David Edson Added To Chinooks Roster
Mequon, WI – As with any Northwoods League team, the Lakeshore Chinooks have seen some craziness with players coming and going in the early parts of the season. When the team saw their roster coming together, they saw a need for another outfielder, and thus they recently added David Edson to their roster.
Edson hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had a standout high school career at Faith Lutheran High School. While there, he garnered First Team All-Sunrise South League and First Team All-Region honors, and he was even named to the Second Team All-State as a freshman. As a senior, he led his team in virtually every offensive category. Perfect Game also graded Edson's talent at 8.5 out of 10 back in his high school days.
He plays his college ball at the University of Southern California (commonly known as USC), recently finishing up his third season. He still has two years of eligibility remaining at USC after redshirting his freshman year. Edson appeared in 11 games for the Trojans this past season, going 1 for 8 with four walks.
Outfield is his primary position, but he has infield experience as well. Edson actually came to USC as an infielder before later being converted to the outfield. He should be a versatile piece for the Chinooks, which has already shown in his first few games as he has appeared in three games so far for the club, two at second base and one in left field.
The Chinooks have had the advantage of a balanced lineup this year thanks to numerous left-handed bats, and Edson gives them yet another lefty in the lineup. He actually throws right-handed, though, joining Drake Parker (Vanderbilt) and Lucas Raley (Lake Erie College) in giving the club three lefty-hitting, righty-throwing outfielders.
Through the early parts of the season, the Chinooks had been playing with just three outfielders, so Edson's addition gives the team some much-needed depth. Now, guys can get days off and the team is protected from injuries. Overall, this is certainly a welcome addition for manager Eddy Morgan and his staff.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.