Draft : : State Preview
Friday, May 23, 2014

Snapshots: Canada and Puerto Rico

Patrick Ebert        
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2014 Perfect Game draft preview content

New England
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Mid-Atlantic – DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
South Atlantic – FL, GA, NC, SC
Southeast – AL, KY, MS, TN
South Central – AR, LA, OK, TX
Great Lakes – IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Great Plains – IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD
Mountain – AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY
Pacific – AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Canada and Puerto Rico



Canada

Canada State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
High school hitters
WEAKNESS: Pitching
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 3

BEST COLLEGE TEAM:
British Columbia
BEST JUNIOR-COLLEGE TEAM: Douglas (B.C.)
BEST SUMMER LEAGUE TEAMS: Langley (B.C.) Blaze; Ontario Blue Jays

PROSPECT ON THE RISE:
Mitchell Robinson, 3b/of, Clayton Heights HS, Cloverdale, BC
WILD CARD: Gareth Morgan, of, Vaughan Road Academy, Toronto, Ontario

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Canada Connection:
Brock Dykxhoorn rhp, Central Arizona CC (attended high school in Clinton, Ontario)
Top 2015 Prospect: Josh Naylor, 1b/of, St. Joan of Arc Catholic HS, Mississauga, Ontario

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Adam Loewen, lhp/of, Fraser Valley Christian HS, Surrey, B.C. (2002, Orioles/1st round, 4th pick)
2009 Draft: James Paxton, lhp, University of Kentucky (Blue Jays/1st round, 37th pick)
2010 Draft: Kellin Deglin, c, Mountain HS, Langley, B.C. (Rangers/1st round, 20th pick)
2011 Draft: Tom Robson, rhp, Delta SS, Ladner, B.C. (Blue Jays/4th round)
2012 Draft: David Otterman, rhp, University of British Columbia (Brewers/7th round)
2013 Draft: Tyler O'Neill, of, Garibaldi SS, Maple Ridge, B.C. (Mariners/3rd round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
None
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 14/8

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Gareth Morgan, of, Vaughan Road Academy, Toronto, Ontario (91)
Zachary Pop, rhp, Notre Dame Catholic HS, Brampton, Ontario (296)
Mitchell Robinson, c/3b, Clayton Heights HS, Cloverdale, B.C. (314)



Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico State-by-State List

STRENGTH:
High school infielders
WEAKNESS: Pitching
OVERALL RATING (1-to-5 scale): 3

PROSPECT ON THE RISE:
Alexis Pantojas, ss, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Vega Alta
WILD CARD: Roy Morales Rivera, c, Colegio Angel David HS, Lares

Best Out-of-State Prospect, Puerto Rico Connection:
Emmanuel Marrero, ss, Alabama State University (attended high school in Caguas)
Top 2015 Prospect: Michael Rivera, rhp, International Baseball Academy, Trujillo Alta
Top 2016 Prospect: Jose Layer, of, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, San Juan

HIGHEST DRAFT PICKS

Draft History:
Carlos Correa, ss, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Santa Isabel (Astros/2012/1st round, 1st pick)
2009 Draft: Reymond Fuentes, of, Fernando Callejo HS, Manati (Red Sox/1st round, 28th pick)
2010 Draft: Eddie Rosario, of, Rafael Lopez Landon HS, Guayama (Twins/4th round)
2011 Draft: Jorge Lopez, rhp, Academia de Milagrosa, Cayey (Twins, 2nd round)
2012 Draft: Carlos Correa, ss, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Santa Isabel (Astros/1st round, 1st pick)
2013 Draft: Jan Hernandez, ss, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, San Lorenzo (Phillies/3rd round)

2013 DRAFT OVERVIEW

College Players Drafted/Signed:
None
Junior College Players Drafted/Signed: None
High School Players Drafted/Signed: 16/14

PROSPECTS IN THE TOP 500:

Alexis Pantojas, ss, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Vega Alta (109)
Roy Morales Rivera, c, Colegio Angel David HS, Lares (115)
Joel Huertas Ortiz, lhp, Colegio Carmen Sol, Dorado (271)
Jonathan Oquendo, ss, Maria Teresa Piniero HS, Toa Baja (359)
Jean Cosme, rhp/of, Colegio Sagrada, Toa Alta (370)
Marco Rivera, of, Carlos Beltran Academy, Vega Alta (445)
Luis Alvarado, ss, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Salinas (476)

 

 

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