Mitchell Bigras of the Sarnia Braves 18U baseball club has been named to the roster of Canadaís Junior National Baseball Teamís Dominican Summer League camp. The 16 year old, 6í5Ē left hander ( 1B,OF, LHP ) will head to Santo Domingo, D.R. this Wednesday.
Baseball Canada announced Friday the names of the 28 players that will head to the Dominican Republic May 22-31 for the Junior National Teamís annual Dominican Summer League Camp.
The juniors will play 10 games against teams in the Dominican Summer League. The schedule includes games against Dominican prospects from the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers and New York Mets.
The highlight of the trip will come on May 30th at Estadio Quisqueya in Santo Domingo when the juniors take-on some of the Dominican Republicís top prospects that are eligible to sign with Major League Baseball clubs on or after July 2nd. The Dominican team will be selected by MLB as they showcase some of the top unsigned talent the country has to offer ahead of the July 2nd signing day.
The Dominican Summer League Camp is an important step in the process as the JNT prepares for the IBAF 18U World Championship August 30th-September 8th in Taichung, Taiwan.