A's Call Up Top Prospect Matt Chapman

By Vincent Frank on Thursday, June 15th 2017
A's Call Up Top Prospect Matt Chapman

The Oakland Athletics appear to be willing to go with a youthful rebuild this season. The team called up top prospect Matt Chapman from Triple-A on Thursday and designated veteran Trevor Plouffe for assignment. 

First things first. Moving on from Plouffe is interesting in that he signed a one-year, $5.2 million deal during the winter. 

This is a clear indication that Oakland plans on using Chapman as the team's everyday third baseman from here on out. 

Chapman, a first-round pick out of Cal State Fullerton back in 2014, entered the season as Oakland's fourth-best prospect. He's hitting .259 with 16 homers and 30 RBI in Triple-A this season. 

The slugger projects to be a 25-plus homer guy at the MLB level. He's definitely someone worth keepin an eye on as he makes his debut this week. 

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