1 Denver Chavez
1 Denver Chavez
Birth Date: 4-20-90
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
High School: Santa Barbara HS
Position: INF
Bats/Throws: S/R
Experience: 2V

A starter for 36 games at second base a year ago, is in a battle with Evan Busby for starting nod in  2012.

2011: Hit .277 as a sophomore second baseman with three doubles, one triple (UC Riverside) and a solo home run against Cal State Fullerton … drove in 13 runs … eight two-hit games, went 3-for-4 against Loyola Marymount on March 12 and produced a pair of two-RBI contests … led Big West with 17 sacrifice bunts ... hit .583 (7-for-12) in his first six games of season ... 3-for-8 in Cal State Fullerton series and 6-for-15 in four-game Loyola Marymount series ... just 14 strikeouts in 157 plate appearances … hit .361 at home and .149 on the road ... hit .300 in night games and .368 with runners in scoring position ... played summer ball for West Coast Collegiate Baseball League runner-up Walla Walla, hitting .168 with five doubles and a triple with seven RBI and four stolen bases.

2010: Started the final 19 games of the season at second base after Matt Jensen went down with an injury ... hit .233 with two doubles and a triple among his 17 hits, driving in 13 runs ... also stole a base ... handled 88 chances without an error ... went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI against UC Irvine on May 8 and 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored against Long Beach State on May 1 ... in first collegiate game the night before, singled twice, stole a base and drove in a run against the 49ers ... also had two-hit games against Pacific and Cal State Bakersfield ... hit solo home run against Cal State Bakersfield in final game of season ... played summer ball at Walla Walla, Wash., hitting .231 with a double, five stolen bases with 10 RBI.

2009: Redshirt ... in summer ball played in just two games and was 1-for-7 (.143) with the DuPage Dragons (26-28) of the Central Illinois Collegiate League before suffering an injury.

High School: Hit .511 as a junior and .433 as a senior under head coach Fred Warrecker at Santa Barbara High ... helped Dons to Channel League titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and a combined 60-22 win-loss record ... a three-year starting shortstop, Denver drove in 21 runs with seven doubles, two triples and a pair of home runs as a senior, stealing 23 of 28 bases and a 5.64 on-base percentage ... in junior season knocked in 32 runs, stole 19 of 20 bases and collected nine doubles and six home runs ... hit .333 as a sophomore with six doubles, 15 RBIs and 12 steals in 15 attempts ... twice earned firsts-team All-Channel League honors ... visited Pacific before choosing Cal Poly.

Personal: Son of David and Lisa Chavez ... one brother, Jake, and one sister, Jensen ... brother played baseball at Santa Barbara CC and Ventura College ... aspires to be a major league baseball player ... hobbies include fishing and going to the beach … a wine enthusiast ... born April 20, 1990, in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... majors in kinesiology.