MLB Draft: 39th Round in 2018 (Tampa Bay Rays)
An extremely talented and versatile player who can really swing the bat from the left side … has the potential to become a very athletic player behind the plate at catcher … can also play both corner infield positions, as well as both corner outfield positions.
Prior to LSU
Selected in the 39th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays … rated No. 60 among the nation’s top players by Perfect Game … selected as First-Team All-Louisiana by USA Today … earned All-America, All-State and All-District honors during his high school career … a two-time Region Player of The Year and a four-time first team all-Region selection … voted 2018 Team MVP his senior year, as he batted .375 with three doubles, four triples, four homers, 28 runs, 22 RBI, 11 stolen bases and a .531 on-base percentage … career stats at Ruston High School: .338 batting average, 23 doubles, 11 triples, 12 homers, 86 RBI and 21 steals in 23 attempts.
Full name is Christopher Wayne Willis Jr. … parents are Chris and Mandy Willis … Dad played football at Louisiana Tech and Mom was a track and field athlete at Louisiana Tech … has a younger brother, Dawson, and a younger sister, Kennedy … cites “the fan base, history and success of LSU Baseball” as factors in his decision to attend LSU … majoring in sport administration at LSU … born July 4, 2000, in Monroe, La.