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 ... hit .362 in 24 games for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2019, collecting six doubles, one triple, two homers, 13 RBI, seven steals and 17 runs scored.
Played in 24 games (11 starts), batting .212 (11-for-52) with four doubles, seven RBI and eight runs ... started six games at designated hitter and five games at first base ... produced an RBI double in April 20 win over Florida ...
2-for-3 with a run scored versus Florida on April 19 ... collected three hits with a double, five RBI and three runs in LSU's series win at Mississippi State (March 28-30).
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.
Willis' LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 vs. Florida (4/20/19)
Hits: 2 vs. Florida (4/19/19)
Runs Scored: 2 at Mississippi State (3/30/19)
Doubles: 1 four times; most recently vs. Florida (4/20/19)
Home Runs: none
RBI: 3 at Mississippi State (3/29/19)