San Diego Padres draft pick from Canada, 2018 and 2019 NSSBL MVP, NCAA DIV 1 SS/OF (SIGNED IN CANADA) | Baseball Jobs Overseas

San Diego Padres draft pick from Canada, 2018 and 2019 NSSBL MVP, NCAA DIV 1 SS/OF (SIGNED IN CANADA)

Name: Chris Thibideau

Height: 183cm

Weight: 84kg

DOB: June 5, 1995

Date Available: September 1, 2021

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 2B, SS, CF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, 3B, OF, SP, RP

College: University of North Florida

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From 2011-2013 attended Vauxhall Academy of Baseball. Was apart of the 2013 18u Junior National Team representing Canada at the World Cup. 2013 Was drafted to the MLB by the San Diego Padres in the 40th Round. 2013-2015 attended Midland College NJCAA DIV 1. Played both LF and 2B. Was the all time home run leader of Midland College after Sophomore Year. Attended University of North Florida from 2015-2017 NCAA DIV 1 where I was the starting CF both Years. Currently playing in the NSSBL for the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry where my current position is SS.

2014 NJCAA 1st team all conference (LF)
2014 NJCAA National Player of the week
2016 NCAA 1st Team All-Conference (CF)

2016 NCAA National Player of the Week

2017 NCAA 2nd Team All-Conference (CF)
2018 NSSBL League MVP & All Star SS
2019 NSSBL League MVP & All Star SS

Primary position is middle infield but have proven I can play anywhere in the OF. I hit for Power and Average but also can run a 6.6 and steal bases. Can pitch ( mid 80’s fastball). Fastball, changeup, curveball , throws strikes. Always have been a team player that puts team success over individual, able to play any position the team needs me at. Not so much a verbal leader but more of leading by example. Always prided myself on playing for Winning teams through high school, college, to present day.


Articles/ Awards:

Thibideau will trade stats for title

Canadian Baseball Network : 2015 All-Canadian college team

Canadian Chris Thibideau chosen in 40th round of MLB Draft

Chris Thibideau – University of North Florida


Playing Experience

2013-2015 Midland College Junior College D1 Starting LF, 3 hole hitter
2015-2017 University of North Florida NCAA D1 Starting CF, 4 hole hitter
2018-2019 Dartmouth Moosehead Dry NSSBL Starting SS, 2 Hole hitter

Coaching Experience

2018 Hitting Coach Dartmouth Juniors 21u Nova Scotia Junior League Instructed hitters on an individual level


College/Amateur Batting

2014 Midland College 56 198 52 64 11 6 14 49 21 49 7 4 .323 .394 .652
2015 Midland College 58 209 56 70 13 1 13 52 27 60 10 4 .335 .410 .593
2016&2017 University of North Florida 108 410 90 135 31 2 16 69 34 85 26 6 .329 .390 .532
2018 Dartmouth Mooseheads 32 131 43 53 10 3 8 36 8 11 18 N/a .405 .450
2019 Dartmouth Mooseheads 30 89 22 39 7 0 7 23 5 10 19 n/a .438 .479 .753

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Mike Reeves

Florida Gulf Coast 2009-2013, Catcher in Blue Jays Organization 2013-2017, Canberra Cavalry 2016. Current Teamate

I have seen a tremendous amount of players and talent throughout my years in baseball. I had the opportunity to play with Chris Thibideau this past summer. Although a small sample size, I can tell you that his athleticism is that of a professional athlete. He is a well rounded baseball player offering five tools. Chris has great bat speed and power that resulted in him leading our league in homeruns. The ball sounds different when he hits compared to a lot of guys. He is an above average runner with great instincts on the bases. Defensively, Chris is an athletic short stop but would likely be better suited in the Outfield where he could utilize his range and speed.

I would recommend Chris to any International League not only because of his baseball ability but because of who he is. He is a hard worker and a great teammate with a tremendous attitude and determination to win.

Les Mctavish

Head Coach Vauxhall Baseball Academy

Chris is one of the top athletes I have been around over the last 20 years. He is a plus runner who shows game power & raw power with at least an average arm. He moved away from home at 16 years of age to follow his dream and soon began to flourish. His high school career was topped off with playing for Team Canada as well as being drafted by the Padres. Chris ended up having a very storied college career and has a great deal to offer as an athlete and even more so as a person. He is honest, hard working & a great teammate. Thibby is a great addition to any club.

Additional Info

Overseas goals: Experience new cultures and meet new people,

Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally,

Stay active during the offseason in a winter league,

Gain coaching experience, Extend baseball career, and continue to get better. Use overseas as a stepping stone into professional ball in the US.

Playing Preferences Europe (Summer) Australia (Winter) New Zealand (Winter)

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with a host family

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

Prior engagements: no

Recent injuries/illnesses: no

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit