Road to Wrigley – Chandler Champlain
HOMETOWN: Coto de Caza, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Santa Margarita Catholic
COLLEGE VERBAL: USC
Chandler pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot giving outstanding downhill plane to his fastball that sits comfortably in the low 90s, showing occasional cut. As would be expected, his curve has good downer action as well and acts as a quality swing-and-miss pitch. Chandler’s repertoire also includes a change that has some deception giving him three quality pitches. He throws strikes with all three, making Chandler one of the many high upside arms in the 2018 class.
A top player in the talented Trinity League that has developed high-caliber players like Royce Lewis (Minnesota Twins top draft pick in this year’s draft), Champlain was an All-Trinity League first team selection this season, finishing with a 5-3 record and a 1.33 ERA for Santa Margarita. Champlain is committed to USC.
ROAD TO WRIGLEY:
1) 2015 Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout – Costa Mesa, CA
2) 2015 Under Armour Southwest Championships 16U – La Verne, CA
3) 2015 Under Armour SoCal Classic – La Verne, CA
4) 2016 Baseball Factory Futures West Showcase – La Verne, CA
5) 2017 Baseball Factory National West Showcase – Azusa, CA