Payton Bint, a first baseman with the Western Mustangs, has become the first Canadian Intercollegiate Sports affiliated college player to be drafted into the Bull League after the Detroit Motorheads took him in the first round today.
Big P, who hails from nearby Chatham-Kent, Ontario, is an exceptionally talented player by many accounts, and should he agree to a deal the Motorheads will immediately see their odds of a championship in the near future improve.
The 22-year-old is a switch-hitter who ended the 2017 season on a 9-game hitting streak, and collected hits in 15 of the 18 games on the Mustangs schedule. His batting average of .361 at season’s end placed him 5th in the Canadian college circuit. Only Waterloo’s Clyde Simpson managed more hits, 29 to Bint’s 26.
Bint is said to be ecstatic at being chosen by Detroit, a city so close to his home in Southwestern Ontario. The Detroit Short Season A team is also nearby, located north of Toronto at CFB Borden, a Canadian military base. Bint is expected to start his professional career with the CFB Borden Back Bears this summer, should he agree to a contract.