Chad Huffman

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Chad Huffman
Chiba Lotte Marines – No. 56
Outfielder
Born: (1985-04-29) April 29, 1985 (age 29)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 13, 2010 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through 2010 season)
Batting average .167
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 2
Teams

Chad Daniel Huffman (born April 29, 1985, Houston, Texas) is an American professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball with the New York Yankees in 2010. Huffman, who is 6' 1", bats and throws right-handed.

Career[edit]

Huffman played for the TCU Horned Frogs baseball team from 2004–2006 and TCU Horned Frogs football team from 2003–2005. With the baseball team, he was named to the All-Conference USA Tournament Team in both 2004 and 2005.[1]

Huffman was selected by the San Diego Padres in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of Texas Christian University.

Huffman won the 2009 AAA Home Run Derby in Portland's PGE Park as a member of the hometown Portland Beavers.[2]

Huffman was waived by the Padres prior to the 2010 season to make room on the 40 man roster for Matt Stairs. He was claimed off waivers by the Yankees.[3]

On June 13, 2010, the New York Yankees recalled Huffman to replace the injured Marcus Thames. Prior to the call up, Huffman hit .279 with 5 home runs, 22 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .344 over 190 at bats with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. On June 13, 2010 Huffman had his first career hit in his first Major League at bat.

In perhaps his biggest at bat to date, Huffman helped fuel a dramatic come from behind win against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a ninth-inning bases-loaded two-run single on June 27, 2010.[4] While at first base, he shared the moment with James Loney, a high school teammate at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas.[5]

Huffman was designated by assignment by the Yankees on September 15.[6] On September 17, he was claimed by the Cleveland Indians and optioned to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers.[7] Huffman was removed from the 40-man roster on November 3 and sent outright to Columbus.

Awards and honors[edit]

Personal[edit]

He is the son of Debbie and Royce Huffman (TCU Horned Frogs football player 1969-73), and has two older brothers, Royce Jr., an all-conference performer in TCU Horned Frogs football and TCU Horned Frogs baseball from 1995–99, and Scott, who played football and baseball at Rice University from 1998-02.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2012 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide". p. 93. Archived from the original on 2012-06-21. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Ravich, Jared (July 14, 2009). "Beavers' Huffman blasts way to Derby title". MiLB.com. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ mlb.com Yanks claim slugger Huffman; April 8, 2010
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/06/huffman_has_a_moment_to_smile.html
  6. ^ http://www.northjersey.com/sports/103027274_Yankees_notes__Royce_Ring_gets_a_call.html
  7. ^ http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iCmhVlsr17KQPskw3YTRjA2A7hFAD9I9VEPO0
  8. ^ GoFrogs.com Chad Huffman Earns Conference USA Freshman Of The Year; May 25, 2004
  9. ^ a b GoFrogs.com Three Horned Frogs Named to the "Louisville Slugger's" Freshmen All-American Team ; June 11, 2004
  10. ^ GoFrogs.comHuffman named NCBWA preseason second-team All-American; Dec. 14, 2005
  11. ^ a b GoFrogs.com Huffman named Third-Team All-American by Louisville Slugger; June 4, 2006
  12. ^ GoFrogs.com Huffman honored by Rivals.com; June 26, 2006
  13. ^ "Player profile". MiLB.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 

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