MLB Draft: Improved from a 43rd round selection (Boston) in 2000 to a 8th round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001.
Arizona State: Brings the complete package to the diamond... will start in center field for ASU and see time on the mound out of the bullpen... great speed and competitive fire... does everything it takes to win and make a team better... Ranked as the #64 college prospect by Team One Baseball... drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 43rd round of the 2000 MLB June draft.
2001 (Junior): First-team All-Pac-10 selection... after starting the year on the disabled list with a sprained MCL, put a great junior year together on the diamond... finished third on the team with a .373 batting average... had six doubles, two triples and four home runs for ASU in 2001... recorded 37 RBI and stole 20 of 25 bases... second on the team with 27 multi-hit games... played in 49 games, making 48 starts in center field... hit two grand slams over the course of two weeks near the end of the season... his slam vs. Washington (5/12) in the 10th inning won the game... followed that with a grand slam in the second inning vs. UCLA (5/20) in the last regular season game of the year... had career high six RBI in 5/12 game vs. UW... had a team-high 19-game hitting streak from Feb. 16 to Mar. 30 in which he hit .378 (28x74)... also had a 10-game streak and a eight-game streak... recorded at least one hit in 41 of his 48 starts... had a hit in 18 of his last 19 games, with 15 multi-hit games over that stretch of games... ended the year on a 15-for-38 hot streak (.395) with hits in his last eight games... hit .357 (5x14) in the NCAA Tournament with a home runs and three RBI... led the Pac-10 in stolen bases.
Junior College: Attended South Mountain Community College where he was a center fielder and pitcher... coached by George Lopez... named all-conference and led all junior college players across the nation with 57 stolen bases... recorded 83 hits, scored 69 runs and hit .409 during the 2000 season at SMCC.
High School: A 1998 graduate of Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Ariz... a three sport star in football, baseball and basketball... was all-conference on the diamond three times.
Personal: Major is Interdisciplinary Studies... parents are Chris and Leslie Duffy of Glendale, Ariz... has two sisters, Katie (23) and Kelly (21)... four brothers; Patrick (19), Brendan (15), Danny (13), Brian (11)... nickname is Duf... born April 20, 1980 in Utah... full name is Christopher Ellis Duffy.
Career statistics for: Chris Duffy
Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT 2001.... .373 49-48 201 46 75 6 2 4 37 22 34 20-25 TOTALS.. .373 49-48 201 46 75 6 2 4 37 22 34 20-25