SEMI Patient Selected 52nd Overall in 2016 MLB Draft

//SEMI Patient Selected 52nd Overall in 2016 MLB Draft

SEMI Patient Selected 52nd Overall in 2016 MLB Draft

By |2018-10-05T11:51:09+00:00June 10th, 2016|Blog|

Arizona Diamondbacks Select Andy Yerzy 52nd overall in the 2016 MLB Entry Draft

The Arizona Diamondbacks went north of the border for their second-round pick in the 2016 MLB Entry Draft, nabbing standout Canadian catcher and SEMI patient Andy Yerzy with the 52nd overall pick.

The Toronto native, a month away from his 18th birthday, is one of Canadian baseball’s top prospects. Yerzy played at York Mills Collegiate Institute for his draft year, including stints with Team Canada throughout the season. He was also the lone Canadian representative at the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game.

Yerzy is a dominant, left-handed hitting catcher –  a rare breed in baseball. His imposing frame (6-foot-3, 215-pound frame) gives him enviable power and makes hard contact; the Notre Dame commit won the Junior Home Run Derby during MLB’s All-Star weekend last season.

Devon and the rest of the SEMI team would like to congratulate Andy on his tremendous success, and wish him nothing but the best as he embarks on his professional baseball career!

About: Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy Program. He is married and the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.

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