Jasvir Rakkar

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Jasvir Rakkar
Stony Brook pitcher Jasvir Rakkar in the dugout after being eliminated.jpg
Rakkar with Stony Brook in 2012
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1991-04-27) April 27, 1991 (age 28)
Brampton, Ontario
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jasvir Rakkar (born April 27, 1991) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent.

Career[edit]

Rakkar's parents were born in Punjab, India, and immigrated to Canada before Jasvir was born.[1][2] Rakkar graduated from Bramalea Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario,[3] and enrolled at Stony Brook University to play college baseball for the Stony Brook Seawolves. The Chicago Cubs selected Rakkar in the 26th round of the 2012 MLB Draft.[4] Rakkar was named to participate for the Canadian national baseball team in the 2015 Pan American Games[5] and 2015 WBSC Premier12.

Rakkar signed with the Québec Capitales of the independent Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball in 2016.[6]

International career[edit]

He was selected to the Canada national baseball team at the 2015 Pan American Games, 2015 WBSC Premier12, 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier[7], 2019 Pan American Games and 2019 WBSC Premier12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers Digital Media. "Brampton's Rakkar targets history with Cubs - Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Canada Pan Am reliever the real Million Dollar Arm?". Toronto Sun. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Brampton becoming a baseball hotbed?". mississauga.com. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Pitcher signs on with Cubs". bramptonguardian.com. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "Rakkar, Richmond added to Pan Am, Kleven, Loewen, Molleken out". Canadian Baseball Network. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
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  7. ^ "Baseball Canada announces roster for Pan Am Games Qualifier". Baseball Canada. January 9, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.

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