JOSH BISSONETTE, SECOND BASEMAN
|Born: November 1, 1996
Drafted: 31st Round, 934th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
College: Baylor University
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Bissonette was a four-year starter at Baylor. He didn’t put up big offensive numbers. He had an OPS of .678 and .692 as a freshman and sophomore. His best year came as a junior, when he hit 269/374/440. His power fell off as a senior, as he hit 273/358/404, for some of the weaker numbers on the team. He attempted only one steal, so he doesn’t seem to be a speedster. He signed quickly.
Bissonette was the regular second baseman at Bristol. He had a solid season at the plate, with good plate discipline. Defensively, he was very steady, committing only one error in 45 starts at second.
The Pirates jumped Bissonette all the way up to Altoona, where he spent the season as a utility player. He played mostly third, but spent a little time at second and short. He hit about like you’d expect given the jump he was making.
Bissonette served in a utility role for both Altoona and Indianapolis. He played third more than anywhere else, possibly due to Hunter Owen missing most of the season.
Bissonette figures to continue in an upper-level utility role.
|2023: Minor league contract
MiLB Debut: 2019
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 31st round, 934th overall pick; signed on June 13.|