Chase d'Arnaud, Outfield, San Diego Padres
Date of Birth: 1/21/1987
Birthplace: Torrance, California
College: Pepperdine University
Chase d'Arnaud, outfielder for the San Diego Padres, was first drafted in 2005 by the Los Angeles Dodgers but he opted instead to play for Pepperdine University. Three years later, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played in the Pirates' minor league system from 2008 through part of 2011.
d'Arnaud joined the Pirates for a career high 48 games in 2011. He had 31 hits and a .217 batting average. He also played in 78 games in the minors. The following season, he played in just 8 games with the Pirates, spending most of the season back in the minors. He had surgery for a torn ligament in his thumb in 2013 and he spent the season on the DL and playing in the minors. In 2014, he was again primarily a minor league player, joining the Pirates for just 8 games.
d'Arnaud signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in November, 2014. He played in 11 games with the Phillies and 120 games in the minors in 2015.
On November 5, 2015, d'Arnaud signed with the Atlanta Braves. He finished the 2016 season with 57 hits, 14 doubles, and a .245 batting average in 84 games. Defensively, he played 10 games at second base, 19 games at third base, 21 games at shortstop, 8 games in left field, 4 games in center field, and 1 game in right field.
The Braves designated d'Arnaud for assignment on April 25, 2017. He was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox on April 27th. Less than a month later, on May 18th, he was designated for assignment. The Padres claimed him off waivers on May 21st.
d'Arnaud is the older brother of Mets' catcher Travis d'Arnaud.