OF Jean Christophe Masson, 26th round (777th overall) - Blue Jays - SIGNED - $297,500
With their 26th round (777th overall) pick, the Toronto Blue Jays have selected OF Jean Christophe Masson.
Hometown: Levis, Que.
Height/Weight: 6-3, 190
Teams: Academy Baseball Canada, Junior National Team.
Coach: Robbie Fatal.
Scout: Kory Lafreniere.
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 drafted this year. LHP Danny Prata (Repentigny, Que.) was selected in the 46th round by the Montreal Expos in 1995.
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.