Has played all three outfield positions for the Aztecs … Earned freshman All-America honors in 2015 as the Aztecs’ starting right fielder … Played for the Dodge City A’s in the Jayhawk League during the summer of 2016 … Led the team with a .427 batting average over 44 games and recorded 18 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 11 stolen bases and 38 RBI … Was a first-team all-Jayhawk League selection and the league’s Hitter of the Year … Was named to the 2014 Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior honorable mention team … Participated in the Baseball Factory 2012 Team One West Showcase.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016
Was the Aztec starter in center field (21 times) over the first half of the season … Took over as the starter in left field where he started 25 times … Also made one start in right field … Had a season-best five-game hitting streak April 3-10 when he went 5-for-16 (.313) with two triples, four RBI and four runs scored … Recorded triples in back-to-back games against Long Beach State and UNLV (April 5 and 8) … Season-best three RBI at Nevada on April 1 … Had his only home run of the year in that contest in Reno … Had 13 multiple-hit games in 2016 … Member of the Mountain West All-Academic team and was named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015
Was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball News … Started 52 games in right field, five in center and three as the DH, a total of 60 starts in SDSU’s 61 games ... Also appeared as a pinch a hitter and a defensive replacement in right field ... Named second team all-Mountain West ... Tied the SDSU record for sacrifice bunts in a game with three vs. New Mexico on Sunday (May 24) ... Fourth on the team in hitting with a .320 batting average ... Walked 37 times and had a .417 on-base percentage, third highest on the squad ... Ranked 14th in the Mountain West (overall) in on-base percentage and fourth in walks ... Also fourth in sacrifice bunts ... Had a streak of reaching base safely (via hit, base on balls or hit by pitch) in 32 consecutive games end on May 15 vs. St, Mary’s ... Had a pair of nine-game hitting streaks separated by a game in which he went 0-for-3 with a walk and sac bunt ... Had multiple hits in a game on 17 occasions ... Six multiple RBI contests ... Career-high four RBI at UC Riverside on Feb. 21 ... Scored personal-best three runs on two occasions: vs. San Jose State on Feb. 27 and at Fresno State April 26 … Finished conference play with a batting average of 347.
Earned three varsity letters as a baseball player at Capistrano Valley High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. … Coached there by Bob Zamora … A second-team all-South Coast League selection as a junior and senior … As a senior batted .296 over 33 contests with nine doubles, two triples, a home run, 17 runs scored and 22 RBI … Hit .324 during his junior year with six doubles and 21 RBI in 31 games … As a sophomore appeared in eight games going 4-for-10 with three doubles … Did not commit an error during his prep career, finishing with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 72 contests (147 chances).
Chase Matthew Calabuig was born Dec. 10, 1995, in Mission Viejo, Calif. … Son of Robert and Jamie Calabuig … Is a second cousin of former Oakland A’s catcher Ron Hassey … Enjoys surfing, paintballing and spending time with family and friends … Favorite athlete is Los Angeles Rams receiver Wes Welker … Also drew interest from Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, San Francisco, Dartmouth and San Jose State … A kinesiology major at San Diego State with career plans as a physician’s assistant or physical therapist.