Josh Whitaker continued his amazing 2011 season by becoming the lone Bee selected as a 2011 Midwest League Post Season All-Star. A 25th round pick of the Athletics in 2010 that didn’t even break camp with the Bees out of spring training, Whitaker is currently leading the Midwest League with a .332 batting average. He’s hit for power, adding 17 home runs and 68 RBIs in his first full season out of Kennesaw State University.
With both Jose Crisotomo and Tony Thompson on the Disabled List, the Bees are counting on Whitaker to produce in the MWL Playoffs next week. All indications are that he’s up to the task.