Chesny is a non-roster invitee to major league Spring Training for the second-straight season ... is in his fifth pro season after he was selected by the Cubs in the 14th round of the 2014 draft ... owns a .298 career average (473-for-1,585) with 77 doubles, eight triples, six homers and 132 RBI in 420 minor league games... Named a 2016 Southern League mid-season and post-season All-Star ... in 2015, was a Carolina League Year-End All-Star after leading the league with a .321 average... Attended Mercer University in Macon, Ga. ... in 2014, batted .398 in league games and led the club with a .348 overall average ... in 2013, was the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year and an All-American... Graduated from Marist (Ga.) High School.
Chesny spent the entire season at Triple-A Iowa, his first stint at that level ... batted .256 (109-for-425) with 20 doubles, one homer, 33 RBI and seven stolen bases in 120 games... Played every outfield and infield position ... spent the most time at second base (44 starts), shortstop (26) and third base (22)... Helped turn Iowa's first triple play since 2008, June 5 vs. Oklahoma City.
Chesny batted .303 (149-for-491) with 25 doubles, two triples, four homers, 37 RBI, 57 walks and a .376 on-base percentage in 126 games for Double-A Tennessee ... marked his first career action at the Double-A level... Named a Southern League mid-season and post-season All-Star... Played 58 games at second base, 35 at third base, 17 at shortstop, eight in left field and one at first base... Hit .305 (47-for-154) vs. lefties and had a .303 average (102-for-337) against righties... Earned Cubs Minor League Player of the Month and Southern League Player of the Month accolades in April after he batted .402 (33-for-82) with a .505 on-base percentage and a 1.029 OPS in 22 games... Earned Southern League Player of the Week honors for April 18-24 (.480, 12-for-25, .606 OBP)... Batted .351 (27-for-77) with five RBI, 11 walks (compared to eight strikeouts) and a .438 on-base percentage in 22 games for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League.
Combined to bat .320 (163-for-510) with 23 doubles, four triples, one homer, 44 RBI and a .392 on-base percentage in 130 games between Single-A South Bend and Single-A Myrtle Beach ... reached in a Carolina League record 44-straight games, June 6-July 25... Named a Carolina League Year-End All-Star after leading the league with a .321 average... Between the two teams, played 47 games at second base, 23 at third base, 14 at shortstop, 11 in left field, eight at first base and six in right field... Opened the year with South Bend, and hit .315 (34-for-108) with a .385 on-base percentage prior to his promotion to Myrtle Beach in mid-May... Hit .395 (30-for-76) with a .466 on-base percentage in his first 20 games with the Pelicans, May 15-June 5 ... had a 14-game hitting streak, July 11-25, in which he batted .441 (26-for-59) with a 1.027 OPS.
Combined to hit .327 (52-for-159) with nine doubles, two triples and 18 RBI in 44 games between Rookie League Mesa, Single-A Boise and Single-A Kane County ... after batting .354 (17-for-48) in 15 games for Boise, was promoted to the Cougars and went on to hit .324 (34-for-105) in 27 games.