Battling with senior Brett Williams for the starting job at shortstop... Coaches call him one of the best defensive shortstops to ever come through the program... Makes the difficult play look easy... Hands and feet are as good anyone Kansas State has ever had... Needs to be more selective and patient at the plate... Should leadoff the order or at least hit in the two-hole.
during fall drills
Started all three games at shortstop for the victorious White Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a .250 batting average in the lead-off spot with three RBIs and a run scored... Led the team with two doubles.
at connors state college (2001-02)
A two-year starter and letterman at Connors State College in Warner, Okla. ... One of three Connors players to sign with the Wildcats, joining teammates Jim Ripley and Zack Saunders... Served as the team's starting second baseman... Helped the Shabs to a 44-8 overall record and a No. 8 ranking in the final NJCAA poll in 2002... Named the Region II Defensive Player of the Year... Earned first team All-Region II honors... Saw action in 49 games... Collected a .402 batting average as a sophomore in 132 at-bats with 39 runs scored on 53 hits and 34 RBIs... Also added 14 extra-base hits, including three home runs... Struck out just 13 times, while earning 19 walks... Totaled 11 stolen bases... Helped the team to a 46-12 overall record and a No. 2 ranking in the final NJCAA poll in 2001... Lost in the second round of the Region II playoffs... Named to the All-Region II team and the team's defensive most valuable player... Saw action in all 58 games... Tallied a .325 batting average as a freshman in 126 at-bats with 31 runs scored on 41 hits and 28 RBIs... Also added a home run and six stolen bases... Struck out just 12 times, while earning 24 walks... Collected an impressive .986 fielding percentage... Coached by Perry Keith.
at lasalle high school
A three-year starter and letterman at Lasalle High School in Kingston, Ontario ... Member of Team Ontario (elite provincial team)... Also lettered in basketball... Coached by Marc Picard.
(Full name: Jean-Marc Chabot) was born Jan. 14, 1982, in Lorretteville, Ontario ... He is the son of Brenda Chabot... Has two older brothers, Ben (24) and Lee (21)... Relates that his greatest sports thrill was being selected to Team Ontario... Is planning a major in social science.