Month: November 2016

A’s In The AFL – November 14-19 Final Update

A's AFL MVP: Pitcher Frankie Montas (17 IP/1 ER)

A’s AFL MVP: Pitcher Frankie Montas (17 IP/1 ER)

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(November 14 – November 19)

Monday, November 14th:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto went 2 for 5, while third baseman Yairo Munoz went 1 for 4 with a walk and drove in 2 runs. Starter Dylan Covey gave up 3 runs over 4 innings but still earned the win, while RHP Frankie Montas allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, in 2 2/3 innings, and RHP Sam Bragg tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief as Mesa won 13-5 on Monday.

Tuesday, November 15th:

No A’s prospects participated in Mesa’s 6-5 win on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 16th:

Second baseman Franklin Barreto went 1 for 4 with a  double in Mesa’s 10-0 loss on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 17th:

Second baseman Yairo Munoz went 2 for 4 with a triple, while shortstop Franklin Barreto went 2 for 5, and RHP Trey Cochran-Gill allowed 1 unearned run in 2 innings of relief in Mesa’s 6-6 tie as the team clinched the AFL East Division title on Thursday.

Friday, November 18th:

No games scheduled.

Saturday, November 19th:

Starter Dylan Covey allowed 1 hit and 1 run over 5 innings to earn the win, while RHP Frankie Montas struck out 5 in 3 scoreless innings of relief, and second baseman Franklin Barreto went 1 for 3 as Mesa won the AFL Championship Game 6-1 on Saturday.

 

A’s Prospect Final AFL Stats

(October 11 – November 18) [Championship Game Not Included]

Franklin Barreto (SS-2B)

88 AB / 0 HR / 2 BB / 21 K / .261 AVG / .290 OBP / .330 SLG / .620 OPS

Yairo Munoz (3B)

74 AB / 0 HR / 5 BB / 17 K / .270 AVG / .313 OBP / .365 SLG / .677 OPS

Max Schrock (2B)

54 AB / 0 HR / 1 BB / 2 K / .278 AVG / .304 OBP / .407 SLG / .711 OPS

Dylan Covey (RHP)

24 2/3 IP / 28 H / 13 ER / 8 BB / 17 K / 4.74 ERA / 1.46 WHIP

Frankie Montas (RHP)

17 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 8 BB / 9 K / 0.53 ERA / 0.88 WHIP

Trey Cochran-Gill (RHP)

14 2/3 IP / 14 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 14 K / 1.84 ERA / 1.09 WHIP

Sam Bragg (RHP)

13 2/3 IP / 11 H / 3 ER / 1 BB / 12 K / 1.98 ERA / 0.88 WHIP

 

 

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A’s 2017 Minor League Staff

 

Nashville Sounds manager Ryan Christenson

Nashville Sounds manager Ryan Christenson

NASHVILLE SOUNDS (Triple-A)

Manager: Ryan Christenson

Pitching Coach: Rick Rodriguez

Hitting Coach: Eric Martins

Ryan Christenson was named manager at Triple-A Nashville after guiding Double-A Midland to back-to-back Texas League Championships in 2015-16.  He began his managerial career in the A’s farm system in 2013 and has a 323-236 (.578) record while leading his clubs to postseason appearances in all four of his seasons.  Christenson is currently managing the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.  Rick Rodriguez (pitching coach), Eric Martins (hitting coach) and Brad LaRosa (athletic trainer) return to the Nashville staff while Henry Torres joins the club as strength and conditioning coach.

 

 

Midland RockHounds manager Fran Riordan

Midland RockHounds manager Fran Riordan

MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS (Double-A)

Manager: Fran Riordan

Pitching Coach: John Wasdin

Hitting Coach: Brian McArn

Fran Riordan replaces Christensen at the helm of Midland after managing at Single-A Beloit the previous two seasons.  Prior to that, he managed for 14 season in independent leagues.  John Wasdin (pitching coach), Brian McArn (hitting coach) and Justin Whitehouse (athletic trainer) return to Midland and Matt Rutledge joins the staff as strength and conditioning coach. [UPDATE: Pitching coach John Wasdin has joined the Baltimore organization as pitching coordinator, and Beloit pitching coach Don Schulze will now move up to serve as Midland’s pitching coach.]

 

 

Stockton Ports manager Rick Magnante

Stockton Ports manager Rick Magnante

STOCKTON PORTS (High-A)

Manager: Rick Magnante

Pitching Coach: Steve Connelly

Hitting Coach: Tommy Everidge

Rick Magnante returns as manager at Single-A Stockton for the third consecutive season and is in his 21st season in the A’s organization.  Steve Connelly (pitching coach), Tommy Everidge (hitting coach) and Sean Doran (strength and conditioning coach) also return to Stockton.  An athletic trainer to replace Travis Tims will be determined at a later date.

