Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ottawa's Chris Bisson drafted by San Diego

Some of you might have noticed: second baseman-shortstop Chris Bisson of Orleans, the east end of Ottawa, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the fourth round of the MLB first-year player draft out of the University of Kentucky.

It was a treat to write about Chris for the Ottawa Sun in 2009, and tip off readers to the likelihood he was going to be a relatively early pick.

Bisson hit .329 as a junior at Kentucky this season and led the Wildcats in base-stealing (32 in 39 tries) and bases on balls (28). He could be good fit for a National League team, especially if he adds another positions. He has the option of not signing and playing his senior season in the NCAA.

Congratulations are due to Chris' Ottawa-Nepean Canadians coaches, Don Campbell and Tim Nelson. It's pretty special to see a Canadian who is not a pitcher or corner player drafted.

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