OF Jean Christophe Masson, 26th round (777th overall) - Toronto Blue Jays

Photo: Jacques Lanciault

Photo: Jacques Lanciault

With their 26th round (777th overall) pick, the Toronto Blue Jays have selected OF Jean Christophe Masson.

Hometown: Levis, Que.

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Height/Weight: 6-3, 190

Teams: Academy Baseball Canada, Junior National Team.

Coach: Robbie Fatal.

Previous Teams: Double-A Levis, Midget AAA Monarques de Lévis.

Previos Coaches: Christian Chenard, Christian Bernard and Glen Gendron.

Young gun: People in Quebec say he was the youngest player ever drafted.

Most influential person in his baseball life: “My father Francis Masson who was my inspiration, he showed me to work hard as well as staying steady and humble.”

2019 season with the Junior National Team: Singled in a run in a tie against the Astros.

2018 season with the ABC: Led Quebec hitters as ABC won the Perfect Game 16U Elite Championship at Lupton Stadium on TCU campus in Fort Worth, Tex. ... Batted .692 average (9-for-13) with two doubles, a homer and five RBIs. He had an 1.855 OPS in six games ... Was 4-for-4 as the ABC thumped MAC Elite-2020 10-4 ... Doubled twice to beat Oklahoma Angels 7-0 ... Batted .417 with two doubles, a triple and an 1.338 OPS to win Perfect Game 16U Invitational at Clay Gould Ballpark on the University of Texas-Arlington campus.