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#1 Tibs

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:48 AM

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.[TABLE="class: sortable stats_table"]
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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!

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Edited by Tibs, 12 June 2014 - 06:23 AM.

I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

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[COLOR=#292F33][FONT=Helvetica Neue]Give it up for CR's own Chad Christensen. First hit as a Kernel, solid single up the middle. [COLOR=#66B5D2]#[/COLOR]Kernels[/FONT][/COLOR]
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:09 PM

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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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:14 AM

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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Posted 20 April 2014 - 05:14 PM

Chad played 1B on Saturday and went 2-5 which raised his average to .297 on the season.
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

[COLOR=#292F33][FONT=Helvetica Neue]Cedar Rapids Kernels ‏[COLOR=#8899A6][COLOR=#B1BBC3]@[/COLOR]CRKernels[/COLOR] 1m[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#292F33][FONT=Helvetica Neue]Chad Christensen leads off the 9th with a single. He is 3-for-4 tonight.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:07 AM

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.

Edited by Tibs, 28 April 2014 - 07:11 AM.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:51 PM

Here's a nice little article/video on Chad Christensen. http://www.kcrg.com/...n-team-20140505
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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:18 AM

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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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:29 AM

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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Posted 10 May 2014 - 11:22 AM

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

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:40 AM

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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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:20 PM

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.

Edited by Tibs, 20 May 2014 - 07:23 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:02 AM

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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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:15 AM

Christensen batted 3rd and played RF for the Kernels yesterday. He hit his 3rd homer of the year.
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 04:20 PM

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[COLOR=#292F33][FONT=Helvetica Neue]Christensen lifts the Kernels on top 4-3 in the 8th with his 4th homer of the year.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:52 AM

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.co...rry-Ryan-Part-2
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:22 AM

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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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:32 AM

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://metrosportsre...d=184:about-msr

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:27 PM

[COLOR=#555555][FONT=Segoe UI]Thanks for the link. Mauer also said, "He just always seems to be the right guy in the right spot." And[COLOR=#222222][FONT=Verdana] [/FONT][/COLOR]"When the situation comes up and we need something, he always delivers."[/FONT][/COLOR]

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:06 AM

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://metrosportsre...d=184:about-msr

That would be great! He has had a good first half of the season. My only problem with it is I haven't been able to make it to a Kernels game yet!
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:13 PM

Christensen went 2-2 with 2 walks in game 1 of the Kernels doubleheader yesterday. One of the hits was his 7th homer of the year, and he added 3 RBI. He went 1-3 in game 2 and his average sits at .299.

He also earned Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day, his second time winning the award this year.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:18 AM

Chad Christensen had a pretty good month of June with that bat. As you can see from the Twins Daily Minor League Hitters of the Month, he finished June going [COLOR=#3E3E3E]27-89 (.303/.373/.528 (.901) with 4 doubles, 2 triples four homers and 22 RBI.[/COLOR]
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:38 AM

Chad Christensen continued his solid hitting year for the Kernels last night by going 3-5 with his 22nd double of the year. He is now hitting .281.

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