Matt Chapman Toronto Blue Jays

Age: 29 (April 28, 1993) | 6' 0" | 215lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-150 SS-3
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
OAK A+ 2018 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 0 25 .333 n/a
PIT AA 2018 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 25 0.00 n/a
OAK AL 2018 145 547 100 152 58 146 42 6 24 68 1 2 .278 .356 .508 9 24 .338 40/20/39 20 22
OAK AL 2019 156 583 102 145 73 147 36 3 36 91 1 1 .249 .342 .506 11 22 .270 41/15/43 18 19
OAK AL 2020 37 142 22 33 8 54 9 2 10 25 0 0 .232 .276 .535 5 36 .291 26/24/51 14 14
OAK AL 2021 151 529 75 111 80 202 15 3 27 72 3 2 .210 .314 .403 13 32 .272 34/15/52 12 12
TOR AL 2022 74 258 40 56 26 71 14 0 11 36 0 0 .217 .294 .399 9 25 .253 32/16/51 5 6
Career 6yrs 647 2349 378 565 277 712 139 16 122 332 5 8 .241 .326 .469 10 27 .289 n/a
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Now I know why the Tooners are running away from everyone in the ADL. They paid $6 for Mike Minor.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 2 '19

Top ten TOTAL WAR halfway through the season:

Wins Above Replacement--all
1.Bellinger • LAD6.6
2.Minor • TEX5.5
3.Trout • LAA5.3
4.Scherzer • WSN5.0
5.Chapman • OAK4.4
6.Yelich • MIL4.3
7.Greinke • ARI4.1
8.Polanco • MIN4.0
9.Bregman • HOU4.0
10.LeMahieu • NYY4.0
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 2 '19

To some extent it's the Tokyo Dome, where the ball seems to really carry to right, but the other take away (as Chapman rounds the bases) is that hitters can hit homers to the opposite field now, no problem. So many of them are that strong.

And then there's the baseball.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 20 '19

Matt Chapman (3B) OAK - Mar. 17

Chapman went 3-for-3 and reached base five times in a 5-1 exhibition victory over the Nippon-Ham Fighters in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Chapman has already been swinging a hot bat in Cactus League play, so Sunday's outburst was simply an extension. The elite defender will once again man the hot corner for the Athletics in the coming season while looking to build on his breakout 2018 campaign at the plate.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 18 '19

No, one more (Wise Guy excerpt from an article posted now at The Athletic):

Matt Chapman: If projections are now accounting for hard contact and fly balls into launch angles, it would seem that these systems lack self-confidence. Why else call for .248 with Chapman’s Top 25 hard contact rate? His strikeouts are not bad by today’s standards at 23.7%. In fact he hit .278 in 547 ABs. His career BA is .263 and he’s 26 in April. If you want to minimize the error on his BA you make it .267.

Say what you will (under Givens), this is good stuff.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 20 '19

We have archived the 2018 comments and are starting on 2019 two weeks early. For all hitters with 100+ AB last year I've pulled some key metrics from Fangraphs to kick things off.

First is the Fangraphs WAR, then the components that go into expressed as runs above replacement. We get a quick snapshot of the kind of player Chapman was in 2018. Then three different metrics to show the kind of hitter he was.

The average HR/FB for hitters who had at least 100 AB was 12%; Chapman was well above average.

The average Pull % was 41; Chapman was exactly average.

The average Hard-hit % was 35; Chapman was well above average.

Is there a correlation between Hard % and BABIP? You would think there would be. It's possible his high BABIP (the average for the 448 hitters with 100+ AB was .295) wasn't lucky.

What was Chapman's Soft % last year? For that you click on the link to Fangraphs. As I say, this is just a quick snapshot to help start discussions. 

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18
Fangraphs:    WAR 6.5     Bat 27     Field 11     Run 3     HR/FB 15%     Pull 41%     Hard 43%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18