Evan Canfield

The West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, as announced by Commissioner Rob Neyer, are Corvallis Knights infielder Kevin Takeuchi (USC) and Wenatchee AppleSox right-hander Evan Canfield (uncommitted).

This is Takeuchi’s second straight Player of the Week award, as the Southern Cal sophomore continues his blistering start to the season, reaching base 16 times last week while scoring eight runs and knocking in eight more, helping the Knights win all six of their games. This spring, the San Diego native posted an impressive start to his college career, hitting .289 in 48 starts for the Trojans.

Friday night, Canfield went eight innings against the Kamloops NorthPaws, striking out eight while not allowing an earned run. The rising junior received honorable mention All-WCL honors last summer and is 9-2 with a 1.65 ERA in 27 career WCL appearances. Canfield, who is currently uncommitted for fall, most recently pitched for Edmonds College this spring.

About the West Coast League: The West Coast League is the West’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and now Alberta, the WCL showcases pro prospects from major collegiate conferences around the nation. Every summer, the League features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with North America’s best baseball weather and a mix of classic and modern ballparks, all backdropped by the sport’s most stunning scenery. The 2019 MLB amateur draft began with former Corvallis Knight Adley Rutschman selected with the overall No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles, and the 2022 draft featured two West Coast League alumni, Brooks Lee and Gabriel Hughes, among the first 10 picks.