 

 

Beloit Snappers pitching coach Don Schulze

Beloit Snappers pitching coach Don Schulze

BELOIT SNAPPERS (Class-A)

Manager: Scott Steinmann

Pitching Coach: Don Schulze

Hitting Coach: Juan Dilone

Scott Steinmann joins the Oakland organization as manager of the Beloit Snappers in the Midwest League.  Steinmann had spent his entire professional baseball career, which began in 1996 as a player, in the Seattle organization.  His first coaching assignment came in 1999 at Everett of the Northwest League and he spent 17 seasons on various coaching staffs in the Mariners farm system, including nine seasons as a manager.  His most recent assignment was in 2015 at the helm of Single-A Clinton.  Don Schulze (pitching coach), Juan Dilone (hitting coach) and Brian Thorson (athletic trainer) return to Beloit and Omar Aguilar takes over as strength and conditioning coach. [UPDATE: With Midland pitching coach John Wasdin joining the Baltimore organization as pitching coordinator, Beloit pitching coach Don Schulze will now move up to serve as Midland’s pitching coach. And Carlos Chavez has been promoted from Vermont to take over as Beloit’s new pitching coach.]

 

 

Vermont Lake Monsters manager Aaron Nieckula

Vermont Lake Monsters manager Aaron Nieckula

VERMONT LAKE MONSTERS (Class-A Short-Season)

Manager: Aaron Nieckula

Pitching Coach: Carlos Chavez

Hitting Coach: Lloyd Turner

The coaching staff at Short Season Single-A Vermont remains the same with Aaron Nieckula as manager, Carlos Chavez as pitching coach and Lloyd Turner as hitting coach.  Toshi Nagahara returns as athletic trainer and J.D. Howell will be the new strength and conditioning coach. [UPDATE: With Carlos Chavez moving up to serve as Beloit’s pitching coach, Bryan Corey will now take over as Vermont’s new pitching coach.]

 

 

Arizona League A's manager Webster Garrison

Arizona League A’s manager Webster Garrison

ARIZONA LEAGUE A’S (Rookie Short-Season)

Manager: Webster Garrison

Pitching Coach: Gabriel Ozuna

Hitting Coach: Ruben Escalera

The A’s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League will also have the same staff, including manager Webster Garrison, pitching coach Gabriel Ozuna, hitting coach Ruben Escalera, coach Gabe Ortiz, athletic trainer Chris Lessner and strength and conditioning coach Terence Brannic.

 

 

Traveling instructor Steve Scarsone

Traveling instructor Steve Scarsone

Minor League Instruction Coordinator: Ed Sprague

Minor League Traveling Instructor: Steve Scarsone

Minor League Hitting Coordinator: Jim Eppard

Minor League Pitching Coordinator: Gil Patterson

Minor League Pitching Rehab Coordinator: Craig Lefferts

Minor League Defensive Coordinator: Juan Navarrette

Minor League Field Coordinator: Aaron Nieckula

Ed Sprague was named coordinator of instruction after serving as a consultant for the A’s player development department in 2016.  He hit .247 with 152 home runs and 558 RBI in 1203 games over 11 seasons in the majors, including part of one season with Oakland in 1998.  Following his playing career, the Stockton native was the head coach at the University of the Pacific for 12 seasons from 2004-15.  Steve Scarsone, who has spent the last eight seasons managing in the A’s farm system, was named traveling instructor.  Gil Patterson, Jim Eppard, Juan Navarrette and Craig Lefferts return in their roles as pitching coordinator, hitting coordinator, defensive coordinator and pitching rehab coordinator, respectively. Nate Brooks was named medical coordinator after 12 seasons with the A’s as a minor league athletic trainer and rehab coordinator.  Travis Tims, who begins his 10th season in the Oakland organization, replaces Brooks as rehab coordinator.  A.J. Selliger will take over as strength and conditioning coordinator in his fourth season in A’s system.  Brooks and Selliger replace Jeff Collins and Josh Cuffe, who have joined the Major League staff in Oakland.

(Information provided by A’s Media Relations)

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A’s In The AFL – November 7-12 Update

A's AFL Prospect Of The Week: Pitcher Frankie Montas

A’s AFL Prospect Of The Week: Pitcher Frankie Montas

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(November 7 – November 12)

Monday, November 7th:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto went 2 for 4 with a double, while designated hitter Yairo Munoz went 0 for 3 in Mesa’s 4-3 loss on Monday.

