Alberta’s 2022 Pro Connections

The 2022 baseball season is officially underway.

Scouring the rosters of all Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball teams, there is certainly no shortage of connections to Alberta on the field.

We’ve compiled a list of players who were born here, trained here or played here with the Western Canadian Baseball League.

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Beaver Tales

Gavin Logan is no stranger to the open road.

Growing up on a farm outside Oyen, the young athlete played a lot of his minor baseball in Consort, before heading to Dawgs Academy.

After a couple of other college stops, he made his way to Oregon State University, where the Beavers are looking to get back to the College World Series.

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Relaying It Home

Making the transition from high school to college can be tough on any teenager.

Deciding to transfer to another college just a few months into that transition can be even tougher.

Dawgs Academy grad Alejandro Cazorla-Granados isn’t phased at packing his bags again, finding himself a new home as he chases his baseball dreams.

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Swipe West

For the first time in his professional career, Tanner Kirwer is changing organizations.

The Sherwood Park native had been with the Toronto Blue Jays organization since they drafted him in 2017.

During the MLB Rule 5 Draft, the Seattle Mariners decided to add the speedy outfielder to their depth charts.

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Bengal Brothers

Ayden Makarus knew he was going to a powerhouse when he joined LSU-Eunice in 2020.

Little did he know, the Bengals’ quest to win their seventh NJCAA Division II championship since 2006 would face hurdles along the way.

With fellow Dawgs Academy grad Jackson Fraser, Makarus finally got to taste a title this spring.

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