Arizona Fall League

A’s In The AFL – November 16-19 Final Update

A's AFL MVP: Pitcher Sean Manaea

A’s AFL MVP: Pitcher Sean Manaea

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(November 16 – 19)

Monday, November 16th:

Game cancelled due to wet grounds.

Tuesday, November 17th:

Second baseman Chad Pinder went 0 for 2 with a walk in Mesa’s 4-2 loss on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 18th:

Right fielder Jaycob Brugman went 1 for 4 with an RBI and RHP Brendan McCurry tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in Mesa’s 6-1 win on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 19th:

LHP Sean Manaea allowed just 1 unearned run and struck out 7 over 4 2/3 innings, LHP Jeff Urlaub struck out 2 in 1 scoreless frame, and center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 3 for 4 with a double in Mesa’s 5-1 loss on Thursday. Thursday’s loss marked Mesa’s final game of the AFL season. The Solar Sox finished the season with a league-worst 9-21 record. Meanwhile, Sean Manaea finished the season as the AFL strikeout leader with 33.

 

A’s Prospect Final AFL Stats

(October 13 – November 19)

Renato Nunez (3B)
71 AB / 4 HR / 4 BB / 14 K / .296 AVG / .333 OBP / .493 SLG / .826 OPS

Jaycob Brugman (OF)

64 AB / 0 HR / 6 BB / 19 K / .266 AVG / .333 OBP / .375 SLG / .708 OPS

Chad Pinder (2B-SS)

51 AB / 4 HR / 4 BB / 13 K / .235 AVG / .316 OBP / .549 SLG / .865 OPS

Sean Manaea (LHP)

25 2/3 IP / 22 H / 11 ER / 6 BB / 33 K / 3.86 ERA / 1.09 WHIP

Brendan McCurry (RHP)

13 1/3 IP / 13 H / 7 ER / 2 BB / 16 K / 4.73 ERA / 1.13 WHIP

Kris Hall (RHP)

10 2/3 IP / 11 H / 8 ER / 5 BB / 11 K / 6.75 ERA / 1.50 WHIP

Aaron Kurcz (RHP)

4 IP / 6 H / 5 ER / 4 BB / 6 K / 11.25 ERA / 2.50 WHIP

Jeff Urlaub (LHP)

4 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / 2.25 ERA / 1.50 WHIP

 

In Other News…

On Friday, Oakland added two minor leaguers to the team’s 40-man roster, second baseman Joey Wendle and LHP Jose Torres. Minor league free agent catcher Carson Blair was re-signed by the A’s this week. The team also signed minor league free agent RHPs Chris Smith and Eduard Santos, and MLB Trade Rumors reported on Saturday that the A’s had signed minor league free agent LHP Patrick Schuster.

 

 

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A’s In The AFL – November 9-14 Update

A's AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Pitcher Sean Manaea

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: LHP Sean Manaea

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(November 9 – 14)

Monday, November 9th:

Center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 1 for 4, shortstop Chad Pinder went 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts, and RHP Kris Hall allowed 1 run in 1 inning in Mesa’s 5-3 loss on Monday.

Tuesday, November 10th:

Third baseman Renato Nunez went 2 for 4, RHP Brendan McCurry struck out 3 in 1 1/3 scoreless innings, and LHP Jeff Urlaub allowed 1 run in 1 inning in Mesa’s 10-3 loss on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 11th:

Second baseman Chad Pinder went 1 for 3 with a walk and right fielder Jaycob Brugman went 1 for 2 with 2 walks in Mesa’s 7-5 win on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 12th:

Designated hitter Chad Pinder went 0 for 3 with a walk, center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 0 for 4, and RHP Kris Hall tossed 1 scoreless inning in Mesa’s 1-0 shutout loss on Thursday.

Friday, November 13th:

LHP Sean Manaea allowed 1 run and struck out 9 in 5 innings, RHP Brendan McCurry struck out 3 in 1 scoreless inning, and LHP Jeff Urlaub tossed 1 scoreless frame in Mesa’s 2-1 win on Friday.

Saturday, November 14th:

Right fielder Jaycob Brugman went 1 for 3 with a triple and shortstop Chad Pinder went 0 for 3 in Mesa’s 5-1 win on Saturday.

Sunday, November 15th:

No games scheduled.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 13 – November 14)

Renato Nunez (3B)
71 AB / 4 HR / 4 BB / 14 K / .296 AVG / .333 OBP / .493 SLG / .826 OPS

Jaycob Brugman (OF)

56 AB / 0 HR / 6 BB / 18 K / .232 AVG / .313 OBP / .339 SLG / .652 OPS

Chad Pinder (2B-SS)

49 AB / 4 HR / 3 BB / 13 K / .245 AVG / .315 OBP / .571 SLG / .886 OPS

Sean Manaea (LHP)

21 IP / 19 H / 11 ER / 5 BB / 26 K / 4.71 ERA / 1.14 WHIP

Brendan McCurry (RHP)

12 IP / 13 H / 7 ER / 2 BB / 15 K / 5.25 ERA / 1.25 WHIP

Kris Hall (RHP)

10 2/3 IP / 11 H / 8 ER / 5 BB / 11 K / 6.75 ERA / 1.50 WHIP

Aaron Kurcz (RHP)

4 IP / 6 H / 5 ER / 4 BB / 6 K / 11.25 ERA / 2.50 WHIP

Jeff Urlaub (LHP)

3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 0 K / 3.00 ERA / 2.00 WHIP

 

In Other News…

The Arizona Fall League named A’s LHP Sean Manaea its pitcher of the week after striking out a league-best 9 batters while allowing just 1 run on 2 hits and a walk in 5 innings of work in Friday’s start.

 

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A’s In The AFL – November 2-7 Update

A's AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Infielder Chad Pinder

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Infielder Chad Pinder

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(November 2 – 7)

Monday, November 2nd:

Shortstop Chad Pinder went 1 for 4 with a 2-run homer, third baseman Renato Nunez went 0 for 3 with a walk, and starting pitcher Sean Manaea allowed 1 run in 4 innings in Mesa’s 6-3 loss on Monday.

Tuesday, November 3rd:

Shortstop Chad Pinder went 2 for 5 with a triple and drove in a run, while center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 1 for 4. RHP Brendan McCurry allowed 1 run in 1 inning, and RHP Kris Hall tossed 1 scoreless frame in Mesa’s 14-5 loss on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 4th:

Designated hitter Chad Pinder went 1 for 5 with a home run, third baseman Renato Nunez went 2 for 5, and LHP Jeff Urlaub tossed 1 scoreless inning in Mesa’s 12-6 loss on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 5th:

Center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk, while shortstop Chad Pinder went 1 for 4 and drove in a run, and designated hitter Renato Nunez went 1 for 4. RHP Kris Hall tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in Mesa’s 4-2 win on Thursday.

Friday, November 6th:

Third baseman Renato Nunez went 2 for 5 and drove in 2 runs, and RHP Brendan McCurry allowed 2 runs in 1 2/3 innings in Mesa’s 7-6 loss on Friday.

Saturday, November 7th:

Starting pitcher Sean Manaea struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings, shortstop Chad Pinder went 1 for 4, and third baseman Renato Nunez went 0 for 2 in the AFL all-star game on Saturday.

Sunday, November 8th:

No games scheduled.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 13 – November 7)

Renato Nunez (3B)
67 AB / 4 HR / 4 BB / 14 K / .284 AVG / .324 OBP / .493 SLG / .816 OPS

Jaycob Brugman (OF)

43 AB / 0 HR / 4 BB / 13 K / .233 AVG / .292 OBP / .326 SLG / .617 OPS

Chad Pinder (2B-SS)

35 AB / 4 HR / 1 BB / 8 K / .314 AVG / .351 OBP / .771 SLG / 1.123 OPS

Sean Manaea (LHP)

16 IP / 17 H / 10 ER / 4 BB / 17 K / 5.63 ERA / 1.31 WHIP

Brendan McCurry (RHP)

9 2/3 IP / 12 H / 7 ER / 2 BB / 9 K / 6.52 ERA / 1.45 WHIP

Kris Hall (RHP)

8 2/3 IP / 9 H / 7 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / 7.27 ERA / 1.38 WHIP

Aaron Kurcz (RHP)

