2 Chris Tanabe
2 Chris Tanabe
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jupiter, FL
High School: King's Academy
Position: INF
Bats/Throws: R/R

2009: Valuable reserve player who appeared in 29 games, starting 12 of them … Picked up 10 hits while compiling a .250 batting average, including a double … Scored seven runs in just 19 times on the basepaths, and drove in six RBI’s … Despite limited opportunities, finished seventh on the team in walks, with nine, and fifth in on base percentage at .388.

2008: Played well primarily coming off the bench for the Bears, as he made 27 appearances, including six starts … Recorded seven hits in 22 at bats for a .318 batting average, and also picked up three walks to push his on base percentage to an even .400 … Also notched a double and seven RBI’s, and made only one error while playing in the field.

2007: Became Brown’s starting right fielder against left-handed pitchers midway through the season, playing in 21 games and earning nine starts … .533 slugging percentage was third on the team, while .432 on base percentage was fourth … Hit .538 in 13 Ivy League at-bats, with a double and a home run … In first Ivy League start, went 2-for-3 with five RBIs and three runs scored, hitting a home run and a double. Also drew a walk and had a stolen base.

Before Brown: Graduate of The King’s Academy …  First Team All-State Class 2A in 2005, hitting .470 …  Second Team All-State Class 2A in 2006, hitting .457 …  Two-time Palm Beach Post First Team All-Area …  Sun-Sentinel First Team All-Area as a senior …  Team captain in 2006 …  Selected for 2006 Dick Howser Senior All-Star Game …  National Honor Society President …  Outstanding Community Service Award.

Personal: Christopher Kenji Tanabe is the son of Don and Marie Tanabe of Jupiter, Florida …  Siblings include Sam and Drew …  Concentrating in History.