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University of Miami Athletics

Carl Chester






190 lbs.




Longwood, Fla.



High School

Lake Brantley

Carl Chester - Baseball - University of Miami Athletics


Junior (2017)…
Selected in 12th round of 2017 MLB Draft by Tampa Bay Rays (No. 349 overall)…One of just two players to start all 58 games, serving as starting centerfielder…Batted .281 with four home runs and 34 RBI…Led team in several offensive categories, including average, total hits (63), runs (41) and doubles (13)…Ranked third on team with eight steals…Had team-best .325 average in ACC play…Led team with 17 multi-hit games and ranked second with eight multi-RBI games…Scored two runs in win over Rutgers (Feb. 18)…Had first multi-hit game of season at Florida (Feb. 24), finishing 2-for-4…Hit first home run of season in win over FAU (March 1)…Set career-best mark with four hits (4-for-4), including two doubles, and added two RBI and three runs in win over Georgia Tech (March 10)…Batted .615 (8-for-13) in series win over Georgia Tech (March 10-12), recording three straight multi-hit games , five RBI and six runs scored against Yellow Jackets…Went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, including second home run of year, in win over FAU (March 22)…Had hit in each game of series at North Carolina (March 24-26)…Went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two steals and two RBI in win over Wake Forest (April 1)…Set career high with four RBI and finished 2-for-4, including home run, against Duke (April 9)…Swiped two bags against FGCU (April 12)…Totaled four hits in series win at Pittsburgh (April 14-15)…Went 2-for-6 with two runs scored in win against Boston College (April 29)… Posted career-long 10-game hitting streak from May 7-May 23…Had four straight multi-hit games from May 10-May 14…Led team with six hits and five runs scored in series at Virginia (May 13-14)…Totaled five hits, four runs and three doubles in series sweep of Virginia Tech (May 19-20)…Went 3-for-5 in team’s ACC Championship finale against North Carolina (May 27) in Louisville, Ky., including one triple and one run scored.

Sophomore (2016)…
Earned third-team All-ACC honors as team’s starting center fielder…One of just four Hurricanes to start all 64 games…Batted .336 with nine doubles, two home runs, 29 RBI and team-high 16 steals…Ranked fourth on team with .426 on-base percentage…Led team with 85 hits and 56 runs scored…Batted .316 in ACC play and recorded .415 on-base percentage in conference competition…Hit by pitch 19 times, marking fourth-highest single-season total in Miami history…Led team with 15 sacrifice hits…First home run of season was two-run blast vs. Florida A&M (April 29)…Three-run, eighth-inning home run vs. Pittsburgh (May 13) helped clinch win late…Had first three-steal game of career in series finale vs. Panthers (May 15)…Named Coral Gables Regional Most Outstanding Player and selected to All-Tournament Team…Batted .357 in three games in NCAA Regional…Had go-ahead RBI single in 11th inning vs. Long Beach State (June 4) to cap three-hit game…Batted .500 (6-for-12) with on-base percentage of .583 in NCAA Super Regional vs. Boston College…Career-long nine-game hitting streak was snapped in College World Series opener vs. Arizona (June 18)…Had one hit in season finale against UC Santa Barbara (June 20) at College World Series.

True Freshman (2015)…
Had impressive first season with Miami, making 47 starts in left field…Saw action in 64 of 67 possible games and batted .267…Hit five home runs and knocked in 25 runs…Finished 11-for-14 on stolen base attempts…Served as leadoff hitter for 30 games…Hit 10 doubles, scored 37 runs and added one triple…Recorded first hit and first RBI in career debut vs. Rutgers (Feb. 13)…Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and first career home run at FAU (Feb. 17)…Recorded first career triple in win at Florida (Feb. 21)…Had three hits vs. Wright State (Feb. 28)…Had leadoff home run to open game vs. Stetson (March 11)…Swiped two bases in win over NC State (March 14)…Went 3-for-6 and homered in win at Wake Forest (March 21)…Connected on two doubles in series opener vs. Florida State (April 24)…Totaled four hits in sweep at Pittsburgh (May 2-3)…Hit pinch-hit home run in NCAA Coral Gables Regional-clinching win over Columbia (June 1)…Made College World Series debut vs. Florida (June 13)…Scored game-winning run in bottom of ninth as pinch runner vs. Arkansas (June 15).

High School/Prep…
Selected in 38th round of 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Milwaukee Brewers…Ranked No. 68 national high school prospect by Perfect Game…Rated No. 69 high school prospect by Baseball America…Four-year letterwinner Lake Brantley…Named Perfect Game All-American…Helped lead team to 8A state championship in 2013…Ranked among top seniors nationwide…Batted .314 with one home run, 19 RBI and 17 stolen bases in final season…Earned All-Conference First Team recognition in final three seasons (2012-14)…Played club baseball with Orlando Scorpions.

Parents are Jill and Dana…Has one brother, Cody (14) and two sisters, Kristen (28) and Katelyn (25)…Plans to major in sports administration.

2017 .281 58-58 224 41 63 13 1 4 30 8-14
2016 .336 64-64 253 56 85 9 0 2 29 16-26
2015 .267 64-47 191 37 51 10 1 5 25 11-14
CAREER .298 186-169 668 134 199 32 2 11 84 35-54