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Brett Oberholtzer
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Oberholtzer with the Houston Astros
Houston Astros – No. 39
Pitcher
Born: (1989-07-01) July 1, 1989 (age 26)
Christiana, Delaware
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 21, 2013 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 9-18
Earned run average 3.85
Strikeouts 139
Teams
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Brett R. Oberholtzer (born July 1, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2013.

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.

References

  1. ^ a b Ireland, Jack (May 24, 2010). "Oberholtzer writing a success story". The News Journal. Retrieved August 2, 2013.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "2006 ALL-STATE BASEBALL TEAM". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2006-06-01. Retrieved 2013-08-02.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ Greene, Sean (2011-07-27). "WDEL 1150AM - Ex-WP pitcher earns Southern League honors". Wdel.com. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Braves finalize deal with Astros to acquire speedy center fielder Michael Bourn | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Brett Oberholtzer stifles Orioles in first career start". Usatoday.com. Associated Press. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 

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