Chance Caple is the subject of this edition of “What ever happened to…” Chance was born in
on August 9, 1978 and attended .
Chance was chosen by the Padres in the 1996 June Amateur Draft while in high
school. However, he was drafted again by the Birds in the 1st round
(30th overall) of the 1999 June Amateur Draft while at A&M. Texas
Chance was a 240 lb 6’6” righty hurler. Chance started with the NY Penn League New Jersey Cardinals in 1999. With the NJ Cards (A-) he went 0-4 in 7 starts with an ERA of 4.38, 36 Ks, 35 hits, 18 Earned Runs, and 18 Walks. In 2000 he was promoted to the A+ Potomac Birds, and then he missed the entire 2001 season due to an injury. In 2002 he was sent to Peoria Chiefs (A) and finished his Cardinals career with the
(A+) club in 2004. Palm Beach
In his 5 years in the Cardinals’ system his record stood at 11 wins, 20 loses, winning % of .355, 4.36 ERA, 139 earned runs, and 136 walks in 57 games and 287 innings. I assume he was released because of this performance. The only post-Cardinals information I can gather on Chance is that he went to University of North Texas from 2004-2006 and majored in finance then becoming a pharmaceutical rep for various companies and according to his Linked in profile he is Strategic Client Executive at Cerner Corporation in Dallas (where I will be soon). So it looks like he went on to become very successful. I have many of his cards and now know where he is. Who knows if he Googles himself he may come across this.