We continue the countdown today with number 65, Cal State Fullerton infielder Matt Chapman. In his sophomore season with the Titans, Chapman started in 53 games at third base. During the 2013 season the infielder batted .285 with 53 hits, 41 runs scored and 37 RBI. His success on the diamond got Chapman named to the Fullerton All-Regional Team as well as the Big West Conference Second Team. The 6’2” third baseman was a permanent fixture in the three spot for the Titans due to his raw power and confidence at the plate.
The Victorville, CA native attended El Toro High School where he was a three-year letterwinner for the Chargers. The two-time South Coast League honoree hit .422 with 39 hits as a senior and was named MVP as well as earned All-CIF First Team honors.
After spending his 2012 summer in the Northwoods League, Chapman was ready to take his game play to the next level in 2013. After an impressive sophomore campaign with the Titans he had the opportunity to spend the summer as a part of the Collegiate National Team. Chapman batted .278 with 20 RBI and also made two appearances on the mound, totaling two shutout innings of work. His efforts help lead the National team to a 20-3 record. The highly touted third baseman was ranked as the No. 10 prospect on the Collegiate National Team by Baseball America.
Chapman returns to Cal State Fullerton for his anticipated junior season and looks to help the Titans on their road to Omaha in 2014.
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