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C.J. Chatham

C.J. Chatham

SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 185 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 2, #51, Boston Red Sox) - Florida Atlantic
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 295 273 31 82 2 29 4 .300 .337 .399 .736
Career Minors 934 861 112 257 11 107 15 .298 .339 .398 .737
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .300 2 29 4 .736
Career Minors .298 11 107 15 .737

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2016 2 Teams Minors 35 146 132 21 32 6 1 5 21 8 27 0 1 3 .242 .299 .417 .715
2016 GCL Red Sox GCL ROK 8 25 24 2 4 2 0 1 2 0 7 0 0 1 .167 .200 .375 .575
2016 Lowell Spinners NYP A(Short) 27 121 108 19 28 4 1 4 19 8 20 0 1 2 .259 .319 .426 .745
2017 2 Teams Minors 7 21 19 5 6 0 0 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 .316 .381 .474 .855
2017 Greenville Drive SAL A(Full) 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
2017 GCL Red Sox GCL ROK 6 18 16 5 5 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 .313 .389 .500 .889
2018 2 Teams Minors 114 472 437 55 137 20 2 3 52 24 86 11 5 4 .314 .350 .389 .739
2018 Greenville Drive SAL A(Full) 19 80 75 13 23 6 1 0 9 3 14 1 1 0 .307 .329 .413 .742
2018 Salem Red Sox CAR A(Adv) 95 392 362 42 114 14 1 3 43 21 72 10 4 4 .315 .355 .384 .739
2019 Portland Sea Dogs EAS AA 71 295 273 31 82 21 0 2 29 14 53 4 1 3 .300 .337 .399 .736

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 40 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 50

Chatham was an outfielder who flashed a mid-90s fastball as a reliever at American Heritage High (Plantation, Fla.), which has produced four big leaguers and five first-round picks, including 2018 Red Sox choice Triston Casas. Chatham went to Florida Atlantic, where he moved to shortstop and blossomed into the highest pick in school history (51st overall) as well as the Conference USA player and defensive player of the year in 2016. Persistent hamstring injuries limited him to seven games during his first full pro season, but he stayed healthy in 2018 and finished second in the Class A Advanced Carolina League batting race at .315.

Chatham's most valuable attribute is his ability to make consistent line-drive contact. He hinted at average raw power as an amateur that has yet to translate to home run production as a pro, though Boston hopes he can unlock more pop if he adds some strength to his lanky frame and some loft to his relatively flat right-handed swing. He has average speed and is effective on the bases, albeit not much of a threat to steal.

His instincts and quick first step allow Chatham to cover ground and get the job done at shortstop. He still has a strong arm and soft hands, and he should be able to play second or third base if needed. He has one of the higher floors among Red Sox position prospects and a decent upside as a reliable if unspectacular regular.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/15/2019 Portland Sea Dogs activated SS C.J. Chatham from the 7-day injured list.
05/24/2019 Portland Sea Dogs placed SS C.J. Chatham on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 23, 2019.
04/02/2019 SS C.J. Chatham assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
01/10/2019 Boston Red Sox invited non-roster SS C.J. Chatham to spring training.
06/16/2018 Salem Red Sox activated SS C.J. Chatham from the 7-day injured list.
06/09/2018 Salem Red Sox placed SS C.J. Chatham on the 7-day disabled list.
05/08/2018 SS C.J. Chatham assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
09/27/2017 Greenville Drive activated DH C.J. Chatham from the 7-day disabled list.
07/10/2017 Greenville Drive sent SS C.J. Chatham on a rehab assignment to GCL Red Sox.
05/24/2017 Greenville Drive placed SS C.J. Chatham on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 20, 2017.
05/19/2017 Greenville Drive activated SS C.J. Chatham from the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2017 SS C.J. Chatham assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
07/30/2016 SS C.J. Chatham assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
07/15/2016 SS C.J. Chatham assigned to GCL Red Sox.
06/18/2016 Boston Red Sox signed SS C.J. Chatham.