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.
Read More Alberta’s 2022 Pro Connections
“What’s your ‘why?’”
It’s a very philosophical question from Jordan Procyshen, who admits his answer has changed on an almost-yearly basis since he started his professional baseball journey in 2014.
Fresh off what he calls a “rollercoaster” couple of years, the Calgary native is beaming as his latest answer is nearly ready to arrive – his wife, Lauren, is pregnant with their first child.
Read More The Consummate Pro
‘Tis the season for year-end and decade-end lists.
We decided to put a different spin on those lists with a roster of Alberta’s baseball talent to suit up between 2010 and 2019.
From an MLB phenom to college stars to women’s national team stalwarts, take a look at who we think deserves recognition for their performances.
Read More Alberta’s All-Decade Squad
Ayden Makarus wanted to be a goalie in hockey.
But his father made him a deal that if he played baseball, he could be a catcher.
Now the Airdrie, Alberta native is taking his game to a whole new level with Baseball Canada’s Junior National Team at Spring Training in Florida.
Read More Framing Up in Florida
It was a bittersweet World Series win by the Boston Red Sox for Calgarian Jordan Procyshen. The 25-year-old catcher, a graduate of the Dawgs Academy in Okotoks, was released by the Red Sox on Aug. 2nd after a five-year journey through Boston’s minor-league system.
In that time, the 14th-round selection in 2014 traveled from Greenville, South Carolina to Lowell, Massachusetts to Salem, Virginia to Portland, Maine. He played Single-A and Double-A baseball in the South Atlantic League, the New York-Pennsylvania League, the Carolina League and the Eastern League.
Procyshen saw plenty of teammates come and go during that time, including players he watched excel during this Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason. But the Northern Kentucky University alumnus didn’t officially become a free agent until the World Series wrapped up.
Read More Catch & Release