MLB Draft Review

The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft took place from June 4-6 and we’ve got a rundown on what it means to some of Alberta’s most talented players.

Some of the athletes selected were born and raised in the province, others have become familiar faces through our baseball academies, Some are players we’ve come to know from their time in the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL).

Here’s a look at the selections we had our eye on …

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Ballot of Alberta

The ballots have been cast and we’ll soon know who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
 
Of the 34 candidates, five players spent time playing on Alberta minor-league teams.
 
Edgar Martinez and Omar Vizquel were teammates on the Triple-A Calgary Cannons in the 1980s, while lefty Johan Santana fine-tuned his game with the Edmonton Trappers before winning two Cy Young Awards in the mid-2000s.
 
Another Cy Young Award winner, Chris Carpenter, cut his teeth with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays in 1994 and second baseman Orlando Hudson also got his start with the Baby Jays.
 
Here’s a look at the Alberta hopefuls and their chances of finding immortality in Cooperstown …

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