Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Pitcher Cal Quantrill Picked Eighth Overall by Padres at MLB Draft

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Pitcher Cal Quantrill Picked Eighth Overall by Padres at MLB Draft

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Canada's Quantrill goes 8th overall in draft

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Right-handed pitcher Cal Quantrill, son of former Toronto Blue Jays reliever Paul Quantrill, became the second highest Canadian ever chosen in the MLB draft when the San Diego Padres selected him eighth overall on Thursday night.

The 21-year-old from Port Hope, Ont., moved ahead of North Delta, B.C., native Jeff Francis, who was selected ninth overall by Colorado in 2002. Adam Loewen of Surrey, B.C., went fourth overall to Baltimore, also in 2002.

Also Thursday, Toronto catcher Andrew Yerzy was taken in the second round, 52nd overall, by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Quantrill, a sophomore at Stanford University, missed the entire 2016 college season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. …

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