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Jake Chapman
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  • Rensselaer, IN
  • United States
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Jake Chapman's Friends

  • Herman Winningham
  • Indy Farm League
  • John Rubinow, M.D.
  • Peter Schiller
  • Scott Haag
  • Chance Reynolds
  • James Walker
  • Don Yoder
  • Jim Hawkins
  • Marty Callaghan
  • Andy Katz
  • Billy Leavitt
  • Andy Swenson
  • Steve Windsor - Insiderbat
  • Jaime Bluma
 

Jake Chapman's Page

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Left
Height:
6' 1"
Weight:
190
Position(s):
P
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Retired pitcher (2004) Career thumber.
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Coach Teeball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College, Independent, Minor League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Chipper Jones. Consistent, natural, versatile...
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Chad Durbin....He is smart, tough and a great business partner.
More About Me:
Current Co-Founder of www.ShowcaseU.com.

Retired from professional baseball in 2004 after 8 successful seasons, performing as high as the AAA level. Drafted in the 26th round in June of 1996 by the Kansas City, Royals, Jake played 4 seasons at the A and AA levels. Between 2001 and 2004, Jake played with several organizations including the Montreal Expos, Atlantic City Surf (independent), Boston Red Sox and the Mexico City Diablos Rojos -- reaching as high as the AAA level.
Website:
http://www.showcaseu.com

Jake Chapman's Blog

How many pitches is too many for a young pitcher? Pitching expert Brandon Agamennone shares his thoughts.

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

A Guest Blog by: Brandon Agamennone

  Founder of Pro Source Athletics



  Topic:  Arm Care and Pitch Count for Young Pitchers



So far this baseball season I…

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Recruiting Tip for the Student Athlete - Stay Organized!

Posted on October 19, 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Hey Check Swingers! One of the most daunting tasks for high school student athletes and their families is the organization of the recruiting process. Letters, game film, questionnaires, phone calls, e-mails... It's easy to get overwhelmed with incoming and outgoing information. Also, unless you are blessed with a perfect mind, you may simply forget details of conversations you've had or e-mails you've sent to coaches over a long period of time. This could jeopardize the relationship you are… Continue

The "Other" College Scholarship

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 10:00am 5 Comments

By Jake Chapman, Showcase U Co-founder



The Academic Scholarship



Unless you live under a rock, I imagine that you are hearing a pretty consistent message from your teachers, coaches and counselors, about the importance of academics throughout your high school and college careers. We hear it all the time that the best opportunity to get recruited is in the classroom. Let's face it, some of us… Continue

Advice for Travel Baseball Players

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 1:30am 1 Comment

By Jake Chapman, Showcase U Co-founder



I have spent the better part of this summer watching a lot of baseball, specifically travel team tournaments and showcases. The players I've seen this summer have varied greatly in speed, size, arm strength and overall baseball talent. And depending where I sit each game, either near the parents or with the… Continue

Recruiting Tips for the Unsigned Senior

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 10:11am 2 Comments

Recruiting Tips for the Unsigned Senior



By Jake Chapman, ShowcaseU.com Co-founder



This past month I've been corresponding with several unsigned senior baseball and softball players with an active interest in continuing their athletic careers in college. Many of them regret not being more proactive with their personal recruiting campaigns in their earlier years of high school. Several of them passed on… Continue

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At 12:16pm on May 18, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Jake!

Have fun making baseball connections! Take a look around the site... among other things here, you can ...

-customize your profile page
-upload photos, audio, and videos
-receive feedback from other players and coaches on your play by uploading game and practice video
-share your thoughts in your own personal blog
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At 11:03am on May 18, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Jake- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

Don't forget to also join the Minor League Player Alumni group here on CheckSwing.
 
 
 

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