5 things you need to know about the new ‘Bachelor Canada’ Chris Leroux

By Hayley Bradbrook

Former professional baseball player Chris Leroux is leaving the major leagues behind in search of true love as the new Bachelor Canada .

Rounding the same bases of past bachelors Brad Smith and Tim Warmels, the 33-year-old is hoping to transfer some of the winning moves he picked up as a pitcher for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates to woo potential Juliets on the next season of the hit realty dating show, set to debut this fall on W Network.

Who is Chris? Read on for five fast facts about TV’s newest Romeo.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYFormer pro-baseball player is looking for love on 'Bachelor Canada'

He was born in Quebec

Chris was born on April 14 1984 in Montreal. He attended Winthrop University in South Carolina before being drafted by the Florida Marlins in 2005.

He is not here for drama

While the professional athlete has dealt with tough situations on the field throughout his career, Chris revealed that he is “not good” with “handling drama” in his personal life. “I’m also really bad at breaking up,” he told ET Canada.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYChris was a pitcher for many teams including the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates

He has had trouble finding the right woman

He admitted he doesn’t have a hard time meeting women but just can’t seem to find his soulmate.

He knows a thing or two about goosebumps

Way back in the day when he was just 10-years-old, Chris appeared on an episode of Goosebumps. Here’s hoping that comes up on a one-on-one date as we need more details.

His ideal partner has to…

Make him laugh, is intelligent and is beautiful inside and out.

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