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  • Chase Lawrence McDonald
  • Status: Released
  • Born: 6/02/1992 in Greenville, NC
  • Draft: 2013, chase mcdonald baseball, Houston Astros, Round: 12, Overall Pick: 347
  • College: East Carolina

MiLB Career Stats

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TeamDateTransaction
March 28, 2017Corpus Christi Hooks released DH Chase McDonald.
March 22, 20171B Chase McDonald assigned to Houston Astros.
July 26, 2016Corpus Christi Hooks activated DH Chase McDonald from the temporarily inactive list.
July 23, 2016Corpus Christi Hooks placed 1B Chase McDonald on the temporarily inactive list.
April 5, chase mcdonald baseball, 20161B Chase McDonald assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
September 1, 20141B Chase McDonald assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
May 27, 20141B Chase McDonald assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Astros Extended Spring Training.
May 18, chase mcdonald baseball, 20141B Chase McDonald assigned to Astros Extended Spring Training from Quad Cities River Bandits.
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July 3, 20131B Chase McDonald assigned to Greeneville Astros.
July 2, chase mcdonald baseball, 2013Houston Astros signed 1B Chase McDonald.

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I've been watching Lancaster 1B Chase McDonaldsince he was first drafted in the 12th round in 2013 out of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, partly because at 6'4" 265#, he's hard to miss. But mostly because once I saw him for the first time playing for the Appy League Astros in 2013, I knew that he had the chance to develop into quite the power hitter.

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Something else people may not know is that McDonald got engaged during the last offseason. "Her name is Morgan Squatriglia. People can't ever pronounce it." And, yes, she istaking his last name.

Until last week, I had never sat down and talked with Chase one on one and I really wasn't sure what to expect. But I came away impressed by his quiet confidence, intelligence and good nature. And I like that he understands and appreciates what playing baseball is all about, chase mcdonald baseball. "I try my best everyday. I play hard. But I'm pretty easy-going during the game, chase mcdonald baseball. I just feel like I'm playing a game out there. I'm having fun, chase mcdonald baseball. I'm always enjoying it whenever I'm out there."

Thank you for your time, Chase, and best of luck in the playoffs!

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Astros Announcer Bill Brown complimented me on doing “a masterful job cataloging tons of information on the Astros prospects” and really liked the portability of an e-book.

As good as that 2015 Handbook was, the 2016 version should prove to be even more valuable to prospect fans everywhere with the addition of a “Beyond the Top Prospects” depth chart.

Before last season I was touting prospects such as Matt Duffy, Tyler White, Jon Kemmer and Albert Abreu, all of whom landed in Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook for the first time recently.

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Summary

At 6'4", 262 pounds, the first thing you notice about Chase McDonald is that he's huge. A right-handed hitter out of Greenville, North Carolina, McDonald was a three-year starter at East Carolina. His awards are extensive: Conference All-Freshman in 2011, followed by Offensive Player of the Year in the Coastal Plains League, where he ranked second in the league in home runs (with 13 in 181 at-bats) and total bases, tied the single-season record in RBI, and put up the second-highest batting average in CPL history. That summer, he had an OPS of 1.132.

His sophomore season at East Carolina was a nice blend of burgeoning power and patience, and the following Summer he continued that trend, with five home runs and twelve walks in the Cape Cod League, with a .444 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346. But he was still saving the best for last.

In a very competitive Conference USA during his junior year, McDonald slashed .299/.398/.519 with a conference-high 11 home runs, 31 walks, and 33 strikeouts. His OBP was ranked 17th in the conference among hitters with at least 100 at-bats. His led the conference in slugging, and his walk rate ranked 11th. All told, over the course of his career at East Carolina, he slashed .300/.380/.454.

That's what you're getting with Chase McDonald: Someone who has established himself as a good contact hitter who draws walks, strikes out some, and who has shown flashes of outrageous power. He's got quick hands that get through the zone, and he's shown tremendous power to both sides of the field.

Not bad for a 12th-round pick.

