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Birth Date4-28-1993
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 4 months, 27 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2017 OAK 24 75 290 258 35 59 19 2 13 121 29 88 1 2 0 34 0 2 .229 .307 .469 .267 11.3 12.4 2.4
Career7529025835591921312129881203402.229.307.469.26711.312.42.4

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2014 BLT A 50 202 .221 .259 .321 .377 .267 .288 97 -4.1 2.8 0.1 2.4 0.4 -0.8 0.2 -0.8 0.2
2014 MID AA 1 3 .007 .259 .335 .398 .264 .000 102 -0.8 0.1 0 0.2 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 ATH Rk 3 15 .490 .269 .315 .398 .249 .462 103 1.3 0.2 0 0.0 -0.0 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2015 STO A+ 80 352 .335 .262 .322 .401 .276 .257 95 26.4 9.5 1 10.9 0.6 37.5 5.2 37.5 5.2
2016 MID AA 117 504 .297 .254 .317 .382 .263 .293 103 18.6 13.6 1.5 18.1 1.8 35.4 5.8 35.4 5.8
2016 NAS AAA 18 85 .302 .271 .336 .426 .282 .186 87 3.7 2.4 0.3 2.1 0.2 6.7 0.9 6.7 0.9
2017 OAK MLB 75 290 .267 .254 .319 .427 .259 .289 105 2.2 8.5 1.2 12.4 -0.6 11.3 2.4 11.3 2.4
2017 STO A+ 2 8 .079 .251 .325 .413 .273 .000 102 -1.5 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2017 NAS AAA 49 204 .318 .277 .344 .446 .272 .293 92 13.4 6.2 0.8 7.6 -0.1 20.3 2.7 20.3 2.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 ATH Rk 15 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .429 .467 .643 .214 .490 1.5 0.0 0.1
2014 BLT A 202 22 45 8 3 5 20 7 46 2 1 .237 .282 .389 .153 .221 -0.8 2.4 0.2
2014 MID AA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .007 -0.7 0.2 -0.1
2015 STO A+ 352 60 76 21 3 23 57 39 79 4 1 .250 .341 .566 .316 .335 37.5 10.9 5.2
2016 NAS AAA 85 14 15 1 1 7 13 9 26 0 0 .197 .282 .513 .316 .302 6.7 2.1 0.9
2016 MID AA 504 78 107 26 4 29 83 59 147 7 4 .244 .335 .521 .276 .297 35.4 18.1 5.8
2017 NAS AAA 204 30 45 6 2 16 30 25 63 5 4 .257 .348 .589 .331 .318 20.3 7.6 2.7
2017 STO A+ 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .000 .079 -1.3 0.1 -0.1
2017 OAK MLB 290 35 59 19 2 13 34 29 88 0 2 .229 .307 .469 .240 .267 11.3 12.4 2.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2017 1180 0.4856 0.4178 0.6836 0.5759 0.2685 0.7576 0.5337 0.3164 0 0.000000
Career11800.48560.41780.68360.57590.26850.75760.53370.316400

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-17 2014-07-25 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Oakland 6/15/17.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2014 (1-25) (Cal State-Fullerton). $1.75M signing bonus ($1.898M slot).

