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Chris Duffy

Chris Duffy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Cypress Creek

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
INF/OF

04/02/2014

Knights in the Pros: April Update

UCF has 18 players that are signed at the start of the 2014 season of professional baseball.

09/09/2013

Knights in the Pros: September Update

UCF has 21 players that completed the 2013 season of professional baseball.

07/03/2013

Knights in the Pros: July Update

UCF currently has 20 players on professional rosters.

06/06/2013

Knights in the Pros: June Update

UCF currently has 18 players on professional rosters.

04/26/2013

Matulis, Two-Out RBI Aid Baseball in 4-2 Win Over No. 30 Houston

LHP Chris Matulis improved his record to 5-2.

2010 (Senior): Selected in the 26th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies...One of five finalists for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, given to the top amateur player in the country...Also a semifinalist for the NCBWA Dick Howser Trophy which is handed out to the best collegiate baseball player...Received a spot on the Baseball America, NCBWA and the ABCA/Rawlings All-America First Teams...Selected as a Yahoo! Sports First Team All-American, a Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball All-American, being named to the Second Team, and also earned a spot on the Ping!Baseball All-America First Team...Voted onto the All-C-USA First Team...Also a member of the SEBaseball.com All-C-USA First Team...Put together possibly the finest season in UCF and C-USA history in 2010...Broke the UCF and C-USA single-season records with a .447 batting average and an .850 slugging percentage...Also shattered the school mark with 21 home runs and 81 RBI...Totaled 18 doubles, 54 runs, a triple, 175 total bases, a .539 on-base percentage and 33 walks compared to 35 strikeouts, which was a huge improvement compared to his previous three seasons...Ranked in the nation's top 10 in: average (fourth), RBI per game (fifth), slugging (third) and OBP (sixth)...Went .385 at the dish in C-USA games, leading UCF with seven homers and 31 RBI in league tilts...Spread the ball to all fields, proving he was not just a power hitter who loved pulling the ball...Of his 81 RBI, 40 came when there were two outs...Set the UCF single-season and tied the UCF career home run mark in the final series at Tulane (5/20-22)...Against the Green Wave, went 7-for-11 with three homers and 10 RBI, including his first career grand slam in his final at-bat as a Knight...Hit home run No. 18 vs. ECU (5/16)...In that game vs. the Pirates, went 2-for-2 with five RBI...Reached base safely all five times including two hits vs. ECU (5/14)...Had the walk-off single in the 10th vs. JU (5/11)...Appeared on base all five times, going 2-for-2 with two walks and a HBP while scoring twice at FAU (5/4)...Launched a homer in a two-hit game vs. Memphis (4/30)...Had four hits and a homer in the final two games at Marshall (4/24-25)...Sent one over the fence in a three-hit, three-RBI day at UNF (4/20)...Plated three on three hits including a double vs. Rice (4/18)...Delivered two hits including a key two-out RBI single that put UCF ahead for good against Rice (4/17)...Blasted a solo homer in a two-hit day vs. Stetson (4/13)...Put together a 20-game hitting streak from March 5-April 3, which was tied for the third-longest in UCF history...Homered in a three-hit game with three runs vs. UAB (4/2)...Crushed a homer over the Right-Field Deck in a 2-for-3 game vs. Presbyterian (3/20)...Became the fastest UCF player in school history to hit 10 homers when he went 5-for-6 with two dingers and five RBI in game No. 18 at Stetson (3/17)...Lit up Hartford in a three-game series (3/13-14), going 8-for-11 with three homers, 11 RBI, five runs and two doubles...Crushed a solo homer vs. Miami (3/9)...Homered in a two-RBI game vs. CMU (3/5)...Took over the Duquesne game (3/2), going 4-for-6 with three doubles, four RBI, four runs and a three-run homer...Finished the Florida game (2/24) by going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer...Generated a ton of offense vs. Savannah State (2/20), going 4-for-5 with a career-high seven RBI, two runs, two doubles and two homers...His seven RBI, two HR and 12 TB were all one shy of tying the UCF single-game record in each category.

2009 (Junior): Finished 2009 strong, posting at least one hit in 20 of his last 26 games from April 4-May 21...Hit .340 over that stretch with 28 RBI...Went .285 for the season, pounding out 13 doubles and six homers, driving in 36 while scoring 28 runs...Hit .375 during the VCU series (Feb. 20-23), collecting six hits, three runs, five RBI and a home run...Posted a double in all three games of the LSU series (Feb. 27-March 1), while notching two hits in the finale...Delivered the game-winning two-run homer in the seventh vs. Monmouth (March 8)...Racked up five RBI on three base hits including a double and a triple at Memphis (April 4)...Destroyed a 3-1 pitch into the right-field stands that tied Memphis (April 5) with two outs in the ninth as UCF went on to the win...Brought in two runs on two hits vs. Tulane (April 11)...Recorded an eight-game hitting streak (April 15-May 1)...Placed two balls over the fence in a two-homer game vs. FGCU (April 15)...Collected two hits with a double, RBI and run at UAB (April 26)...Doubled with a RBI in a two-hit game at USF (April 29)...Posted a pair of hits with a two-bagger vs. Marshall (May 1)...Was 2-for-4 with two RBI and scored the winning run in the 11th after a leadoff triple vs. Marshall (May 3)...Cranked out three hits with a homer and two RBI vs. Stetson (May 6)...Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI at Rice (May 8)...Hammered out two doubles and posted two RBI and two runs vs. Houston (May 16).

