Southern Illinois Miners

Justin Chigbogu
Justin Chigbogu
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240
Hometown: Raytown, MO
Position: INF

Born: 07/08/1994

Bats/Throws: L/L

2017 Status: Experienced

- Entering first season with Southern Illinois in 2017

- Played in 2016 for the Hillsboro Hops (short-season Single-A) in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, hitting .214 with five homers and 19 RBIs in 56 games

- Owns tremendous power with 58 career home runs in 333 games played entering 2017 season

- Played four years in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, batting .209 with 13 homers, 51 RBIs, 24 doubles in 94 games at Single-A Great Lakes in 2015

- Hit .224 with 23 home runs, 68 RBIs, 11 doubles and 58 runs scored in 91 gms between Great Lakes and Rookie-level Ogden in 2014, winning the Joe Baumann Award by leading all Short-season Single-A and Rookie-level players in home runs thanks to 20 long balls at Ogden

- Hit .268 with 14 homers, 50 RBIs, 12 doubles and 63 hits in 60 games between Ogden and Rookie-level AZL Dodgers in 2013, earning Dodgers organizational all-star honors

- Drafted out of Raytown South High School in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Dodgers, where he was also an all-state defensive end in football