Denz'l Chapman
Denz'l  Chapman


Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Serra HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185





Speedy outfielder who was drafted in the 32nd round by the Oakland Athletics in the June 2014 Major League draft … Competed for the DC Grays of the Cal Ripken League during the summer of 2016 … Played for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League during summer of 2015 where he was 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts … Competed in 2013 Area Code Games as a member of the Brewers team … A member of the 2013 18U National Team ... Played in the 2013 Tournament of Stars and in the 2012 Breakthrough Series through USA Baseball as well ... A Perfect Game Preseason High School Underclassmen All-America first-team selection prior to his junior year.

Made 11 appearances as a pinch runner or defensive replacement in the outfield until moving into the role of starter in center field in the contest vs. Nevada on May 1 … Responded to his starting assignment by going 2-for-4 … Repeated those stats in the next two games as well … Since assuming the starting role, played in 17 games and hit .306 (15-for-49) with a triple, five RBI, three runs scored, six walks and five stolen bases … Had six multiple-hit games over that period … Tied SDSU career best with two RBI vs. Air Force on May 14 … Did not commit an error in center field in 52 chances and recorded one assist.

Made four starts, all over the first two weeks of the season in the outfield … Recorded his first hit in his first collegiate at bat in the season opener vs. Valparaiso on Feb. 13 … That was a two-run single to account for his two RBI on the season … Season-high two runs scored vs. Valparaiso on Feb. 14 … Other hit came at Air Force on May 8 … Also had a stolen base in that contest.

Won four varsity letters as a baseball player at Serra High School in Gardena, Calif., where he was coached by Wil Aaron … A three-time all-Del Rey League honoree … As a senior batted .358 with four doubles, two triples, four home runs and 28 runs scored in 26 games played … Was successful on 23 of 25 stolen base attempts … During his junior season hit .369 with six doubles, three triples and a homer along with 32 runs scored in 30 contests … Recorded 28 stolen bases … Named to the Cal-Hi Sports Underclass All-State first team … Hit .462 as a sophomore scoring 41 runs in 20 games … Stole 61 bases … An honor roll student … Was named Serra Male Athlete of the Year.

Denz’l Lorenze Chapman was born Dec. 21, 1995, in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Tracey and Maxie Chapman … Brother, Darrin, played basketball at Oklahoma … Hobbies include bowling, collecting shoes and hanging out with friends ... Lists favorite athletes as boxer Floyd Merriweather … Was also recruited by USC, USD and Georgia Tech … A criminal justice major at San Diego State.

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