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Marlins sign Canadian outfielder and third-round pick Tristan Pompey

Kentucky's Tristan Pompey (6) scores against North Carolina State catcher Andy Cosgrove during the first inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, June 3, 2017. The Miami Marlins signed third-round draft pick and Canadian outfielder Tristan Pompey on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader
June 26, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The Miami Marlins signed third-round draft pick and Canadian outfielder Tristan Pompey on Tuesday.

Miami selected the Mississauga, Ont., native 89th overall out of the University of Kentucky in the MLB draft earlier this month.

He signed for US$645,000 — slightly above the $642,600 value allotted to the pick.

Pompey, the 21-year-old brother of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey, batted .335 with a team-best .448 on-base percentage for the Wildcats in 2018. The six-foot-four switch hitter had seven homers, 39 runs batted in and 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts.

Pompey batted .361 as a sophomore in 2017, starting all 66 games and helping lead Kentucky to its first ever super regional appearance that year.

Pompey was the second Canadian drafted this year. The first — Mississauga catcher Noah Naylor at No. 29 to the Cleveland Indians — has yet to sign.

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