Dalton Kenrick Pompey...Attended John Fraser Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario...Had his jersey retired by the Oakville Royals in 2014... Played for the Ontario Premier Baseball League team from 2007-10...Participated in the 2016 and 2018 Blue Jays Winter Tours.
Played for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, going 1-for-7 (2B, RBI, 2-SB) ... Suffered a concussion while stealing second base at the WBC, leading to a placement on the DL to begin the season ... Started a rehab assignment with Dunedin on May 30...Went 4-for-14 (.286) with a double and three RBI in four games ... Had his rehab moved to Buffalo on June 4...There he played just three innings before being pulled after he sustained a leg injury while making a diving catch ... Began another rehab assignment with Dunedin on June 29...Collected three hits in four games ... Had his rehab moved to Buffalo on July 4...Went 1-for-15 in four games before being shut down with lingering injury issues.
Spent the majority of the season with Buffalo (AAA) before being called up by the Blue Jays when rosters expanded in
September.... In 93 games with the Bisons hit .270 with a .349 OBP...Had a 10-game hitting streak May 8-20, batting .368 over those contests (14-38)...Was on the 7-day disabled list from June 19 - July 8 due to a concussion suffered after crashing into a wall fielding a fly ball...Was called up from Buffalo Sept. 2...Appeared in eight games for the Blue Jays, with just two at-bats (0-for-2)...However, did record two stolen bases...Was left off of the ALDS roster before being named to the ALCS squad…Did not appear in a game for the Blue Jays in the postseason.
Was the first rookie CF to be used on Opening Day for TOR since Sil Campusano in 1988. • Was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo in May 2 after batting .193/.264/337 over 83-AB with TOR. • In 96 games in the minors (AA/AAA) posted a line of .307/.383/.421…Recorded 23 XBH (9-2B, 7-3B, 7-HR). • In his return as a September call up appeared in 11 games, two as a starter, two as a defensive replacement and seven as a pinch runner, scoring five runs in those pinch-running opportunities. POST SEASON: • Became the first player in MLB postseason history to steal two bases without having a plate appearance in game two of the ALDS vs. TEX…Accomplished the feat for the second time in game six of the ALCS. • His four stolen bases ranked T-2nd in the playoffs (Cain-6). • Recorded a single in his only at-bat in the postseason in game four of the ALCS.
In his final 10 games this season, he hit .250 (9-36) with a .325 OBP, .797 OPS, one double, two triples, one home run, and one stolen base…Did not commit an error in 17 TC...Recorded his 1st ML hit; single off H. Kuroda Sept. 19 at NYY...Made his 1st career start (LF)...Made his Major League debut as a PR in the 9th inning Sept. 2 at TB becoming the 19th Canadian-born player to appear in an ML game for TOR after having his contract selected from Buffalo… In 12 games with the Bisons hit .358 with 5-2B, 5-RBI & 6-SB...Recorded his 1st career triple to leadoff the 2nd inning Sept. 26 vs. BAL...Collected his 2nd triple of the evening in the 5th inning becoming the 1st TOR player since Alex Rios to accomplish the feat (April 27, 2005 vs. TB)...Is the 11th different Blue Jay to hit two triples in a single contest (13x)… Of those 11 players only Pompey and Devon White have had an additional extra base hit in the same game… Is the 3rd Blue Jays' rookie to hit two triples in one game (last: Shannon Stewart, 1997)...Swiped his first career stolen base Sept. 25 vs. SEA...Hit his 1st career HR, a one-run shot off F. Hernandez Sept. 23 vs. SEA… Is the 9th different Canadian-born player to hit a HR as a Blue Jay & the 5th different Canadian to do so at Rogers Centre...He picked up an RBI in his 1st MLB PA Sept. 10 vs. CHC...Appeared in four different levels after starting the season in A-ball...Collectively, posted a .317 AVG this year with 22-2B, 9-3B, 9-HR & 43-SB...Began the season with Dunedin before being promoted to New Hampshire & Buffalo...Was selected to the World Team for the All-Star Futures Game in Minnesota...Was also named as a Mid-Season All-Star in the FSL...Appeared in 19 games for Mesa of the Arizona Fall League following the season...Posted a .257 average, .729 OPS, four doubles and two triples.