Top Canadians drafted year by year

Top Canadians drafted each year …
Year Round Team Position Name  Home Town  School/Team

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

Etobicoke Rangers grad Warren Sawkiw 

Etobicoke Rangers grad Warren Sawkiw 

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.