Thursday, February 22, 2007

Former Thresher Update: Omar Bramasco

Just caught this news release from OurSports Central about former Thresher Omar Bramasco. He played for the Threshers during the 2005 season.

Some info from the release about Bramasco:

The Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings re-signed shortstop Omar Bramasco, one of the team's most valuable players last year who has extensive experience in affiliated baseball.

Bramasco was originally drafted in the 16th round of the 2002 amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. He played four years in the Phillies organization, making it as high as Double-A Reading. Bramasco's combined totals after five years in the minors: .234 career batting average, a .343 on-base percentage, and 188 walks in 407 games.

Bramasco, who will be 26 in 2007, had a .286 batting average with a .402 on-base percentage in 76 games for the WhiteWings last season.

Some quotes about Bramasco from the release:

"He was the best shortstop in our league last year. Scouts believe if a spot opens up in A or AA ball anywhere, he can come in and feel their needs immediately.''
- WhiteWings manager Eddie Dennis

"He not only is a team leader on the field, but off the field as well. Talent wise, he can 'pick it' with the best off them, and can play with an organization today."

- Wings teammate Bub Bergstrom

Information about the WhiteWings and the United League from the release:

The Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings are one of six teams in the independent United League, which begins its second season in 2007. Other teams in the ULB are Laredo, San Angelo, Amarillo, Edinburg, and Alexandria, La. For more information, visit

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