Mississauga native Dalton Pompey wins Minor League Baseball Gold Glove for Lansing Lugnuts


Jun 18, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; East center fielder Dalton Pompey watches his game winning RBI single in the ninth inning during the Midwest League-All Star Game at Fifth Third Field. East beat West 6-5. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Mississauga native Dalton Pompey was awarded the 2013 Minor League Baseball Rawlings Gold Glove award for his play in center field this year for the Lansing Lugnuts.

Pompey, 20, was drafted in the 16th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of John Fraser Secondary School. This was his first full year in Lansing and he put up a productive .261/.358/.394 triple-slash at the plate to go along with his sparkling play in the outfield. He also had the game-winning hit in this year’s Midwest League All-Star game.

We ranked him as the Toronto Blue Jays 23rd best prospect back in December and staff writer Kyle Matte provided an excellent as usual scouting report on Pompey at the time. His plus speed gives him very good range and he also racked up 8 assists this year playing center field at hitter-friendly Cooley Law School Stadium.

Pompey appears to have a good eye for the strike zone as evidenced by his 63 walks and struck out 106 times, which is a fairly good ratio considering his age. He got on base at nearly a .400 clip in June and July and had 38 stolen bases in 48 attempts for the season.

Any time a Canadian baseball player is recognized I can’t help but get excited let alone when he is a member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Congratulations goes out to Dalton for his terrific year!