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BP Articles

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 150: Hot Take MachineGeorge Bissell2017-09-20
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 150: Hot Take MachineBret Sayre2017-09-20
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 150: Hot Take MachineMike Gianella2017-09-20
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BP En Espanol: Tercera base y la gente que juega ahi (Parte 2)Matthew Trueblood2017-09-08
Rubbing Mud: Third Base and The People Who Play There (Part 2)Matthew Trueblood2017-09-08
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 144: Trade Deadline SmorgasbordBret Sayre2017-08-03
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 144: Trade Deadline SmorgasbordMike Gianella2017-08-03
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 144: Trade Deadline SmorgasbordGeorge Bissell2017-08-03
Short Relief: The Inverted Austin JacksonMeg Rowley2017-08-02
Short Relief: The Inverted Austin JacksonMatt Ellis2017-08-02
Short Relief: The Inverted Austin JacksonJason Wojciechowski2017-08-02
The Call-Up: Franklin BarretoMark Anderson2017-06-26
The Call-Up: Franklin BarretoMike Gianella2017-06-26
DFA Podcast: Ep. 13: Pure SpeculationR.J. Anderson2017-06-21
DFA Podcast: Ep. 13: Pure SpeculationBryan Grosnick2017-06-21
DFA Podcast: Ep. 13: Pure SpeculationShawn Brody2017-06-21
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12Mike Gianella2017-06-20
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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-6BP Fantasy Staff2017-03-08
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)What do you do with someone like Matt Chapman? Off the charts defensive value and above average power, but he makes contact so infrequently.
(Todd from Palo Alto)
Matt Chapman is a guy who I feel like I've nailed about as well as you can nail a prospect, bracketing that I didn't give quite enough credit to his defensive improvement over time and undersold the glove. A 35% whiff rate isn't *that* absurd for his first hundred PAs in the bigs, honestly. You'd have given me that as your line in March, I'd have taken it. I think over time he can and will grow into a low average guy who still produced offensive value with a .310, .320 OBP and a bunch of dingers, and does it while playing outstanding defense. I feel wholly comfortable projecting 3-4 WARP seasons out of him at his peak.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=276 (Wilson Karaman)
2017-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the return the A's got for Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle? Jesus Luzardo seems like a great addition, though, the history of TJ surgery is always troubling (and he's so young). While I'm not sure where Sheldon Neuse fits with Matt Chapman just breaking into the big leagues.
(Mark from Palo Alto)
luzardo is a pretty good selection, arm is as you said troubling. We will see how it holds up.
I don't know what Neuse really is, but if he is an average 3B defensively with pop and luzardo is healthy, it is a good haul for two relievers. (Javier Barragan)
2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat)Is a ceiling for the A's Matt Chapman anything close to a Graig Nettles-ish career?
(Paul from DC)
Glad he's back healthy and starting to hit like himself, sure that was a really frustrating start to his season. I have been and remain a fan, his glove's outstanding, he gets to his power, and should get on base at an okay clip despite a light hit tool projection. I like that Nettles comp a lot, actually. Not one I'd considered, but profile works on paper. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)What does Oakland do with Chapman? Is Chapman good enough to push Healy off of Third?
(Paul from DC)
I can honestly say I did not expect Matt Chapman to get pushed as high as he did, but our staff really went to bat for him. I could see the A's moving Healy across the diamond.

A check of roster resource reminds me the A's signed Trevor Plouffe, which I don't remember at all, but makes perfect sense as an Athletics signings. I think they could rotate those guys through 1B/3B/DH to get them all at-bats, which I guess is something you do as the 2017 A's. I don't think Yonder Alonso will be blocking Chapman from that rotation. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Could you please rank these prospects by offensive potential only, disregarding defense: Matt Chapman, Dylan Cozens, Rhys Hoskins, Christin Stewart, Bobby Bradley, and Dan Vogelbach?
(cracker73 from Florida )
Off the top of my head: Vogelbach, Bradley, Cozens, Stewart, Hoskins, Chapman. (J.P. Breen)
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)What are realistic expectations for Matt Chapman? He's shown major power and a good glove, but he's also 23 in AA and has serious contact issues.
(Tom from San Jose)
Chapman's one of those guys for me where it's easy to get hung up on what he *can't* do, when there's a lot to like with him. The glove is very good, the arm is top-shelf, the raw pushes 70, and he'll get to a good bit of it in games in spite of his swing-and-miss and weak fly ball contact issues that may see him ht .250 if the BABIP gods smile on him. I wrote him up last year and haven't heard much that'd make me amend much of the report over the past year:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=276 (Wilson Karaman)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Ryon Healy, Matt Olson, and Matt Chapman? Do you see them developing into legitimate starters at the major league level?
(John from San Francisco)
I think there's going to be a regular from that group, if not more than one. Oakland seems to really find ways to best utilize these types of players. I don't have tons of track record with Healy--he went to Oregon, and I don't see a lot of the west coast prospects much anyway. Olson I think might be one of these guys that only hits for productive game power with the A's because of how platoon-flexible their roster is intended to be...meaning they play a style that will afford a guy like Olson to be put in the right situations for his large raw power to play out.

