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Matt Chapman May Make Oakland Athletics Batting Lineup In 2017

Samantha Myles Posted on 11/12/2016.

Matt Chapman was Oakland's 2014 first round pick who played third baseman at Cal State Fullerton. Chapman got promoted to AA very quickly and helped the Midland Rockhounds win a AA title in 2015.

Third base is one of the positions Oakland can upgrade. Hopefully they don't rush Chapman since he posted a miserable .197 batting average on the Nashville Sounds in AAA.

I see Chapman as a guy that can be a 4-tool player. The only thing Chapman needs to improve is his batting average, but the potential to be a great infielder is there.

Chapman should be a midseason call up. Bringing Chapman up to Oakland right away for the start of the 2017 season would not be very smart.

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