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Diamondbacks’ O’Brien Continues Reign In PCL

Pete O'Brien of the D-Backs (Baseball America)

Pete O’Brien of the D-Backs
(Baseball America)

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.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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