4 IP / 6 H / 5 ER / 4 BB / 6 K / 11.25 ERA / 2.50 WHIP

Jeff Urlaub (LHP)

1 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K / 0.00 ERA / 1.00 WHIP

 

In Other News…

A number of A’s minor league players have recently elected to become free agents, including infielders Andy Parrino, Anthony Aliotti, Alden Carrithers and Conner Crumbliss, catcher Bryan Anderson and pitchers Angel Castro, Brad Mills, Nate Long, Brock Huntzinger, Jim Fuller, Tim Atherton, Parker Frazier, Jonathan Joseph, Omar Duran and Darwin Frias. All are now free to sign with any organization they choose.

 

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A’s In The AFL – October 26-31 Update

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Third Baseman Renato Nunez

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Third Baseman Renato Nunez

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(October 26 – 31)

Monday, October 26th:

No A’s prospects participated in Monday’s game, but former A’s prospect Daniel Robertson went 1 for 4 and scored a run in Mesa’s 10-9 comeback win.

Tuesday, October 27th:

Third baseman Renato Nunez and left fielder Jaycob Brugman both went 1 for 5, while starter Sean Manaea gave up 5 runs over 4 innings of work. RHP Brendan McCurry allowed 1 run in 1 2/3 innings, RHP Kris Hall tossed 1 1/3 scoreless frames, and RHP Aaron Kurcz gave up 3 runs in 1 inning as Mesa lost 9-5 on Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 28th:

Third baseman Renato Nunez went 2 for 5 with a home run, his 4th, and made 2 throwing errors in Mesa’s 11-10 win on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 29th:

No A’s prospects participated in Thursday’s game, but former A’s prospect Daniel Robertson went 0 for 4 in Mesa’s 5-3 win.

Friday, October 30th:

Third baseman Renato Nunez went 2 for 4, while RHP Kris Hall allowed 3 runs in 1 inning, and RHP Brendan McCurry tossed 2 scoreless frames in Mesa’s 12-1 loss on Friday.

Saturday, October 31st:

Designated hitter Renato Nunez went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts, and center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 0 for 2 with a walk and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in Mesa’s 6-2 loss on Saturday.

Sunday, November 1st:

No games scheduled.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 13 – 31)

Renato Nunez (3B)
50 AB / 4 HR / 3 BB / 12 K / .280 AVG / .321 OBP / .560 SLG / .881 OPS

Jaycob Brugman (OF)

35 AB / 0 HR / 3 BB / 10 K / .200 AVG / .256 OBP / .286 SLG / .542 OPS

Chad Pinder (2B)

17 AB / 2 HR / 1 BB / 4 K / .353 AVG / .389 OBP / .824 SLG / 1.212 OPS

Sean Manaea (LHP)

12 IP / 13 H / 9 ER / 3 BB / 13 K / 6.75 ERA / 1.33 WHIP

Brendan McCurry (RHP)

7 IP / 8 H / 4 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / 5.14 ERA / 1.29 WHIP

Kris Hall (RHP)

6 1/3 IP / 9 H / 7 ER / 2 BB / 8 K / 9.95 ERA / 1.74 WHIP

Aaron Kurcz (RHP)

4 IP / 6 H / 5 ER / 4 BB / 6 K / 11.25 ERA / 2.50 WHIP

 

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A’s In The AFL – October 19-24 Update

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Third Baseman Renato Nunez

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Third Baseman Renato Nunez

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(October 19 – 24)

Monday, October 19th:

Third baseman Renato Nunez hit 3 home runs and drove in 5 runs, while second baseman Chad Pinder had 2 doubles, a walk and a stolen base, and center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 2 for 4 in Mesa’s 10-6 loss on Monday.

Tuesday, October 20th:

Designated hitter Renato Nunez went 1 for 4 with a walk and drove in the winning run in the 9th, and center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 1 for 3 with a triple and a walk as Mesa notched it’s first win by a score of 5-4 on Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 21st:

Second baseman Chad Pinder went 1 for 4, while third baseman Renato Nunez and center fielder Jaycob Brugman both went 0 for 4. Starter Sean Manaea allowed 3 runs in 4 innings, and RHPs Aaron Kurcz, Kris Hall and Brendan McCurry each tossed 1 scoreless inning in Mesa’s 5-3 loss on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 22nd:

Designated hitter Renato Nunez went 1 for 4 in Mesa’s 5-3 loss on Thursday.

