Cooperstown dreams park est. 1996

Chris Lubanski

Chris Lubanski attended Cooperstown Dreams Park with his team Lederach Lugnuts (PA) in 1996 and again in 1997. He also came to the park with the Boys of Baseball National Travel Team (AL) in 1997. He remembers playing with his baseball buddies from home with the GREAT Lederach Lugnuts! When he played with the Boys of Baseball, they made it to the championship game. While at Cooperstown Dreams Park, he made some of his best baseball memories ever.
Chris is a 2003 graduate of Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School (Norristown, PA). He was a four-time varsity letterman. During his senior year, Chris batted .528 with six home runs. Chris has the honor of having an award named after him, the Chris Lubanski Blue & Gold Award, and was the first recipient of this award. He was a two-time league MVP and All City and All Area Player of the Year. He was named 2002-2003 Gatorade National High School Baseball Player of the Year. In addition to his high school career, Chris competed at the world youth baseball championship with Team USA's national junior team. In 2001, he won gold with the 16U team and bronze in 2002 with the 18U squad.
Prior to graduation from high school, Chris signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL). However, Chris was a 2003 first round draft pick for the Kansas City Royals, chosen 5th overall. Chris opted not to play in college and made the leap to a professional career. Chris played for the Arizona Royals in 2003, recording a .326 BA as a rookie and was named Arizona League Top Prospect. He was Player of the Year for the Burlington Bees (Class A) and for the High Desert Mavericks (High Class A) in 2004. He earned the honor of being the Mid-West League All-Star. While playing for Wichita Wranglers in 2006, Chris led the Texas League (Double A) in triples and walks. Chris spent the 2009 season with AAA Omaha, batting .227 with a .313 on base percentage and recorded seven stolen bases in just 36 games. 
Chris played for the Las Vegas 51s, AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010. In December of 2011, he was traded to the Florida Marlins who signed him to a minor league contract.



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