Vauxhall Baseball Academy alumni drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
June 12, 2018 - 1:59pm

VAUXHALL – 18-year-old Damiano Palmegiani, a three-year standout third baseman with the Vauxhall Baseball Academy Jets, is one of the newest Toronto Blue Jays prospects after being drafted in the 35th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball 1st year player draft.

Palmegiani was selected 1046th overall, after spending the last two years of his career with the Canadian Junior National Team. His college commitment is to the NCAA Division 1 school California State University, Northridge.

Palmegiani is from Surrey, B.C. but was originally born in Venezuela.

Another Jets alumni, Ben Onyshko who played between 2012 and 2014, was also drafted last week out of Stetson University by the Seattle Mariners.

Onyshko, from Winnipeg, MB, was selected in the 24th round, 718th overall.  The left-handed pitcher was a standout for the Jets for two years and has also had a very successful career at Stetson University. 

Palmegiano and Onyshko join 14 other VAB alumni to have been drafted in the MLB.

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