Lonnie David Chisenhall (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Cleveland Indians organization. He was selected in the 2006 MLB Draft, but attended college at the University of South Carolina rather than entering the draft. After a disciplinary issue in his freshman year, he transferred to Pitt Community College before being selected in the 2008 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
Chisenhall made his MLB debut in June 2011. In 2012, he finished with a .260 batting average, 12 home runs, and 38 runs batted in.
Chisenhall was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 11th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft but chose to attend University of South Carolina. Chisenhall played for the South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team in his freshman year, but was dismissed from the team after being charged with breaking into a dorm room and stealing electronic equipment. He then transferred to Pitt Community College.
He was drafted by Cleveland Indians 29th overall in the 2008 MLB Draft. In 2009 and 2010, he played with the AA Akron Aeros.
On June 27, 2011, Chisenhall was promoted from the Class AAA Columbus Clippers, and went 2-for-4 in his major league debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
On July 6, 2011 Chisenhall hit his first major league home run, off of Boone Logan of the New York Yankees.
On July 7, 2011, Chisenhall was hit with a fastball thrown by Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Carlos Villanueva and had to leave the game with facial contusions.
On May 13, 2013, Chisenhall was sent down to the Class AAA Columbus Clippers. He was recalled on June 18.
- ^ "Star freshmen dismissed from USC baseball team". Espn.com (ESPN Internet Ventures). Associted Press. March 19, 2007. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- ^ "Indians select INF Lonnie Chisenhall in the first round of 2008 First-Year Player Draft". Mlb.com (Press release). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. June 5, 2008. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- ^ "Chisenhall makes impact in debut for Indians". June 28, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- ^ Hoynes, Paul (July 7, 2011). "Justin Masterson goes 8 scoreless innings in Cleveland Indians' 5–3 victory over Yankees". Plain Dealer. Cleveland, OH: Advance Media. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- ^ Hoynes, Paul (July 7, 2011). "Travis Hafner's grand slam caps five-run ninth-inning rally as Cleveland Indians beat Toronto Blue Jays". Plain Dealer. Cleveland, OH: Advance Media. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- ^ "Indians send 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to minors".
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- "Indians sign 1st-round draft pick Chisenhall". USA Today. Associated Press. June 14, 2008.
- "Chisenhall Makes His Aeros Debut, Third-Base Prospect Looks To Be On Fast Track". Akron Beacon Journal. August 9, 2009.
- Manoloff, Dennis (July 16, 2010). "Scouts certain third-base prospect Lonnie Chisenhall will be a hit with the Indians". Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH: Advance Media).
- "Lonnie Chisenhall and Eric Berger Win Weekly Carolina League Awards for K-Tribe!". Oursportscentral.com. April 27, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- "K-Tribe's Chisenhall Wins Home Run Derby". Witn.com. June 23, 2009.
- "Chisenhall stars at plate, but Scrappers fall in 11th". The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH). July 1, 2008.
- Hood, Scott (March 13, 2007). "Splendid Mound Debut For Chisenhall". Gamecockcentral.com (Rivals.com). Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- 1965: Ray Fosse
- 1966: John Curtis
- 1967: Jack Heidemann
- 1968: Robert Weaver
- 1969: Alvin McGrew
- 1970: Steve Dunning
- 1971: David Sloan
- 1972: Rick Manning
- 1973: Glenn Tufts
- 1974: Tom Brennan
- 1975: Rick Cerone
- 1976: Tim Glass
- 1977: Bruce Compton
- 1978: Phil Lansford
- 1979: John Bohnet
- 1980: Kelly Gruber
- 1981: George Alpert
- 1982: Mark Snyder
- 1983: Dave Clark
- 1984: Cory Snyder
- 1985: Mike Pohel
- 1986: Greg Swindell
- 1987: No first round pick
- 1988: Mark Lewis, Charles Nagy, Jeff Mutis
- 1989: Calvin Murray
- 1990: Tim Costo, Sam Hence
- 1991: Manny Ramirez
- 1992: Paul Shuey
- 1993: Daron Kirkreit
- 1994: Jaret Wright
- 1995: David Miller
- 1996: Danny Peoples
- 1997: Tim Drew, Jason Fitzgerald
- 1998: CC Sabathia
- 1999: No first round pick
- 2000: Corey Smith, Derek Thompson
- 2001: Dan Denham, Alan Horne, J. D. Martin, Mike Conroy
- 2002: Jeremy Guthrie, Matt Whitney, Micah Schilling
- 2003: Michael Aubrey, Brad Snyder, Adam Miller
- 2004: Jeremy Sowers
- 2005: Trevor Crowe, John Drennen
- 2006: David Huff
- 2007: Beau Mills
- 2008: Lonnie Chisenhall
- 2009: Alex White
- 2010: Drew Pomeranz
- 2011: Francisco Lindor
- 2012: Tyler Naquin
- 2013: Clint Frazier