Brett Oberholtzer

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Brett Oberholtzer
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Oberholtzer with the Houston Astros
Philadelphia Phillies – No. 34
Pitcher
Born: (1989-07-01) July 1, 1989 (age 29)
Christiana, Delaware
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 21, 2013, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through May 27, 2016)
Win–loss record 13–20
Earned run average 4.18
Strikeouts 186
Teams

Brett R. Oberholtzer (born July 1, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2013 with the Houston Astros.

High school and college

Oberholtzer attended William Penn High School in New Castle, Delaware, where he pitched for the school's baseball team.[1] He was named to the All-Delaware team in 2006.[2] He then enrolled at Seminole Community College, a junior college, where he continued his baseball career.

Professional career

Minor Leagues

The Atlanta Braves drafted him in the eighth round in the 2008 MLB Draft.[1]

On July 27, 2011, Oberholtzer was named the Class AA Southern League's pitcher of the week while pitching for the Mississippi Braves.[3] The Braves traded Oberholtzer to the Houston Astros four days later, with Juan Abreu, Paul Clemens, and Jordan Schafer for Michael Bourn.[4]

Houston Astros

Oberholtzer made his Major League debut on April 21, 2013. He made his first career start and got his first career win against the Baltimore Orioles, on July 31, 2013.[5] During his tenure with the Astros in 2013, he appeared in 13 games (10 starts) going 4-5 with a 2.76 ERA plus 2 complete games with 1 shutout.

In 2014, Oberholtzer made 24 starts going 5-13 with a 4.39 ERA.

On March 31, 2015, Oberholtzer was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a blister on his left index finger. He was activated from the 15-day DL on June 1.

On June 27, 2015, Oberholtzer went 1.1 innings against the New York Yankees giving up 6 runs on 4 hits. When facing Alex Rodriguez, Oberholtzer threw a pitch inside, and was ejected immediately. After the game, Oberholtzer was optioned to Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies.

Philadelphia Phillies

On December 12, 2015, the Astros traded Oberholtzer, Mark Appel, Vincent Velasquez, Thomas Eshelman, and Harold Arauz to the Philadelphia Phillies for Ken Giles and Jonathan Arauz.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ireland, Jack (May 24, 2010). "Oberholtzer writing a success story". The News Journal. Retrieved August 2, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (subscription required)
  2. "2006 ALL-STATE BASEBALL TEAM". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. June 1, 2006. Retrieved August 2, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (subscription required)
  3. Greene, Sean (July 27, 2011). "WDEL 1150AM – Ex-WP pitcher earns Southern League honors". Wdel.com. Retrieved August 2, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Braves finalize deal with Astros to acquire speedy center fielder Michael Bourn | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved August 2, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Brett Oberholtzer stifles Orioles in first career start". Usatoday.com. Associated Press. July 31, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Short, D. J. (December 12, 2015). "Ken Giles trade announced, with 2013 No. 1 pick Mark Appel headed to the Phillies". HardballTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved December 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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