ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Titan Flashing the Glove in Becoming the Best in Baseball
Aug. 5, 2019
Cal State Fullerton alumnus and Oakland A's All-Star third baseman, Matt Chapman, exemplifies the CSUF motto of "Titans Reach Higher," with every game.
As one of the 10 Cal State Fullerton baseball players currently on a major league roster, he is considered one of the game's brightest stars, and best defensive player after winnng a Gold Glove last season — the highest recognition in baseball for being the best defensive player at his position.
Drafted by the Oakland Athletics as their No. 1 draft pick in 2014, Chapman became an everyday major leaguer by the middle of 2017, a Gold and Platinum Glove owner in 2018 and an All-Star by 2019.
“Matt’s definitely a typical Titan baseball player in that he’s hard-nosed, he’s a team leader by example, but he also plays the game with a passion,” said former Cal State Fullerton standout Mark Kotsay, the Athletics’ quality control coach. “He cares about the game, and he cares about his teammates. He’s absolutely a Titan at heart.” Continue reading in the Orange County Register.