Seattle drafts second Canadian prep in Fontaine

Seattle drafts second Canadian prep in Fontaine

Seattle drafts second Canadian prep in Fontaine

Lachlan Fontaine became the second Canadian prep player to be selected by the Mariners in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft when they made him their 13th-round pick. Like third-round selection Tyler O'Neill, Fontaine impressed the Mariners while playing for Team Canada.

The 6-foot-2 third baseman was named the top prospect at the Perfect Game scouting event, and became the event's record holder in "infield velocity" with a throw of 90 mph.

Fontaine is equally impressive at the plate, where he has an enticing blend of power and fluidity. He began concentrating on baseball once he gave up hockey at 11 or 12 years old. He has not ruled out playing college ball, but has yet to commit to a school.

Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.