Pro Baseball: Chad Daniel Huffman, Columbus Clippers
Chad Daniel Huffman went 2 for 5 with two RBIs and scored a run in the Columbus Clippers's 11-5 loss at the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday. Huffman graduated from Elkins High School.
Huffman is a 2003 graduate of Elkins High School and went on to play college baseball at Texas Christian University. As a freshman at TCU (2004), Huffman was named Conference USA freshman of the year and first-team freshman all-American at outfielder after batting .383 with nine home runs and 44 RBIs. During his junior season, 2006, Huffman earned third-team college all-American honors at designated hitter in addition to being named a Mountain West Conference all-star first baseman. That season he batted .388 with 18 homers and 71 RBIs. Huffman was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. Huffman signed with the Padres and appeared in 59 minor league games in 2006. Huffman was claimed off waivers by Cleveland at the end of the 2010 season. He was born April 29, 1985 in Missouri City.
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