Floor

McDonald should look polished in the low minors. Expect good numbers in the New York-Penn League; something similar to what Jobduan Morales put up offensively in 2012. Lancaster should also be a good hitting environment for him. He could establish himself as a star in the low minors, with good walk rates and decent power numbers that will play up if his plate discipline improves.

The high minors will be a real proving ground for McDonald, though his strikeout rates are good for a hitter who makes as much contact as he does. Playing first base doesn't leave a lot of room for error, but he's shown the ability to be a truly dominating hitter in college and summer leagues.

Ceiling

Realistically, McDonald's ceiling reminds me of guys like Lyle Overbay - a steady, consistent performer who draws walks, hits for good power with a decent average, and doesn't strike out an overwhelming amount. (It's also hard not to think of Preston Tucker, but we can't exactly count that as a ceiling yet, since he's still a minor leaguer.)

Will He Sign?

It's conceivable that McDonald might go back to college to try and improve his stock, but this is a guy who hit .299/.398/.519 with 11 home runs and went in the 12th round. It's hard to see how he could perform much better, and he would simply be a year older with the same skillset.

Video

First, I want to take this opportunity to thank the guys over at Bullpen Banter, especially Steve Fiorindo and Al Skorupa. They've worked tirelessly over the last few years to provide the highest-quality scouting video on the Internet. We lean on their solid work heavily, and we really can't thank them enough for all the work that they put in. So please, stop by their site and poke around. You won't be disappointed.

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I've been watching Lancaster 1B Chase McDonaldsince he was first drafted in the 12th round in 2013 out of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, partly because at 6'4" 265#, he's hard to miss. But mostly because once I saw him for the first time playing for the Appy League Astros in 2013, I knew that he had the chance to develop into quite the power hitter.

And that is precisely what has happened. In his first season, 7.3% of his plate appearances resulted in an extra base hit. In 2014, that increased to 9.9%. And this year, through Thursday's game, McDonald's XBH% is 13.3%. He has collected 27 doubles, one triple and 28 home runs in 100 games. He is in second place in the organization for home runs, trailing Astros minor league leader A.J. Reed by six, but Reed has played in 31 more games than McDonald too.

And don't attribute all of McDonald's home runs to the "Lancaster effect," a reference to the tendency of the wind in his home ballpark to turn long doubles into home runs. I talked to Lancaster Hitting Coach Darryl Robinson earlier this week about that topic and asked him whether McDonald has legit power. According to Robinson, "Oh my goodness, yes, he does! (People) are going to talk about the ballpark, but I think he may have had one wind-aided home run all season. The ones that he has hit have been home runs, legit! He's got big power."

That is not to say that McDonald doesn't still have some challenges ahead of him as a hitter, but Robinson has seen McDonald's hard work and he thinks Chase can put it all together and find the consistency that he will need in order to get to the next level.

Chase McDonald - May 2015

Photo by Jayne Hansen


When I spoke with McDonald last week, I asked him about the Lancaster effect. He told me that a couple hits probably should have been doubles instead of home runs, but added, "But a lot of them, I had pretty good swings on the ball and knew they were going out." The longest ones he remembers hitting this season were one over the light pole to the left of the scoreboard and one over the scoreboard at Lancaster. But he hasn't hit one on the freeway on-ramp ... yet. In any event, McDonald told me, "I don't really keep a tab on them. I'm just happy that I can hit it out and get around the bases."

But when I brought up the home run he hit recently in Lake Elsinore, he remembered that. "That place is ridiculous. I was so surprised when I hit it out," McDonald said. He went on to describe balls that teammate Marc Wik had crushed in batting practice; they reached the wall and then just dropped dead. People tend to think that all of the California League ballparks are hitter-friendly, but that is simply not the case and Lake Elsinore is Exhibit A. Through Thursday's game, 58 home runs have been hit in Lake Elsinore's ballpark as compared to 165 at Lancaster's The Hangar.

