Kansas City Royals pitcher and Woodcrest Christian Royals alum Trevor Oaks ’11, will make his major league debut Saturday, April 28th against the Chicago White Sox.
Oaks was a powerhouse pitcher for the Woodcrest Christian Royals team and especially so in his senior year. At 6’4” and 220 pounds, the right hander played a significant role in the team’s CIF Southern Section Championship in 2010 and had a .46 ERA and was 9-0 his senior year. He also earned Ambassador League pitcher of the year and team MVP honors as well. His career at Woodcrest Christian saw an ERA of 1.5 with 140 strikeouts in 98 innings pitched.
Royal’s coach Glenn Prater called Oaks one of the most dominant senior pitchers the team ever had and was a key mentor to the younger players. Oaks joined fellow classmate Caleb Dirks as they both moved to collegiate ball with Dirks attending California Baptist University and Oaks starting at Biola but ultimately transferring to CBU. The LA Dodgers drafted him the 7th round in 2014 and he made a dominant impact throughout his time in the minors.
A multi-talented young man, Oaks also played four years of Varsity Volleyball for the Royals and made a name for himself playing the piano in the Dodgers AAA clubhouse. Living the dream of every little leaguer across the country, Oaks will see his dream realized in, once again, another Royals uniform!