Month: September 2013

A’s Instructional League Roster

Billy McKinney

Billy McKinney

A total of 44 players reported to the A’s fall Instructional League camp in Phoenix this week. Many of the A’s top prospects will spend the next month training, conditioning, participating in drills and playing other teams’ Instructional League clubs in Arizona.

The A’s top pick from this year’s draft – outfielder Bill McKinney – along with two of the A’s top three picks from the 2012 draft – shortstop Daniel Robertson and first baseman Matt Olson – will all be participating. Meanwhile, the A’s top pick from 2012 – shortstop Addison Russell – will begin his off-season work in the prospect-laden Arizona Fall League later next month.

Below you’ll find the A’s complete fall Instructional League roster along with the team each player finished the 2013 season with listed next to their name…

 

A’s Instructional League Roster

–PITCHERS—

Dylan Covey

Dylan Covey

Jeremy Barfield  (Sac)

Sam Bragg  (Bel)

Dylan Covey  (Bel)

Dustin Driver  (AZL)

Kyle Finnegan  (Bel)

Kris Hall  (Bel)

Ronald Herrera  (Ver)

Austin House  (Bel)

Chris Kohler  (AZL)

Joe Michaud  (Ver)

Junior Mendez  (Ver)

Michael Ynoa

Michael Ynoa

Carlos Navas  (AZL)

Nolan Sanburn  (Bel)

Lee Sosa  (Ver)

Lou Trivino  (Ver)

Dominique Vattuone  (Ver)

Tyler Vail  (Bel)

Victor Veliz  (DSL)

Bobby Wahl  (Ver)

Michael Ynoa  (Sto)

Jesus Zambrano  (DSL)

 

Bruce Maxwell

Bruce Maxwell

–CATCHERS—

Iolana Akau  (AZL)

Bruce Maxwell  (Sto)

Josh Miller  (Ver)

Andy Paz  (AZL)

Kyle Wheeler  (AZL)

 

–INFIELDERS—

Chris Bostick  (Bel)

Daniel Robertson

Daniel Robertson

Edwin Diaz  (AZL)

Ryon Healy  (Ver)

Ryan Huck  (Ver)

Jesus Lopez  (DNP)

Yairo Munoz  (AZL)

Renato Nunez  (Bel)

Matt Olson  (Bel)

Chad Pinder  (Ver)

Daniel Robertson  (Bel)

 

B.J. Boyd

B.J. Boyd

–OUTFIELDERS—

B.J. Boyd  (Ver)

Jaycob Brugman  (Ver)

Shawn Duinkerk  (AZL)

Justin Higley  (AZL)

Tyler Marincov  (Ver)

Billy McKinney  (Ver)

D’Arby Myers  (Mid)

Aaron Shipman  (Bel)

 

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A’s Farm’s 2013 Post-Season Organizational All-Star Team

1B Anthony Aliotti's sweet swing earned him a promotion to Sacramento this season.

First baseman Anthony Aliotti’s sweet swing earned him a promotion to Sacramento this season.

With the 2013 minor league season now complete, it’s a good time to take a step back and determine who the true standouts on the field really were in the A’s system in 2013. And with that in mind, we’re naming A’s Farm’s 2013 Post-Season Organizational All-Star Team!

Below you’ll find the primary starting players at each position for Triple-A Sacramento, Double-A Midland, High-A Stockton, Class-A Beloit, Class-A Short-Season Vermont and the Rookie League Short-Season AZL A’s in 2013. Offensive starters were selected from the players who had the most games played at each position for each team, with notable players not leading in games played at a particular position listed in the designated hitter category, and players no longer with the organization were not included. Starting pitchers were selected from hurlers who had at least 20 starts for each full-season team or at least 10 starts for short season teams, while closers were selected from each team’s season saves leader. The asterisks denote players with combined statistics from multiple minor league teams within the A’s system, but players’ major league statistics 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 based purely on performance, not potential. Remember, we’re not selecting the top prospects here, we’re choosing the top performers on the field this season. So take a good look at the candidates for yourself and feel free to chime in with your own thoughts and selections!

