From BR Bullpen
- Height 5'7" Weight 152 lbs
- Bats Both Throws Right
- Born February 17, 1991 in Enghien les bains France
Regarded as one of the best players in France in 2009, Maxime played shortstop for the Cougars de Montigny for six years before joining the Rouen Huskies in Division Elite in September 2009. He spent six years under Sylvain Virey, his coach at the Pôle France de Rouen (the French baseball training center). Mr. Virey has said he has an 88mph arm and is also very quick (he can run 60 yards in 6.85 seconds, and can sprint from home plate to first base in 4 seconds flat).
Maxime attended two MLB recruiting camps in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina in the fall of 2009, with hopes of landing a pro contract.
He has played baseball for several junior teams in the Val d’Oise region of France and has attended the Pôle France Espoir since the end of 2004, where he attended a tournament in Vancouver, Canada and also did a roadtrip in Cuba.
He has also played for several French junior national teams, playing on the 2003 Champion de France minors team from Vaureal, in 2004 through 2006 on the cadet team from Montigny, and he played on the Senior N1 level team from Montigny. He also played in several European Championship teams, finishing 6th with the Cadet team in 2004 and 2nd in 2006, finishing in 5th played with the Juniors in 2007 and in 3rd place in 2009. He was a member of the under 21 team in 2008 that finished in 6th place, and was a member of the All-Star team for that tournament. He played in the Kenko World Championship in 2006, and played in the MLB International tournaments in Tirenia in 2008 and in Toulouse in 2009. He was in the 2008 MLB European Academy.
With the Cougars, Maxime batted .264/.483/.379 with three triples, four doubles, 27 runs scored and nine RBI's in 120 plate appearances in 2009.
He also appeared in the 2009 Open international de Rouen tournament as part of the French national U19 team, with a .444 batting average (tied for first place in on his team), with 9 AB, 3 runs and 4 hits. With a .667 SLG and a .500 OB%, he also had a .929 fielding %.
At the 2009 European Juniors Championship in Bonn, Germany, Maxime hit .294/.353/.458, with 17 AB, 6 runs and 5 hits.
- Rouen Huskies article about his past accomplishments
- 2009 European Juniors Cup stats
- Mr. Baseball article about his move to Rouen
- Open de Rouen stats available on the FFBSC website in a PDF