Each top Canadian drafted year by year

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A look at the top over-all Canadians through the years …

2019 3rd Blue Jays OF Dasan Brown, Oakville, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays

2018 1st Indians C-INF Noah Naylor, Mississauga, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays

2017 2nd Twins RHP Landon Leach Pickering, Ont., Toronto Mets

2016 1st Padres RHP Cal Quantrill, Port Hope, Ont. Stanford University

2015 1st Marlins 1B Josh Naylor, Mississauga, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian Jr. National Team


Ontario Blue Jays OF Gareth Morgan (North York, Ont.) was the top Canuck chosen in 2014.

Ontario Blue Jays OF Gareth Morgan (North York, Ont.) was the top Canuck chosen in 2014.

2014 2nd Mariners OF Gareth Morgan, North York, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian Jr. National Team

2013 2nd Cubs LHP Rob Zastryzny, Edmonton, Alta., University of Missouri

2012 6th Pirates 3B Eric Wood, Pickering, Ont., Blinn College

2011 4th Blue Jays RHP Tom Robson, Ladner, BC, Langley Blaze

2010 1st Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tx., The Woodlands HS

Former North Delta Blue Jays and Kentucky Wildcats LHP James Paxton was the first Canadian chosen in 2009

Former North Delta Blue Jays and Kentucky Wildcats LHP James Paxton was the first Canadian chosen in 2009

2009 1st Blue Jays LHP James Paxton Ladner, B.C. University of Kentucky

2008 1st Brewers C-3B Brett Lawrie Langley, B.C. Langley Blaze/Canadian National Junior Team

2007 1st Mariners RHP Phillippe Aumont Gatineau, Que. Academie Baseball Canada/Canadian National Junior Team

2006 4th Dodgers INF Kyle Orr Victoria, B.C. Victoria Mariners/Canadian National Junior Team

2005 3rd Tigers C Chris Robinson Dorchester, Ont. University of Illinois

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2004 5th Rangers C Mike Nickeas Vancouver, B.C. Georgia Tech University

2003 4th Giants RHP Brooks McNiven Vernon, B.C. University of British Columbia

2002 1st Orioles LHP Adam Loewen Surrey, B.C. Whalley Chiefs/Canadian National Junior Team

2001 3rd Braves OF Adam Stern Port Stanley, Ont. University of Nebraska

2000 1st Braves INF Scott Thorman Cambridge, Ont. Team Ontario/Canadian National Junior Team

Former North Delta Blue Jays C Justin Morneau was the top man in 1999

Former North Delta Blue Jays C Justin Morneau was the top man in 1999

1999 3rd Twins C Justin Morneau New Westminster, B.C. North Delta Blue Jays

1998 5th Blue Jays SS Lee Delfino Pickering, Ont. Team Ontario

1997 1st Padres SS Kevin Nicholson Surrey, B.C. Stetson University

1996 1A Red Sox RHP Chris Reitsma Calgary, Alta. Calgary Blues

1995 3rd Rangers RHP Ryan Dempster Gibsons, B.C. North Shore Twins

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M’s RHP Jason Dickson (Chatham, NB) was the first name called in 1994

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M’s RHP Jason Dickson (Chatham, NB) was the first name called in 1994

1994 6th Angels RHP Jason Dickson Chatham, N.B. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Jr. College

1993 2nd Expos RHP Martin Mainville Montreal, Que. Academie Baseball Canada

1992 7th Royals RHP Justin Adam Windsor, Ont. Windsor Selects

1991 11th Yankees 3B Jason Wuersch Leamington, Ont. Windsor Selects

(1A denotes sandwich pick)

From 1985-90 … only Canadians attending university or college, south of the border were eligible for the draft. Canadian high schoolers were considered free agents and could be signed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

1990 20th Tigers INF Warren Sawkiw Etiobicoke, Ont. Wake Forest University

1989 6th Red Sox RHP Paul Quantrill Port Hope, Ont. University of Wisconsin

1988 1st Expos RHP Dave Wainhouse Toronto, Ont. Washington State University

1987 10th A’s LHP Kevin MacLeod Sydney, N.S. Pasco-Hernando Community College

1986 13th Yankees RHP Gary Blouin Surrey, BC University of Washington

1985 4th Cubs LHP Steve Wilson Victoria, BC University of Portland

Prior to the 1985 draft … all Canadians were considered free agents and could sign with the team showing the most interest.