Diamondbacks’ O’Brien Continues Reign In PCL
The Diamondbacks’ ninth best prospect Pete O’Brien continues to show his strength at the plate as heats up the Pacific Coast League.
The former catcher turned outfielder is currently batting .351 in his last ten games with the Triple-A Reno Aces and a season average of .280 with twenty homers and 79 RBIs, both ranking second highest on the team. O’Brien looks to be a strong candidate at the September 1 callup date even though the Diamondbacks aren’t going to be a contender in the postseason.
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft, O’Brien played college ball at the University of Miami where he was a first team All ACC.
He was touted as one of the best prospects in the Yankees’ organziation before being traded at the July 31 deadline in 2014 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for utility player Martin Prado.