February 13, 2016

Alberta ballplayers playing College ball

As usual, there are way more Canadians playing baseball in College than there are hockey players, with over 700 players playing in the NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA. The Canadian Baseball Network has an exhaustive list here. Among those, over 50 of them are Albertans. Every year players listed on this page end up being drafted in the MLB June draft, so remember these names, some of whom may become professional players soon:

NCAA Division I:
3B Nolan Bumstead, Calgary, California State University, Northridge
LHP Jared Kennedy, Calgary, Canisius College (New York)
INF-RHP Tanner Kirwer, Sherwood Park, Niagara University (New York)
OF Zack Kunkel, Medicine Hat, Cal-State Northridge University (California)
INF Mitch McGeein, Calgary, Eastern Michigan University
RHP Jordan Parranto, Sherwood Park, Niagara University (New York)
C Matt Quartel, Sturgeon County, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
LHP Nat Seltsam, Calgary, Mount St. Mary’s University (Maryland)
C Ryan Thrasher, Sherwood Park, Alabama A&M University
INF Dane Tofteland, Okotoks, Indiana State University
RHP Jackson Wark, St. Albert, St. Louis University (Missouri)
Division II:
C Mike Belliveau, Calgary, Alta. Bellarmine University (Kentucky)
OF Doug Clapperton, Calgary, University of Texas-Permian Basin
2B Braden Goldade, Medicine Hat, Northern State University (South Dakota)
OF Jake Lanferman, Sherwood Park, Fort Hays State University (Kansas)
OF Joel Mazurkewich, Red Deer, Montana State University Billings
INF Derek Shedden, Edmonton, Northeastern State University (Oklahoma)
C Travis Steinke, Red Deer, University of Arkansas at Monticello
C Ramon Valdez, Chestermere, Barry University (Florida)
RHP Jamie Whitehead, Calgary, Southwest Baptist University (Missouri)
Division III 
INF Alex Bishop, Calgary, University of Texas at Tyler
RHP Forrest Hisey, Ardrossan, Augustana College (Illinois)
INF Blake Patterson, Calgary, Spalding University (Kentucky)
RHP Cole Slamko, Okotoks, Spalding University (Kentucky)
RHP Chris Stodolka, Lethbridge, University of Texas at Tyler
INF Austin Warkentin, Calgary, Mississippi College

INF Brendan Baker, Red Deer, Siena Heights University (Michigan)
LHP Graeme Cherry, Millarville, Northeastern Junior College (Colorado)
C Jacob Cuch, Aridrie, Dickinson State University (North Dakota)
RHP-3B Tyler Czech, Stirling, Dickinson State University (North Dakota)
LHP Dave Erickson, Sherwood Park, Waldorf College (Iowa)
RHP Brendan Ethier, Calgary, Jamestown College (North Dakota)
RHP Dallas Forno, Calgary, Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas)
C Riley Guntrip, Camrose, Siena Heights Univesity (Michigan)
INF-OF Jaxson Hodge, Calgary, Tabor College (Kansas)
LHP Jeremy McPhee, Calgary, Jamestown College (North Dakota)
RHP Kurt Meeberg, Edmonton, Bryan College (Tennessee)
OF Ryley Overacker, Calgary, Siena Heights University (Michigan)
INF J.T. Patterson, Calgary, Northeastern Junior College (Colorado)
RHP Russell Rockwell, Fort Saskatchewan, Northeastern Jr. College (Colorado)
RHP Ryley Ross, Edmonton, Bethany College (Kansas)
LHP Nick Vickers, Calgary, Northeastern Jr. College (Colorado)
OF-INF Brenden Watamaniuk, Westlock, Benedictine College (Kansas)
OF Carson Wlad, Calgary, Siena Heights University (Michigan)

Junior Colleges and Community Collegees
OF Owen Bessette, Sherwood Park, Western Texas College
3B-RHP Connor Burns, St. Albert, Garden City Community College (Kansas)
RHP Nikolas Cardinal, Bonnyville, Mesa Community College (Arizona)
INF Brian Granton, Calgary, Colby Community College (Kansas)
OF Drake Kirkwood, Calgary, Colby Community College (Kansas)
OF Garrett Kirkwood, Calgary, Colby Community College (Kansas)
SS-RHP Matt Lloyd, Calgary, Iowa Western Community College (Iowa)
LHP Taran Oulton, Rocky Mountain House, Hutchinson College (Kansas)
INF Nolan Rattai, Medicine Hat, Midland College (Texas)
C Shawn Robbins, Edmonton, Hill College (Texas)
RHP Riley Rowland, Okotoks, Williston State College (North Dakota)
INF Cole Schneider, Ft. Saskatchewan, Colby Community College (Kansas)
2B Tim Waite, Calgary, Williston State College (North Dakota)
OF Josh Williams, Sherwood Park, Hutchison Community College (Kansas)

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