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Christopher Duffy (baseball)

Chris Duffy (born December 17, 1987 in New York, New York) is a minor league baseball player who is currently a free agent.

Chris Duffy
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First baseman
Born: (1987-12-17) December 17, 1987 (age 29)
New York, New York
Bats: Left Throws: Right

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College careerEdit

Duffy was drafted out of Cypress Creek High School by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft but elected to attend the University of Central Florida, where he played outfield for the Central Florida Knights baseball team from 2007-2010.[1] His parents suggested he attend college to mature.[2]

Duffy was a starter through his career with the Knights but had his breakout season as a senior, hitting .447 with 21 home runs and 81 runs batted in.[1] He was named a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and earned first-team All-American honors.[1][3][4][5][6]

Duffy currently holds the C-USA record for batting average (.447) and slugging percentage (.850).[1]

Chris Duffy is a member of Above .500 Inc., a non-profit organization.[7][8]

Professional careerEdit

Duffy was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 26th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent the rest of the 2010 and the entire 2011 season with the GCL Phillies before splitting the 2012 season between the Lakewood Blue Claws and Clearwater Threshers.[6][6][9][10]

In April 2013, Duffy signed with the Camden Riversharks.[11]

Duffy ended up spending the year with the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am League.[12] where he hit .293 with 13 homers and 63 RBI, and was named to the league's All Star team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Chris Duffy". ucfathletics.com. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-04-15/sports/os-ucf-chris-duffy-0416-20100415_1_conference-usa-baseball-bat-major-league-baseball
  3. ^ Limon, Iliana (3 June 2010). "UCF's Chris Duffy and Shane Brown earn All-America honors". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Bass, Ryan (14 July 2010). "Former Knight Duffy honored at award show". Central Florida Future. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (13 July 2010). "Harper wins Golden Spikes Award". ESPN.com. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Minor moves could have major impacts". Philadelphia Inquirer. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Above .500 Inc". 
  8. ^ Floyd, Jay (20 March 2013). "PN Interview: Chris Duffy Talks About Being Cut By Phils". Phils Nation. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Christopher Duffy". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Christopher Duffy". MiLB. 
  11. ^ http://www.gloucestercitynews.net/clearysnotebook/2013/04/phillies-draft-pick-and-big-league-veteran-highlight-camdens-most-recent-additions.html
  12. ^ http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/player.html?playerid=444766

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