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Kevin Chapman (baseball)

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Kevin Chapman
Free agent
Born: (1988-02-19) February 19, 1988 (age 31)
Coral Springs, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 9, 2013, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3–1
Earned run average4.09

Kevin Allen Chapman (born February 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros.

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Chapman was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 42nd round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,[1] but did not sign and attended the University of Florida.[2] He was then drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 50th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, but again chose not to sign and returned to Florida.[3] The Kansas City Royals drafted him in the fourth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft and he signed.[4] Chapman was traded to the Houston Astros in 2012.[5]

Houston Astros

Chapman was invited to spring training in 2013 and received his first callup to the majors later that season on August 8.[6][7] He was optioned to the Oklahoma City RedHawks on April 17, 2014,[8] and recalled on July 1.[9] He was optioned the next day,[10] and recalled for the second time that season on August 15.[11] Chapman started the 2015 season with the Fresno Grizzlies, after spending spring training at the major league level.[12] He was recalled in May,[13] and returned to the minor leagues later that month.[14] Chapman began the 2016 season in the minor leagues.[15] He was called up to the major leagues on August 11 to fill out the roster for a doubleheader.[16][17] At the end of the minor league season in September, Chapman was promoted to the major league level.[18]

Chapman was eligible to represent Canada at the 2017 World Baseball Classic because his father was born in Ontario.[19][20]

Atlanta Braves

Chapman was claimed off of waivers by the Atlanta Braves on March 13, 2017.[21][22] He was assigned to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves on March 31.[23]

Minnesota Twins

On May 8, 2017, Chapman was traded to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Danny Santana.[24] He was released on June 13, 2017.

New Britain Bees

On April 3, 2018, Chapman signed with the New Britain Bees of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[25]

Detroit Tigers

On May 20, 2018, Chapman's contract was purchased by the Detroit Tigers.[26] He elected free agency on November 2, 2018.


Chapman's cousin Matt den Dekker is also a professional baseball player.[27]


  1. ^ Christy Cabrera Chirinos. "Kevin Chapman: Westminster Academy Junior Left-hander Knows Art Of Pitching". Sun-Sentinel, June 14, 2005
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Brandon (June 8, 2006). "Surprise: Leclerc doesn't go in draft". The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "School-record 10 Gators selected in MLB Draft". Palm Beach Post. June 12, 2009. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Zuba, Samuel (June 8, 2010). "Chapman surprise Draft choice on Day 2". Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Royals get 2 from Astros". Associated Press. March 21, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  6. ^ Smith, Brian T. (March 25, 2013). "Astros report: Roster nearing completion". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  7. ^ de Jesus Ortiz, Jose (August 8, 2013). "Astros designate Travis Blackley for assignment; call up Kevin Chapman". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  8. ^ Rieken, Kristie (April 18, 2014). "Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1". Libbock Avalanche-Journal. Associated Press. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  9. ^ Dykstra, Sam (July 1, 2014). "Astros call up outfielder Santana to bigs". Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  10. ^ Drellich, Evan (July 2, 2014). "Astros report: Bass returns to action after 47-game absence". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Preston Tucker lifts RedHawks past Fresno". The Oklahoman. August 15, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  12. ^ "Jon Singleton optioned to Triple-A Fresno by Astros". Fresno Bee. Associated Press. April 1, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  13. ^ Dtton, Bob (May 1, 2015). "Mariners' attack remains quiet for too long in 4-3 loss to Astros". The News Tribune. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  14. ^ Drellich, Evan (May 12, 2015). "Astros report: Springer ready to return; Grossman demoted". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  15. ^ Drellich, Evan (March 25, 2016). "Astros report: Dan Straily makes strong case for roster spot". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  16. ^ "Astros-Twins game postponed by rain on umbrella night". Associated Press. August 11, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  17. ^ Kaplan, Jake (August 10, 2016). "Kevin Chapman to join Astros for doubleheader". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  18. ^ Kaplan, Jake (September 5, 2016). "Astros call up Max Stassi, Kevin Chapman". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  19. ^ Kaplan, Jake (March 12, 2017). "Astros removing reliever Kevin Chapman from 40-man roster". Houston Chronicle.
  20. ^ McTaggart, Brian (February 8, 2017). "Beltran, Altuve among 8 Astros in WBC '17". Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  21. ^ Kaplan, Jake (March 13, 2017). "Braves claim Kevin Chapman off waivers from Astros". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  22. ^ Bowman, Mark (March 28, 2017). "O'Flaherty, Bonifacio make Opening Day roster". Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  23. ^ Bowman, Mark (March 31, 2017). "Braves leaning toward 7-man bullpen". Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  24. ^ "Braves terminate Ryan Howard's minor league contract". Associated Press. May 8, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  25. ^ "Three More Added to Bee Hive". New Britain Bees. April 3, 2018.
  26. ^ "Chapman Signed by Tigers". New Britain Bees. May 20, 2018.
  27. ^ McTaggart, Brian (September 26, 2014). "Chapman thrilled to share field with cousin den Dekker". Retrieved April 1, 2017.

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