Tuesday, November 8th:

Second baseman Max Schrock went 2 for 4 with a double and drove in 4 runs, while shortstop Franklin Barreto went 1 for 4 with a double and a walk and drove in a run, and third baseman Yairo Munoz went 1 for 4, stole a base and made 3 errors. Starter Dylan Covey gave up 5 runs in 3 2/3 innings but still earned the win, while RHP Frankie Montas threw 3 scoreless frames, and RHP Trey Cochran-Gill allowed 1 unearned run in 1 inning of relief as Mesa won 10-7 on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 9th:

Third baseman Yairo Munoz went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and drove in a run, while second baseman Franklin Barreto went 1 for 4, stole a base and drove in a run, and RHP Sam Bragg allowed 2 runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief to take the loss as Mesa lost 5-4 on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 10th:

Designated hitter Max Schrock went 1 for 4 with a double to help Mesa win 6-5 on Thursday.

Friday, November 11th:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto went 2 for 5, while third baseman Yairo Munoz went 1 for 3 with a walk in Mesa’s 5-3 loss on Friday.

Saturday, November 12th:

RHP Trey Cochran-Gill pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings in relief as Mesa lost 4-2 on Saturday.

Sunday, November 13th:

No games scheduled.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 11 – November 12)

Franklin Barreto (SS)

74 AB / 0 HR / 2 BB / 18 K / .243 AVG / .269 OBP / .311 SLG / .580 OPS

Yairo Munoz (3B)

66 AB / 0 HR / 4 BB / 16 K / .258 AVG / .296 OBP / .333 SLG / .629 OPS

Max Schrock (2B)

54 AB / 0 HR / 1 BB / 2 K / .278 AVG / .304 OBP / .407 SLG / .711 OPS

Dylan Covey (RHP)

20 2/3 IP / 21 H / 10 ER / 7 BB / 14 K / 4.35 ERA / 1.35 WHIP

Frankie Montas (RHP)

14 1/3 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 9 K / 0.00 ERA / 0.63 WHIP

Sam Bragg (RHP)

12 2/3 IP / 10 H / 3 ER / 1 BB / 12 K / 2.13 ERA / 0.87 WHIP

Trey Cochran-Gill (RHP)

12 2/3 IP / 12 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 13 K / 2.13 ERA / 1.11 WHIP

 

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A’s In The AFL – October 31-November 5 Update

A’s AFL Prospect Of The Week: Pitcher Dylan Covey

A’s AFL Prospect Of The Week: Pitcher Dylan Covey

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(October 31 – November 5)

Monday, October 31st:

Third baseman Yairo Munoz went 1 for 3 with a double, while shortstop Franklin Barreto went 0 for 4, and RHP Trey Cochran-Gill allowed 1 run in 1 1/3 innings of relief as Mesa lost 17-2 on Monday.

Tuesday, November 1st:

Starter Dylan Covey tossed 5 hitless frames, while RHP Frankie Montas threw 3 hitless innings to earn the win, and Marlins prospect Drew Steckenrider pitched a perfect 9th inning to pick up the save and complete the no-hitter as Mesa beat Surprise 1-0 on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 2nd:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto went 1 for 5 with a double and drove in a run, while second baseman Max Schrock went 1 for 4, and third baseman Yairo Munoz went 0 for 4. RHP Sam Bragg struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings of relief as Mesa lost 7-4 on Wednesday.

Thursday,  November 3rd:

No A’s prospects appeared in Mesa’s 3-1 win over Surprise on Thursday.

Friday, November 4th:

Third baseman Yairo Munoz went 2 for 4 with a triple, while shortstop Franklin Barreto went 0 for 3, and second baseman Max Schrock went 0 for 4. RHP Trey Cochran-Gill struck out 2 in 1 scoreless inning of relief as Mesa lost 8-3 on Friday.

Saturday, November 5th:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto went 0 for 2 with a throwing error, while RHP Sam Bragg allowed 2 runs in 1 inning of relief as the AFL East Fall Stars lost 12-4 in the AFL Fall Stars Game on Saturday.

Sunday, November 6th:

No games scheduled.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 11 – November 5)

Franklin Barreto (SS)

57 AB / 0 HR / 1 BB / 13 K / .211 AVG / .233 OBP / .263 SLG / .496 OPS

Yairo Munoz (3B)
52 AB / 0 HR / 3 BB / 12 K / .250 AVG / .286 OBP / .308 SLG / .593 OPS

Max Schrock (2B)

46 AB / 0 HR / 1 BB / 2 K / .261 AVG / .292 OBP / .370 SLG / .661 OPS

Dylan Covey (RHP)

17 IP / 13 H / 5 ER / 5 BB / 11 K / 2.65 ERA / 1.06 WHIP

Frankie Montas (RHP)

11 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / 0.00 ERA / 0.62 WHIP

Sam Bragg (RHP)

11 1/3 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 11 K / 0.79 ERA / 0.71 WHIP

Trey Cochran-Gill (RHP)

10 1/3 IP / 11 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 11 K / 2.61 ERA / 1.26 WHIP

 

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