Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to our academy and is a great example for our aspiring student athletes. He has played all positions and at the D1 level which makes him a great addition to our staff. His energy, work ethic, and attention to detail is palpable and helps breed success to the players he is working with.
— Matt Walbeck

Specializes in Baseball- Batting, Fielding, Catching and Pitching

 

Prior to joining WBA, Chris worked at LinkedIn in both San Francisco and New York after finishing his degree in Political Science from Yale University. After LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft, he took time off to travel Southeast Asia with his girlfriend for 4 months before moving back to Sacramento. 

Playing Career:

Chris attended Jesuit High School (Carmichael, CA) where he was a three sport athlete for his first two years before focusing on baseball and football for his final two years. 

In football, he was co-captain and All-League Honorable Mention his senior year. In baseball, he helped his team to back-to-back Section Championships and, in his Senior season, was named All-League Honorable Mention. Being in the same class as big-league catcher Andrew Susac, Chris learned to play left field and second base to earn a starting spot both years.

On top of athletics, Chris excelled in the classroom and was also voted Class President all four years. The combination of baseball and academics earned him an offer from Yale University.

 

Chris was a true utility player at Yale, finding time at catcher, third, second, short, pitcher and outfield. He spent his first two years working in at catcher, infield and outfield. In his first summer, he came home to play for the EDH Vipers' college summer team. After his second year, he played for the Oahu Paddlers in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League where he earned a spot on the All-Star team.

His Junior year he moved over to third base full time and also recorded a couple innings on the mound. At the end of the season, Chris was voted Team Captain. That summer he played for the Southern Ohio Copperheads in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League where he hit .268 and led the team in walks. 

His Senior year, Chris moved back behind the plate with a start at second and short as well. He finished with a .262 batting average (.332 in Ivy League play) and a .981 fielding percentage (.992 in Ivy League play) with 175 putouts and 36 assists. He was named First Team All-Ivy and voted Yale's Most Valuable Player. 

Chris plans to combine his entrepreneurial passion with his love for baseball to help players reach their highest potential both academically and athletically.

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