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Matt Chapman

#26 | 3B
Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics
Matt Chapman
Name: Matthew James Chapman
Born: Apr 28, 1993 in Dove Canyon, Calif. USA
High School: El Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif.
College: Cal State Fullerton
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2014 (signed for $1,750,000)
Chapman has been an infield mainstay for three years at Cal State Fullerton, and he led USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team with 20 RBIs last summer. He also generated a buzz in two mound appearances for Team USA, running his fastball up to 98 mph, but he has not pitched in three seasons for the Titans. Chapman's plus-plus is a major asset at the hot corner, where he has the actions and instincts to be an above-average defender. He has plenty of strength in his 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame, projecting for average power, but his line-drive swing is more tailored for driving doubles from gap-to-gap. Chapman has a disciplined approach and walks about as often as he strikes out. Scouts like his hard-nosed, blue-collar mentality and sound baseball instincts. And his premium arm makes pitching an intriguing fallback option should his bat eventually sputter.
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