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August 11, 2020 10:56 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Homers twice, plates six
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Chapman went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a triple, six RBI and three runs scored in Monday's loss against the Angels.

Chapman has been on an absolute tear of late and has posted four straight multi-hit performances while going deep in three consecutive games. The star third baseman has a 1.316 slugging percentage in those four games while racking up four homers, two doubles, one triple and 10 RBI.

August 10, 2020 02:16 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Goes yard again
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Chapman went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in a win over the Astros on Sunday.

Chapman has been busy making up for lost time after opening up August in a 4-for-26 funk. He subsequently went 6-for-14 with two doubles, two homers, four RBI and three runs in the three-game weekend set against the Astros, boosting his average 50 points to .246 in the process. A key has been simply making more consistent contact, as Chapman struck out on only three occasions against Houston after whiffing 10 times over the first six contests of the month.

August 8, 2020 08:20 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Clubs third homer
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Chapman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Astros.

Offense was at a premium for both sides Saturday, but Chapman came through as the run producer for the A's. The 27-year-old has a .230/.277/.443 slash line with three homers, eight runs and six RBI through 61 plate appearances.

August 8, 2020 08:00 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Patient at plate in win
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Chapman went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run in a win over the Rangers on Thursday.

While Chapman's line isn't exactly going to send fantasy managers' pulses racing, it's at least another sign the slugging third baseman is slowly clawing his way out of his offensive doldrums. Chapman's season slash line sat at .188/.235/.375 following an 0-for-5 effort against the Mariners in the first game of the month Saturday, but he's subsequently hit safely in four of five contests with a home run, Thursday's pair of walks and four runs. Chapman still has plenty of room for improvement when it comes to making consistent contact, as he's whiffed seven times during that stretch and carries a career-high 34.5 percent strikeout rate through his first 55 plate appearances.

August 5, 2020 12:36 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Launches solo shot
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Chapman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

Chapman lifted his second homer of the year against Rangers starter Lance Lynn in the seventh inning. The third baseman then got aboard with a single and scored on Stephen Piscotty's walk-off grand slam in the ninth. Chapman has posted four RBI and five runs scored with a .222/.255/.422 triple-slash line in 11 games this year, but it appears he's heating up with hits in three straight contests.

July 30, 2020 03:00 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Pops first homer
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Chapman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run to account for the Athletics' only run in a loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.

Chapman's 391-foot shot to left field off German Marquez in the first inning continued an encouraging offensive trend for the third baseman, who'd started the year in a 1-for-12 slump over the first three games. Subsequent to that brief skid, Chapman has hit safely in three straight, and the good wood he's been putting on the ball has now led to two extra-base hits during that span.

July 27, 2020 07:28 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Busts out of slump
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Chapman went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI and one strikeout in Monday's 3-0 win over the Angels.

This was a much-needed breakout day at the plate for the slick-fielding third baseman. He was 1-for-12 through the first three games but is now batting .250 with a .732 OPS.

July 27, 2020 11:12 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Frustrating start to season
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Chapman, who entered Sunday's action 1-for-9 over his first two games, is also showing some signs of frustration with his future financial outlook, Shayna Rubin of the Marin Independent Journal reports.

Chapman is under team control through 2023, was originally on the books for a modest $623,500 this season (now prorated to $230,926) per Spotrac and isn't slated for unrestricted free agency until he's 30. That's a frustrating overall outlook for a player that, this year's slow start (1-for-9) over a very modest two-game sample notwithstanding, has outpaced his current compensation with 60 home runs, 159 RBI and a pair of Gold Gloves over his first two full seasons as an everyday player. However, the Athletics, already notorious for a conservative financial approach when it comes to doling out big paydays, could become even more prudent in that regard in light of their likely significant revenue losses in 2020. Chapman notably stated "it's every player's goal to get to free agency and be able to choose where you go" during a recent appearance on ESPN's Opening Night broadcast of the Dodgers-Giants game, lending credence to the notion he's playing with his financial future already weighing fairly heavily on his mind.

April 22, 2020 04:52 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Better pitch selection key
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Chapman could reach the next level of his development as a hitter by more consistently laying off high or outside pitches, Owen Pointdexter of Forbes reports.

Pointdexter breaks down what the already impressive third baseman could do to further improve, and better pitch selection is one area he identifies as likely critical to Chapman becoming an even more consistent hitter. It's noted Chapman's teammate Mark Canha focused on not swinging at offerings outside the zone last season and posted a breakout year, and that a similar approach by the 26-year-old could lead to both more power and a higher on-base percentage. Chapman has traditionally done only modest damage on high or outside pitches in his career.

