Deglan with the Frisco RoughRiders in 2016
|New York Yankees|
Born: May 3, 1992|
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
|Pan American Games|
|2015 Toronto||National team|
Despite not being able to play high school baseball, Deglan gained enough attention playing with the Langley Blaze of the wood-bat British Columbia Premier Baseball League (which had produced Justin Morneau and Brett Lawrie) and with the Canadian Junior National Team to be drafted 22nd overall by the Texas Rangers in the 2010 MLB draft. He signed for a below-slot bonus of $1 million. Baseball America viewed Deglan as a second or third round talent, praising his defense and power potential but seeing concerns about his overall offensive profile.
Beginning his professional career in 2010 as an 18-year-old with the Arizona League Rangers in the rookie class Arizona League, Deglan spent all of 2013 with the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, but was returned to Class-A Hickory Crawdads for 2014.
Deglan was a member of the Canadian national baseball team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic – Qualification tournament, appearing in the September 22 game against Germany as a defensive replacement. He also played for the Canadian national team in the 2015 Pan American Games and 2015 WBSC Premier12.
- "Promising catcher Deglan tabbed by Rangers". Major League Baseball. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
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