 

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

 

CATCHER

Sacto – Stephen Vogt (13 HR / .324 AVG / .398 OBP / .547 SLG / .945 OPS)

Midland – Beau Taylor (3 HR / .191 AVG / .282 OBP / .266 SLG / .548 OPS)

Stockton – Phil Pohl (9 HR / .228 AVG / .288 OBP / .398 SLG / .686 OPS) *

Beloit – Nick Rickles (7 HR / .261 AVG / .291 OBP / .390 SLG / .682 OPS) *

Vermont – Josh Miller (0 HR / .176 AVG / .239 OBP / .214 SLG / .453 OPS)

AZL A’s – Andy Paz (2 HR / .228 AVG / .304 OBP / .337 SLG / .641 OPS)

 

FIRST BASE

Sacto – Daric Barton (7 HR / .297 AVG / .423 OBP / .430 SLG / .853 OPS)

Midland – Anthony Aliotti (14 HR / .324 AVG / .416 OBP / .480 SLG / .896 OPS) *

Stockton – Max Muncy (25 HR / .273 AVG / .381 OBP / .476 SLG / .857 OPS) *

Beloit – Matt Olson (23 HR / .225 AVG / .326 OBP / .435 SLG / .761 OPS)

Vermont – Ryan Huck (5 HR / .285 AVG / .378 OBP / .465 SLG / .843 OPS) *

AZL A’s – Gabriel Santana (1 HR / .267 AVG / .305 OBP / .342 SLG / .646 OPS)

 

SECOND BASE

Sacto – Jemile Weeks (4 HR / .271 AVG / .376 OBP / .369 SLG / .745 OPS)

Midland – Dusty Coleman (3 HR / .255 AVG / .338 OBP / .382 SLG / .720 OPS) *

Stockton – Antonio Lamas (12 HR / .255 AVG / .304 OBP / .381 SLG / .685 OPS)

Beloit – Chris Bostick (14 HR / .282 AVG / .354 OBP / .452 SLG / .806 OPS)

Vermont – Melvin Mercedes (0 HR / .228 AVG / .331 OBP / .248 SLG / .580 OPS)

AZL A’s – Joe Bennie (1 HR / .246 AVG / .380 OBP / .369 SLG / .749 OPS)

 

SHORTSTOP

Sacto – Andy Parrino (4 HR / .210 AVG / .300 OBP / .302 SLG / .602 OPS)

Midland – Darwin Perez (3 HR / .237 AVG / .326 OBP / .333 SLG / .659 OPS)

Stockton – Addison Russell (17 HR / .269 AVG / .369 OBP / .495 SLG / .865 OPS) *

Beloit – Daniel Robertson (9 HR / .277 AVG / .353 OBP / .401 SLG / .754 OPS)

Vermont – Chad Pinder (3 HR / .200 AVG / .286 OBP / .293 SLG / .579 OPS)

AZL A’s – Edwin Diaz (1 HR / .239 AVG / .276 OBP / .359 SLG / .634 OPS)

 

THIRD BASE

Sacto – Hiro Nakajima (4 HR / .283 AVG / .331 OBP / .367 SLG / .698 OPS)

Midland – Jefry Marte (2 HR / .278 AVG / .349 OBP / .380 SLG / .729 OPS)

Stockton – B.A. Vollmuth (21 HR / .212 AVG / .301 OBP / .408 SLG / .709 OPS)

Beloit – Renato Nunez (19 HR / .258 AVG / .301 OBP / .423 SLG / .725 OPS)

Vermont – Luis Baez (1 HR / .184 AVG / .223 OBP / .230 SLG / .453 OPS)

AZL A’s – A.J. Kubala (4 HR / .147 AVG / .266 OBP / .353 SLG / .619 OPS)

