2015 Third-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)
2015 First-Team ABCA All-South Region
2015 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team
2015 Second-Team All-SEC
2015 First-Team All-Louisiana
SEC Player of the Week (May 17, 2015)
MLB Draft: 17th Round in 2015 (St. Louis)
Lettered three seasons at LSU from 2013 through 2015 and emerged as one of the top players in the SEC in his final season ... earned third-team All-America and second-team All-SEC recognition in 2015 ... played in 139 career games (101 starts), batting .317 (120-for-379) with 26 doubles, 13 homers, 82 RBI and 56 runs ...selected in the 17th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and signed with the Cardinals in the summer of '15 ... very strong catcher/first baseman who runs well and is athletic enough to play multiple positions ... a 2014 Cape Cod League All-Star; he hit .310 (27-for-87) with four doubles and 18 RBI for the Wareham Gatemen.
LSU's starting first baseman, batting .344 (88-for-256) in 66 starts with 17 doubles, 11 homers, 58 RBI and 42 runs ... batted .372 (45-for-121) in SEC games with nine doubles, eight homers, 28 RBI and 21 runs ... completed the season No. 4 in the SEC in hits (88), fifth in RBI (58), eighth in total bases (138), 10th in batting average (.344), 10th in home runs (11), 11th in slugging percentage (.539) and 11th in doubles (17) ... had no home runs in the first 25 games of the season, but homered 11 times in the last 41 games ... voted to 2015 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament team after batting .455 (5-for-11) with one double, three RBI and three runs ... named SEC Co-Player of the Week after hitting .462 (6-for-13) in the South Carolina series (May 14-16) with two doubles, two homers and six RBI ... 4-for-10 in the Missouri series (May 8-10) with two doubles, two homers, five RBI and four runs scored ... hit .500 (8-for-16) in Miss. State series (April 30-May 2) with one homer, four RBI and two runs ... batted .417 in the Texas A&M series (April 23-25) with 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 runs ... posted a 13-game hit streak from March 21 through April 10 ... hit .444 (8-for-18) in the Alabama series (April 2-4) with two doubles, two homers, three RBI and three runs ... his first home run of the season was an inside-the-park dinger in March 28 win over Kentucky ... 2-for-2 with two RBI in series-clinching win over Ole Miss (March 15).
Played in 42 games (19 starts at catcher, four starts at DH and two starts at first base), batting .250 (19-for-76) with five doubles, two homers, nine runs and 13 RBI ... started two games in the SEC Tournament and was credited with three RBI ... threw out 10 base runners attempting to steal during the season ... 2-for-3 with a solo homer versus Alabama on May 10 in Game 2 of doubleheader ... 2-for-3 versus Arkansas on April 12 with one double, one RBI and one run scored ... 2-for-4 with one double and one RBI versus Purdue (March 9).
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: 7 at Alabama (4/2/15)
Hits: 4 twice; most recently at Mississippi State (5/2/15)
Runs Scored: 3 at Tulane (3/24/15)
Doubles: 2 vs. Kentucky (3/29/15); vs. New Orleans (4/7/15)
Home Runs: 1 several times; most recently at South Carolina (5/16/15)
RBI: 4 vs. Kentucky (3/28/15); vs. Lamar (4/15/15); at Mississippi State (5/2/15)