Tristan Desrochers Commits to Johnson County Community College
One of Team Ontario’s most elite infielders has finally announced his new collegiate home,
after seasons of anticipation. Shortstop Tristan Desrochers who’s currently on the 18U Team
Ontario roster has confirmed his commitment to Johnson County Community College in
Overland Park, Kansas.
Desrochers is a primary shortstop with some time at second base. He’s a 2024 graduate and
currently attends St. Joseph Catholic High School. Tristan proudly represented Team Ontario at
the Canadian Futures Games this year, Canada’s biggest amateur baseball showcase hosted by
the Toronto Blue Jays. He played on Team Red with fellow Team O teammate, Joe Godfrey.
By: Nick Prasad, Scouting Coordinator
Desrochers has a slim-athletic stealth build at 6’0” 160lbs. He’s strong and agile, displaying
athleticism all around with very noticeable tools. Starting with his defensive ability, this is
without question elite and workable. From his prep-step to his approach, pick up, and throw, he
displays tools in the full motion. He has soft and quick hands on both and glove side and
backhand. His quick-twitch agility and speed covers a ton of ground in the hole, and he’s able to
get rid of the ball quickly with a strong throw maxing up to 89mph across the diamond from SS. His defensive ability is
smooth and effective.
Desrochers can swing it; he’s dialed in with a good approach at the plate and understand what
he’s looking for. He has quick hands with the ability to pull trigger with above-average bat
speed. He hits the ball hard and is a line-drive hitter. He finds holes, and can go gap-to-gap,
touching 100mph on his exit velocity readings. Complimenting his offensive abilities is his
running game. He is heads up when on base and is aggressive with calculated jumps; his speed
is the confirming factor of his steal-ability. Desrochers ran a 6.76 at the Canadian Futures
Games at the Rogers Center; he led the charts on 60-yard times.