Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cody Bartlett drafted by Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays, with the 1249th overall pick in this years First-Year Player Draft selected Cougar shortstop Cody Bartlett.

“Thank you to everyone who got me to this point,” Bartlett said in a press release. “From my youth days to everyone at WSU, I am forever grateful.”

I'm swamped at work, so for the interesting facts and in place of his statistics (until later today) here is a chunk of the official email sent out by WSU Sports Information.

A native of Kent, Bartlett started 37 games as a true freshman in 2007 and another 28 as a redshirt-sophomore in 2009. His breakout year came in 2010 when he made 56 starts (all at second base) and batted a team-leading .323 while adding seven home runs and 34 RBI. He added 16 doubles and was 8-for-10 in stolen bases. His two-run home run in the eighth inning provided Washington State an 8-6 victory over Kansas State in the first game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. Coupled with his stellar defense in Arkansas, he was named to the all-region team after garnering Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention.

As a fifth-year senior in 2011, Bartlett batted .283 with 12 doubles, two triples, one home run and 25 RBI. He started 51 games (30 at SS, 20 at 2B, 1 as DH). In his career, he made 125 starts as a second baseman and 46 as a shortstop. Toronto selected him as a shortstop.

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