Alameda High Alum to Play for A’s Farm Team

Courtesy image    Alameda High School graduate Michael Woodworth’s parents posted this graphic on social media shortly after hearing the Oakland A’s had drafted their son.

Alameda High School (AHS) graduate Michael Woodworth will  play professionally for the hometown Oakland Athletics after being selected with the 884th pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft on June 5.

Woodworth graduated from AHS in 2015. As a senior he helped his Hornet team win the West Alameda County Conference tournament with a 5-4 win over Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland. The team advanced to the North Coast Section Div. II playoffs where they lost in the second round to Marin Catholic of Kentfield. 

After graduating from high school he attended Sierra College in Rocklin. There he played two years for the Wolverines in the Big 8 Conference, part of the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association. He finished the 2017 season with a .362 batting average, while accumulating three home runs, 25 RBIs and 34 runs scored.

Woodworth attended University of Connecticut for the final two years of college. As a member of the Huskies baseball team he played both second base and centerfield positions. He was productive from behind the plate. He led the team in hits, finished second in batting average and third in RBI. Woodworth amassed 81 total hits with a .325 batting average as a senior in 2019. He also hit five home runs, 42 RBIs and scored 59 runs, while leading the Huskies to a 39-25 record and an appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association regional tournament.