Oh What A Feeling, Saints Sign Double-A OutfielderST. PAUL, MN April 13, 2017
With five weeks until the season opener for the St. Paul Saints manager George Tsamis is extremely busy constructing a team that he hopes will bring him and the fans a third straight North Division title. On Thursday he added another piece to the puzzle signing left-hand hitting outfielder Danny Oh.
The 27-year-old spent all of last season at Double-A Midland in the Oakland Athletics organization. He hit .236 with 16 RBI in 85 games. In 276 at bats he scored 34 runs, had 11 doubles, a .306 on base percentage and a .275 slugging percentage. The RockHounds claimed the Texas League Championship.
Oh was selected in the 27th round of the First Year Player Draft in 2012 out of the University of California Berkley. After spending the remainder of that season at Low-A Staten Island, Oh had a solid first full season at the professional level in 2013 with Single-A Charleston. He hit .266 with 12 RBI in 82 games. He reached base safely in 27 consecutive games from June 1 – July 9.
In 2014 he played in just 49 games due to injury, but hit .265 with 17 RBI at High-A Tampa. The following year he began the season at Tampa and hit .333 with nine RBI in 29 games. He was selected to the Florida State League All-Star Game, but did not play because he was promoted to Double-A Trenton on May 21. Oh was impressive at Double-A hitting .293 with one home run and 20 RBI in 67 games. In 242 at bats he roped 14 doubles, four triples, stole nine bases, had a .338 on base percentage and a .397 slugging percentage.
In December, 2015 Oh was selected in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft by the Oakland Athletics.
The Saints have signed 12 players this off-season, six position players and six pitchers.
The Saints open the 2017 season on Thursday, May 18 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Gary SouthShore Railcats. For more information contact the Saints at 651-644-6659 or visit saintsbaseball.com.