Christopher Michael Bostick...Wife's name is Lora (married this past January 14)...Is a 2011 graduate of the Aquinas Institute in Rochester, NY, where he hit .510 as a senior...Was also a wide receiver on the Aquinas football team, helping lead the Little Irish to a 2010 state title...Signed a letter of intent to play baseball at St. John's University...Played for the Webster Yankees in the New York Collegiate League prior to signing with Oakland and hit .413 (57-for-138) in 36 games...Was the Triple-A recipient of the Pirates Community Commitment Award in 2017.
Spent majority of season with Triple-A Indianapolis, where was named to the International League mid-season All-Star team as an outfielder...Ranked second among the league leaders in hits, third in doubles and fourth in batting average...Led Indianapolis in average, doubles, runs and multi-hit games (44) while being selected as the team MVP...Made 38 appearances in left field, 34 in right field, 33 at second base, 13 in center field and six at third base while playing with Indy...Tripled in each of his first two games...Had a 15-game hitting streak from 4/15-5/3, going 24-for-64 (.375) with six doubles, two homers, nine RBI and eight multi-hit efforts; had five straight multi-hit games between 4/27 and 5/2...Had the eighth-highest batting average in the International League (.320) when he was recalled by the Pirates on 5/8...Made Major League debut as a defensive replacement in left field on 5/8 at Los Angeles and played final five innings; went 0-for-2 at the plate...Made first big league start in left field on 5/9 at Los Angeles and went 0-for-1 with a walk...Also grounded out as a pinch hitter on 5/10 at Los Angeles...Was optioned back to Triple-A on 5/12...Went 4-for-5 with two doubles on 5/13 vs. Norfolk...Hit safely in each of his first eight games with Indy after returning to the club and posted seven straight multi-hit efforts between 5/13-18 (17-for-32, .531)...Was recalled on 9/3 after Josh Harrison suffered a broken hand on 9/2...Hit .348 (8-for-23) and scored six runs in 17 games with the Pirates in September...Doubled off Chicago's Felix Pena on 9/7 for first Major League hit...Collected first big league RBI on 9/28 at Washington...Made three starts at second base for the Bucs in September/October and went 5-for-12 with five runs scored in those three games as the leadoff batter.
Split season between Harrisburg (Nationals' AA) and Syracuse (Nationals' AAA) and batted .250 (121-for-484) with 22 doubles, eight home runs and 51 RBI in 135 total games...Also had a career-high 10 triples...Began season at the Double-A level, where he made 62 starts at second base and six appearances (five starts) in left field...Batted .324 (36-for-111) with 13 multi-hit efforts in 29 games during the month of May...Homered in back-to-back games on 6/7-8...Was leading the Eastern League with eight triples when he was promoted to Triple-A on 6/26...Homered in his second game with Syracuse on 6/28 vs. Scranton/WB...Hit his second and final home run with the Chiefs on 7/6 at Durham...Made 47 appearances (46 starts) at second base, 13 starts at third base and two starts in left field while playing with Syracuse.
Began his first season in Washington's system with Single-A Potomac before being promoted to Double-A Harrisburg on June 14...Led Nationals Minor Leaguers with a career-high 31 stolen bases while ranking fourth in home runs and fifth in RBI...Hit .258 with 22 doubles, eight triples, 12 home runs, 58 RBI, 31 walks and 57 runs scored in a career-high 137 games between the two stops...Following the season ranked tied for fourth in the Arizona Fall League with four home runs...Hit .268 (19-for-71) in 20 games for the Salt River Rafters.
Spent entire season with Myrtle Beach (Rangers' High-A)...Ranked second among Carolina League leaders in runs, fifth in doubles, fifth in triples and sixth in hits...Set career highs in doubles...Made all 122 defensive appearances at second base...Hit safely in 21 of his 27 games during the month of July and batted .330 (35-for-106) overall; finished off the month with a four-hit game on 7/30 at Potomac.
Entered season ranked by Baseball America as Oakland's 20th-best prospect...Spent entire campaign playing with Low-A Beloit...Was named an organizational All-Star by MiLB.com...Set minor league career highs in batting, hits, home runs and RBI...Led team in triples and stolen bases... Made all 125 defensive appearances at second base...Was named Midwest League Player-of-the-Week for the week of 6/10-16 after hitting .458 (11- for-24) with four home runs and 14 RBI in seven games...Homered twice on 6/15 vs. Clinton...Hit .391 (36-for-92) with six home runs and 25 RBI in 25 games during the month of June...Was traded to Texas on 12/3.
Was selected to the New York-Penn League All-Star team while spending entire season with Vermont...Made 53 starts at second base and 10 at shortstop...Also made two appearances (one start) in right field.
Played in 14 games with the Arizona League Athletics after being selected by Oakland in the 44th round of the First-Year Player Draft... Reached base safely in all 14 games; hit safely in each of his first 13 before going hitless in one at bat in his final game on 8/27 (was also hit by a pitch in the contest)...Made eight appearances (seven starts) at shortstop and five appearances (four starts) at second base.