Ontario Draft Preview

The 2017 Major League Draft takes place June 12-14. In advance of the draft, Prep Baseball Report is posting a summary of each state in the coverage area with scouting reports on the top high school draft prospects.

By Chris Kemlo
PBR Ontario Scouting Director

Last year saw six Ontario high school players taken in the draft, with the top selection being C Andy Yerzy, who went 52nd overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ontario has produced high draft picks over the last few years with players like Yerzy to go along with 1B Josh Naylor, OF Demi Orimoloye, OF Miles Gordon, and OF Gareth Morgan.

The 2017 class seems to fall in the same lane with high profile prospects like RHP Landon Leach and SS Adam Hall looking to be high picks. A few others could be scooped up in later rounds or develop into top prospects out of college.

PBR Draft 100 Prospects

31. Landon Leach, RHP, Pickering HS, ON
Leach has come out this spring and proven to be the top pitching prospect in the country. A 6-foot-4, 220-pound Texas recruit, he has been up to 96 and shown improved feel for his slider and changeup.

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