The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Canadian pitcher Ryan Kellogg in the 12th round of the 2012 amateur baseball draft. Kellogg was initially tabbed to be the highest Canadian player selected, but his stock dropped drastically leading to the draft due to his commitment to Arizona State University. Kellogg and the Blue Jays never reached an agreement sending Kellogg to the desert as a member of the Sun Devils.
The canuck appears to be making the adjustment tossing a 4-0 no-hitter against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday. Kellogg struck out three batters with pin point accuracy not walking a single batter. The perfect game was ended in the 7th inning due to an error by the Sun Devils shortstop.
Kellogg who is a member of the Canadian Junior National Team is now 5-0 with an earned run average under one in his brief tenure with Arizona State University.
The lanky Canadian hurler gave his thoughts about tossing the no hitter “It feels incredible. It hasn’t really sunk in completely yet, but just knowing that I’m part of history now for ASU baseball and having a great weekend like this, it’s definitely a special feeling for me.”
Kellogg will definitely improve on his 12th round selection the next time he is draft eligible if he keeps slinging baseballs at his current rate. Hopefully the Blue Jays will pony up the money this time and lock up the hometown talent when the second opportunity presents itself.
Clayton Richer covers the Toronto Blue Jays for Rant Sports. Follow and interact with him on Twitter at @MLBHotCorner.