Michael Woodworth
#2

Position: IF
Height: 5' 10"   Weight: 175 lbs
Pro Experience: Vermont Lake Monsters (2019)
College Experience: University of Connecticut
Bats: R
Throws: R

Biography:

Professional Career

2019

Woodworth began his professional career with the A-classified Beloit Snappers, slashing .217/.333/.229 over a 26-game span in which the then-21 year old saw 101 plate appearances resulting in 18 hits, seven RBI, and 10 runs scored. He then made the move to short-season A with the Vermont Lake Monsters for 33 games. While in Vermont, Woodworth hit .221, driving in 10 runs and producing 25 hits, three of which resulted in extra bases. The UCONN grad culminated his first season of professional ball with the rookie-classified AZL Athletics Gold where he batted .276 over seven games.

University of Connecticut

2019

29th Round pick by the Oakland Athletics in the 2019 MLB Draft. ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-Region Second Team. All-New England Second Team. Second Team All-Conference performer. Led the team with 59 runs scored, 16 stolen bases and 81 hits. Hit .325 with 10 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 42 RBI’s. Led team with 22 multi-hit games and added 10 multi-RBI contests. Recorded back-to-back three-hit games at Charleston (2/23-24). Notched a 10-game hit streak from Feb. 22 – March 9, hitting .413 during the stretch with 19 hits and 11 runs scored. April 16 – May 10 recorded a team-high 13-game hitting streak. 

2018 Summer

Was en route to an All-Star caliber season with the Keene Swamp Bats in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League before a summer-ending injury on July 11… Hit. 287 with 31 hits, 19 runs scored, three doubles, two home runs, 13 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in just 26 games… Nine multi-hit games.

2018 Season

Played in 59 games and started 57 in his first season in Storrs…Was a weapon defensively with a .967 fielding percentage in the infield…Recorded a .302 AVG with 62 hits, 31 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, four home runs, 22 RBIs and was a perfect 13-13 on the base paths…Registered 12 sac bunts to lead the team and ranked first in The American…Led the Huskies with a .385 AVG, 30 hits and .417 on-base percentage in American Conference games…21 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests.

Prior to UConn

Played two seasons at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. in the Big 8 Conference, part of the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association (CCCBCA)…Was teammates with Jeff Kersten...Had a stellar sophomore season earning First Team All-Conference honors…Ranked third in the Big 8 with a 362 average…Finished in top-10 in the conference in stolen bases (9th, 8) and slugging percentage (9th, .496)…Recorded 51 hits, eight doubles, one triple, three home runs, 25 RBIs, 34 runs scored and .424 on-base percentage…2017 Academic All-State.

High School

Lettered two seasons at Alameda High School for head coach Ken Arnerich…First Team All-League his junior and senior seasons.

Personal

Michael Stewart Woodworth…Son of Linda and Phil Woodworth…Has one brother, Philip and three sisters, Ginny, Amanda and Alison…Majoring in communications.

Catchers

# Name POS
30 Marshall Skinner C
72 Jackson Smith C

Infielders

# Name POS
1 Brandon Zaragoza IF
2 Michael Woodworth IF
7 Tom Walraven IF
8 Hayden Schilling IF
31 Jose Mercado IF
44 Daniel Lingua IF
63 Ryan Cash IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
11 MJ Rookard OF
14 Ray Jones OF
18 Jesus Marriaga OF
25 Billy Cooke OF
34 Alec Olund OF
39 Jacob Talamante OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
0 Aaron Phillips P
10 Chris Erwin P
15 Tasker Strobel P
37 Trevor Lubking P
41 Jack Eisenbarger P
46 Matt Vonderschmidt P
48 Jack Alkire P
50 Yoel De Leon P
58 John Sheaks P
64 Nick Garcia P
66 Adam Heidenfelder P

Inactive

# Name POS
56 Josh Vincent P

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