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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Cleveland Calling

Erik Sabrowski wasn’t overly surprised when he saw his name come up in the recent MLB Rule 5 Draft.

Battling arm injuries the last three years – including a second Tommy John Surgery this fall – the Cleveland Guardians took him from the San Diego Padres with the 11th overall pick.

The Edmonton-area product is hoping to use all he’s learned over the past few years to make a big jump in 2023.

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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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