Friday, May 29, 2009

NAVS SNAG ANOTHER GATOR - Detroit Tiger 06 Draft Pick Kevin Chapman

Kevin Chapman a 6'4 Sophomore Lefthanded Pitcher from the University of Florida has agreed to join the NAVS for the 2009 Season.

Chapman is the latest in a string of high profile signings by the Navigators. Chapman selected in the 42nd Round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, joins fellow Navs draftees, Tyler Thompson (Florida - SF Giants); Sean Gilmartin (FSU- SD Padres); Matt Marquis (Vandy- Red Sox).

Chapman and the GATORS are currently hosting one of the NCAA Division 1 Regionals in Gainesville & he'll join the NAVS at the conclusion of the Gators season.

Matt's complete bio is:
Coral Springs, Fla./Westminster Academy
Major: Sport Management
(2008): Was sidelined for the entire season while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery and received a medical redshirt…Earned a berth on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007): Made 19 appearances and six starts in his first collegiate season…Was 2-1 with 27 strikeouts and 22 walks in 38.1 innings…Threw 2.1 scoreless innings in the 5-3 setback to No. 7 South Carolina at the SEC Tournament…Kept Tennessee off the scoreboard over 2.1 innings in the regular-season finale…Worked a total of 3.2 innings in the series at top-ranked Vanderbilt and permitted only one run…Notched three strikeouts in two innings of work in the 5-4 victory at No. 1 Florida State on April 18…Collected the win over the Seminoles in Jacksonville on April 3 with two scoreless frames in which he issued three walks and totaled a pair of K…Chapman's first six appearances were mid-week starts against Florida A&M, Florida State, USF, Jacksonville, Army and Bethune-Cookman…Limited the Rattlers to one hit over five innings in his Division I debut and totaled four strikeouts on Feb. 13…The left-hander was supported by a Gator offense that had 11 different players contribute at least one hit…Took the loss against FSU after yielding seven hits and six runs (five earned) on Feb. 20…Allowed one hit and zero runs in two IP versus Bethune-Cookman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Left-handed pitcher from Westminster Academy under the guidance of head coaches Rich Hofman and Gregg Mucerino and was a teammate of classmate Matt den Dekker…Taken by the Detroit Tigers in the 42nd round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft with the 1,252nd pick…Was a 2006 first-team Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American but was limited by injury during his senior campaign…Selected as a 2005 Louisville Slugger All-American, when he finished 8-2 with a scant 0.89 ERA…Registered 140 strikeouts in 93 innings…First-team all-state selection in Class 2A…Named both the Pitcher and Player of the Year in Broward County…Also saw time in center field and at first base for the Lions, who were 26-4-1 overall…Lettered in golf and was a member of the honor roll at Westminster.

Monday, May 25, 2009

GILMARTIN MAKES 3! - 3 OF's all drafted out of high school by MLB

SEAN GILMARTIN - All ACC Rookie Team, and freshmen P/OF has agreed to join the North Shore Navigators for the 2009 season. Gilmartin who was drafted out of high school as an outfielder by the San Diego Padres, is currently 10-2 for Florida State as they head into the NCAA Tournament with hopes of reaching Omaha.
Gilmartin joins fellow MLB draftees Tyler Thompson(SF GIANTS) of U. of Florida; and Matt Marquis(RED SOX) of Vanderbilt on the Navs roster.
Gilmartin's bio reads as: Three-time All-League honoree (2006-08)...earned All-California Interscholastic Federation accolades in his first three seasons at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, Calif., Gilmartin posted a batting average of .350 or better...pitched in 22 games as a junior posting a record of 3-0 while setting the school record for career and single-season saves with 10...registered 45 strikeouts while walking just 10 batters as a junior...participated in the National Classic Baseball Tournament in El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif....named to the academic Honor Roll during his junior and senior years... drafted in the 31st round by the San Diego Padres in the 2008 MLB Draft.