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Josh Whitaker

Josh Whitaker 31 RF

Sacramento River Cats

  • Status: Disabled 7-Day
  • Full Name: John Wesley Whitaker
  • Age: 25 (February 8, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Grovetown, GA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 225
  • Draft: Round 25 (2010, OAK)
  • School: Kennesaw State

Josh Whitaker Career Stats


Josh Whitaker Awards and Honors

Josh Whitaker  31 RF

  • Full Name: John Wesley Whitaker
  • Born: February 8, 1989
  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Grovetown, GA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 225
  • Draft: Round 25 (2010, OAK)
  • School: Kennesaw State

Acquired of Oakland: Selected in the 25th round of the 2010 draft ... Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)


  • Attended Kennesaw State (GA) University … NCAA Division I … Atlantic Sun Conference … played three seasons (2008-10) with a .313 career average


  • Named to the Midwest League Postseason All-Star Team … finished second in the league with a .326 average, trailing only Cardinals' prospect Oscar Taveras … hit 17 HR with 68 RBI for the (Single-A) Burlington Bees … finished second in the Midwest League in slugging (.556) and third in on-base percentage (.402) … ranked second among A's farm hands in batting, fourth in slugging (.556) and tied for fifth in home runs


  • Hit a career-high 20 home runs, despite missing most of August due to injury … was third in slugging on the A's farm (.472), fourth in home runs and tied for ninth with 61 RBI, again, despite playing in fewer than 100 games 


  • Opened the season with the Stockton Ports of the (Advanced-A) California League … in just his fifth game after being promoted to the RockHounds, suffered a fractured left wrist (May 15) … returned to action for one game with the Arizona (Rookie) League A's before being assigned to Stockton … was again promoted to the RockHounds August 3 and finished the season with the 'Hounds            


  • Appeared in four Cactus League games for Oakland … went 0-for-2