Excellent news for baseball here: receiver Nicolas Deschamps has made an agreement with the organization of the Toronto Blue Jays. The young man had not been drafted at the last auction.
This is what the journalist Benoît Rioux of the QMI Agency reports.
The physical tests have been passed, but an official agreement should be reached in the next few days.
The 19-year-old Quebecer was originally supposed to go to Florida for school, he who was to go to Stetson University initially. However, life is unexpected and as the Jays need a receiver in Dunedin for their rookie club, here is Deschamps had the chance to sign a contract.
Deschamps will play with Jean-Christophe Masson at the Dunedin club. The latter was drafted by the Blue Jays in 2019, but only made his pro debut in recent weeks due to the pandemic.
The receiver therefore certainly took advantage of the receivers’ waltz at the Blue Jays. Several players have been called on to graduate following a few injuries (Alejandro Kirk at the start of the season and Danny Jansen at the moment) and due to the fact that Riley Adams left for Washington in return for Brad Hand.
Deschamps got a signing bonus of $ 20,000 and the Jays will pay for his education if necessary. It turns out to be a great deal for the one who hoped to make the jump to the pros after being ignored in the draft.
Maxime Hockhoussen (ABC) says that the receiver is known for his stick, but that his defense is not to be neglected either. Power has been worked on over the past few years.