Chad Chop enters his fifth season as one of the Giants' instant replay coordinators. He was originally selected in the sixth round of the 2002 draft by the Montreal Expos and played four seasons in the minor leagues. During his professional playing career, the Tustin, California native led the South Atlantic League in hits in 2003 while playing for the Savannah Sandgnats, and was also named to the Baseball America post-season All-Star team. Chop played collegiate baseball at both San Diego State University and Vangaurd University. From 2007-2013 he worked as a firefighter for the Tucson Fire Department.