Chris Wade begins his second season with the ThunderBolts in 2012. He was signed on April 10, 2011. Wade came over from the Florida Marlins system, where he spent two years. He began his ThunderBolt career with a 20-game hit streak and was a member of the East all-star team in 2011. A product of Lexington, Kentucky and Lexington Christian High School, he was drafted in the 11th round of the 2009 amateur draft. In his senior season at Kentucky, Chris was a .313 hitter.