We are excited to extend our relationship with Beloit,” said A’s General Manager David Forst. “Dennis Conerton and his staff run a fantastic organization and we’re thrilled to continue working together to develop our players.”
“We are very pleased to extend our affiliation with the Athletics for another two years. We have enjoyed working with their staff over the past four years and look forward to continuing this working relationship,” said Dennis Conerton, President of the Beloit Snappers. “It has been exciting for our fans to already have three of our former Snappers Players from the previous four seasons advance to the Major League level for the A’s and we anticipate seeing many more do so in the future.”
The A’s have seven players on the 40-man roster that played for the Snappers on their journey to the majors: Raul Alcantara (2013), Ryan Dull (2013), Liam Hendriks (as a member of the Minnesota Twins organization in 2009-10), Tyler Ladendorf (as a member of the Minnesota Twins organization in 2009), Bruce Maxwell (2013), Renato Nunez (2013), and Danny Valencia (as a member of the Minnesota Twins organization in 2007).
We are coming up to crunch day for the affiliation process, as tomorrow is the deadline for teams to inform MiLB they want to see a new partner. You can read more about the affiliation process here, including the current state of affiliations.