Chad Oberacker is not listed as one of the Athletics top prospects. In fact, he’s relatively unknown to the casual fan. Oberacker is a 5’11″ outfielder that bats and throws lefty. He is a speedy 25 year old, collecting 12 triples and 17 stolen bases last season in Double-A.
This season he is batting just .226 with 1 HR and 8 RBI. He has been thrown out trying to steal 3 out of 5 attempts. Don’t let those stats diminish the play you came here to watch. It’s quite fantastic.
A few days ago Chad Oberacker, currently playing for the Midland Rockhounds, made this sensational catch to end the game and collect the victory for his team. The only thing that could be better than the catch itself, is the call that accompanies it.
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