|Birthday:||March 15, 1989|
Oduber rejoins the Saltdogs after starting the season with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. The righty was one of the most potent bats in Lincoln’s lineup in 2017. He hit .286 and led the team with 17 home runs. He was second on the team with 60 RBIs and third on the roster with 18 doubles. Oduber was 5-17 with three doubles in four playoffs games.
The Saltdogs traded the 29-year-old to the RedHawks over the offseason in the deal which eventually brought right-handed pitcher Mike Tamburino to Lincoln. He hit .250 with one homer and seven RBIs over 21 games before being released by Fargo-Moorhead. The slugger played well for FM when the team came to Lincoln in early June, going 4-11 with a homer and three runs scored.
Oduber spent six seasons in the Washington Nationals farm system before playing eight games in the Dutch Major League in 2016. He has recorded a career batting average of .269, an OBP of .321 and has slammed 24 home runs. The outfielder reached Double-A in parts of three different seasons.
Oduber is one of four 2017 Saltdogs who is a member of the Dutch National Team. He has experience in playing in both the 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classics. In six games in the ’17 WBC, Oduber went 3-17 with a double, a home run and five runs scored.
Oduber played two seasons at Western Oklahoma State College in Altus, OK. He hit .472 both seasons and smacked 26 home runs in his sophomore campaign. He earned First Team All-Region honors both seasons and was a Second Team All-American as a sophomore.