Very strong catcher who runs well and is athletic enough to play multiple positions … started 10 games behind the plate in 2013 and will contend for a more prominent role as a starter for the Tigers this season.
Played in 31 games (10 starts), batting .277 (13-for-47) with four doubles, 11 RBI and five runs … started in six SEC regular-season contests and hit .273 (6-for-22) in conference games with one double and six RBI … 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored vs. Ole Miss (May 18) … doubled and scored a run in LSU's win over New Orleans (May 14) … lined a bases-loaded, three-run double in LSU win over Florida (May 4) … recorded two RBI in LSU win over Auburn (March 24).
PRIOR TO LSU
A 2012 Baseball America and Louisville Slugger High School All-American … named Miami Herald Player of the Year for Classes 1A through 4A … hit .542 as a senior in 2012 with 12 doubles, one triple, nine homers and 38 RBI … also earned All-America recognition in 2011 and 2010 … hit .481 as a junior in 2011 with 17 doubles, seven homers and 39 RBI … batted .597 as a sophomore in 2010 with 15 doubles, six homers and 55 RBI, and was named the Class 3A Dade County Player of the Year … batted .495 in 2009 as a freshman with 13 doubles, five homers and 44 RBI … a four-year honor roll student at Gulliver Prep.
Full name is Christopher Michael Chinea … parents are Carlos and Maria Eugenia Chinea … has two younger brothers, Brandon and Daniel … chose to attend LSU in order to gain “a college experience that will last a lifetime academically and athletically” … majoring in sports administration at LSU … born May 3, 1994 in Miami.
Chinea's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 4 three times; most recently vs. Ole Miss (5/18/13)
Hits: 2 twice; most recently vs. Ole Miss (5/18/13)
Runs Scored: 1 five times
Doubles: 1 four times; most recently vs. New Orleans (5/14/13)
Home Runs: none
RBI: 3 vs. Florida (5/4/13)