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    Chad Christensen - 2014

    Chad Christensen

    Position: Christensen has primarily played 3B since being drafted, but he can also play 1B, LF, RF, and even some SS.
    Born: 10-6-1990. He will be 23 for the 2014 season.
    Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, IA
    College: Nebraska (GBR)
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 210
    Bats/Throws: R/R

    2013:
    Chad Christensen's final season at Nebraska was a very successful one. He was named first-team All-Big Ten as an outfielder after being named first-team All-Big Ten as a shortstop the year before. He ended the season hitting .364/.436/.453/.889 with 8 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 39 RBI, 27 BB/34 K. He boasted a 1.000% fielding percentage while also being in the top 10 in the nation with 8 outfield assists.

    Christensen was drafted in the 25th round and sent to the GCL Twins where he struggled a bit. He also moved from the outfield and played primarily 3B with some 1B, LF, and RF mixed in.
    Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
    2013 22 Twins GULF Rk MIN 47 185 162 23 38 7 3 3 21 4 2 13 21 .235 .301 .370 .671 60 3 4 2 4 0

    2014:
    Chad Christensen will be starting the 2014 season in Low-A for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the city he is from. I'm from south-central Iowa and plan on making it over to Cedar Rapids to see some games this year. Good luck, Chad!

    2014 Stats:
    Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
    2013 22 2.4 Twins GULF Rk MIN 47 185 162 23 38 7 3 3 21 4 2 13 21 .235 .301 .370 .671 60 3 4 2 4 0
    2014 23 1.5 Cedar Rapids MIDW A MIN 57 246 224 37 66 11 3 5 34 17 4 16 55 .295 .350 .438 .787 98 6 4 0 2 0
    Last edited by Tibs; 06-12-2014 at 07:23 AM.
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    Jeffrey Johnson@jeje66 2m
    Give it up for CR's own Chad Christensen. First hit as a Kernel, solid single up the middle. #Kernels
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    Chad was 2-4 with a 3B, RBI, and run scored today as the DH for the Kernels. He is now hitting .286 on the year
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    So far, Christensen has primarily played LF when he is in the lineup. He has 5 games played there along with 1 at 1B and 1 at DH
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    Chad played 1B on Saturday and went 2-5 which raised his average to .297 on the season.
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    Chad Christensen leads off the 9th with a single. He is 3-for-4 tonight.
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    Christensen was 3-5 with an RBI and a walk while also scoring 3 runs last night raising his average to .323. He had a stolen base which is his 6th of the year.

    Also of note is he was at 1B in the lineup last night. He is moving around a lot for the Kernels.
    Last edited by Tibs; 04-28-2014 at 08:11 AM.
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    Here's a nice little article/video on Chad Christensen. http://www.kcrg.com/subject/sports/k...-team-20140505
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    Chad was 2-6 with a 2B, an RBI, and two runs scored last night. He is now hitting .276 on the year.
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    I like this guy a lot in the sense I'm pulling for him. He's a bit old for the league(s) he's been in. I hope he rakes so he can end up at...at least AA this year. A 24 turning 25 year old at AA next year wouldn't be that good. Again, hoping he makes it - I think he could be a great utility player, 4th OF, backup corner IF guy who plays 2-4 games a week for a decent team.

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    Four-year college guy. Have to start him somewhere.

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    Although the Kernels lost both games, Chad Christensen went 4-8 with a 2B, 2 RBI, and a run scored in the doubleheader yesterday. His slash line is now .281/.338/.372/.710
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    Christensen had easily his best game of the season last night. He went 4-4 with 2 HR (1,2), 4 RBI, 3 runs, and his 10th stolen base of the season. This raised his batting average to .300 on the season. His performance earned him the Twins Daily Hitter of the Day Award, his first of the year.

    The 10th stolen base is a little surprising to me. That is a pretty good number for this early in the season. I'll try to find a scouting report on his speed.
    Last edited by Tibs; 05-20-2014 at 08:23 PM.
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    Another multi-hit game for Chad Christensen last night as he went 2-4 with a run scored. He is hitting .385/.415/.564/.979 over his last 10 games and .313/.364/.450/.814 so far for the month of May.
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    Christensen batted 3rd and played RF for the Kernels yesterday. He hit his 3rd homer of the year.
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    Christensen lifts the Kernels on top 4-3 in the 8th with his 4th homer of the year.
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    The Chad hit another home run last night, his 5th of the year and 3rd in his last seven games.

    Also, in part 2 of his interview with GM Terry Ryan, SD Buhr included some quotes about Christensen from Mr. Ryan. http://twinsdaily.com/content.php/30...ry-Ryan-Part-2
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    Christensen was 1-4 with his third 3B of the year last night. His average is now .295. Over the last 10 games his slash line is .316/.372/.605/.977
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibs View Post
    Christensen was 1-4 with his third 3B of the year last night. His average is now .295. Over the last 10 games his slash line is .316/.372/.605/.977
    Manager Jake Mauer told media after Wednesday's game that he wouldn't be at all surprised to see a Christensen promotion soon. Had a lot of other complementary things to say, as well.

    Jim Ecker's story with those quotes and more can be found at http://metrosportsreport.com/index.p...=184:about-msr

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    MetroSportsReport.comwhile my alter-ego, Jim Crikket, opines about the Twins and Kernels at Knuckleballsblog.com.

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    Thanks for the link. Mauer also said, "He just always seems to be the right guy in the right spot." And"When the situation comes up and we need something, he always delivers."

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