Chapman went 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk in a win over the Red Sox on Saturday.
Chapman's second three-bagger of the season was no small feat, as it came off a Chris Sale offering. The 24-year-old has now hit in three straight games, although he's only 3-for-14 overall during that stretch, and just 3-for-21 in his last six contests. Despite the rough patch, a hot start to April that included five home runs still has Chapman's monthly line at an impressive .299/.390/.597 over 76 plate appearances.
Chapman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.
The 24-year-old now has five homers and 12 RBI through 14 games to go along with a surprising .358 (19-for-53) batting average. Don't expect that batting average to last -- his 81 percent contact rate is almost certainly unsustainable for a player who was usually in the high 60s in the minors -- but Chapman's power is very much for real, and 30 or even 40 home runs in his first full MLB campaign is entirely within his reach.
Chapman went 2-for-6 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 16-6 rout of the Dodgers.
The 24-year-old's blistering start to the season continues. Chapman is now slashing .347/.418/.653 through 13 games with four homers and 11 RBI, and his 18.2 percent strikeout rate is a huge improvement on the 28.2 percent mark he managed as a rookie. His minor-league numbers suggest there will be whiffs and cold spells at the plate coming, but if he has taken a step forward with his plate discipline, Chapman could avoid being a liability in batting average while still supplying the big power numbers expected of him.
Chapman went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple, two walks and two runs in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Angels.
Chapman's first three-bagger of the season extended the Athletics' lead to 5-3 in the eighth, providing some much-needed breathing room that they'd go on to expand. The 24-year-old is riding a nine-game hitting streak, and given that he walked during an 0-for-4 performance on Opening Day, he's reached safely in all 10 games this season.
Chapman went 2-for-4 with two-run home run and two runs scored during Friday's 13-9 loss to the Angels.
The third baseman has exploded out of the gate with three homers, seven RBI and seven runs through the first nine games, and he's also cut his strikeout percentage down to 21.6 after recording a 28.2 mark last year. Continuing to minimize his strikeouts will help him prolong his hot start, and his glove should keep him in the lineup through any slumps. While it's obviously still early, Chapman is definitely trending in the right direction.
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