Adrian Chinnery, C, U.S. Naval Academy
Senior/Wilmington, DE/John Dickinson HS
Chinnery is considered the heartbeat of the Midshipmen squad, so it’s not surprising he’s the player to watch at Navy. The first-team, All-Patriot League catcher has a cannon arm, throwing out more than 40% of attempted base stealers in his college career.
A career .290 hitter after two straight seasons of hitting better than .300, the 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed hitter enters his final season with the Midshipmen looking to go a perfect 4-for-4 in making the Patriot League tournament. Last season, Navy won the conference tourney and made the NCAA’s for the first time since 2011. They’ve made it just three times since 2002.