Jun 21, 2013 8:34 PM by Andrew Masuda
Cal Poly second baseman Denver Chavez has been named to the 2013 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-West Region Second Team.
The 38 head baseball coaches from the Division I schools in the West Region vote on the first and second teams.
The Santa Barbara High graduate led the Mustangs with a .357 batting average this spring. The leadoff hitter and First Team All-Big West pick led the conference with 56 runs scored and 87 hits. He added 14 doubles, 3 triples, 23 RBI and a team-high 17 stolen bases.
Chavez started all 59 games in his senior season and struck out just 20 times in 279 plate appearances. He finished his Mustang career with a .310 lifetime batting average.
Chavez was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball Draft earlier this month. He signed a contract earlier this week and was assigned to the Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League, the Diamondbacks' rookie league team.
Last year, outfielder Mitch Haniger was named to the All-West Region first team. Former Mustang Matt Jensen was a first team pick as a freshman in 2009, outfielder Luke Yoder earned second team honors in 2010, while third baseman Brent Morel and outfielder Logan Schafer were both second team selections in 2008.
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