 

LEFT FIELD

Sacto – Michael Choice (14 HR / .302 AVG / .390 OBP / .445 SLG / .835 OPS)

Midland – Conner Crumbliss (13 HR / .259 AVG / .389 OBP / .421 SLG / .810 OPS) *

Stockton – Rashun Dixon (16 HR / .215 AVG / .349 OBP / .424 SLG / .772 OPS) *

Beloit – Ryan Mathews (14 HR / .260 AVG / .337 OBP / .446 SLG / .783 OPS)

Vermont – B.J. Boyd (8 HR / .285 AVG / .375 OBP / .442 SLG / .817 OPS)

AZL A’s – Justin Higley (6 HR / .275 AVG / .363 OBP / .490 SLG / .853 OPS)

 

CENTER FIELD

Sacto – Shane Peterson (12 HR / .251 AVG / .358 OBP / .387 SLG / .745 OPS)

Midland – D’Arby Myers (5 HR / .285 AVG / .320 OBP / .388 SLG / .707 OPS)

Stockton – Bobby Crocker (11 HR / .276 AVG / .343 OBP / .454 SLG / .797 OPS)

Beloit – Brett Vertigan (0 HR / .243 AVG / .333 OBP / .321 SLG / .654 OPS)

Vermont – Herschel Powell (0 HR / .283 AVG / .364 OBP / .344 SLG / .708 OPS)

AZL A’s – Billy McKinney (3 HR / .326 AVG / .387 OBP / .437 SLG / .824 OPS) *

 

RIGHT FIELD

Sacto – Michael Taylor (18 HR / .281 AVG / .360 OBP / .474 SLG / .833 OPS)

Midland – Chad Oberacker (6 HR / .237 AVG / .305 OBP / .388 SLG / .694 OPS)

Stockton – Dusty Robinson (21 HR / .210 AVG / .279 OBP / .395 SLG / .674 OPS)

Beloit – John Wooten (20 HR / .257 AVG / .333 OBP / .430 SLG / .764 OPS)

Vermont – Tyler Marincov (3 HR / .215 AVG / .302 OBP / .313 SLG / .615 OPS)

AZL A’s – Vicmal De La Cruz (2 HR / .213 AVG / .267 OBP / .279 SLG / .546 OPS)

 

DESIGNATED HITTER

Sacto – Jeremy Barfield (12 HR / .213 AVG / .298 OBP / .407 SLG / .706 OPS) *

Midland – Jake Goebbert (22 HR / .262 AVG / .354 OBP / .474 SLG / .828 OPS) *

Stockton – Tony Thompson (18 HR / .250 AVG / .322 OBP / .428 SLG / .751 OPS)

Beloit – Aaron Shipman (0 HR / .289 AVG / .408 OBP / .342 SLG / .750 OPS) *

Vermont – Michael Soto (3 HR / .206 AVG / .258 OBP / .335 SLG / .593 OPS)

AZL A’s – Shawn Duinkerk (0 HR / .246 AVG / .288 OBP / .341 SLG / .628 OPS)

 

STARTING PITCHER

Sacto – Sonny Gray (118 1/3 IP / 117 H / 45 ER / 39 BB / 118 K / 3.42 ERA / 1.32 WHIP)

Midland – Carlos Hernandez (152 IP / 142 H / 45 ER / 41 BB / 106 K / 2.66 ERA / 1.20 WHIP) *

Stockton – Tanner Peters (165 2/3 IP / 167 H / 75 ER / 27 BB / 159 K / 4.07 ERA / 1.17 WHIP)

Beloit – Seth Streich (110 2/3 IP / 114 H / 47 ER / 41 BB / 82 K / 3.82 ERA / 1.40 WHIP)

Vermont – Brent Powers (95 2/3 IP / 88 H / 33 ER / 29 BB / 85 K / 3.10 ERA / 1.22 WHIP) *

