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Canadians in the MLB

Last updated April 9, 2014

Take a look at which Canadians have made their mark early on in the 2014 MLB campaign.

Jim Adduci

Outfielder - Texas Rangers
Age: 28
Place of Birth: Burnaby, B.C.
HT:6-2 WT: 210
Bats/Throws: L/L
MLB Seasons: 2
Drafted by Florida in 2003 (42nd round)
Player Bio Page

Adduci has been highly productive in limited work for the Rangers so far this season.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 4 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .800

John Axford

Pitcher - Cleveland Indians
Age: 31
Place of Birth: Simcoe, Ont.
HT:6-5 WT: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R
MLB Seasons: 6
Signed by NY Yankees in 2006
Player Bio Page

Axford is back to closing and has found early success with the Indians in his first ever season in the American League.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 3.1 0 1 1 0 4 4 2.70 1.20

Erik Bedard

Pitcher - Tampa Bay Rays
Age: 35
Place of Birth: Navan, Ont.
HT:6-1 WT: 200
Bats/Throws: L/L
MLB Seasons: 12
Drafted by Baltimore in 1999 (6th round)
Player Bio Page

Bedard started his campaign in the minors but looks poised to get a call-up from the Rays with Matt Moore going down with an injury.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jesse Crain

Pitcher - Houston Astros
Age: 32
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ont.
HT:6-1 WT: 215
Bats/Throws: R/R
MLB Seasons: 11
Drafted by Minnesota in 2002 (2nd round)
Player Bio Page

Crain continues to be hampered by a shoulder injury. The Astros are hoping for a May return.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jim Henderson

Pitcher - Milwaukee Brewers
Age: 31
Place of Birth: Calgary, AB
HT:6-5 WT: 190
Bats/Throws: L/R
MLB Seasons: 3
Drafted by Montreal in 2003 (26th round)
Player Bio Page

Henderson continues to be a late-game option for the Brewers, despite him being save-less thus far in 2014.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0.00 1.50

Brett Lawrie

Third Base - Toronto Blue Jays
Age: 24
Place of Birth: Langley, B.C.
HT:6-0 WT: 215
Bats/Throws: R/R
MLB Seasons: 4
Drafted by Milwaukee in 2008 (1st round)
Player Bio Page

Brett Lawrie is hoping for more offensive output under new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer. The early results show regression.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 8 29 2 3 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 .103 .161 .103

Russell Martin

Catcher - Pittsburgh Pirates
Age: 31
Place of Birth: East York, Ont
HT:5-10 WT: 230
Bats/Throws: R/R
MLB Seasons: 9
Drafted by Dodgers in 2002 (17th round)
Player Bio Page

Martin continues to be a capable producer for the Pirates behind the plate.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 5 20 3 5 1 0 0 4 2 3 0 0 .250 .360 .300

Justin Morneau

First Base - Colorado Rockies
Age: 32
Place of Birth: New Westminster, B.C
HT:6-4 WT: 235
Bats/Throws: L/R
MLB Seasons: 12
Drafted by Minnesota in 1999 (3rd round)
Player Bio Page

Morneau's numbers at Coors Field have been productive thus far if not powerful.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 7 29 1 10 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 .345 .387 .379

James Paxton

Pitcher - Seattle Mariners
Age: 25
Place of Birth: Richmond, BC
HT:6-4 WT: 220
Bats/Throws: L/L
MLB Seasons: 2
Drafted by Seattle in 2010 (4th round).
Player Bio Page

Paxton's season started incredibly, but an injury pulled him early from his second start.

Year GP GS W L SV CG Sho IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2014 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 6 3 3 2 2 13 2.25 0.67

Michael Saunders

Outfielder - Seattle Mariners
Age: 27
Place of Birth: Victoria, B.C.
HT:6-4 WT: 210
Bats/Throws: L/R
MLB Seasons: 6
Drafted by Seattle in 2004 (11th round)
Player Bio Page

Saunders' 2014 numbers are keeping with his career trends as the Mariners continue to surprise the American League.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 7 13 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .231 .267 .308

Joey Votto

First Base - Cincinnati Reds
Age:30
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ont.
HT:6-3 WT: 235
Bats/Throws: L/R
MLB Seasons: 7
Drafted by Cincinnati in 2002 (2nd round)
Player Bio Page

Votto's numbers are decent but it's early yet for them to be at his usual league-leading level.

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 8 28 4 8 2 0 0 1 4 6 0 0 .286 .382 .357


Photo Credits: Adduci - Norm Hall/Getty Images, Axford - The Canadian Press, Bedard - Robbie Rogers/Getty Images, Crain - Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images, Lawrie - The Canadian Press, Martin - The Canadian Press, Morneau - Karl Gehring/Getty Images, Paxton - The Canadian Press, Saunders - G Fiume/Getty Images, Votto - The Canadian Press.



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