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Centerfielder chosen in 26th round by Blue Jays

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June 4, 2003

The Toronto Bluejays selected outfielder Kyle Thousand in the 26th round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft Wednesday. Thousand, a native of Sioux City, IA, earned second team all-Big Ten accolades in 2003.

Thousand led the Hawkeyes in six offensive categories and ranked 12th in the Big Ten with a .355 batting average. The centerfielder paced the Hawkeyes with 20 stolen bases, the third highest total in the Big Ten, and finished the season with a 17- game hit streak in league games.

Thousand led Iowa in batting average (.355), runs (42), hits (59), doubles (17) on base percentage (.428) and stolen bases. Thousand earned third-team all-Big Ten honors in 2002 after leading the league with eight triples, tying an Iowa single-season record .

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