A’s Farm’s 2012 Mid-Season Organizational All-Star Team

Raley Field – Home of the Sacramento River Cats

With the California League and the Midwest League both in the midst of their All-Star breaks and minor league teams right around the halfway points of their seasons, it seems like the perfect time to take a step back and determine who the true standouts in the A’s system have been in the first half of 2012. And with that in mind, we’ve decided to name A’s Farm’s  Organizational All-Star Team!

Below you’ll find the starting players at each position for Triple-A Sacramento, Double-A Midland, High-A Stockton, and Class-A Burlington. Offensive starters were determined based on games played at each position, with notable players not leading in games played at a particular position listed in the designated hitter category. Starting pitchers for each club were determined based purely on performance while closers were selected from each team’s saves leader. The asterisks denote the four players with combined statistics from two teams, Stockton and Burlington. And players currently on the major league roster were not included.

Below the list of contenders, you’ll find A’s Farm’s selection of Organizational All-Stars at each position. The winners were determined purely on performance, not potential. Remember, we’re not selecting the top prospects here, we’re choosing the top performers on the field so far this season. Take a good look at the candidates for yourself and feel free to chime in with your own thoughts and selections. Is it true that numbers don’t lie? You tell me!

 

A’s Farm’s Organizational All-Star Team – The Contenders

 

CATCHER

Sacto – Derek Norris (8 HR / .273 AVG / .331 OBP / .474 SLG / .804 OPS)

Midland – Ryan Ortiz (2 HR / .168 AVG / .300 OBP / .272 SLG / .572 OPS)

Stockton – Max Stassi (5 HR / .272 AVG / .323 OBP / .442 SLG / .766 OPS)

Burlington – Nick Rickles (4 HR / .229 AVG / .277 OBP / .349 SLG / .626 OPS)

 

FIRST BASE

Sacto – Chris Carter (11 HR / .275 AVG / .358 OBP / .488 SLG / .846 OPS)

Midland – Anthony Aliotti (5 HR / .291 AVG / .401 OBP / .417 SLG / .818 OPS)

Stockton – A.J. Kirby-Jones (13 HR / .297 AVG / .414 OBP / .543 SLG / .957 OPS)

Burlington – Douglas Landaeta (7 HR / .245 AVG / .293 OBP / .403 SLG / .696 OPS)

 

SECOND BASE

Sacto – Brandon Hicks (11 HR / .266 AVG / .364 OBP / .524 SLG / .888 OPS)

Midland – Tyler Ladendorf (4 HR / .298 AVG / .378 OBP / .440 SLG / .819 OPS)

Stockton – Nick Leyja (2 HR / .211 AVG / .278 OBP / .304 SLG / .583 OPS)

Burlington – Chih Fang Pan (2 HR / .280 AVG / .338 OBP / .383 SLG / .721 OPS)

 

SHORTSTOP

Sacto – Adam Rosales (3 HR / .282 AVG / .320 OBP / .451 SLG / .771 OPS)

Midland – Dusty Coleman (6 HR / .210 AVG / .273 OBP / .324 SLG / .597 OPS)

Stockton – Michael Gilmartin (2 HR / .202 AVG / .281 OBP / .271 SLG / .552 OPS)

Burlington – Sean Jamieson (4 HR / .246 AVG / .371 OBP / .366 SLG / .737 OPS)

 

THIRD BASE

Sacto – Stephen Parker (4 HR / .258 AVG / .338 OBP / .390 SLG / .728 OPS)

Midland – Josh Horton (6 HR / .251 AVG / .338 OBP / .416 SLG / .754 OPS)

Stockton – Miles Head (18 HR / .382 AVG / .433 OBP / .715 SLG / 1.149 OPS)

Burlington – B.A. Vollmuth (7 HR / .260 AVG / .334 OBP / .412 SLG / .747 OPS)

 

LEFT FIELD

Sacto – Grant Green (8 HR / .297 AVG / .341 OBP / .461 SLG / .802 OPS)

Midland – Conner Crumbliss (4 HR / .269 AVG / .408 OBP / .395 SLG / .803 OPS)

Stockton – Chad Oberacker (7 HR / .304 AVG / .372 OBP / .483 SLG / .856 OPS) *

Burlington – Royce Consigli (5 HR / .250 AVG / .342 OBP / .444 SLG / .786 OPS)

 

CENTER FIELD

Sacto – Jermaine Mitchell (3 HR / .224 AVG / .338 OBP / .357 SLG / .695 OPS)

Midland – Michael Choice (6 HR / .260 AVG / .334 OBP / .372 SLG / .706 OPS)

Stockton – Myrio Richard (0 HR / .249 AVG / .297 OBP / .324 SLG / .621 OPS)

Burlington – Aaron Shipman (0 HR / .217 AVG / .323 OBP / .265 SLG / .588 OPS)

 

RIGHT FIELD

Sacto – Michael Taylor (4 HR / .316 AVG / .421 OBP / .460 SLG / .881 OPS)

Midland – Jeremy Barfield (7 HR / .291 AVG / .338 OBP / .439 SLG / .777 OPS)

Stockton – Josh Whitaker (7 HR / .263 AVG / .336 OBP / .404 SLG / .739 OPS)

Burlington – Bobby Crocker (5 HR / .274 AVG / .355 OBP / .423 SLG / .778 OPS)

