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Mark Chasey got into rhythm, saw four seasons, made AA

Mark Chasey 1990 Sarasota White Sox card

After hitting his second extra-base hit in as many days early in 1989, South Bend White Sox Mark Chasey credited help from his hitting coach Roger LaFrancois, The South Bend Tribune wrote.

"I'm seeing the ball well," Chasey told The Tribune. "Our hitting coach Roger has been working with me on getting back on the ball and getting my rhythm going."

Chasey rhythm that year amounted to a .261 average at South Bend. He went on to play in two more seasons, for four in total. He topped out at AA.

Chasey's career began in 1988, taken by the White Sox in the sixth round of the draft out of Florida Southern College.

Chasey started with the White Sox at short-season Utica. He got into 75 games and hit .231. He then moved to single-A South Bend for 1989. He turned in that .261 average over 104 games.

He played 1990 at high-A Sarasota. He hit .263 with 52 RBI over 116 games before getting the promotion to AA Birmingham for 1991.

The Tampa Tribune checked in with Chasey that June as he hit .261 and had four home runs.

"I started out well, but lately It's been hot and cold the last couple of weeks," Chasey told The Tampa Tribune. "It's been hard to remain consistent over the last three or four weeks because my role keeps changing."

Chasey's average on the year dropped to .238 over 110 total games. That season proved his last as a pro.
Mark Chasey 1990 Sarasota White Sox card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,812
Made the Majors:1,285-33.7%
Never Made Majors:2,527-66.3%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:526
10+ Seasons in the Minors:320

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