Christopher Duffy (baseball)

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Chris Duffy
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First baseman
Born: (1987-12-17) December 17, 1987 (age 31)
New York, New York
Bats: LeftThrows: Right

Chris Duffy (born December 17, 1987 in New York, New York) is a minor league baseball player who is currently a free agent.

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College career

Duffy was drafted out of Cypress Creek High School by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft but elected to attend the University of Central Florida, where he played outfield for the Central Florida Knights baseball team from 2007-2010. [1] His parents suggested he attend college to mature. [2]

Chicago White Sox Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The White Sox are owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, and play their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field, located on the city's South Side. They are one of two major league clubs in Chicago; the other is the Chicago Cubs, who are a member of the National League (NL) Central division.

University of Central Florida public university in Orlando, Florida, United States

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Duffy was a starter through his career with the Knights but had his breakout season as a senior, hitting .447 with 21 home runs and 81 runs batted in. [1] He was named a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and earned first-team All-American honors. [1] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Golden Spikes Award

The Golden Spikes Award is bestowed annually to the best amateur baseball player in the United States. The award, created by USA Baseball and sponsored by the Major League Baseball Players Association, was first presented in 1978. It is given to an amateur player who best exhibits and combines "exceptional on-field ability and exemplary sportsmanship." The award is considered the most prestigious in amateur baseball.

2010 College Baseball All-America Team

This is a list of college baseball players named first team All-Americans in 2010. The NCAA recognizes four different All-America selectors for baseball: the American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Duffy currently holds the C-USA record for batting average (.447) and slugging percentage (.850). [1]

Chris Duffy is a member of Above .500 Inc., a non-profit organization. [7] [8]

Professional career

Duffy was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 26th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent the rest of the 2010 and the entire 2011 season with the GCL Phillies before splitting the 2012 season between the Lakewood BlueClaws and Clearwater Threshers. [6] [6] [9] [10]

Philadelphia Phillies Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League (NL) East division. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park, located in South Philadelphia. The Phillies are the oldest, continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in American professional sports.

The Lakewood BlueClaws are a Minor League Baseball team affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies that play in the Class A South Atlantic League. They are based in Lakewood, New Jersey, and their home field is FirstEnergy Park.

The Clearwater Threshers are a minor league baseball team that currently plays in the Florida State League. Since 2009, the team competes in the North Division.

In April 2013, Duffy signed with the Camden Riversharks. [11]

Duffy ended up spending the year with the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am League. [12] where he hit .293 with 13 homers and 63 RBI, and was named to the league's All Star team.

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