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#9 David Amberson - OF

Career Highlights: Second season of professional baseball and second with the Wingnuts…re-signed by the Wingnuts on 1/10/14...originally signed by Wingnuts on 2/9/13…played for the Australian Baseball League’s Perth Heat in 2012 and helped them reach the ABL Championship Series…hit .380 with one home run and seven RBI for Perth in 19 games…added 12 runs with five doubles, two triples, nine stolen bases, and five walks…played college baseball at Western Oregon University…hit .300 with 51 runs scored, 13 doubles, and 20 stolen bases in 46 games as a senior in 2012…earned All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference honors…majored in Biology…played two seasons at Everett Community College…played at Cascade High School in Everett, WA where he also lettered in football and tennis…works as a hitting instructor during the offseason

2013

Wichita (American Association/Ind.): Hit .280 with two home runs and 29 RBI in 69 games for the Wingnuts…scored 38 runs with nine doubles, one triple, 15 stolen bases, and 12 walks…had a .335 on-base percentage..…hit safely in 40 of 69 games...hit .310 at home and .245 on the road …hit .279 with runners on base, .323 with runners in scoring position, and .379 with runners in scoring position and two outs...hit .295 vs. right-handed pitchers...had 16-game hitting streak from 5/31-6/16...hit game-tying sacrifice fly on 7/7 vs. AMA...scored a run in six consecutive games from 6/14-6/18 (eight runs)...American Association Batter of the Week for 6/10-6/16...hit first career home run on 6/10 @ WIN...went 4-5 with two runs, a double, a triple, three RBI, and a sacrifice on 6/16 vs. STP...4-4 with double, RBI, andtwo stolen bases in Game 1 of Championship Series on 9/10 @ GAR

Kevin Hooper on David: Having a rookie as an everyday player is a rarity in our league and I believe Ambo is going to be much more polished this year after a quality first season in 2013.  He brings a dynamic that you cannot teach, nor defend, and that is his dynamic speed.  He can literally change a game with his speed.  He will be penciled in as our right fielder and will roll the order over batting ninth.

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