One more Valley Leaguer was named an organization all-star by milb.com!
This time, it’s Chad Oberacker, who played for the Fauquier Gators in 2009. Chad was drafted in the 25th round of the 2011 draft by the Oakland A’s, and has spent his entire career thus far in the A’s system.
Alex Kraft named Chad an all-star at outfield, and had this to say:
Oberacker made the most of his third attempt at the Texas League. Taken in the 25th round of the 2011 Draft, the 26-year-old hit a career-best .294 while giving the RockHounds a veteran presence atop their lineup.
“He could have had a sour attitude about being back in the league for a third time, but he didn’t,” [Midland manager Ryan] Christenson said. “He was one of the leaders on the team. Whenever he was healthy, he was out there leading off, getting on base. He played a tremendous center field, and he was a good athlete out there. He just kind of resurrected himself with the offensive year that he had. He’s a good player, a fun, solid guy to have around, and I think he kind of opened guys’ eyes again to what he can do.”
Chad is currently playing for Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League, but he’s only batted 18 times so far.
Well done, Chad!