius. Stewart pitched for coaches Jamie Bodoly and Doug Mathieson with the Langley Blaze.
OF Jordan Mountford (Guelph, Ont.) Bryant Bulldogs. Mountford played for coach Danny Thompson and the Terriers.
RP J.D. Moore (Mississauga, Ont.) of the South Dakota Jackrabbits. Moore used to pitch for Bleiwas and the Ontario Blue Jays.
1B Brendan Hendriks (Cochrane, Alta.) of the San Francisco Diamond Dons. Hendriks is a former Vauxhall Academy Jet for coach Les McTavish.
Looking ahead to 2016 ...
OF Toby Handley (Whitby, Ont.) of Stony Brook, a former Terrier who played for Van de Valk.
RHP Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) of the Stanford Cardinal. Quantrill is a former Terrier who pitched for Van de Valk.
And down the road to 2017 ....
3B Mitchell Robinson (Cloverdale, BC) of the Florida International Panthers. He played for Bodoly and Mathieson with Langley and was selected in the 22nd round by the Miami Marlins in 2014.
RHP Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) of the Kentucky Wildcats. Pop pitched for the Ontario Blue Jays and Bleiwas.
ACC Baseball America Top Prospects 2015 Draft 1. Michael Matuella, rhp Duke 10. Daniel Pinero ss Virginia
Perfect Game Top Prospects 2015 1. Michael Matuella, rhp, Duke 17. Daniel Pinero, ss, Virginia
America East BA Top Prospects 2015 1. Tyler Honahan, lhp Stony Brook 9. Jacob Marks, rhp Maine
PG Top Prospects 2015 1. Tyler Honahan, lhp, Stony Brook 2. Cole Peragine, inf, Stony Brook 6. Johnny Caputo, inf, Stony Brook
2016 1. Stephen Woods, rhp, Albany 3. Toby Handley, of, Stony Brook
Colonial Conference PG Top Prospects 2015 1. Carl Wise, 3b, College of Charleston 2. Michael Foster, ss/rhp, Northeastern
Conference USA PG Top Prospects 2017 1. Garrett Cave, rhp, Florida International 5. Mitchell Robinson, 3b, Florida International
Metro Atlantic BA Top Prospects 2015 1. Connor Panas, 3b Canisius 2. Devon Stewart, rhp Canisius 3. Brett Siddall, of Canisius
PG Top Prospects 2015 1. Connor Panas, inf, Canisius 2. Devon Stewart, rhp, Canisius 7. Brett Siddall, of, Canisius
Northeast Conference BA Top Prospects 2015 1. Kyle Wilcox, rhp Bryant 7. Jordan Mountford, of Bryant
Pac-12 Conference BA Top Prospects 2015 1. James Kaprielian, rhp UCLA 9. Ryan Kellogg, lhp Arizona State
2016 1. Cal Quantrill, rhp Stanford
PG Top Prospects 2015 1. James Kaprelian, rhp, UCLA 10. Ryan Kellogg, lhp, Arizona State
2016 1. Cal Quantrill, rhp, Stanford
Southeastern Conference PG Top Prospects 2017 1. J.J. Schwarz, c, Florida 6. Zachary Pop, rhp, Kentucky
Summit League Top Prospects 2015 1. Guillermo Trujillo, rhp, Oral Roberts 2. J.D. Moore, rhp, South Dakota State
West Coast Conference PG Top Prospects 2015 1. Gio Brusa, of, Pacific 13. Brendan Hendriks, 1b, San Francisco