Royals Add Significant Piece in Pompey
GUELPH - The Guelph Royals Baseball Club is excited to announce today that we have signed outfielder Tristan Pompey for the 2023 season.
Pompey, 25, joins the Royals after a four-year professional career.
The younger brother of Dalton Pompey, who played with the Royals last season, was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the third round of the 2018 MLB Draft.
From there, the former Canadian National Junior Team star, who was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2015, recorded a lifetime .345 on-base percentage across three minor league seasons.
The Kentucky Wildcat alumni then spent the 2022 season playing Independent Baseball, where he won the Frontier League title with the Quebec Capitales.
The switch-hitting outfielder said he cannot wait to join the Royals this season.
"I get to play with some of the guys that I used to play with and against when I was a kid. My brother played here too and had nothing but good things to say about the owner, coaching staff, and city of Guelph."
Royals field manager Dino Roumel said adding an MVP-caliber player in Pompey is huge for the franchise.
"I can't tell you how excited I am and we are as an organization to have Tristan join us for the 2023 season. Tristian is an incredibly talent baseball player who will be a huge asset for us, not only offensively and defensively, but also as another high-character person in our clubhouse. Tristan has an amazing family and I think they will once again be embraced by this community."