Matt Chavez

Position: 1B
Birthday: March 6, 1989
Hometown: Redwood City, CA     Country: United States
Bats/Throws: R/R Height: 6-2
Weight: 195 lbs College: San Francisco
  • 2018 will be Chavez's first season with the Skeeters, first in the Atlantic League and fifth in professional baseball 
  • Spent the 2017 season with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association, along with current Skeeters teammate, Richard Prigatano 
  • In 84 games with the Wignuts last season, Chavez slashed .330 AVG/.398 OBP/.539 SLG with 16 doubles, 17 home runs and 84 RBIs in 374 plate appearances 
  • Made all 79 defensive appearances in 2017 at first base and has also appeared at catcher, third base and right field in his professional career
  • Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 44th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of the University of San Francisco 
  • Last appeared in the minor leagues in 2015 with Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore (San Diego Padres) 
  • Hit .383 with 31 home runs and 85 RBIsi n 66 games with the San Rafael Pacifics of the Pacific Association in 2015 before signing with the Padres 
  • Appeared in United League Baseball, the Pacific Association and the Frontier League in 2014 before accruing his first MiLB service time with Single-A Augusta (San Francisco Giants)
  • Career MiLB stats (two seasons): 25 G, 97 PA, 12 R, 7 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, .255 AVG/.268 OBP/.426 SLG