2008 (Sophomore): Completed the year with eight round-trippers, 31 RBI, 27 runs scored and a .282 batting average...Compiled 26 walks and a .483 slugging percentage...Posted two homers in a game twice...Set a career-high with four runs scored on two hits, while also adding a stolen base, vs. FAMU (Feb. 23)...Collected three hits and two RBI vs. FAMU (Feb. 24)...Was 3-for-4 with two homers, four RBI and two runs scored in a 10-9 win over Missouri (Feb. 25)...Added a RBI single in a win over CMU (Feb. 29)...Scored three runs, had three hits and drove in two in the twin-bill with Siena (March 15)...Connected for two hits and an RBI against Siena (March 16)...Crushed a two-run homer and scored two runs vs. Wagner (March 19)...Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a walk vs. ECU (March 28)...Doubled as a pinch-hitter vs. FGCU (April 2)...Crushed a homer to the opposite field vs. Stetson (April 9)...Posted two hits vs. Memphis (April 12)...Drove in two on a double, had two walks and scored a run vs. Memphis (April 13)...Homered with two hits and two RBI at Marshall (April 18)...Blasted two home runs in a 2-for-3 affair with three RBI at Marshall (April 20)...Brought in two on a pinch-hit single at USF (April 29)...Amassed three RBI on two hits and scored twice at Tulane (May 4)...Had a solo homer vs. UAB (May 11).

2007 (Freshman): Voted onto the C-USA All-Freshman Team...After a slow start, hit .306 in final 47 games, and completed the year with a .283 average...Was second on the team with eight homers, including a dinger in three-straight games May 13-18...Also posted nine doubles, 34 RBI, 27 runs scored and a .462 slugging percentage...Finished with a .359 mark (23-for-64) with runners in scoring position, and had eight multi-RBI outings...Made 31 of his 50 starts at the No. 5 spot in the order...Notched a base hit and scored a run in the C-USA Championship vs. Rice (May 23)...Hit .538 (7-for-13) with a 1.154 slugging percentage, two homers and six RBI in the Marshall series (May 17-19)...Two-run homer in the eighth sparked a late rally in an 8-7 win over Marshall (May 18)...Doubled twice and hit the game-winning two-run homer in the seventh vs. Marshall (May 17)...Recorded a hit in each game at ECU (May 11-13), including a mammoth two-run homer in the finale...Belted a two-run homer in a 3-for-4 affair at Stetson (May 8), finishing with four RBI and two runs scored...Had a two-hit affair, including a double, at Memphis (May 5)...Went deep to center in the sixth at Memphis (May 4)...Blasted a solo homer in the third vs. Tulane (April 27), then tied it with two outs in the seventh with a two-run dinger en route to a UCF win...Cleared the bases with a three-run double vs. Harvard (March 26), and also had nine assists in the field...Went 20-for-34 (.588) during a nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 27-March 13)...Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored vs. Army (March 13)...Connected for first home run in a 2-for-3 affair with UMass (March 11)...A perfect 3-for-3 with a RBI against UMass (March 10)...Had at least two hits in four-straight outings (Feb. 27-March 4)...Cranked out three hits and scored a run against Monmouth (March 4)...Had a career day at the plate vs. Monmouth (March 3), going 4-for-6 with five RBI, a run scored, two doubles and a stolen base...Posted a 2-for-4 day with one RBI against Monmouth (March 2)...Pounded out two doubles, drove in a run and touched home once vs. Michigan (Feb. 27).

Prior to UCF: Drafted in the ninth round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox...Played all four years in high school at Cypress Creek for head coach Mike Boculac...Was rated the eighth-best prospect by Baseball America at the East Cobb Showcase and the sixth-rated prospect at the East Coast Professional Showcase...Named to the Florida Sports Writers Association 6A All-State second team...Earned first team All-Metro Conference honors all four years of high school...Finished senior season with a .484 average, nine home runs and 36 RBI...Hit .403 as a junior with five home runs and 25 RBI...Selected to the 2005 Top Prospects Showcase All-State Team in Orlando...Played for the AAU national championship travel team, Chet Lemon's Juice.

Personal: Born in New York, N.Y....Son of James and Sarah Duffy...Has a brother, Justin, and a sister, Gina...Majoring in interpersonal/organizational communication.

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