June 6,2014(ISN) – TORONTO- Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, ON) and Jordan Romano (Markham, ON) waved the
Canadian flag on day two of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
as the only two players taken from north of the border.
With Gareth Morgan (Toronto, ON) getting the call last night (74th overall, Seattle
Mariners), a total of three Canadians have been selected through the first ten
rounds of the draft.
In the 6th round, the Houston Astros used the 166th overall selection to take
Dykxhoorn out of Central Arizona College where he compiled a 9-4 record with a 2.77
ERA in 13 games in 2014. He also struck out 114 batters in 78 innings pitched.
A former member of the Junior National Team, he represented Canada at the 2012 IBAF
18U World Cup in Seoul, South Korea and helped the club to a silver medal
Originally drafted in the 20th round by the Cincinnati Reds in 2012, Dykxhoorn
elected to attend West Virginia University in 2013 where he pitched for the
Mountaineers prior to transferring to Central Arizona College for the 2014 season.
In the tenth round, the Toronto Blue Jays used the 294th overall selection to take
Romano, a junior, out of Oral Roberts University.
Prior to attending Oral Roberts, Romano spent two seasons at Connors State College
out of the Ontario Blue Jays program. In 2010 he had a stint with the Junior
As a closer with Oral Roberts in 2014, Romano saved 12 games and carried a 2.66 ERA
in 29 appearances. He struck out 49 batters in 40.2 innings of work.
Up Next: Day three of the MLB First-Year Player Draft will get underway at 1pm EST
with rounds 11 through 40…For up-to-date Canadian selections follow
@BaseballCanada on Twitter.com. Daily recaps will be posted on baseball.ca…For
complete coverage of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft visit MLB.com.
Canadians selected in 2014 MLB Draft
1) OF Gareth Morgan (Toronto, ON) – Seattle Mariners, Competitive Balance Round B
(74th overall), Junior National Team/Ontario Blue Jays
2) RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, ON) – Houston Astros, 2nd Round (166th overall),
Central Arizona College
3) RHP Jordan Romano (Markham, ON) – Toronto Blue Jays, 10th Round (294th overall),
Oral Roberts University
Bold indicates current or former member of Baseball Canada’s Junior National Team