AZL A’s – Ronald Herrera (78 1/3 IP / 86 H / 35 ER / 13 BB / 66 K / 4.02 ERA / 1.26 WHIP) *

 

CLOSER

Sacto – Brian Gordon (63 IP / 61 H / 25 ER / 9 BB / 66 K / 3.57 ERA / 1.11 WHIP / 23 SV)

Midland – Kyler Newby (60 IP / 57 H / 18 ER / 19 BB / 59 K / 2.70 ERA / 1.27 WHIP / 7 SV) *

Stockton – Jonathan Joseph (64 1/3 IP / 46 H / 25 ER / 28 BB / 76 K / 3.50 ERA / 1.15 WHIP / 6 SV)

Beloit – Ryan Dull (60 IP / 44 H / 16 ER / 9 BB / 78 K / 2.40 ERA / 0.88 WHIP / 19 SV) *

Vermont – Trevor Bayless (24 1/3 IP / 28 H / 10 ER / 9 BB / 29 K / 3.70 ERA / 1.52 WHIP / 7 SV) *

AZL A’s – Travis Pitcher (21 1/3 IP / 19 H / 4 ER / 13 BB / 27 K / 1.69 ERA / 1.50 WHIP / 3 SV)

Click here to see A’s Farm’s 2013 Organizational All-Star Team…

Monday, September 9th: Snappers’ Season Ends as They Drop Game #3 of 2nd-Round Playoff Series

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Outfielder Brett Vertigan (3 for 4 / Double / RBI)

Beloit Snappers Outfielder Brett Vertigan (3 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

WESTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES – Game #3

Quad Cities River Bandits  9

Beloit Snappers               5

LP – Derek De Young

HR – Sam Roberts

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Vertigan

(3 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

After evening up their best-of-three 2nd-round playoff series with Quad Cities yesterday, the Snappers lost the rubber game of the match on Monday by a score of 9-5. RHP Derek De Young got off to a rough start, allowing 2 runs in the 2nd inning and then 3 in the 3rd. RHPs Trevor Bayless and Vince Voiro each allowed 2 runs in 2 innings of work before RHP Sam Bragg finished up with 3 scoreless innings in relief. Outfielder Brett Vertigan had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Outfielder Aaron Shipman also had a pair of singles and a double, while shortstop Sam Roberts homered in the 3rd inning, and first baseman Matt Olson and catcher Nick Rickles both doubled and drove in a run in the loss. Unfortunately, Snappers shortstop Daniel Robertson missed the entire series with the passing of his father this weekend. And with their season now ended, many members of the Snappers’ talented team can look forward to showing what they can do with Stockton in the California League next year.

 

 

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Sunday, September 8th: Snappers Win Game #2 of 2nd-Round Playoff Series Behind Bostick’s Big Bat

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Second Baseman Chris Bostick (3 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

Beloit Snappers Second Baseman Chris Bostick (3 for 4 / HR / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

WESTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES – Game #2

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

Beloit Snappers               4

WP – Nolan Sanburn

HR – Chris Bostick

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

After losing the opener of the best-of-three series, the Snappers came back to beat the River Bandits by a score of 4-3 in the second game of the series on Sunday. Second baseman Chris Bostick kicked off the scoring in the 1st inning with a 2-run homer, and the Snappers added another run in the inning after outfielder Brett Vertigan singled in third baseman Renato Nunez. Starter Kyle Finnegan allowed 2 runs in the top of the 2nd, but Bostick singled home another run in the bottom of the 2nd for the Snappers. RHP Deyvi Jimenez surrendered 1 run in the 4th to make it a 1-run game, but Beloit’s bullpen took care of business the rest of the way, with 4 pitchers combining to throw 5 1/3 scoreless innings. LHP Chris Lamb went 1 1/3, while RHP Kris Hall struck out 3 in 1 inning of relief, RHP Nolan Sanburn went 2 innings to pick up the win, and RHP Austin House got the final 3 outs for the save. On another note, Snappers shortstop Daniel Robertson has missed both games of the series with the passing of his father this weekend. The rubber game of the match is scheduled to take place on Monday at Beloit with RHP Derek De Young the scheduled starter for the Snappers.

