The Beloit Snappers (Low A; Midwest League) and Oakland A’s are continuing their affiliation, as the clubs have announced a two-year player development contract (PDC) extension. The agreement will run through the 2020 season.
“We’re very happy to extend our working agreement with Single-A Beloit,” said Athletics GM David Forst. “It has been a pleasure working with Dennis and his staff for the past six years and we’re glad that the next generation of A’s will continue to pass through Beloit on their way to Oakland.”
That wave of talent has made its way from Beloit since 2013 when the Snappers and Athletics began their now six year partnership and have seen former Snappers such as: Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Daniel Gossett, Boog Powell and many others make their way to Oakland.
“We are very pleased to continue this relationship with the Athletics,” said Snappers President Dennis Conerton. “They are great to work with, and we look forward to hopefully many more playoff runs with them.”
You can read more about the current state of affiliations on our Affiliate Dance page. We expect a number of player development contracts to be renewed in the coming week, but there are always intriguing openings at every level of baseball. As you can see on the Affiliate Dance page, we’re now at the point where MLB and MiLB teams can search for new affiliation options, so there’s always a shuffle of sorts at the end of the season.