OTTAWA - Baseball Canada is pleased to announce the names of 24 athletes that will represent Canada at the Pan American Games Qualification Tournament from January 29 to February 3 in the cities of Ibiúna and São Paulo, Brazil.
In addition to Canada, the eight-team field includes host Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela with the top four teams gaining entry into the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
... A host of players with international playing experience were also named to the roster including IF Wes Darvill, C Kellin Deglan, IF Jesse Hodges, C Dustin Houle, LHP Jay Johnson, LHP Ryan Kellogg, RHP Jared Mortensen, IF Daniel Pinero, OF Tristan Pompey, RHP Jasvir Rakkar, OF Jacob Robson, LHP Evan Rutckyj, IF Eric Wood and C Andy Yerzy.
Wes grew up playing for the Langley Blaze organization and played for the Canadian Junior National team from 2008 to 2009. He was drafted in the 5th round of the MLB draft in 2009 by the Chicago Cubs. In 2013 Wes was minor league organizational All Star for the Chicago Cubs and Florida state league champion as a member of the Daytona Cubs. He won back-to-back American Association championships in 2016 and 2017 as a member of the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
Most recently, in 2018, he was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and was Texas League champion as a member of the Tulsa Drillers. Academically, Wes has attended the University of the Fraser Valley and the University of Phoenix. He is currently an assistant coach for the UFV Cascades Baseball club.