Chambers hit 12 homers and stole 35 bases in his first full pro season in 2010.
The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Evan Chambers in the third round of the 2009 draft, and signed him almost immediately. His stat line during the first two seasons has been very interesting. His .241 batting average has been low, and his 31.5% strikeout rate is high, neither of which is a good thing. However, he has an extremely high 18.4% walk rate, along with decent power and speed. In his first full pro season in 2010 he hit 12 home runs in 415 at-bats, and stole 35 bases. Chambers is a prospect to watch going forward, as he would become one of the top prospects in the system if he started hitting for average.
John Dreker of Pirates Prospects recently sat down with Evan, talking with him about his career in baseball, and his review of his first full season in the pros. Here is what Evan had to say:
John Dreker: Hi Evan, could you start off by telling the fans about yourself, how long you've b...
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