The Oshawa Dodgers are proud to announce catcher
Mike Reeves has been selected by the Toronto Blue
Jays in the 42nd round (1270th overall) of the 2009
MLB amateur entry draft.  As just a 17-year-old last
season for the Dodgers, Reeves appeared in 23 games
contributing with 10 RBI and 14 hits, the most
memorable of which was a three-run homerun in
game three of the best of seven playoff series versus
the Barrie Baycats.  Reeves’ homerun gave the
Dodgers a 3-2 lead in the game and helped drive the
Catcher Reeves Drafted by Toronto Blue Jays
club to a 4-games-1 defeat of the Baycats and the Dodgers first ever playoff
series victory. Reeves continues to split his time between the Oshawa
Dodgers and Ontario Blue Jays, the organization that has nurtured him since
he was 15 years of age.  His hectic schedule with the two teams sometimes
sees him playing six or seven games within a matter of two or three days.  
Reeves first experience with Dan Bleiwas, his coach on both the Jays and
Dodgers, was not originally with the Ontario Blue Jays, but as a 7-year-old
bat boy when his older brother Jeff played for Bleiwas on the Aurora Jays.
Bleiwas liked what he saw and 8 years later he was excelling within the OBJ’
s program.  The Peterborough native has committed to Florida Gulf Coast
University for the fall of ’09 where he plans to attend with former Oshawa
Dodger Stephen Wickens.  The Oshawa Dodgers are ecstatic that Reeves
has been extended this opportunity by Canada’s only MLB team.  “We
couldn’t be happier for Mike,” says Dodgers Vice President Kerri Drake.  
“Not only is he a tremendous athlete on the field but a quality person as well.  
We have seen first-hand the commitment and dedication that Mike has put
into baseball and wish him all the best in his baseball career.  We are thrilled
to have been in some small way a part of this momentous occasion.”