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Fournier Looks to Start Fresh

Fournier's rookie season did not go as planned

The Mets drafted Chris Fournier in the 16th round of the 2007 draft out of George Mason University. He spent the summer in Brooklyn, appearing in 21 games before a shoulder injury truncated his season. He was a second baseman in college, but a shift to the outfield at the professional level has brought about new challenges for Fournier.

Though the drafting of Chris Fournier in the middle rounds most likely did not catch anyone's eye, he entered the system off a final collegiate season in which he hit for a .369 average while slugging 14 home runs and 53 RBI in 54 games for his Patriot League squad. The 23-year-old second baseman-turned-outfielder reported to Brooklyn with the excitement of a new position and the chance to... Recommended Stories