 

Monday’s Game:

Quad Cities @ Beloit – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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Saturday, September 7th: Snappers Drop Game #1 of 2nd-Round Playoff Series Despite Mathews’ HR

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Designated Hitter Ryan Mathews (Home Run)

Beloit Snappers DH Ryan Mathews (Home Run)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

WESTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES – Game #1

Beloit Snappers              1

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

LP – Andres Avila

HR – Ryan Mathews

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryan Mathews

(Home Run)

 

After sweeping the 1st-round of the Midwest League playoffs, the Snappers went down to defeat on Saturday after scoring just 1 run in Game #1 of the Western Division Championship Series at Quad Cities. Starter Andres Avila allowed 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 6 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss. Shortstop Sam Roberts made an error in the 1st inning that helped lead to an unearned run for Quad Cities. Roberts is currently filling in for regular shortstop Daniel Robertson who’s away from the team due to a family medical emergency. Meanwhile, Beloit’s lineup managed just 4 hits in the game. Designated hitter Ryan Mathews homered in the 4th inning to account for the Snappers’ only run of the game, while outfielder Aaron Shipman had a pair of hits, and outfielder John Wooten went 1 for 3 in the loss.

 

Sunday’s Game:

Quad Cities @ Beloit – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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A’s Farm in Top 3 MLB Blogs for 2nd Straight Month!

Whaddaya say Dick, can we make it 3 in a row?

 Whaddaya say Dick, can we make it three in a row?

A’s Farm cracked into the top 3 MLB blogs last month, and it looks like we managed to hang on to our top 3 spot again in August. Thanks to all you A’s fans out there who’ve made A’s Farm a regular stop to stay up to date on all the A’s minor league teams and top prospects!

In the past month, we’ve brought you progress reports on the A’s 2013 draft class as well as the A’s 2012 draft class, along with our recent feature on the A’s minor league hitting and pitching leaders this season.

Make sure you stay tuned to A’s Farm for updates on all the A’s top prospects. And if you haven’t already, be sure to like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm, and sign up to get our weekly A’s minor league recap e-mailed to you free if you want to stay up to date on all the latest down on the farm!

A’s 2013 Organizational Hitting & Pitching Leaders

 

–HITS–

aa515f9f7b7201c.preview-300b160 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

154 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

143 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

141 Jemile Weeks 2B-SS-OF (Sac)

138 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

 

–DOUBLES–

mrRichard, Myrio235 Myrio Richard OF (Sto)

35 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

33 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

32 Ryan Mathews OF (Bel)

32 Matt Olson 1B (Bel)

 

–TRIPLES–

cooboberacker412 Chad Oberacker OF (Mid)

10 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

10 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

10 Jemile Weeks 2B-SS-OF (Sac)

8 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto) / Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

 

–HOME RUNS–

mm165457_10151385210931662_1498946120_n525 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

23 Matt Olson 1B (Bel)

22 Jake Goebbert OF (Mid-Sac)

21 Dusty Robinson OF (Sto)

21 B.A. Vollmuth 3B (Sto)

 

–TOTAL BASES–

mm165457_10151385210931662_1498946120_n5249 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

237 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

227 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

221 Jake Goebbert OF (Mid-Sac)

221 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

 

–RBIs–

mm165457_10151385210931662_1498946120_n5100 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

93 Matt Olson 1B (Bel)

92 Tony Thompson 1B-3B (Sto)

89 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

89 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

 

–RUNS–

jwJemile+Weeks+Oakland+Athletics+Photo+Day+N9ruLJUyFFkl296 Jemile Weeks 2B-SS-OF (Sac)

