So recently the World Baseball Classic rosters were announced..
I want to look at Canada's roster.
Just for information's sake, I am linking the city's website for each hometown.. I may also link a map on the province..
There are some known names, but unless you're really into prospecting, it's a Who's Who of WHO???
Without further Ado..
Spent 2016 with the Minnesota Twins
He spent the 2016 season in Oakland.
Kevin Chapman, who is actually US Born, Coral Springs Florida.
I have a sneaking suspicion that one of his parents is Canadian Born.
He played 2016 in Fresno and Houston.
He split 2016 between Lancaster and New Britain of the Atlantic League.
He spent 2016 with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
He spent 2016 with the Frisco RoughRiders.
(Now they just need another team in the Texas League called the Rough Riders to mimic the CFL in the 1980s)
Dempster retired in 2014 and has been working in the Cubs front office.
Freddie Freeman was born in Fountain Valley, California.
Freeman is an interesting case.. Both his parents are Canadians and as a result, he has Dual Citizenship.. (I guess this means I'm now collecting Freeman... lol)
He played 2016 with the Braves.
He played one game in 2016 for the Ottawa Champions.
(If I could find it, I'd post a video of Lance Storm saying the city)
In 2016, Henderson pitched for the Mets
He split 2016 between Sacramento and Gwinnett.
Chris Leroux was born in Montreal Quebec.
He spent 2016 with Buffalo.
Loewen split 2016 between Reno and Arizona..
He's also gone back to pitching..
He has spent the last five seasons with Les Capitales de Quebec in the Canadian-American Association
He spent 2016 with Yomiuri in the Japan Central League
He split last season between Toledo and Detroit
Justin Morneau was born in New Westminster British Columbia.
He spent 2016 with the Chicago White Sox
In 2016 he split between Greensboro and Lake Elsinore.
He spent 2016 in Jackson.
Orr last played in 2015 with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox
He spent 2016 split between the Gulf Coast League Tigers and the Connecticut Tigers.
He split 2016 between Reading and Lehigh Valley
Dalton Pompey was born in Mississauga Ontario
He split 2016 between Toronto and Buffalo
Scott Richmond was born in Vancouver British Columbia
He last played in 2015 with Wichita of the American Association
He spent 2016 with Yokohama in the Japan Central League
Rene Tosoni was born in Toronto Ontario
He played with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League in 2016
Rowan Wick was born in North Vancouver British Columbia
He spent 2016 with Springfield of the Texas League
He spent 2016 with Altoona in the Eastern League..
So.. That is the Canada World Baseball Classic Roster..
How many have you heard of?