Palomar Comets Baseball
HIGH SCHOOL: Fallbrook (Fallbrook, CA) (2005)
DIVISION I COLLEGE: Signed early with Indiana State.
DRAFT: Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 19th round of the June
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 30, 1986, in Mira Mesa.
... Son of Willie and Debbie Chavez. ... Has one brother
(Zach, 17) and one sister (Zalena, 9).
2007 SEASON: Leads every-day starters in hitting with a .388
average as of April 14. ...
Hitting .434 in Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Is
errorless for 181 chances behind the plate and has
thrown out 17 of 29 runners attempting to steal.. ... Also is first
among regular stars with a .466 on-base percentage, reaching base nine teams on walks
and eight times as a hit batter, which leads the club. ... Has driven in 17 runs (73 for his Palomar
career)... H Went on a 9-for-14 run in victories
over San Diego City College, Southwestern twice and
Grossmont the first and second week of March. ... Went
3-for-5 with two RBIs in a 12-2 rout of Mt. San Jacinto
on Feb. 6. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run Feb. 9
against nationally second-ranked Riverside Community
College. ... Came off the bench to deliver a two-run
single in Palomar's seven-run eighth inning in a
comeback 15-13 win at Citrus in the Mt. SAC Tournament
on Feb. 10. ... Was 3-for-6 with an RBI later the same
day against Ventura. ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Mt. SAC on
Feb. 14. ... Was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a 7-0 win over
San Diego City College on March 6. His double and single
in the seventh inning sparked a seven-run outburst by
the Comets which broke a 0-0 tie. Helped Palomar beat
Southwestern 11-6 in 12 innings on the road March 8,
going 2-for-2 and driving in a run. ... Went 2-for-4 in
an 8-3 victory over the Jaguars on March 10. ... Went
3-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI in a 9-5 win at
Grossmont on March 13. His run-scoring double in the
eighth inning helped spark a seven-run rally that
enabled the Comets to overcome a 3-2 Griffins lead. ...
Went 3-for-4 and drove in a run in a 14-2 road win at
Imperial Valley on March 20. ... Went 2-for-4 with a
double and an RBI on the road vs. San Diego City College
on March 29.... Was 3-for-4 and drove in a run in
an 8-3 win over Mt. San Jacinto on April 4. ... Homered
in the bottom of the third inning to help key a 9-8
victory over Chaffey, which came into the game with a
24-9 record, on April 5. ... Went 2-for-5 vs.
Southwestern on April 10.
2006 SEASON: Was
second in the state with 56 RBIs
for the regular season. ... Drove in 31 runs, second
in the PCC, in conference games. ... Led the team with
9 home runs and was third on the club with 9 doubles. ...
Batted .302 with a .523 slugging
percentage in the regular season and finished with a
.297 batting average through the post-season ... Threw
out 13 of 27 runners trying to
steal. ... Slugged a
3-run home run vs. Cypress, ranked third in Southern
California, on Jan. 28. ... Went 2-for-3 with a home
run, 3 RBIs, a stolen base and a walk in a 10-4 victory
over Ventura on Feb. 3. ... Hit a 3-run home run in a
11-3 win over Sacramento City College, ranked No. 4 in
Northern California at the time, on Feb. 4. ... Went
2-for-5 and drove in a run as the Comets downed Glendale
7-1 on Feb. 10. ... Doubled in the first inning for what
turned out to be the game-winning RBI in a 11-2 win over
San Bernardino Valley on Feb. 10. ... Was 2-for-4 with
an RBI and a steal vs. Mt. SAC on Feb. 11. ... Went
2-for-4 and drove in a run in a 6-3 victory over the
Mounties on Feb. 15. ... Went 4-for-5 with a double and
an RBI against Los Angeles Pierce on Feb. 16. ... Was
2-for-3 with a home run, double and 3 RBIs vs. Cerro Coso on Feb. 17. ... Slammed a 2-run homer in the first
inning, picking up what turned out to be the
game-winning RBI, in a 12-1 win over Mt. San Jacinto on
Feb. 23. ... Went 2-for-5 with a grand-slam home run and
5 RBIs as the Comets beat Imperial Valley 12-1 on Feb.
25. ... Was 2-for-4, homered and drove in 4 runs in a
11-1 win over Southwestern on March 2. ... Helped lead
the Comets to a 12-1 over Imperial Valley on March 6,
going 2-for-5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. ... Went
2-for-5 with his eighth home run and drove in 4 runs in
17-13 win at IVC on March 18. ... Went 2-for-5 with a
triple and 3 RBIs to help ignite the Comets to a 5-0 win
on the road over San Diego City College on March 28. ...
Slugged a 2-run homer in a 6-1 victory over San Diego
Mesa on March 30. ... Helped lead the Comets to an
18-3 victory at Imperial Valley on April 6, going
4-for-7 and driving in 2 runs. ... Went 2-for-3 in a 4-2
win over Orange Coast on April 11. ... Went 4-for-5 with
2 RBIs in a 15-1 rout of Mt. San Jacinto on April 13.
... Went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs vs. San Diego
City College on April 27. ... Contributed a double,
sacrifice fly and RBI as the Comets wrapped up the
conference championship May 4 with a 4-1 win over
visiting San Diego Mesa. ... Southern
California Regionals Round 1 Singled in games 2 and 3 of the
Comets' opening series with Rio Hondo on Ma7 13-14.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a first-team All-CIF-San Diego Section
selection under coach Matt Parker at Fallbrook High. ...
Slugged 12 home runs and drove in 40 runs as a senior in
2005. ... Helped lead the Warriors to a 30-5 record a CIF-San Diego Section Division I championship
appearance in 2004,
where they lost to La Costa Canyon in extra innings.
(Updated on April 14, 2007)