90 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

89 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

86 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

77 Daric Barton 1B-3B (Sac) / Conner Crumbliss OF (Mid-Sac)

 

–WALKS–

mm165457_10151385210931662_1498946120_n588 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

87 Daric Barton 1B-3B (Sac)

81 Conner Crumbliss OF (Mid-Sac)

81 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

80 Jemile Weeks 2B-SS-OF (Sac)

 

–STRIKEOUTS–

bv954719_10151534502031662_1845505909_n161 B.A. Vollmuth 3B (Sto)

160 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

159 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

148 Matt Olson 1B (Bel)

146 Dusty Robinson OF (Sto)

 

–STOLEN BASES–

cbDSC02502xxd25 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

22 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

21 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

21 Brett Vertigan OF (Bel)

20 D’Arby Myers OF (Mid)

 

–CAUGHT STEALING–

dcdusty-coleman10 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

10 D’Arby Myers OF (Mid)

9 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

8 Aaron Shipman OF (Bel-AZL)

8 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

 

–ERRORS–

rnnc3bac3b1ez-renato339 Renato Nunez 3B (Bel)

31 B.A. Vollmuth 3B (Sto)

23 Dusty Coleman SS-2B (Mid-Sac)

22 Chris Bostick 2B (Bel)

21 Darwin Perez SS-2B (Mid)

 

–BATTING AVERAGE– (minimum 200 at-bats)

bmc320x.326 Billy McKinney OF (AZL-Ver)

.325 Grant Green 2B (Sac)

.324 Stephen Vogt C (Sac)

.324 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

.302 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

 

–ON-BASE PERCENTAGE– (minimum 200 at-bats)

dbdaricbartonoaklandathleticsvminnesota7as3wx7nofbl.423 Daric Barton 1B-3B (Sac)

.416 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

.408 Aaron Shipman OF (Bel-AZL)

.398 Stephen Vogt C (Sac)

.390 Michael Choice OF (Sac)

 

–SLUGGING PERCENTAGE– (minimum 200 at-bats)

svvogt2.547 Stephen Vogt C (Sac)

.500 Grant Green 2B (Sac)

.495 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

.480 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

.476 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

 

–ON-BASE + SLUGGING– (minimum 200 at-bats)

svvogt2.945 Stephen Vogt C (Sac)

.896 Anthony Aliotti 1B (Mid-Sac)

.879 Grant Green 2B (Sac)

.865 Addison Russell SS (Sto-Sac)

.857 Max Muncy 1B (Sto-Mid)

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Thursday, September 5th: Covey Pitches Beloit to Victory as Snappers Sweep 1st Round of Midwest League Playoff Series

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Pitcher Dylan Covey (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

 Beloit Snappers Pitcher Dylan Covey      (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

MIDWEST LEAGUE PLAYOFFS – Game #2

Clinton LumberKings  2

Beloit Snappers       6

WP – Dylan Covey

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dylan Covey

(6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

The Snappers beat Clinton 6-2 in Game #2 on Thursday to sweep their best-of-three series in the first round of the Midwest League playoffs. The A’s 4th-round pick in this year’s amateur draft, 22-year-old RHP Dylan Covey, turned in a solid start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 3 hits while walking none and striking out 3 over 6 innings of work to earn the win, while RHPs Sam Bragg and Tyler Vail and LHP Chris Lamb each contributed a scoreless inning in relief. Outfielder John Wooten doubled in 2 runs, including the go-ahead run, and walked twice, while designated hitter Ryan Mathews had a pair of hits, stole a base and scored a run, and second baseman Chris Bostick singled, walked, scored and drove in a run for the Snappers. Beloit will begin the best-of-three Western Division Championship Series on Saturday at Quad Cities.

