Ryan Hissey Selected by Toronto Blue Jays in 14th Round of MLB Draft

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William and Mary baseball junior Ryan Hissey was selected in the 14th round with the 422nd pick by the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon in the 2015 MLB Draft.

The West Chester, Pennsylvania native finished the 2015 season with a .290 batting average, with 47 hits, 12 doubles, a triple, eight homers, and 29 RBI. He posted a .400 on-base percentage, and a .525 slugging percentage. Behind the dish, Hissey gunned down 11 would-be base stealers. To date, Hissey has appeared 146 games with 140 starts for the Tribe. He has a .292 career batting average, with 157 hits, 32 doubles, three triples, 17 homers, and 104 RBI.

Earlier this season he was selected to the Colonial Athletic Association First-Team for the second straight season. He has been a nominee for the Johnny Bench Award for the past two seasons, which is presented to country’s best catcher annually.

Hissey becomes the 34th Tribe player drafted all-time, and the seventh in the last four years. With his selection it becomes the fourth straight season a member of the W&M baseball program has been drafted. Hissey is also the first player in school history to be drafted by the Blue Jays.