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May 16, 2021 07:48 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Drives in three runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman went 3-for-4 with three RBI in Sunday's 7-6 win over Minnesota.

Chapman opened the game's scoring with his RBI single in the second inning. He later plated runs in the fifth and seventh innings on a sacrifice fly and another base knock. The slugging third baseman has just two multi-hit games this month, both coming in his last seven appearances. Chapman is slashing .225/.327/.387 with 18 RBI through 42 games.

May 10, 2021 01:12 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Rare three-hit day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman went 3-for-4 with a run in a loss to the Rays on Sunday.

Chapman had the only multi-hit effort of the afternoon for the Athletics in the losing cause. The slugging third baseman hadn't tallied more than one hit in any game since April 29, and he's in a bit of a long-ball slump at the moment with two home runs over the 85 plate appearances covering his last 22 games.

May 6, 2021 03:20 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Hits solo shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Chapman's lone hit of the game was a fourth-inning solo homer that tied the game 2-2. The long ball was his fifth this season and first in the month of May. Chapman is off to a slow start this season with a .204/.313/.407 slash line, though he does have five home runs and 14 RBI.

April 30, 2021 05:12 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Drives in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two RBI Thursday against the Rays.

Chapman was left out of the starting lineup for the second game of the team's series against the Rays, but he's gone 4-for-8 in two contests since. His performance Thursday was highlighted by his fourth-inning homer -- his fourth of the season. Overall, Chapman is hitting .184/.298/.391 with 13 RBI and nine runs scored across 104 plate appearances.

April 27, 2021 04:20 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Sits amid slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

It's been a rough recent stretch for Chapman, who is 1-for-23 with 11 strikeouts over his last eight games. The one silver lining is that he has a 25 percent walk rate over that stretch. Vimael Machin will start at third base and hit eighth.

April 27, 2021 02:12 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: On base twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run in a win over the Rays on Monday.

The slugging third baseman played some small ball effectively in the victory and came home on Sean Murphy's fourth-inning home run. While the pair of walks at least does something for Chapman's on-base percentage, he's still mired in an eight-game slump during which he's hit .043 (1-for-23) with an RBI, eight bases on balls and two runs. While Chapman has three home runs on the season, the most recent came April 16, nine games ago.

April 17, 2021 12:44 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Goes deep in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Friday's 3-0 win over Detroit.

Chapman's solo shot in the eighth inning extended Oakland's lead to 3-0. The 27-year-old slugger is slashing .189/.254/.415 with three home runs and nine RBI in 59 plate appearances.

April 17, 2021 05:28 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Plates pair in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman went 1-for-5 with a two-run double in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.

The slugging third baseman also struck out on three occasions, so while the clutch two-bagger was a highlight, Chapman is still getting his timing down after an injury-shortened 2020. The 27-year-old is slashing just .184/.255/.367 across his first 55 plate appearances, although five of his eight RBI have come within the last three games.

April 13, 2021 11:20 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Leads A's with three hits
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Chapman went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

Chapman's highlight of the night came in the fifth, when he took Madison Bumgarner yard on a first-pitch hanging curveball. He drove in his second run of the night on a base hit in the ninth as the A's put the game out of reach. Despite this solid performance, Chapman has not been seeing the ball very well so far, as he owns a slash line of just .179/.267/.333 with two home runs, five RBI and four runs scored. Monday was the first time all season that he didn't strike out, and he owns a 5:15 BB:K in 45 plate appearances.

April 7, 2021 11:48 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Blasts first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Chapman got to Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer with a 426-foot solo shot to center field in the seventh inning and helped send the game into extra innings when he singled and scored in the ninth. It was easily the best game of the year for the star third baseman, who entered the contest batting a paltry .105 with no extra-base hits.

April 6, 2021 04:56 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Slow start at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman, who went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the Dodgers on Monday, is hitting just .133 (2-for-15) over his first five games.

The slick-fielding third baseman does have hits in back-to-back games, but that pair of singles serve as the only times that he's knocked the ball out of the infield, though he's also walked four times. Chapman similarly struggled during Cactus League play -- he hit just .179 with 12 strikeouts across 53 plate appearances -- but he at least laced five of his seven hits for extra bases (two doubles, three home runs).

March 7, 2021 12:44 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: No setbacks in first game at third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman, who played his first game of spring in the field Friday, reported no physical setbacks after making a diving stab of a groundball in the second inning, Anthony Castrovince of reports.

