Jose Santiago Chavez (Trevino) was originally signed by David Tapia
Spent the entire season at Single-A Stockton and hit .192 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 52 games…the home runs were the first of his professional career and he also had a career-high 10 doubles…matched his best with two stolen bases…hit .303 (10-for-33) against left-handed pitchers compared to .164 (22-for-134) with both of his home runs against right-handers…batted .146 with runners in scoring position…had a .132 batting average and .154 on-base percentage when leading off an inning…hit .247 over innings 1-5 and .122 from the sixth inning on…appeared exclusively at catcher on defense and caught 50 games…tossed out 17-of-44 (38.6%) attempted base stealers…committed eight errors (.983 fielding percentage)…also went 0-for-6 in two games as the designated hitter and was 0-for-1 with a strikeout as a pinch hitter…saw his most playing time with 40 games batting ninth but also hit eighth eight times, seventh twice and fourth and sixth once each…had seven multiple hit games, but never had more than two hits…played for Jalisco in the Mexican Pacific Winter League following the season and hit .261 with three RBI in 26 games.
STOCKTON: Began the season on the disabled list with a strained right rotator cuff…was reinstated April 26 and went 0-for-4 in his first game the next day against Lancaster…then hit safely in a season-high nine consecutive games from April 29 to May 12 (11-for-34, .324) to boost his average to a season high .289…drove in a run in four consecutive games from April 29 to May 4…hit his first professional home run in his second game of the season April 29 at San Jose…it snapped a career-opening 276-game, 858-at bat homerless streak…his second home run came three games later on May 4 against San Jose but he did not homer over his final 47 games…went 2-for-43 (.047) with one RBI over a 15-game stretch from May 14 to June 28…walked twice May 16 against Inland Empire, his only game with more than one walk…went 0-for-4 with a seasonhigh four strikeouts May 26 at Rancho Cucamonga…went 1-for-22 (.045) in eight games in June… then hit .221 over his final 27 games…collected a pair of doubles July 8 at Lancaster…drove in two runs Aug. 14 at Rancho Cucamonga, his only multiple-RBI game of the season…hit .250 in nine games in August, his best single-month average of 2017…went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in one postseason game for the Ports.
Spent the entire season at Single-A Beloit where he batted .207 with nine doubles and 15 RBI in 80 games…was named to the Midwest League Midseason All-Star team…had career highs in games, at bats (251), runs (19), hits (52) and RBI…batted .328 against left-handed pitchers compared to .171 against right-handers…collected seven of his nine extra base hits against lefties (all doubles)…had an .823 OPS against lefties and .387 against righties…had a .113 batting average with runners in scoring position…collected seven of his 15 RBI in bases loaded situations… hit .228 at night, .111 during the day…batted .245 when leading off an inning…appeared exclusively at catcher on defense and tossed out 35-of-76 (46.1%) attempted base stealers, which was the highest percentage in the Midwest League…committed six errors in 79 games behind the plate (.990 fielding percentage)…also went 1-for-4 with two RBI in one game as the designated hitter…hit in each of the bottom four spots in the order and saw his most playing time with 70 games batting ninth…collected a season-high three hits and a season-high two RBI April 11 at Clinton…had another three-hit game April 29 against Great Lakes and one other two-RBI game on July 14 at Dayton…hit safely in a season-high six consecutive games from April 27 to May 8 (8-for-21, .381)…had his best month of the season in April when he hit .289 with five RBI in 12 games…had a 38-game errorless streak from May 26 to Aug. 7…was on the disabled list from June 9 to 24 with a right thumb contusion and missed the Midwest League All-Star Game, which was played on June 21…played three games for Jalisco in the Mexican Pacific Winter League following the season and went 1-for-5 (.200) with a RBI.
Began the season at Single-A Beloit and was hitting .146 with four RBI in 43 games when he was transferred to Single-A Stockton July 1…batted .100 with two RBI in 22 games with the Ports and combined for a .132 batting average in 65 games overall…added a career-high 14 walks…hit .184 against left-handed pitchers, .115 against right-handers…batted .211 in 13 day games, .113 in 52 contests at night…appeared in 64 games at catcher and tossed out 29-of-72 (40.3%) attempted base stealers…also pitched twice and allowed two unearned runs in 2.1 innings…saw his most playing time with 31 games batting ninth and 24 hitting eighth…went 0-for34 over a 13-game stretch from July 9 to Aug. 17…made his professional debut as a pitcher July 26 at Lancaster (1.1 ip, 1 h, 2 r, 0 er, 1 so, 1 hr)…pitched again Aug. 15 against Visalia (1.0 ip, 1 h)… had a season-high three hits Aug. 30 against Inland Empire.
Played for three different teams in the A's farm system in his first season in the United States and combined for a .172 batting average, four doubles, and eight RBI in 65 games…began the season at Double-A Midland and went 2-for-12 (.167) in three games before he was transferred to Single-A Beloit April 16…hit .205 in 46 games with the Snappers and was sent to Short Season Single-A Vermont July 23…had a .093 batting average in 16 games with the Lake Monsters…batted .188 against right-handed pitchers, .114 against left-handers…hit .229 in the seventh inning or later…appeared in 65 games at catcher and tossed out 28-of-78 (35.9%) attempted base stealers…batted ninth 59 times…batted .302 with four of his eight RBI in 18 games in May
Spent his second consecutive season with the A's affiliate in the Dominican Summer League and hit .223 with nine RBI in 30 games…matched his career high with two stolen bases… hit .256 against right-handed pitchers, .091 against left-handers…batted .274 at home…had a .370 batting average with runners on base…hit .407 with runners in scoring position including .471 with RISP and two outs…tossed out 25-of-37 (67.6%) attempted base stealers in 22 games as catcher…also appeared in six games at second base and one at first base.
Made his professional debut with the A's affiliate in the Dominican Summer League and hit .250 with eight RBI in 35 games…collected the only triple of his career and stole a career high two bases…tossed out 15-of-23 (65.2%) attempted base stealers in 15 games at catcher…also appeared in eight games at second base and one at third base.