|Houston Astros - No. 20|
|Born: April 19, 1995|
West Chester, Pennsylvania
|April 1, 2021, for the Houston Astros|
|MLB statistics |
(through September 19, 2021)
|Runs batted in||48|
Chas Kane McCormick (born April 19, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Astros in the 21st round of the 2017 draft.
McCormick was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Robert and Nancy Jo McCormick. At Henderson High School (West Chester High School), he was four-time All-Ches-Mont League, and became the first player in school history to score 1,000 career points in basketball and record 100 career hits in baseball.
He attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania, an NCAA Division II school, and played baseball for the Millersville Marauders. McCormick set Millersville career records in hits, runs, RBIs, and triples, became the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's all-time hits leader, was named All-PSAC East four times, was named the PSAC East Athlete of the Year, and was named an All-American.
He was drafted by the Astros in the 21st round of the draft in 2017. He signed for a signing bonus of $1,000. In 2019, he was named an MiLB.com Houston Organization All Star. Through 2019, his minor league performance in 1126 plate appearances he batted .276/.360/.400 with 20 home runs and 41 steals (in 53 attempts).
McCormick made the Astros wild card playoff roster in 2020. McCormick did not make an appearance in the playoffs and was left off the playoff roster after the Astros' wild card sweep of the Minnesota Twins. On April 1, 2021, McCormick made his MLB debut against the Oakland Athletics as a defensive replacement for Michael Brantley. He his first home run on April 4 against Yusmeiro Petit.