Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current MLB big league ball player Brett Lawrie from Langley, British Columbia. Danny Ferguson points out Lawrie was drafted as a catcher, but played regularly at second, third and left field as well. For the Toronto Blue Jays the high profile Canadian prospect in the franchise makes sense on many levels.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. James Paxton, a British Columbia product, has already earned his way into the ranks of the Seattle Mariners farm system. After dominating up through high school, a bad experience with Scott Boras led Paxton to return to college before Seattle drafted him in 2010.