Friday, October 23rd:

Center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 1-4, and RHP Kris Hall struck out 2 in 1 scoreless inning in Mesa’s 5-1 loss on Friday.

Saturday, October 24th:

Third baseman Renato Nunez went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk and drove in a run, while RHP  Aaron Kurcz tossed 1 scoreless inning, and RHP Brendan McCurry allowed 2 runs in 1/3 of an inning to take the loss as Mesa fell 5-4 on Saturday.

Sunday, October 25th:

No games scheduled.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 13 – 24)

Renato Nunez (3B)
32 AB / 3 HR / 3 BB / 9 K / .281 AVG / .343 OBP / .625 SLG / .968 OPS

Jaycob Brugman (OF)

28 AB / 0 HR / 2 BB / 7 K / .214 AVG / .267 OBP / .321 SLG / .588 OPS

Chad Pinder (2B)

17 AB / 2 HR / 1 BB / 4 K / .353 AVG / .389 OBP / .824 SLG / 1.212 OPS

Sean Manaea (LHP)

8 IP / 7 H / 4 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / 4.50 ERA / 1.00 WHIP

Kris Hall (RHP)

4 IP / 7 H / 4 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / 9.00 ERA / 1.75 WHIP

Brendan McCurry (RHP)

3 1/3 IP / 6 H / 3 ER / 1 BB / 3 K / 8.10 ERA / 2.10 WHIP

Aaron Kurcz (RHP)

3 IP / 2 H / 2 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / 6.00 ERA / 1.67 WHIP

 

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A’s In The AFL – October 13-16 Update

A's AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Infielder Chad Pinder

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Infielder Chad Pinder

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(October 13 – 16)

Tuesday, October 13th:

Second baseman Chad Pinder hit 2 home runs, singled and drove in 4 runs in his AFL debut, while third baseman Renato Nunez went 0 for 3 with a walk in Mesa’s 8-7 loss on Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 14th:

Center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 0 for 4 with a walk, while LHP Sean Manaea allowed 1 run in 4 innings. RHP Aaron Kurcz gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in 1 inning, RHP Bendan McCurry tossed 1 scoreless frame, and RHP Kris Hall allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, in 1 inning, to take the loss as Mesa fell 7-6 on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 15th:

Third baseman Renato Nunez and center fielder Jaycob Brugman each went 1 for 4 with a double, while second baseman Chad Pinder went 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts as Mesa was shut out 3-0 on Thursday.

Friday, October 16th:

Designated hitter Renato Nunez and center fielder Jaycob Brugman both went 1 for 5, while RHP Kris Hall gave up 3 runs in 1 inning, and RHP Brendan McCurry allowed 1 run in 1 inning in Mesa’s 20-6 loss on Friday.

Saturday-Sunday, October 17th-18th:

No games scheduled.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 13 – 16)

Jaycob Brugman (OF)

13 AB / 0 HR / 1 BB / 4 K / .154 AVG / .214 OBP / .231 SLG / .445 OPS

Renato Nunez (3B)
12 AB / 0 HR / 1 BB / 5 K / .167 AVG / .231 OBP / .250 SLG / .481 OPS

Chad Pinder (2B)

9 AB / 2 HR / 0 BB / 3 K / .333 AVG / .333 OBP / 1.000 SLG / 1.333 OPS

Sean Manaea (LHP)

4 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 4 K / 2.25 ERA / 0.50 WHIP

Brendan McCurry (RHP)

2 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / 4.50 ERA / 2.00 WHIP

Kris Hall (RHP)

2 IP / 7 H / 4 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / 18.00 ERA / 3.50 WHIP

Aaron Kurcz (RHP)

1 IP / 2 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 1 K / 18.00 ERA / 4.00 WHIP

 

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Renato Nunez Joins Chad Pinder as A’s Top Hitting Prospects in Arizona Fall League while Matt Chapman Is Sidelined with Wrist Injury

afl_rsardpq5_oyouytpm1bWhile most baseball fans are focused on the drama of postseason play in the fall, it’s also an important time for some of the minor leagues’ top prospects. And starting next Tuesday, some of the A’s most promising young prospects will begin play in the Arizona Fall League. Last year’s top draft pick for the A’s, third baseman Matt Chapman, was originally scheduled to participate, but a lingering wrist injury will leave him sidelined, and he’ll be replaced by fellow third baseman Renato Nunez.

