Pit Spitters’ Wheatcroft Drafted by Oakland A’s

TRAVERSE CITY — The Oakland A’s selected right-handed pitcher Chase Wheatcroft in the 37th round (1,124th pick) of the MLB Draft.

Wheatcroft, who was the starting pitcher in the Pit Spitters’ inaugural season opener, becomes the first Traverse City Pit Spitter to be drafted in the franchise’s history.

He owns a 1-1 record in the Northwoods League so far this season, holding a 6.75 ERA and seven strikeouts in two starts. He played college ball at CSU-Stanislaus.