The two-time Platinum Glove winner looked like he hadn't missed a beat when he dove to his right to snag the Angels' Kurt Suzuki's grounder, hopped quickly to his feet and cut down the veteran catcher at first with a strong one-hop throw. The sequence held a bit more weight than a run-of-the-mill early spring training play, considering Chapman's offseason hip surgery and how critical his defense is to the Athletics' fortunes. "He really takes pride in it," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "A lot of guys concentrate more on the bat. But defense is his calling card, even though he's a terrific offensive player, too."

March 6, 2021 07:24 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Taking field Friday
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Chapman will bat cleanup and play third base Friday against the Angels, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Chapman has only faced slight limitations to start camp as he works his way back from September hip surgery. He's already played in two Cactus League games, though he was limited to designated hitter duties in both. He'll take the field with just shy of four weeks remaining until Opening Day, and it's expected he'll be up to full speed by the start of the regular season.

March 3, 2021 11:36 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Could play third base Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman could play third base during Friday's Cactus League matchup if he feels good after Wednesday's game, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Chapman will serve as the designated hitter once again during Wednesday's matchup against the Rockies as the team continues to ease him back into action following offseason hip surgery. Assuming he checks out fine after Wednesday's game, he's expected to make his defensive debut after Thursday's off day. The 27-year-old has gone 1-for-3 with a double and one strikeout to begin Cactus League play.

March 3, 2021 09:36 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Doubles in Cactus League debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman started at designated hitter and doubled in three at-bats during Monday's Cactus League win over the Reds.

The Athletics had already announced their intention to ease Chapman back into his third-base role after offseason hip surgery, so the start at DH wasn't unexpected. The 27-year-old laced a thunderous two-bagger in his final at-bat before calling it an afternoon, and Martin Gallegos of notes Chapman is slated to make his defensive debut following Oakland's off day Thursday.

February 22, 2021 12:04 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Limited to DH in early spring games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman isn't expected to take the field for the Athletics' first few spring games but will serve as the designated hitter, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Chapman has been fully cleared for workouts to start camp as he works his way back from September hip surgery, but the team will bring him along slowly in game action. Barring setbacks, he'll still have more than enough time to prepare for Opening Day.

February 20, 2021 10:08 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Looks mobile, slim in workout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman arrived at the Athletics spring training facility Thursday and looked to be in excellent shape, Martin Gallegos of reports. "I hit him some ground balls yesterday and I didn't see anything different," Melvin said during a Zoom call Friday. "We just gave him a few. I didn't make him go too far, but he's eager. It's going to be more trying to hold him back than trying to get him ready."

Chapman's strong work ethic makes his early arrival -- position players aren't required to report until Monday -- wholly unsurprising, especially when considering the Gold Glove third baseman was likely anxious to check on his mobility following last year's hip surgery. Not only did the 27-year-old seem to have as good a range as he did pre-surgery according to Melvin, but he also appeared trimmer following an arduous post-op rehab. The manager noted his biggest concern regarding Chapman will be tempering the latter's drive to push himself, with part of his load management plan involving some at-bats at designated hitter in early Cactus League action.

February 16, 2021 12:40 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Expected to be 'full go' from jump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman, who had hip surgery in September, is not expected to have any restrictions when the Athletics begin full-squad workouts next Monday, Shayna Rubin of The Mercury News reports.

The slugging third baseman recently posted video of his rehab work at Southern California facility ProSport on his personal Instagram account, where Chapman appeared to be pulling a small weighted sled device with his right hip free of any difficulty. The 27-year-old alluded to spending the majority of the last four months working his way back from labrum surgery, which cut short his 2020 season. Chapman managed to churn out a .232/.276/.535 line with 21 extra-base hits (nine doubles, two triples, 10 home runs) across 152 plate appearances despite being incessantly bothered by hip pain, so there is naturally plenty of optimism for a resurgent campaign in 2021.

January 15, 2021 01:20 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Avoids arbitration with A's
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman agreed to a one-year, $6.49 million deal with the Athletics on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

He underwent surgery to repair a torn right hip labrum in mid-September. Agent Scott Boras said in December that Chapman received clearance for increased activity and should be ready for spring training. That said, it's possible Chapman won't be performing at his very best early in the season as he works his way back.

December 15, 2020 06:44 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: On track for spring training
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Agent Scott Boras said Chapman (hip) received clearance for increased activity and and should be ready for the start of spring training, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 27-year-old underwent surgery to address a torn right hip labrum in mid-September and was given a four-month recovery, and it appears he's progressing as planned. Chapman had a .232/.276/.353 slash line with 10 home runs, nine doubles and 25 RBI in 37 games last season and is poised to start at the hot corner again for the A's in 2021.

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Victorville, CA
Oakland Athletics

MLB Experience:

2018: AL Gold Glove-3B
2019: AL Gold Glove-3B