Chapman I think fits the most traditional mold of a regular all things considered. I really like Oakland's system, I've really liked their drafts the last two years as well. It's a sneaky good system that doesn't get enough attention, and I think will probably start getting attention in that 'why didn't we all see this sooner?' sort of way that Cleveland's depth has been appreciated by evaluators in 2016. (Adam McInturff)
2016-07-05 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Matt Chapman's numbers at the plate? His power seems real, but the strikeouts.
(Matt from Nashville)
The strikeouts are concerning. Very concerning. I hadn't realized how many there were this year (107 in 79 games), and while he isn't yet old for double-A, he's older than you'd like to see having to make that kind of adjustment. If he can cut them down, the power will definitely play. (Kate Morrison)
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's holding Matt Chapman back from becoming a very good offensive player? He clearly has a ton of pop--what is it about his swing that makes the hit tool lag behind? What kind of utility do you think his swing could have at the major league level?
(Jared from Beneath Subway Parking Lot Bunker)
Nothing is holding Matt Chapman back. Matt CHapman is a bad MFer. He's just not going to have a huge hit tool. Does other things well enough to be plenty valuable. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)So this year has been pretty terrible for A's fans. Billy Beane dealt the first legit offensive star in Josh Donaldson this team has had since Miguel Tejada, and he got pennies on the dollar (fingers crossed on Franklin Barreto!). Then we saw Jesse Hahn go down with a serious injury and I think he may be sidelined permanently. So give me some good news about the farm. Sean Manaea and Dillon Overton -- thoughts? How about Renato Nunez and Matt Olson? Is Matt Chapman anything other than a Stockton mirage?
(Ted from San Jose)
Still shaking my head at the Donaldson trade. I liked pretty much all the pieces the A's got back... but they aren't guys you trade a star 3B for. Really like Manaea. He's a dude. Going to be perfect middle rotation/3 SP in Oakland. Not sure the fastball command will be there for anything more than that though. Great park for his skill set, too. And man... personality is a perfect fit for the A's. Great get. Overton wasn't throwing very hard last I heard. Have to see where the health is there, but he's got some potential. My reports on the other guys are pretty dated. I wasn't a big fan of Olson. (Al Skorupa)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any reason I should believe Matt Chapman isn't another Stockton mirage? He's hitting .269/.356/.669, but only .254/.353/.492 on the road. And this is to say nothing of his inability to hit left-handers (.226/.319/.581).
(Bruce from Santa Monica)
His calling card coming out of college was his defense and there was some talk that he'd be converted to the mound so no, I wouldn't buy in to the offense. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Matt Chapman's performance in Stockton this year? He's hitting .257/.348/.545 with 32 XBHs. It feels like the pro-hitters' environment is hiding some otherwise pedestrian numbers. Plus, he's a year older than Matt Olson, who posted better numbers in Stockton last year, and is now struggling mightily in Midland.
(James from San Francisco)
Chapman frustrated the you-know-what out of me in his time at Cal-State Fullerton, but the talent was always there, and I think the overall numbers are fine -- even if they are in a pitching cesspool that is the Cal League. Also, I wouldn't say Olson is "struggling mightily," the walk rates are great and he's picked up 28 extra-base hits. Obviously not as good as what he was doing last year, but, that's okay. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who in your opinion has the highest offensive ceiling of these three 3B prospects: Matt Chapman, Jomar Reyes, or Jhoan Urena? Can they stick at 3B at major league level?
(fightingmoose from Manitoba, Canada)
For the sake of you getting an accurate response, I would suggest asking one of the prospect team members-Crawford, for instance. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Brendan. Do you have any Low Minor, high ceiling prospects your a fan of and are looking to jump on before their stock gains recognition this season?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
I like it when prospects start putting it together after going through some early struggles. So, seeing guys like Matt Chapman and Carlos Tocci start to hit is exciting.

I got this question before the season, and answered with Keury Mella and Monte Harrison. Mella has been great; Harrison has... well, Mella's been great. Still have my eye on both. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who has most most power potential of the first round third basemen - Matt Chapman or Michael Chavis?
(Robbber from Norcal)
I have more faith in Chavis getting to his raw power in game situations, and as a result I would give him the edge here. (Mark Anderson)


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