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Chance Thomas Leo Sisco (born February 24, 1995) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Chance Sisco
Chance Sisco, Brad Brach (40505059615).jpg
Sisco (left) and Brad Brach with the Orioles in 2018
Baltimore Orioles – No. 15
Catcher
Born: (1995-02-24) February 24, 1995 (age 24)
Corona, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 2017, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
(through August 14, 2019)
Batting average.205
Home runs10
Runs batted in38
Teams

CareerEdit

 
Sisco hitting a single with the AAA Norfolk Tides in 2017.

Sisco initially attended Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, California.[1][2] Sisco transferred to Santiago High School in Corona, California for his junior year.[2] Originally a shortstop and pitcher, he begin catching his senior year of high school.[2][3][4] The Baltimore Orioles selected Sisco in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[5] He opted to sign with the Orioles rather than play college baseball at the University of Oregon.[6]

Sisco made his professional debut that season for the Gulf Coast Orioles and ended the year with the Aberdeen IronBirds.[7] He finished his first year hitting .363/.468/.451 with one home run and 11 RBIs in 33 games.[8] Sisco played the 2014 season with the Delmarva Shorebirds.[2] He won the SAL batting title after hitting .340 with five home runs, 63 RBIs and a .854 on-base plus slugging (OPS).[9] In 2015, he played for the Frederick Keys and the Bowie Baysox where he batted a combined .297 with six home runs and 34 RBIs in 95 games. After the season he played in the Arizona Fall League.[10][11] Sisco played 2016 with Bowie and the Norfolk Tides.[12] In July, he played in the All-Star Futures Game.[13][14] In 116 games between the two clubs he slashed .317/.403/.430 with six home runs and 51 RBIs. Sisco spent 2017 with Norfolk where he batted .267 with four home runs and 47 RBIs in 97 games before being recalled by Baltimore.[15]

Sisco received his first-ever promotion to the Orioles on September 1, 2017.[16] He made his MLB debut the following night as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning of a 7–2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards.[17] He achieved his first major league hit with a pinch-hit double off Masahiro Tanaka in the seventh, then followed it up with his first home run off Giovanny Gallegos in his subsequent plate appearance two innings later in a 13–5 defeat to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 14.[18]

In 2018, Sisco made the Orioles opening day roster after hitting .419 in spring training. He was expected to be the backup catcher to Caleb Joseph.[3] However, after batting only .218/.340/.328 in 47 games, he was optioned to Norfolk.[19] He ended batting .181 on the season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PREP BASEBALL: Just a sophomore, Sisco enjoys breakout season at Temescal Canyon". The San Diego Union-Tribune. May 16, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "BASEBALL: Orioles take a chance on Sisco". The Press-Enterprise. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Encina, Eduardo A. (March 23, 2018). "Top prospect Chance Sisco makes Orioles' Opening Day roster". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Fernandes, Doug (March 5, 2017). "SPRING TRAINING: Orioles taking a Chance on the Sisco Kid". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Sarasota, Florida. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "O's grab high school backstop Sisco at No. 61". Baltimore Orioles. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Orioles agree to terms with second-round pick Chance Sisco". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Chance Sisco, second-round pick, talks about signing with Orioles". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Steve Melewski: The Sisco kid had a strong first year for the Orioles". MASNsports. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  9. ^ Daily Times Staff Report (September 1, 2014). "Shorebirds end 2014 with best record since 2009". Delmarva Daily Times. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Rosenbaum, Mike (January 20, 2016). "Orioles in the AFL: Young Sisco among talented company". M.orioles.mlb.com. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Orioles prospect Chance Sisco makes strides behind plate". Baltimoresun.com. December 29, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  12. ^ "Orioles prospect Chance Sisco not the flashy type". Baltimoresun.com. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  13. ^ Simon, Andrew (January 20, 2016). "Sisco's progression takes him to Futures Game". M.mlb.com. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  14. ^ Steve Melewski (July 9, 2016). "Solid bat, improved defense have led Chance Sisco to the Futures Game". Masnsports.com. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "Chance Sisco Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  16. ^ Raby, Ben. "O's top prospect Sisco joins big league club," MLB.com, Friday, September 1, 2017.
  17. ^ Dubroff, Rich. "Orioles Get Little Offense In 7–2 Loss To Toronto," PressBox (Baltimore), Saturday, September 2, 2017.
  18. ^ Ghiroli, Brittany. "Top prospect Sisco notches first MLB hit, HR," MLB.com, Friday, September 15, 2017.
  19. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bs-sp-orioles-chance-sisco-scratched-20180617-story.html

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