The Arizona Fall League has been going strong for the past couple of decades now, and its schedule runs for about 5-6 weeks from early-October through mid-November. There are 6 teams in the AFL, with each team comprised of prospects from 5 different organizations. A’s prospects will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox this year, where they’ll be joined by players from the Angels, Marlins, Cubs and Rays, including former A’s prospect Daniel Robertson.

Attendance at AFL games typically hovers in the 200s, with the crowds comprised largely of scouts, agents and various professional baseball personnel. Most organizations use the AFL as an opportunity to get some of their top prospects a little more live game action to hopefully help advance their development.

Some of the A’s top young hitting prospects will be seeing action in Arizona, including shortstop Chad Pinder and third baseman Renato Nunez along with their Midland teammate, outfielder Jaycob Brugman, while the A’s AFL pitching contingent this year will be comprised of promising left-hander Sean Manaea as well as right-handed relievers Brendan McCurry, Kris Hall and Aaron Kurcz.

 

–A’s Prospects in the AFL in 2015–

 

cpPinder, Chad3Chad Pinder

Shortstop

Age: 23

Midland RockHounds

15 HR / 28 BB / 103 K / .317 AVG / .361 OBP / .486 SLG / .847 OPS

Pinder put together an impressive season while serving as Midland’s starting shortstop this year. The 23-year-old led all A’s minor league regulars with a .317 batting average, while his 86 RBIs were the second-most in the system next to Nashville’s Jason Pridie. Pinder possesses a little pop too, and he posted 15 home runs to go along with 32 doubles in the notoriously difficult hitting environment at Midland. Pinder could still stand to improve his plate discipline a bit though, and he’ll have the opportunity to work on that in the AFL while he prepares to take over as the starting shortstop at Nashville next season.

 

rnNunez, Renato3Renato Nunez

Third Baseman

Age: 21

Midland RockHounds

18 HR / 28 BB / 66 K / .278 AVG / .332 OBP / .480 SLG / .812 OPS

With Matt Chapman sidelined with a wrist injury, Nunez will now get the chance to make his AFL debut in 2015. The 21-year-old put together a solid season at Midland and, despite missing the first month of the season due to injury, still managed to post the third-highest home run total in the A’s minor league system with 18. Nunez also improved his walk and strikeout rates a bit this year while increasing his versatility by making a handful of starts at first base for the RockHounds. And the Venezuelan slugger will now have the opportunity to continue to refine his game in the AFL as he prepares to make his Triple-A debut in 2016.

 

jbBrugman, Jaycob3Jaycob Brugman

Outfielder

Age: 23

Midland RockHounds

6 HR / 62 BB / 89 K / .260 AVG / .343 OBP / .382 SLG / .725 OPS

The A’s 17th-round draft pick in 2013, Brugman is a solid all-around player who doesn’t jump off the page at you but manages to do everything well enough to be a productive performer on the field. The 23-year-old reduced his strikeout rate this season and totaled 8 triples, which were as many as anyone in the A’s system, to go along with 27 doubles, 62 walks and 11 stolen bases. Brugman will try to make a positive impression in the AFL as he hopes to boost his chances of opening the season as a member of Nashville’s starting outfield.

 

sm640455bSean Manaea

Left-Handed Starting Pitcher

Age: 23

Midland RockHounds

42 2/3 IP / 34 H / 9 ER / 15 BB / 51 K / 1.90 ERA / 1.15 WHIP

Manaea came over from Kansas City in the Ben Zobrist trade and was impressive in almost every outing for Midland. After finishing the season as the RockHounds’ top starter, the former 1st-round draft pick went on to throw 8 shutout innings in the first game of the Hounds’ three-game sweep of the Texas League Championship Series. The 6’5” lefty missed a lot of time early in the season with a groin injury, so he’ll look to make up for lost time in the AFL as he also attempts to firm up his reputation as the A’s most promising pitching prospect.

