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.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015
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.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015
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.