 

DESIGNATED HITTER

Sacto – Wes Timmons (2 HR / .222 AVG / .333 OBP / .303 SLG / .636 OPS)

Midland – Shane Peterson (2 HR / .285 AVG / .449 OBP / .437 SLG / .886 OPS)

Stockton – Dusty Robinson (16 HR / .252 AVG / .346 OBP / .520 SLG / .867 OPS) *

Burlington – Eliezer Mesa (2 HR / .271 AVG / .286 OBP / .378 SLG / .664 OPS) *

 

STARTING PITCHER

Sacto – Graham Godfrey (59 1/3 IP / 50 H / 8 ER / 10 BB / 43 K / 1.21 ERA / 1.01 WHIP)

Midland – Daniel Straily (85 1/3 IP / 70 H / 32 ER / 23 BB / 108 K / 3.38 ERA / 1.09 WHIP)

Stockton – Sean Murphy (82 1/3 IP / 57 H / 21 ER / 22 BB / 86 K / 2.30 ERA / 0.96 WHIP) *

Burlington – Drew Granier (83 1/3 IP / 82 H / 28 ER / 25 BB / 76 K / 3.02 ERA / 1.28 WHIP)

 

CLOSER

Sacto – Evan Scribner (33 2/3 IP / 24 H / 12 ER / 9 BB / 36 K / 3.21 ERA / 0.98 WHIP / 7 SV)

Midland – Jonathan Ortiz (27 1/3 IP / 24 H / 12 ER / 11 BB / 22 K / 3.95 ERA / 1.28 WHIP / 9 SV)

Stockton – Zach Thornton (26 1/3 IP / 29 H / 14 ER / 6 BB / 37 K / 4.78 ERA / 1.33 WHIP / 6 SV)

Burlington – Drew Tyson (25 2/3 IP / 28 H / 11 ER / 8 BB / 12 K / 3.86 ERA / 1.40 WHIP / 4 SV)

 

 

A’s Farm’s Organizational All-Star Team – The Winners

 

CATCHER

Derek Norris

Sacramento River Cats

(8 HR / .273 AVG / .331 OBP / .474 SLG / .804 OPS)

 

 

FIRST BASE

A.J. Kirby-Jones

Stockton Ports

(13 HR / .297 AVG / .414 OBP / .543 SLG / .957 OPS)

 

 

SECOND BASE

Brandon Hicks

Sacramento River Cats

(11 HR / .266 AVG / .364 OBP / .524 SLG / .888 OPS)

 

 

SHORTSTOP

Adam Rosales

Sacramento River Cats

(3 HR / .282 AVG / .320 OBP / .451 SLG / .771 OPS)

 

 

THIRD BASE

Miles Head

Stockton Ports

(18 HR / .382 AVG / .433 OBP / .715 SLG / 1.149 OPS)

 

 

LEFT FIELD

Chad Oberacker

Stockton Ports

(7 HR / .304 AVG / .372 OBP / .483 SLG / .856 OPS) *

 

 

CENTER FIELD

Michael Choice

Midland RockHounds

(6 HR / .260 AVG / .334 OBP / .372 SLG / .706 OPS)

 

 

RIGHT FIELD

Michael Taylor

Sacramento River Cats

(4 HR / .316 AVG / .421 OBP / .460 SLG / .881 OPS)

 

 

DESIGNATED HITTER

Shane Peterson

Midland RockHounds

(2 HR / .285 AVG / .449 OBP / .437 SLG / .886 OPS)

 

 

STARTING PITCHER

Graham Godfrey

Sacramento River Cats

(59 1/3 IP / 50 H / 8 ER / 10 BB / 43 K / 1.21 ERA / 1.01 WHIP)

 

 

CLOSER

Evan Scribner

Sacramento River Cats

(33 2/3 IP / 24 H / 12 ER / 9 BB / 36 K / 3.21 ERA / 0.98 WHIP / 7 SV)

 

 

 

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11 Comments

only thing I would argue is that Oberacker should be included with center fielders and not left fielders

Myrio Richard has actually played more games in center for Stockton so far this year, so that’s why Oberacker ended up in left.

Wow, this clearly demonstrates how weak the A’s minor league system is.

Hey, so why do you have 10 position players and only 2 pitchers rather than 5 starters and 5 relievers?

Brandon Hicks should get a call-up; I, for one, want to see if he’s worse than our current SS/2B, who are awful.

There’s definitely a real lack of middle infield prospects – maybe part of why they took a couple of infielders with their first two picks in this year’s draft.

Oh, for pitchers, I vote for AJ Griffin and Sean Doolittle.

Didn’t include anyone currently on the major league roster, so Doolittle wasn’t in the running.

If you really wanted to make an all-star team or mid-year awards (across all levels) I would do this:
C: Norris
1B: Kirby-Jones
2B: Ladendorf
SS: Hicks
3B: Head
LF: Moss
CF: Green
RF: Taylor
DH: Carter
SP: Griffin
RP: Doolittle

Didn’t include anyone currently on the major league roster, or Moss definitely would have been in there somewhere – probably at DH since he had been Sacramento’s primary DH most of the season.

I think you mean Nino Leyja, not Nick. Nick was a major league coach.

And his name was Nick Leyva, not Leyja

How about the AZ Team Addison Russell could be there

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