2013 USA Collegiate National Team
2013 Fullerton All-Regional Team
Big West Player of the Week (May 27, 2013)
2013 Big West Conference Second Team
2012 Big West Freshman of the Year
2012 All-Big West Conference honorable mention
Spent the summer with the Collegiate National Team, which finished the summer with a record of 20-3…was evaluated as the No. 10 prospect on the Collegiate National Team as evaluated by Baseball America...batted .278 with 17 runs scored, six doubles, 20 RBIs, 14 walks and seven stolen bases…also appeared on the mound, making two appearances, totaling two shutout innings of work and striking out three.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013)
Cal State Fullerton’s starting third baseman for 53 games during the 2013 season…batted mostly third in the order…was named to the Fullerton All-Regional Team, Big West Conference Second Team and Big West Player of the Week on May 27…batted .285 during the season with 41 runs scored, 53 hits, 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 37 RBIs, 34 walks and six stolen bases…in Big West play improved batting average to .301…led the Titans with 18 two-out RBIs…totaled 14 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games…in the postseason batted .294 and drove in three runs, including a solo home run in a 4-1 win over Columbia (05/31)…drove in the game-winning run on five occasions: a one-run single at TCU in the fifth (02/22), a sacrifice fly in the first inning vs. UC Santa Barbara (04/13), was issued a walk at Hawai’i in the first (04/27), a two-run double at UC Riverside in the sixth (05/10) and a solo home run in the eighth at Cal State Northridge (05/24)…also scored the game-winning run in a come-from-behind series-opening victory over UC Santa Barbara (04/12)...bated 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in series-sweeping 7-0 shutout at TCU (02/24)…batted 2-for-4 with a double and drove in three runs in a 10-4 win over Nebraska (03/20)…batted 2-for-3 (double, home run) with two runs scored and two RBIs in a series-clinching 10-2 win over the Gauchos (04/13)…batted 3-for-5, doubling twice and driving in three runs in series-tying 10-5 victory at Cal Poly (04/20)…batted 2-for-6 (double, triple) and drove in four runs in a series-opening 14-7 win at UC Riverside (05/10)…hit 3-for-4 (double, home run) and drove in a run while scoring two in a series-clinching 6-4 win at Cal State Northridge (05/24)...was named Big West Player of the Week after batting .500 and either scoring or driving in two game-winning runs to sweep Cal State Northridge on the road.
Batted .279 for the La Crosse Loggers (49-21) of the Northwoods League, winning the 2012 NWL title - the first championship for the club in franchise history • Was named to the 2012 Northwoods League Postseason All-Star Team • Batted .279 with 49 runs scored, 56 hits, 13 doubles, seven home runs, 30 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012)
Was easily the most impactful Fullerton newcomer in his true freshman season • Earned All-Big West Conference honorable mention accolades and was selected Big West Freshman of the Year • Earned Freshman All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball • Got his first start in Game No. 3, but after March 6 started every remaining game, batting .297 from that point forward • For the season made 25 starts at third base, 22 at shortstop and three as designated hitter • Appeared in a total of 50 games, batting .286 (fourth best among regulars) with two home runs and 23 RBIs • In Big West games only, he batted .315 and fielded at a sparkling .980 clip with only two errors in 24 games • Made only 11 total errors (.941), never more than one in a game • Batted .345 vs. lefthanders and .462 (6-for-13) with a runner on third and less than two outs • Season’s best hitting streak was a seven-gamer (May 4-15, 14-for-32, .438), which featured three of his five three-hit games
Was a three-year letterwinner for Head Coach Mike Gonzalez and the Chargers at El Toro HS in Lake Forest, Calif. • Was a two-time South Coast League honoree and was named the most valuable player as a senior in 2011 • Hit .429 (41 hits, 1 HR, 12 2B, 3 3B) as a junior and .422 (39 H, 1 HR, 14 2B, 4 3B) as a senior when he earned All-CIF First Team honors • He maintained a solid 3.5 GPA throughout high school.
Born in Victorville, Calif. • Full name is Matthew James Chapman • Parents are Jim and Lisa Chapman • Has a younger sister, Haley • Majoring in communications • Models his game after Dustin Pedroia and Troy Tulowitzki • Favorites include: Matt Kemp (baseball player), Fenway Park (stadium), Angels/Dodgers (teams), Goodwin Field (place to play), Mike Trout (athlete), “Boondock Saints” (movie), “Scar Tissue” (book), Edward Norton (actor), The Holdup (musical artist), Albatross (restaurant), Mexican (food).
Chapman’s Career Highs
At Bats: 6 at UC Riverside (05.10.13)
Runs: 3 vs. Utah Valley State (03.04.12)
Hits: 3, 9x, last at Cal State Northridge (05.25.13)
RBI: 4 at UC Riverside (05.10.13)
Doubles: 2, 2x, last at #23 Cal Poly (04.20.13)
Triples: 1, 3x, last at UC Riverside (05.10.13)
Home Runs: 1, 7x, last vs. Columbia (05.31.13)
Stolen Bases: 1, March 31, 2012, vs. Cal State Northridge