 

Friday’s Game:

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Saturday’s Game:

Beloit @ Quad Cities – Time TBD (Midwest League Playoff Game)

 

 

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Wednesday, September 4th: Beloit Wins Wild Playoff Game in Extras while Vermont Falls in Finale

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Second Baseman Chris Bostick (4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 Beloit Snappers 2B Chris Bostick    (4 for 5 / HR / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

MIDWEST LEAGUE PLAYOFFS – Game #1

Beloit Snappers      9

Clinton LumberKings  6

WP – Austin House

HR – Renato Nunez, Chris Bostick, Nick Rickles

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

The Snappers won the first game in their best-of-three playoff series with Clinton by a score of 9-6 in 10 innings on Wednesday. Starter Derek De Young allowed just 1 run on 3 hits over 4 innings of work, while RHP Vince Voiro gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief. The Snappers were down 2-0 until third baseman Renato Nunez hit a 2-run homer to tie the game in the top of the 7th inning. Second baseman Chris Bostick homered in the top of the 9th to give Beloit the lead, and catcher Nick Rickles hit a 2-run homer later in the inning to give the Snappers a 3-run lead heading into the bottom of the 9th. RHP Austin House then proceeded to give up 3 runs, 2 earned, in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game, with the tying run scoring on an error by second baseman Bostick. Beloit then loaded the bases in the top of the 10th, and Chris Bostick doubled to clear the bases and give the Snappers back the lead. House picked up the win despite allowing another run in the bottom of the 10th, and Beloit clinched Game #1 at Clinton and headed back home to try to win one of the next 2 games on the team’s home turf.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Staten Island Yankees        5

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

LP – Paulino 2-3 / 2.79

HR – Pinder (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

The Lake Monsters lost their rain-shortened season finale by a score of 5-2 after 5 innings on Wednesday. After spending the past month and a half on the disabled list, RHP Gregory Paulino started the game but went just 1 inning, allowing 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 3 and ended up taking the loss. After looking impressive in his first outing for Vermont, 18-year-old RHP Ronald Herrera gave up 4 runs on 7 hits over 2 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Cristhian Perez tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. The A’s 3rd overall pick in this year’s draft, shortstop Chad Pinder, hit a 2-run homer to account for all the Lake Monsters’ scoring in the game, while top draft pick Billy McKinney went 0 for 3 to finish with a .353 batting average in his 9 games for Vermont, and the Lake Monsters wrapped up their season with a record of 33-43.

 

Thursday’s Game:

Clinton @ Beloit – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT (Midwest League Playoff Game)

 

 

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Tuesday, September 3rd: Vermont Splits a Pair as Powers Posts Shutout & McKinney Homers

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Brent Powers (7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Brent Powers (7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

GAME #1

Staten Island Yankees        6

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

LP – Vattuone 1-1 / 4.61

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Lou Trivino

(3 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

In the completion of Monday’s suspended game, Vermont lost 6-2 on Tuesday. RHP Lou Trivino got things off to a good start on Monday by tossing 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing just 1 hit while walking none and striking out 3, and he had a 1-run lead when play was halted. But when play resumed on Tuesday, RHP Junior Mendez allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on 3 hits over 2 2/3 innings of work, and RHP Dominique Vattuone gave up 4 runs in just 1 inning of relief to take the loss. First baseman Michael Soto and outfielder Billy McKinney both singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Lake Monsters.

 

GAME #2

Staten Island Yankees        0

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

WP – Powers 6-3 / 2.43

HR – McKinney (1), Macklin (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brent Powers

(7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

 

In Tuesday’s second game, LHP Brent Powers had one of his best outings of the season, tossing a complete-game 7-inning shutout for Vermont. Powers gave up 5 hits while walking none and striking out 9 over 7 scoreless innings to earn his 6th win. A’s top draft pick Billy McKinney also had a big game, collecting 3 hits, including his 1st home run for Vermont, to raise his average with the Lake Monsters to .387.

 

Wednesday’s Game:

Beloit @ Clinton – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT (Midwest League Playoff Game)

Staten Island @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

 

 

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