Signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds on July 17, 2020… received a $20,000 signing bonus... was selected in the 39th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners (1176th pick overall) but returned to West Point for his senior season... commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May 2020... was the first Army baseball player to be selected in the MLB Draft since 2015... Hurtubise filed his waiver application with the military before completing his degree in operations research and branching air defense artillery... represented by agents Steve and Jason Comte... was close to signing with the Cubs, the then-Cleveland Indians and the Reds following graduation from West Point -- his waiver required he sign a contract... decided to join the Reds after receiving a phone call from former Air Force baseball coach C.J. Gillman, who became the Reds' Minor League hitting coordinator and pitched Hurtubise on the organization... 2020 Minor League season was wiped out by the Covid-19 pandemic so Hurtubise ended up working at an Amazon warehouse in Indiana for the summer until the Reds invited him to their instructional league in Goodyear, Arizona in September 2020... teammates nicknamed him "LT" as a reference to his rank in the Army. “They were calling me Colonel,” Hurtubise recalled. “I was like, ‘Man, you guys are really promoting me.’"
Finished his Army career as the program's all-time leader in stolen bases (105) and walks (142)… team captain collected numerous honors throughout his time with the Black Knights, including an Academic All-American Second Team selection (2020), a spot on the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Second Team (2019) and a Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year nod (2019)… finished his career as a Black Knight with a .301 batting average, 12 doubles, seven triples and 12 assists from the outfield... was named Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year heading into the 2020 season... prior to West Point, he attended Zionsville Community High School where he earned the LV Phillips and Zionsville Mental Attitude Award, was a two-time Zionsville Baseball Principal Award-winner and was the 2015 Indiana National Guard Academic Achievement Award winner... finished in the top five percent in his class in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society... his father, François Hurtubise, is from Montréal and came to the United States on a golf scholarship at Indiana University, where he met his wife, Lisa... has a brother, Alec, who plays basketball, softball and hockey through Special Olympics.
Began the season with Double-A Chattanooga before the Reds promoted him to Louisville on June 6... made his Triple-A debut on June 6 with the Bats, collecting a double and an RBI at Columbus... appeared in seven games, going 5-for-9 (.556) with five runs, three walks and a stolen base from June 6-16 before the Reds reassigned him to Chattanooga on June 17
Reds promoted Hurtubise to Double-A Chattanooga, where he hit .250 with a homer -- his first since high school -- nine RBIs, 16 steals, two doubles, two triples and 27 runs in 63 games... finished fourth on the Lookouts in stolen bases and third in OBP (.385)... missed almost a month between April and May with a right wrist sprain before missing half of June with another stint on the IL
Debuted with the Reds at Dayton, where he hit .283 with 33 RBIs, 39 stolen bases and a dozen doubles in 102 games
Awards at West Point:
- 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
- 2020 Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year
- 2019 ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American
- 2019 ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Region
- 2019 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year
- 2019 All-Patriot League First Team
- 2019 Academic All-Patriot League Team
- 2018 All-Patriot League First Team
- 2018 Academic All-Patriot League Team