The Frontier League conducted a dispersal draft for players who were under contract to the Ottawa Titans, with 21 total players selected.  Second baseman Trevor Achenbach was the top pick, drafted by the Lake Erie Crushers off the Titans’ roster.

Achenbach will be entering his fourth Frontier League season in 2021, spending the 2017-19 campaigns with the River City Rascals.  A career .282 hitter over 190 professional games, Achenbach was the starting second baseman in the 2019 Frontier League-Can-Am League All-Star Game and helped River City to the 2019 Frontier League championship.

Other members of the 2019 champion Rascals who were selected include RHP Tanner Cable (Gateway Grizzlies), and SS Andrew Penner (Washington Wild Things).  Closer Cody Mincey (Sussex County) was the Frontier League’s Relief Pitcher of the Year in 2018.

The Canadian citizens who were on the Ottawa and Trois-Riviers rosters have been assigned to the team representing the Province of Quebec for the 2021 season.  These players are RHP Mateos Kekatos, RHP Alex Nolan, INF Elliott Curtis, and INF Taylor Wright from Ottawa and LHP Sam Belisle-Springer, LHP David Gauthier, catcher Morgan Lofstrom, catcher Cole Warken, INF Brendon Dadson, INF L.P. Pelletier, 3B James Smibert, and OF Raphael Gladu from Trois-Rivieres.

Players not selected in today’s draft will become free agents.

The complete draft list is:

Selection Team Player Position From
1 Lake Erie Crushers Trevor Achenbach 2B Ottawa Titans
2 Southern Illinois Miners Gunnar Kines LHP Ottawa Titans
3 Tri-City ValleyCats Brandt Broussard INF Ottawa Titans
4 Evansville Otters Jackie Urbanez INF Ottawa Titans
5 Washington Wild Things Andrew Penner SS Ottawa Titans
6 Schaumburg Boomers Chris Clare SS/3B Trois-Rivieres Aigles
7 New York Boulders Wilfred Salaman LHP Trois-Rivieres Aigles
8 Gateway Grizzlies Cody Thompson RHP Ottawa Titans
9 New Jersey Jackals Jason Zgardowski RHP Ottawa Titans
10 Sussex County Miners Cody Mincey RHP Ottawa Titans
11 Windy City ThunderBolts Jack Strunc INF Trois-Rivieres Aigles
12 Joliet Slammers Keaton Sullivan RHP/3B Trois-Rivieres Aigles
13 Lake Erie Crushers Brian Dansereau INF/OF Trois-Rivieres Aigles
14 Southern Illinois Miners Justin Ferrell RHP Trois-Rivieres Aigles
15 Tri-City ValleyCats Zach Gelphman 3B Ottawa Titans
16 Schaumburg Boomers Tasker Strobel LHP Trois-Rivieres Aigles
17 Gateway Grizzlies Tanner Cable RHP Ottawa Titans
18 New Jersey Jackals Jack Weinberger RHP Trois-Rivieres Aigles
19 Sussex County Miners Juan Kelly INF Trois-Rivieres Aigles
20 Windy City ThunderBolts Zach Racusin OF Ottawa Titans
21 Southern Illinois Miners Tyler Sandoval C Trois-Rivieres Aigles

Founded for the 1993 season, the Frontier League is the largest and longest running independent professional baseball league.  An official Partner League of Major League Baseball, the Frontier League features 16 clubs stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway.  The Frontier League annually moves the most players into Major League Baseball organizations of any of the MLB Partner Leagues.





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