Aside from the playing conditions, how has he liked playing in Lancaster this season? McDonald said, "Playing in Lancaster's OK. The boosters are going to be your biggest support out here. They're the most (passionate) fans and they're great people. Coming out here on a Tuesday, there were probably 1500 people out in the stands which is great. The fan base, they love coming out and watching the game. You always hear them heckling the other team up in the stands."

McDonald continued, "Playing out in the desert is a little tough, especially for me. I'm from eastern North Carolina where I'm used to seeing nothing but trees and grass and it's humid. Out here, it's dry. There's not a whole lot of grass. It's quite a culture shock."

When asked what he feels that he's accomplished this season, McDonald said, "I've gotten extra base hits up, and I don't really attribute that to the Lancaster effect. I mainly base that off the different approach I've taken this year. I'm trying to drive the ball in the gaps. If it goes out, it goes out. If it's a double, it's a double." And because of the work he's been doing, McDonald said, "I'm hitting a lot of my home runs now toward center, left center, right center, in that area, not down the lines."

McDonald does have a fairly high strikeout rate, but one adjustment he's working on is to make contact earlier in the count. "I foul a lot of pitches off and I put myself in a position where I've either got to put the ball in play or go for the extra base hit and I strike out. But honestly, I don't let the strikeouts get me down because it's going to happen, especially for a guy that they're looking to hit extra base hits and home runs." As Chase put it, it would be different if he was a "guy that they wanted to slap the ball around and get on all the time."

In describing himself defensively, he said, "I hear people say that I need to work on that, but I feel I'm pretty good at it. I dive for balls and I try to keep balls in front. Every now and then, if I dive, I'll miss one, but I like to say I'm pretty solid. I trust myself playing first base. I've got a pretty good arm. I'm not ever concerned about throwing the ball around the infield. If I turn a double play, I know I'm going to get it there and I'm going to make a good throw on it. I'm pretty solid over there."

As a power hitter, McDonald is often called upon to DH as well. On playing first vs. DH-ing, he told me, "It's completely different. Playing first base, you're in the game the whole time. You're mentally focused. You're out there playing defense and then you come in and it's your time to bat. You're already at that point where you've been focusing on the game. (When you) DH, you're in the dugout just hanging out, waiting for your turn to hit, just hanging out, talking to other guys in the dugout and you've kind of got to get it going again, the mental side. You make the preparation before you go up there and hit. Sometimes it's good to DH. It's kind of a mental break. I enjoy doing either, but I really do like playing first base."

What pitcher in the Astros system would McDonald least like to face? "Honestly, it would be (Jandel) Gustave if anyone in the whole organization because of just how hard he throws and that slider that he throws now. I've faced a few guys this year that have been throwing 95, 98, maybe touching 100, but to sit 100 and possibly hit 102, 103? That's just unheard of," said McDonald.

If he couldn't play baseball, McDonald assumes that he would probably have gone on to play football in college, a sport he also (unsurprisingly) played in high school, or he would have gone into construction management. "I went to school in the beginning as an engineer, but that wasn't going to work out with baseball, with the timing and everything, so I went into construction management and I fell in love doing that. I had a good time in those classes so I would probably be a project manager somewhere right now. And I hunt and fish all the time. Either way I'd be enjoying life," said McDonald.

McDonald definitely looks the part of a football player, so I was curious why he ended up playing baseball instead of football. "I don't know. I guess I just enjoyed being around the guys I was with in high school more than I did playing football. And I was pretty decent at it, and I had some schools call me and offer me some scholarships. I ended up going to East Carolina and I pursued my dream there and I had a lot of fun there as well. It was a great school. I had a great time. I met a lot of life-long friends, and it just happened that I had a good enough season there (that) Houston decided to draft me."

As always, I asked him to tell me something about himself that most people didn't know and might be surprised to hear. And I wassurprised with his answer because McDonald isn't exactly built like Michael Phelps. "I was a swimmer in high school for two years. My mom and her sister both swam in college. That whole side of the family, everybody just loves water sports. I grew up on the water. Being around my Dad, we were always out on a boat. If I was with my mom's side of the family, we were always out skiing or doing something out on a boat whenever we were visiting. I guess you could say I'm like a water child."

