8 Toronto Mets Named to Initial List for Futures Showcase

by Duncan Watt

8 Toronto Mets have been named to the initial 80 players list to compete at the Toronto Blue Jays Canadian Futures Showcase.

Alex Uher - 2025 RHP (Uncommitted)

Dante Smith - 2024 OF (Uncommitted)

Gianluca Montanaro - 2024 C (Bossier Parish CC)

Giancarlo Sortino - 2025 SS (Uncommitted)

Keegan Russell - 2025 IF/RHP (Uncommitted)

Luke Glenn - 2024 RHP (Niagara University)

RJ James - 2024 RHP (Evansville University)

Ryan Press - 2024 LHP (West Virginia University)

They will join the ranks of former Mets currently playing professional baseball that are Futures Showcase alumni;

Zach Pop - 2014 (Toronto Blue Jays)

Andy Yerzy - 2016 (Cincinnati Reds)

Liam Hicks - 2017 (Texas Rangers)

Tyler Black - 2018 (Milwaukee Brewers)

Denzel Clarke - 2018 (Oakland A's)

Ryan Leitch - 2019 (Philadelphia Phillies)

Mitch Bratt - 2021 (Texas Rangers)

The biggest amateur baseball tournament in Canada made its long-awaited return in 2022 with the 8th annual Canadian Futures Showcase. Hosted by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy, 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.

The Canadian Futures Showcase will return to Rogers Centre in 2023 after taking place at Ottawa Stadium in 2022, due to contractual obligations and unforeseen scheduling challenges. The showcase will return to Rogers Centre from September 19 – September 23.

The showcase splits players evenly between six teams to compete against each other in a tournament-style format, starting with a scout day and concluding with a prospects game and home run derby on the final day. Players are selected through a series of open tryouts and in-person evaluations that run nationally over the spring and summer. 

Since 2013, 110 former Canadian Futures Showcase participants have been drafted by Major League Baseball organizations, with more than 500 receiving college scholarships.