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26  Jonathan Paquet
Jonathan Paquet

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec

High School:
Cardinal Roy

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R


• 36th round selection in 2009 MLB Draft (Angels)
• 22nd round selection in 2010 MLB Draft (Phillies)

Outlook
A 22nd round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft and a 36th round pick in the 2009 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels, Paquet continues a Canadian pipeline into the UK program ... Keeps the tradition of a Canadian native playing for UK, dating back to Andrew Albers (2004-08), James Paxton (2007-08) and Chris Bisson (2008-10) ... Projectable talent should compete for a role on the UK pitching staff ... Including Paquet, six current or former UK players from Canada have been drafted.

High School
Played for coach Jean-Philippe R0y ... High school did not field a baseball team ... Made two starts in the Baseball Canada Cup for Quebec during the summer ... In his first start on Aug. 5 against British Columbia, tossed five shutout innings, allowing only three hits, walking two and striking out five ... In his second start, against Ontario, pitched a complete-game shutout on Aug. 9, allowing only two hits and no walks, striking out five.

Personal
Son of Francois Paquet and Nathalie Doucet ... Has a younger sister, Jessica Paquet (15) ... Born, June 5, 1992 in Baie-Comenu, Quebec ... Cousin Frederik Henry played hockey professional for the New Jersey Devils.

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