50. Matt Chapman
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 28, 1993 in Victorville, CA USA
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 15, 2017
  • Final Game: October 02, 2021
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In the late 2010s’ there is no doubt that the best defensive player at the “hot corner” was Matt Chapman. 

A First Round Pick in 2014, Chapman was called up in June of 2017, and would hold the starting Third Base job until he was traded to Toronto in 2022.  An All-Star in 2019, Chapman never had a great Batting Average (.243 with Oakland), but had solid power belting 111 Home Runs in 573 Games.  Chapman finished in the top ten in MVP voting twice, won three Gold Gloves, two Platinum Gloves and was the Wilson Overall Defensive Player of the Year in 2018.

Had Chapman been only average at defense, he likely would not have made this list, but what he did with the leather was so impressive that his spot is well earned.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Third Base
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 25th Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/5/14.
  • Departed: Traded to the Oakland Athletics for Gunnar Haglund, Zach Logue, Kevin Smith and Kirby Snead 3/16/22.
  • Games Played: 573
  • Notable Statistics:

    338 Runs Scored
    509 Hits
    125 Doubles
    16 Triples
    111 Home Runs
    296 RBI
    5 Stolen Bases
    .243/.330/.478 Slash Line
    23.2 bWAR

    2 Playoff Games
    0 Runs Scored
    2 Hits
    0 Doubles
    0 Triples
    0 Home Runs
    0 RBI
    0 Stolen Bases
    .250/.333/.250 Slash Line

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2019)
    Gold Glove (2018, 2019 & 2021)
    Wilson Overall Defensive Player (2018)
    Wilson Defensive Player (2018 & 2019)
    Platinum Glove (2018 & 2019)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (2018 & 2019)
    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (2019 & 2020)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (2018 & 2019)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Third Baseman (2019 & 2021)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Third Baseman (2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Third Baseman (2019 & 2021)

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