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Chase Strumpf

#18 | 2B | CubsCHC
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Chase Strumpf
Name: Chase Aaron Strumpf
Born: Mar 8, 1998 in Atlanta, GA
High School: JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
College: UCLA
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 191 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (64th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2019 (signed for $1,050,300)
A three-year starter at UCLA, Strumpf hit .363 as a sophomore in 2018 and was invited to play for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, but he was unable to participate due to injury. He entered this spring considered arguably the top draft prospect in Southern California and hit .284/.422/.461 through the end of the regular season in a solid but unspectacular campaign. The 6-foot-1 second baseman has a quiet setup at the plate and has consistently shown excellent bat-to-ball skills, with an impressive ability to backspin the ball the opposite way to right-center field. He has also displayed a strong knowledge of the strike zone, recording nearly as many walks (87) as strikeouts (106) the last two years. Strumpf is an offensive-minded infielder who can make the routine plays at second base but struggles to make the difficult ones. He has below-average range and arm strength that flashes average but is usually fringy. His offensive tools are strong enough for evaluators to project him as an everyday second baseman even with his defensive shortcomings.
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