Chris Bisson Among Top Cape Cod League Prospects

Aug. 27, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky junior middle infielder Chris Bisson has been named the 39th-best prospect in the Cape Cod League by PGcrosschecker.com, it was announced.

Bisson, a native of Orleans, Ontario, led the Cape Cod League in stolen bases, swiping 36-of-45 bases while leading his Cotuit Kettlers to the CCL Championship series. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound left-handed hitter, finished the summer hitting for a .269 average (34-for-136), leading the Kettlers in hits (36) and walks (23), totaling five doubles, 15 RBI and 19 runs scored.

Bisson became just the fourth Cape Cod League player in the last 10 years and the third in the last nine years, to steal 30 or more bases during a summer. With 36 steals, Bisson matched Rich Thompson’s 1993 Cotuit record for steals in a summer. Roy Marsh (Wareham, 1993) owns the Cape Cod League record for steals in a summer with 48. Emmanuel Burris’ 37 steals in 2005 marks the last player to steal more bases then Bisson in the Cape.   

The Southeastern Conference was well represented in the top-100 prospect breakdown, with 15 of the top 40 prospects coming from the SEC. Vanderbilt’s 6-foot-7 right-hander Jack Armstrong (No. 4), Georgia outfielder Zach Cone (No. 5) and Arkansas infielder Zack Cox (No. 6) were among the top six, with six of the top 10 coming from the SEC. Georgia’s Justin Grimm (No. 7), Auburn’s Hunter Morris (No. 9) and LSU catcher Micah Gibbs (No. 10) rounded out the top 10.

At Kentucky in 2009, Bisson established himself as one of the top infielders in the SEC, with the conference coaches voting him second team All-SEC as a second baseman and SEbaseball.com tabbing him first-team All-SEC at shortstop. Bisson led UK in nearly every category in 2009, including average (.360), at bats (222), runs (49), hits (80), triples (three), RBI (52), total bases (101), walks (20) and assists (133). He reached base at a .414 clip and stole 13-of-15 bases for UK in 2009.