Draft | State Preview | 6/1/2018

Snapshots: Canada and Puerto Rico

Patrick Ebert         Perfect Game Staff        
Photo: Noah Naylor (Perfect Game)


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Canada and Puerto Rico


Prospect on the Rise: Noah Naylor, c, St. Joan of Arc Catholic HS

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Canada Connection:
 Tristan Pompey, of, Kentucky
Top 2019 Prospect: Jaden Brown, ss, St Marcellinus SS
Top 2020 Prospect: Justin Thorsteinson, lhp, Langley Secondary School

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Adam Loewen, lhp/of, Fraser Valley Christian HS, Surrey, B.C. (2002, Orioles/1st round, 4th pick)
2013 Draft: Tyler O'Neill, of, Garibaldi SS, Maple Ridge, B.C. (Mariners/3rd round)
2014 Draft: Gareth Morgan, of, North Toronto Collegiate HS (Mariners/2nd round)
2015 Draft: Josh Naylor, 1b, St. Joan of Arc Catholic SS (Marlins/1st round, 12th pick)
2016 Draft: Andrew Yerzy, c, York Mills Collegiate Institute (Diamonbacks/2nd round)
2017 Draft: Landon Leach, rhp, Pickering HS (Twins/2nd round)

2017 Draft Overview

College Players Drafted/Signed:
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 9/2

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Noah Naylor, c, St. Joan of Arc Catholic HS (33)
• Eric Cerantola, rhp, Holy Trinity Catholic HS (370)
• Denzel Clarke, of, Everst Academy (440)
• Ben Abram, rhp, Georgetown District (465)

In College:

• Tristan Pompey, of, Kentucky (64)
• RJ Freure, rhp, Pittsburgh (205)
• Nick Iverson, rhp, Central Arizona (333)
• Michael Brettell, rhp, Central Michigan (407)

Puerto Rico

Top 2019 Prospect: Erik Rivera, of, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
Top 2020 Prospect: Mario Zabala, of, International Baseball Academy

Highest Draft Picks

Draft History:
Carlos Correa, ss, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Santa Isabel (Astros/2012/1st round, 1st pick)
2013 Draft: Jan Hernandez, ss, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, San Lorenzo (Phillies/3rd round)
2014 Draft: Nelson Jorge, ss, International Baseball Academy, Ceiba (Pirates/7th round)
2015 Draft: Jose Espada, rhp, Jose Collazo Colon HS, Juncos (Blue Jays/5th round)
2016 Draft: Delvin Perez, ss, P.J. Education School (Cardinals/1st round, 23rd pick)
2017 Draft: Heliot Ramos, of, Leadership Christian Academy (Giants/1st round, 19th pick)

2017 Draft Overview

High School Players Drafted/Signed: 22/22

Prospects in the Top 500:

• Kevin Vargas, ss, International Baseball Academy (227)
• Erick Rivera, of, Carlos Colon Burgos (354)
• Yomil Maysonet, rhp, PJ Educational (496)

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