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Full Name: Chad Austin Tracy Current Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Height/Weight: 6'2"/215 Number: 18
Birthdate: May 22, 1980 Entry Draft: 7th round (218th) in 2001
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina Drafted By: Arizona Diamondbacks
Position: 1B College: East Carolina


Biography

Chad Tracy (Chad Austin Tracy) was born on May 22, 1980 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tracy, also commonly known as "Opposite Field Tracy", bats left handed and throws right handed. Tracy compiled a .339 batting average during his career at East Carolina University strictly hitting the ball to the opposite field, hence the nickname. He was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh round of the 2001 draft.

He starred at 3rd base in El Paso, Texas, as part of the El Paso Diablos. In four minor league seasons, Tracy hit .335 with 24 home runs, 85 doubles and 206 RBI in 337 games. In 2002, he was selected to participate in the Futures Game during the All-Star break as the starting third baseman on the U.S. squad.

Tracy made his major league debut with Arizona on April 21, 2004. He finished his rookie season with a .285 average, eight home runs, 53 RBIs, and a .343 on base percentage in 143 games.

In 2005, Tracy had a breakout season as he batted .308 with 27 home runs and 72 RBI. He also had a slugging percentage of .533.

Tracy's numbers dipped slightly in the 2006 season. He batted .281 with only 20 homers and 80 RBI. His slugging percentage went down over 100 points from his 2005 total going from .553 to .451. His 129 strikeouts went up significantly as they nearly doubled his 2005 total.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2004 ARI N 143 481 45 137 8 53 .285 .343 .407 29 3 45 60 0 1 2 3 11
2005 ARI N 145 503 73 155 27 72 .308 .359 .553 34 4 35 78 8 1 3 4 10
2006 ARI N 154 597 91 168 20 80 .281 .343 .451 41 0 54 129 5 1 5 5 11
2007 ARI N 76 227 30 60 7 35 .264 .346 .454 18 2 29 43 1 0 0 4 8
2008 ARI N
Total 518 1808 239 520 62 240 .288 .348 .468 122 9 163 310 14 3 10 16 40

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2004 ARI N 1B 11 2 33 29 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .970
2004 ARI N OF 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 ARI N 3B 135 120 1061.1 104 258 25 28 0 0 0 0 0 .935
2004 ARI N LF 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 ARI N 1B 80 72 652.2 705 47 3 75 0 0 0 0 0 .996
2005 ARI N LF 6 4 40.2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 ARI N OF 51 51 416.2 93 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
2005 ARI N DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 ARI N RF 47 47 376 86 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
2006 ARI N 1B 6 2 21.1 23 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .960
2006 ARI N DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 ARI N 3B 147 143 1278 101 260 25 27 0 0 0 0 0 .935
2007 ARI N 3B 48 46 374 29 73 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 .962
2007 ARI N 1B 18 12 114.2 122 5 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2007 ARI N DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2008 ARI N 1B
2008 ARI N DH
2008 ARI N 3B
Total 3B 330 309 2713.1 234 591 54 61 0 0 0 0 0 .939
Total 1B 115 88 821.2 879 56 6 88 0 0 0 0 .994
Total OF 52 51 417.2 95 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
Total RF 47 47 376 86 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
Total DH 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total LF 7 4 41.2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks in the 7th round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 2001 - signed June 9, 2001).

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