Minnesota Twins Minor leaguer Aaron Whitefield has chosen to partner with Lumberjack sports. After an injury laden 2018, Whitefield impressed beyond belief in his return, hitting .380 in the month of August and was an integral part of his teams success in securing the Florida state league championship with his team the Fort Myers Miracle.
Whitefield spent the 2017 season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the class A Midwest League where he batted .262 with 11 home runs, 57 RBIs, 33 stolen bases and a .732 OPS.
He began his Baseball career playing for the Brisbane Bandits in the Australian Baseball League from 2015-17, winning three consecutive championships with the club and the league MVP award in 2016. In 2016 he played in 51 games, posting a .298 batting average with two home runs, 17 RBIs and 31 stolen bases.
Whitefield, 21, is a three-time ABL champion with the Brisbane Bandits where he won the Helms Medal two seasons ago as a 20-year-old. In 2016 he made his Team Australia debut at the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers while he won silver at the 2016 U23 Baseball World Cup and represented Australia at last year's World Baseball Classic.
Aaron has decided to make a move to the Adelaide Bite for the 2018 Australian Baseball League season. Manager Chris Adamson says Whitefield's arrival adds elite talent into a Bite side looking to shake up the status quo this season.
"Aaron is a game changer that can help to win games on both sides of the ball," Adamson said.
"His combination of speed and power make him a dangerous guy offensively, and defensively he is as good as there is in this country.”
The 193cm outfielder has a career .318 average in the ABL and is set to make his 100th regular season appearance this season. His MVP season in 2016/17 saw him average .338 with 53 hits and 20 stolen bases in 39 games.
When talking with Aaron he had nothing but praises for the Lumberjack gear, “ I’m loving the gear, the Hats and Hoodies are great material and look awesome! The gloves are really good, I am really impressed with them.” Says Whitefield. “Having you (Nick Shailes) being a player and knowing the feeling of what you need, the gloves look great and feel even better.”