Braden Halladay, the son of the late Roy Halladay, was picked by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 32nd round of the 2019 amateur draft.
On Day 3 of the 2019 #MLBDraft, we’ve selected RHP Braden Halladay in the 32nd round.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) 5 giugno 2019
Braden Halladay, born 2000, is a righthanded pitcher and a switch hitter. He just graduated in the USA from the Calvary Christian High School (Clearwater, Florida).
Braden may sign a professional contract or commit to Penn State University. His father Roy, who died in an aeroplane accident in the Fall of 2017, in little over a month is due to be enshrined in the MLB Hall of Fame.
Braden Halladay is a citizen of both the USA and Canada. As a baseball player, he picked Canada as the Country he wants to represent internationally. He has already tried out for the U-18 Canadia National team.
Braden Halladay is actually one of the 15 players drafted who are connected with Canada’s U-18 Baseball National Team. The list includes outfielder Dasan Brown, the first Canadian pick (number 88 overall). He was also drafted by the Blue Jays.
BREAKING 🚨: The top Canadian taken in the 2019 #MLBDraft is Junior National Team OF Dasan Brown of Oakville, Ontario!
He goes to the #BlueJays in the 3rd round, 88th overall!
— Baseball Canada (@baseballcanada) 4 giugno 2019
The other drafted players who are current or former members of Canada’s U-18 National Team are right-handed pitcher Josh Burgmann (Chicago Cubs), infielder TJ Schofield (Oakland A’S), outfielder Matt Lloyd (Cincinnati Reds), left-handed pitcher Antoine Jean (Minnesota Twins), second baseman Edouard Julien (Minnesota Twins), left-handed pitcher Niall Windeler (Minnesota Twins), catcher Raphael Pelletier (Texas Rangers), outfielder Jean Cristophe Masson (Atlanta Braves), right-handed pitcher Eli Saul (Texas Rangers), catcher Owen Diodati (Toronto Blue Jays), catcher Ryan Leitch (Cincinnati Reds), left-handed pitcher Keegan Pulford-Thorpe (San Diego Padres) and shortstop Jaden Brown (Washington Nationals).
MLB organizations drafter a total of 25 Canadian players.