Something else people may not know is that McDonald got engaged during the last offseason. "Her name is Morgan Squatriglia. People can't ever pronounce it." And, yes, she istaking his last name.

Until last week, I had never sat down and talked with Chase one on one and I really wasn't sure what to expect. But I came away impressed by his quiet confidence, intelligence and good nature. And I like that he understands and appreciates what playing baseball is all about. "I try my best everyday. I play hard. But I'm pretty easy-going during the game. I just feel like I'm playing a game out there. I'm having fun. I'm always enjoying it whenever I'm out there."

Thank you for your time, Chase, and best of luck in the playoffs!

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Tulsa Baseball 2024

Cleveland, OK

16U

STATS
AVG RUN SCORED7
AVG RUN ALLOWED4
AVG RUN DIFFERENCE3
RUNS SCORED28
RUNS ALLOWED16
RUNS DIFFERENCE12
COACHES
Assistant Coach Leonard McMillan
MANAGERS/ADMINISTRATORS
Team Admin Chase McDonald

Tulsa Baseball 2024 ROSTER

JERSEY#NameGrad Year - HSSchoolStateCityPrimary PosCollege Commited ToH/TOther PosWeightHEIGHT
2   Jack Cornwell 2024 Jenks High School OK Tulsa LHP L/L 1B 165 6'
4   Ryan Howard 2024 Mannford High OK Drumright 3B R/R UTILITY 145 5'7"
10   Ethan McDonald 2024 Mannford High School OK Cleveland SS R/R RHP, 2B, OF 125 5'7"
11   Dakota Hudson 2024 Beggs HS OK Beggs C R/R RHP, 3B 140 6'
13   Trey McMillan 2024 Inola high school OK Catoosa RHP R/R 1B, 2B, 3B, OF 145 5'68"
14   Garret Carroll 2023 Catoosa High School OK Catoosa RHP R/R 1B 150 6'
15   Jagger Dunfee 2024 Claremore Sequoyah OK Claremore OF R/R RHP, 1B 187 6'3"
17   Emerson Lane 2024 Victory Christian School OK Bixby RHP R/R C, 1B 160 5'9"
18   Triston Hackbirth 2024 Bixby OK Bixby SS R/R RHP, 2B, OF 155 6'1"
21   Caleb Peek 2023 Berryhill OK Tulsa RHP R/R 3B 160 5'10"
22   Hunter Howard 2024 Mannford High School OK Mannford C R/R RHP, 1B, SS, 3B, OF 155 5'9"
32   Maddox Christenberry 2024 Owasso High School OK Owasso 1B R/R RHP, OF 165 6'

PLAYER PROFILES

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  • Chase Lawrence McDonald
  • Status: Released
  • Born: 6/02/1992 in Greenville, NC
  • Draft: 2013, Houston Astros, Round: 12, Overall Pick: 347
  • College: East Carolina

MiLB Career Stats

ABAVGHRRBISBOPS
1300.259692332.815
YearABRHHRRBISBAVGOBPOPS
MiLB Career Stats1300183337692332.259.337.815

Latest Transactions

TeamDateTransaction
March 28, 2017Corpus Christi Hooks released DH Chase McDonald.
March 22, 20171B Chase McDonald assigned to Houston Astros.
July 26, 2016Corpus Christi Hooks activated DH Chase McDonald from the temporarily inactive list.
July 23, 2016Corpus Christi Hooks placed 1B Chase McDonald on the temporarily inactive list.
April 5, 20161B Chase McDonald assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
September 1, 20141B Chase McDonald assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
May 27, 20141B Chase McDonald assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Astros Extended Spring Training.
May 18, 20141B Chase McDonald assigned to Astros Extended Spring Training from Quad Cities River Bandits.
April 2, 20141B Chase McDonald assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Greeneville Astros.
July 3, 20131B Chase McDonald assigned to Greeneville Astros.
July 2, 2013Houston Astros signed 1B Chase McDonald.

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