Woodchucks Sign Two Aggies from Texas A&M for 2014


Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks have added two very talented freshman players from national powerhouse program Texas A&M, with the additions of Nick Banks and Kaylor Chafin.

Banks, a 6’0 190 freshman from Tomball, Texas will join the Woodchucks on a full contract following he first year with the Aggies.   The left handed hitting outfielder amassed All-District honors all four years, named first team All-American along with first team All-State. He earned Houston Player of the Year Award and Perfect Game All-American and helped his team reach second round playoffs freshman year, first round sophomore year, fourth junior year, and gained title of State Championship during his senior year (2013) Banks batted a .531 senior year with 9 HR, 39 RBI and 42 runs scored.

Chafin, is a left handed pitcher from Sweeny, Texas who will also join the Woodchucks on a full contract following his freshman season at Texas A&M.  Chafin was named 2011 District 29 Newcomer of the Year for Brazoria County and 2012 District 20 MVP Brazoria Country Pitcher of the Year, was selected first team All-State pitcher and named second team Utility Player for the Greater Houston Area his junior year (2012), sophomore year, team possessed 8-0 W-L record and he earned a 1.38 Era, .346 AVG, and 112 K’s junior year, with a team record of 12-1 W-L, followed by 6-0 W-L senior year. Chafin was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and held the position of Class President for three years.

The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit