Halcovitch, Pridham, and Bailey-- selected to Blue Jays Academy Canadian Futures Showcase

by Jim Stewart

Three Titans players—16U Right-Handed Pitcher Nick Halcovitch, 18U Outfielder Tyler Pridham, and 18U Left-Handed Pitcher Jayden Bailey-- were chosen to attend the prestigious Blue Jays Academy Canadian Futures Showcase at the Rogers Centre from September 19-23. 

171 players were selected from across Canada to attend the biggest amateur baseball tournament in the nation.  The event “enables Canada’s rising amateur talent with draft and college eligibility to further their athletic and academic careers, by exposing them to MLB scouts and college recruiters.” 

Halcovitch , Pridham, and Bailey will compete on one of the six teams that will be assembled.  The teams and players will be showcased in a scout day, a round-robin tournament, a prospects day, and a home run derby.  The annual event, according to organizers, has an enviable ten-year record of placing players in excellent baseball destinations:  “Since 2013, 110 former Canadian Futures Showcase participants have been drafted by MLB organizations” and “more than 500 have received college scholarships.”

Titans Director of Baseball Operations Lawrence Vera couldn’t have been happier with the players selected from the Titans Baseball Club that will represent the organization in Toronto next month: “I’m really excited to have three of our guys get to play, showcase themselves, and represent the Titans in the biggest event in Canada when it comes to baseball.”  Coach Vera added that “We are excited to watch all three boys and we know that Nick, Tyler, and Jayden will do well.”

Congratulations from the Titans Baseball Club to Nick Halcovitch, Tyler Pridham, and Jayden Bailey for being selected to the top Canadian showcase event in the nation down at The Dome in September.