March 20, 2020 01:08 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: So-so spring before pause
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Chapman was hitting .238 (5-for-21) with three extra-base hits (one double, two home runs), six RBI, six walks and seven runs across 10 Cactus League contests before spring training was suspended.

The slugging third baseman's batting average over the small sample may not be aesthetically pleasing, but Chapman was on base plenty when also factoring in his walks and clearly put good wood on the ball more often than not when hitting safely. Chapman heads into 2020 with massive expectations after generating career highs in home runs (36), RBI (91), walks (73) and runs (102) across 156 games last season.

February 18, 2020 01:56 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Tweaks hitting mechanics
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chapman worked on his hitting mechanics throughout the offseason in an effort to improve his performance against elevated fastballs and offspeed pitches, Martin Gallegos of reports.

At first glance, Chapman's career-high 36 home runs and 91 RBI imply there weren't many flaws with his work in the batter's box. However, the 26-year-old also slumped to a .194 average over his final 58 games of the campaign, which left him with a pedestrian .249 average for the season. Chapman is already an elite defender who's earned Gold and Platinum Gloves for his work at third base, but he enters spring training with a goal of hitting .300 and reaching the 40-homer mark for the first time in his career.

September 29, 2019 10:00 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Receives breather in finale
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Chapman is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Seattle, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Athletics clinched home-field advantage for Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game on Saturday, so it's no surprise to see him receive the day off in the finale. Sheldon Neuse will cover third base in his place Sunday.

September 27, 2019 03:20 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Slugs 36th homer
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Chapman went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's win over Seattle.

Chapman accounted for the winning margin in the 3-1 contest with a two-run shot to center field in the second inning. The homer was his second in as many days and fifth overall in September. Despite hitting only .247 this season, the 26-year-old has set career highs in homers (36), RBI (91), runs scored (101) and walks (73).

September 26, 2019 10:12 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Socks key blast
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Chapman went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead two-run home run in a win over the Angels on Wednesday.

Chapman erased a 2-1 deficit and set the Athletics up for a key victory by slugging a 436-foot shot to center in the ninth inning with Marcus Semien aboard. The power-hitting third baseman has parlayed just 11 hits in September into 14 RBI, with his five homers during the month playing a pivotal part. Chapman's month could be even bigger were it not for his significant troubles making consistent contact otherwise, as he's struck out on 30 occasions and has only gone without a strikeout in three of 21 games this month.

September 23, 2019 10:28 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Plates pair in win
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Chapman went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Chapman has accomplished the rather improbable feat of hitting a miserable .123 (8-for-65) in September and yet driving in an impressive 12 runs during that span. That anomaly is naturally the byproduct of some timely hitting, keeping Chapman a viable contributor at times down the stretch despite considerable issues with consistent contact (28 strikeouts during current month).

September 16, 2019 03:36 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Keeps knocking them out of park
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Chapman went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

He can't seem to do much else except hit homers lately, but Chapman does have 10 RBI in September on just six hits courtesy of that power display. The slugging third baseman is otherwise hitting an anemic .133 since the calendar flipped, although fantasy managers are undoubtedly benefiting from the five times he's left the yard over the last 18 contests.

September 15, 2019 12:40 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Smacks three-run homer
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Chapman went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.

The Athletics found themselves behind 3-0 after the second inning, but Chapman took Rangers starter Mike Minor deep in the third to even the score. It was the first of four homers for the A's in the contest. The third baseman is up to 33 homers, 84 RBI and 95 runs scored while slashing .251/.345/.514 in 144 games this season.

September 13, 2019 04:44 PM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Receives breather Friday
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Chapman is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

Chapman started the last 13 contests and went 7-for-45 with 23 strikeouts, and he'll receive a game off to reset Friday. Sheldon Neuse receives the start at the hot corner for the A's in his place.

September 12, 2019 12:44 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: On base thrice in blowout win
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Chapman went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk and two runs in a win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Chapman was one of the few Athletics that failed to garner at least one extra-base hit in the 21-run barrage, but his multi-hit effort helped snap the 2-for-26 skid he'd opened September with. The slugging third baseman surged during the last three weeks of August with a .307 average over the final 19 games of the month, but his lackluster effort since the calendar flipped has led to a seven-point drop in batting average.

September 8, 2019 01:00 AM
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Swats 32nd homer
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Chapman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Tigers.

Chapman took Tigers reliever Zac Reininger deep in the eighth inning to score the final run of the game. For the year, the hard-hitting third baseman has 32 homers, 80 RBI and 91 runs scored over 511 at-bats.

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Victorville, CA
Oakland Athletics

MLB Experience:

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