Miami Stats - 1999
Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215
Drafted #121 in the 4th round and signed by Toronto
Blue Jays in 2001
Minor league team - Charleston Alley Cats
Drafted #842 in the 28th round by Houston Astros
*Attended Fort Bend Austin 3-Year Varsity Starter
*1998 Team Captain, Team MVP Team Record of 26-5 Ranked 6th in State
*1998 District 23-5A Champions (Formerly District 20-5A)
*1998 District 23-5A MVP, 1st Team All District
*1998 All Greater Houston
*1998 11-1 Senior Year and Led All Greater Houston with 129 K’s
in 72 IP
*1998 All-State Senior Year
*1998 USA Today Texas Player of the Year Honorable Mention
*1998 Drafted 28th Round by Houston Astros
*Attended University of Miami 1998-2001
*2- Time National Champion 1999, 2001
*2001 Junior Year 12.9 K’s/ 9 IP
*2001 Drafted and signed in 4th Round by Toronto Blue Jays
*Played in the FSL, SAL, and NY-Penn Leagues over 3 year career.
*Served as pitching coach for the Coastal Plain
League Peninsula Pilots in 2003.
*Served as pitching coach for the Plattsburgh Thunder of the New York
Collegiate Baseball League in 2004.
Came out of the bullpen in 2000...right-handed
pitcher... has shown considerable growth since his freshman season...
powerful thrower with a fastball in the mid 90's...saw limited action
during the last two seasons due to injury.
As a Sophomore in 2000:
Finished the regular season on a high note, throwing
three perfect innings of relief in the finale against New York Tech
with a career-high six strikeouts...used primarily as a middle-inning
reliever...appeared in 12 games in relief with a total of 14.0 innings
pitched... allowed 19 hits, 17 runs, 15 earned, 14 walks and 24 strikeouts...had
an average of 15.4 strikeouts per nine innings... allowed one hit with
two strikeouts in one inning of work vs. Wake Forest...gave up one hit
in 1.1 scoreless innings against FAU...allowed two hits, one earned
run, two walks with three strikeouts in 1.1 innings at Florida...pitched
1.2 scoreless and hitless innings with two strikeouts against South
Florida ...threw 3.0 scoreless innings of relief in game #3 against
New York Tech with a career-high six strikeouts...did not appear in
As a Freshman in 1999:
Made eight appearances and two starts...recorded
a 1-1 record with a 3.93 ERA...saw 18.1 innings of action and struck
out 24...averaged 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings... made his first
collegiate appearance against Barry...in 3.1 innings over two games
against Princeton, struck out five and earned his first win in game
No. 2...allowed no runs in three innings with three strikeouts against
N.C. State...made final two appearances against Elon, striking out six
in three total innings.
Drafted 28th Round by Houston Astros
Austin High School:
Stephen F. Austin High School
Coached by Todd Moehlig and Kevin McCune...three-year letterwinner...played
basketball as a freshman. Senior Year, 1998: All-State selection by
the Texas High School Coaches Association...pre-season All-Greater Houston
and second-team All-Greater Houston selection by Houston Chronicle...
named first-team All-District and district's Most Valuable Player...
team MVP...went 11-1 with a 1.34 ERA and 129 strikeouts over 72 innings
pitched...hit .318 with two home runs... pitched a no hitter missing
a perfect game by one walk vs. Houston Clements...had an 18 strikeout
performance vs. Houston Kempner...team went 20-8. Junior Year, 1997:
First-team All-District...went 6-2 with a 1.29 ERA and 73 strikeouts
over 42 innings...hit .317 with three home runs...spent summer playing
for the Houston Bombers who advanced to the state finals of AABC league...member
of the Kyle Chapman All-Stars representing the best players in the city
of Houston. Sophomore Year, 1996: Earned letter as a third baseman.
Enrolled in the School of Business with major in Finance ...born December
13, 1979...full name is Chris Ryan Sheffield... began playing baseball
at the age of eight...son of Bob and Barbara Sheffield...has one brother