FORMER BLUE JAY DALTON POMPEY JOINS PROVINCE OF QUEBEC TEAM

The Quebec Capitales today announced the signing of Dalton Pompey. Previously signed to play for the Capitales, Dalton will join the team made up of players from the Quebec Capitales and the Trois-Rivieres Aigles. Dalton Pompey becomes the second Toronto Blue Jays alumnus to sign with for Quebec this summer.

At only 28 years old, Dalton Pompey has an impressive track record.  A 16th round draft pick in 2010 by Toronto out of John Frasier Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Dalton played for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. In total, he played 64 games in the Major Leagues after being one of the Toronto organization’s top prospects.

During his career in the minor leagues, the Ontario outfielder posted excellent stats that earned him his promotions and numerous appearances with the Jays. In his professional career, Pompey has maintained a batting average at 0.271 with 41 home runs and 237 RBI. Known for his speed on the bases, Dalton has 185 career stolen bases.

“It’s a big signing for us! We’re excited to have a Major League-caliber player. Dalton is an unexpected acquisition for us. We’re going to count on him as a real leadoff hitter in our offensive role with his combination of speed and power! Dalton also says he’s motivated and healthy after having some injuries in his last seasons in the affiliated leagues and with the Jays,” Province of Quebec manager Pat Scalabrini said.

The manager of the Quebec team completes a great deal with this signing. Because of his 28th birthday, Dalton Pompey will not wear one of the three coveted and valuable veteran status spots. He will therefore be one of the experienced players of the Quebec team that will start the season in the United States, hoping to return to evolve under the eyes of fans of the province, in Quebec City and Trois-Rivières.

The Province of Quebec team will start the 2021 season on the road, beginning with two games at the Gateway Grizzlies in suburban St. Louis on May 27-28.  The team will visit all 13 United States teams with the goal of returning to Quebec beginning on Friday, July 23.

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