With the 23rd pick of the 23rd round (689 overall) the Arizona Diamond Backs selected high school catcher Luke Van Rycheghem.
Hometown: Kent Bridge, Ontario
Teams: Ontario Blue Jays, Canadian Junior National Team, Windsor Selects, Chatham Diamonds
College Commitment: Stetson University
Coaches: Mike Steed, Dan Bleiwas, Shawn Travers, Greg Hamilton.
Scout: Doug Mathieson
Signed For: $100,000
Dominican summer trip: Tripled, singled, drove in a run against the Mariners ... Knocked in a run against the Astros ... PBR Ontario ProCase: 1.90 pop time ...
Extended spring trip: Two-run single vs. the Jays at Dunedin ... Singled vs. Nationals ... Singled against Braves ... On the trip was 4-for-20 (.250), double, two RBIs ...
Florida spring trip: Doubled against the Rays.
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