A Victoria-born pitcher who just graduated high school is one step closer to playing in the majors.
Dominic Hambley, a recent graduate of Belmont Secondary School in Langford and a former Victoria Mariner, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 18th round (544th overall) in the 2021 MLB draft.
Hamblin, a right-handed pitcher who stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs 230 pounds, possesses a fastball that has hit 95 miles-per-hour as well as a breaking ball, curve ball, and a change-up.
The Belmont Secondary graduate is committed to playing at Oregon State University this fall.
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He only just graduated from Belmont Secondary and he’s off to play with the @Cubs! BIG congrats Dominic! @belmont_sports #MLBDraft. Enjoy that deep dish pizza in your new home ;) https://t.co/3zTZDgkFXa
— School District #62 (@SD62_Sooke) July 13, 2021
British Columbia native Dominic Hambley is all about power and will fit right in on the @BeaverBaseball staff – heavy 93-95 FB, 77-78 breaker, 85 CH, secondaries & command will get better with more reps, strong & sturdy 6-3/220 RHP that’s gonna miss a lot of bats #MLBDraft pic.twitter.com/mYOb2oUjrW
— Patrick Ebert (@PatrickEbert44) February 9, 2021