An American professional baseball player, Chad Austin Tracy is a third-baseman who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Also known as “Opposite Field Tracy”, he bats left handed while throwing with his right. Attending East Carolina University, Tracy had a batting average of .339 for his college and generally landed the ball in the opposite field, receiving the nickname. In 2001, he was selected in the 7th round of the MLB Draft, by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He began in the minor leagues with the El Paso Diablos and played at third base. Over four seasons, he accumulated a batting average of .335, hitting 24 homers with 85 doubles and 206 RBI in over 330 appearances. His performance in the 2002 season got him a place in the All-Star Futures Game where he played as a third-baseman for the US squad.
His Major League debut came in 2004 where he finished his rookie season with a .285 batting average, with 8 home runs, 53 RBI and .343 on-base percentage. His fielding percentage was the lowest at .935. He managed to up the ante in 2005 with a .308 batting average, 27 homers and 72 RBI. His slugging percentage was at .533 for the season. His form dipped thereafter and he was, again, at the bottom of the fielding charts with 25 errors, although this time ‘round, he wasn’t alone.