Chris Bostick

Position: LF
Born: 03/24/93
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
Acquired: Acquired via trade from the Nationals September 26, 2016, for C Taylor Gushue (PIT). Originally drafted in the 44th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (OAK).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting .320 with two home runs, 11 RBIs and three stolen bases along with seven doubles and two triples in 24 games at Indianapolis (Triple-A) with a .495 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Indianapolis on May 8 along with INF Max Moroff when IF Phil Gosselin and C Elias Diaz were sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 05/08/17

Debut Details
May 8, in a 12-1 loss to the Dodgers. A mid-game insertion into left field, he went 0-for-2. He came into the game in the bottom of the fourth in a double switch when right-handed reliever Josh Lindblom took over for right-handed starter Trevor Williams, and Bostick came on in left field for Gregory Polanco. In the top of the fifth, with two on and one out, he struck out looking against left-handed starter Alex Ward. In the seventh, with one out, he struck out swinging against right-handed reliever Ross Stripling.

Player Notes
The well-traveled Bostick is with his fourth organization, but he is no true grizzled journeyman, having just turned 24 right before the season began. Drafted at 18 years old by the Athletics out of Aquinas Institute (Rochester, N.Y.), he was a key part of two consecutive MLB Winter Meetings deals, first on Dec. 3, 2013, when the A's dealt him and OF Michael Choice to the Rangers for OF Craig Gentry and -- wait for it -- RHP Josh Lindblom, the pitcher with whom he entered his MLB debut game as part of a double switch as both are now with new organizations. On Dec. 12, 2014, Bostick was on the move again, this time traded to the Nationals along with RHP Abel de los Santos for LHP Ross Detwiler. A versatile INF/OF who has played every position except first base and catcher in his career, he combined to hit .250 with eigh home runs, 51 RBIs and 11 stolen bases between Harrisburg (Double-A) and Syracuse (Triple-A) in 2016, adding 22 doubles and 10 triples for a .386 OBP. Bostick can hit to all fields and adds a little bit of extra-base-hit pop, which his speed helps his profile as a super-utility player.