Blue Jays prospect Dalton Pompey looking good in Dunedin

Blue Jays prospect Dalton Pompey (Eddie Michels)

Blue Jays prospect Dalton Pompey (Eddie Michels)

Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

After being presented with his 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove award and earning Florida State League player of the week honours, Dalton Pompey was asked what he had planned next.

“Just keep doing what I’ve been doing,” said Pompey from Dunedin.

What the young Dunedin Blue Jays outfielder has been doing one month into the season is fill the gaps with line drives, steal bases and drop bunts for base hits. He’s hitting .358 with seven extra-base hits, a .927 OPS and is 14-for-14 stealing bases.

And the three doubles, three triples, one homer and four bunt base hits have come from both sides of the plate.

The idea to switch hit came from a place a lot of good ideas come from: Mom.

Valerie and husband Ken Pompey were living in Coquitlam, B.C., when young Dalton was playing a lot of soccer, getting hurt “sliding and running into people, playing too physically.”


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