 

bmMcCurry, Brendan3Brendan McCurry

Right-Handed Relief Pitcher

Age: 23

Stockton Ports / Midland RockHounds

63 IP / 39 H / 13 ER / 17 BB / 82 K / 1.86 ERA / 0.89 WHIP

McCurry was the A’s minor league saves leader this year, notching 21 at Stockton before going on to post 6 for Midland, and he failed to convert just 1 save opportunity all season. The A’s 22nd-round draft pick in 2014 also walked just 17 while striking out 82 in 63 innings and has struck out an average of 11.7 batters per 9 innings over his minor league career. Much like Ryan Dull, McCurry isn’t physically imposing (he’s listed at 5’10” and 165 lbs.), but an impressive stint in the AFL could help put him on the fast track to the majors.

 

khHall, Kris2Kris Hall

Right-Handed Relief Pitcher

Age: 24

Midland RockHounds / Nashville Sounds

74 IP / 61 H / 23 ER / 57 BB / 77 K / 2.80 ERA / 1.59 WHIP

The A’s 8th-round draft pick in 2012, Hall has always put up solid strikeout numbers, but he’s also struggled with control issues throughout his career. The 24-year-old struck out 9.4 and walked 6.9 per 9 innings this season, and he allowed a meager 5 home runs over 74 innings of work. Hall is currently coming off his best season, and he has good stuff, but he’ll be looking to gain greater mastery of his command while working in the AFL.

 

ak594891Aaron Kurcz

Right-Handed Relief Pitcher

Age: 25

Nashville Sounds

26 IP / 29 H / 12 ER / 15 BB / 31 K / 4.15 ERA / 1.69 WHIP

The veteran among the A’s AFL contingent this year, Kurcz came over from Atlanta midseason. He has shown a consistent ability to put up big strikeout totals throughout his minor league career, but he also battles with bouts of wildness at times and has yet to make it to the majors since being drafted by the Cubs back in 2010. The 25-year-old Las Vegas native will be making his second consecutive appearance in the Arizona Fall League after playing for Surprise in 2014.

 

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A’s In The AFL – Nov. 10-13 Final Update

A’s AFL MVP: Outfielder Boog Powell

A’s AFL MVP: Outfielder Boog Powell

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(November 10 – 13)

Monday, November 10th:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 0 for 4 and left fielder Boog Powell went 0 for 2 in Mesa’s 5-2 loss on Monday.

Tuesday, November 11th:

No A’s prospects appeared in Mesa’s 5-1 loss on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 12th: 

Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 1 for 6 and designated hitter Boog Powell went 0 for 4 with a walk, while RHP Ryan Doolittle tossed 1 scoreless inning and RHP Austin House allowed 1 run in 1 inning of relief in Mesa’s 11-inning 6-5 win on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 13th: 

Center fielder Boog Powell went 1 for 4, while RHP Drew Granier allowed 1 run in 1 inning, and RHP Tanner Peters tossed 1 scoreless inning in Mesa’s 11-inning 4-4 tie on Thursday. Thursday’s tie marked Mesa’s final game of the AFL season. The Solar Sox finished the season with a 15-14 record with 2 ties. First baseman Matt Olson sat out the final two weeks of AFL action after sustaining a shoulder injury in a collision at first base.

 

A’s Prospect Final AFL Stats

(October 7 – November 13)

Daniel Robertson (SS)

73 AB / 1 HR / 11 BB / 20 K / .301 AVG / .398 OBP / .356 SLG / .754 OPS

Boog Powell (OF)

70 AB / 2 HR / 12 BB / 11 K / .300 AVG / .402 OBP / .429 SLG / .831 OPS

Matt Olson (1B)

35 AB / 4 HR / 10 BB / 9 K / .257 AVG / .435 OBP / .686 SLG / 1.120 OPS

Tanner Peters (RHP)

14 1/3 IP / 15 H / 6 ER / 6 BB / 15 K / 3.77 ERA / 1.47 WHIP

Drew Granier (RHP)

14 1/3 IP / 18 H / 11 ER / 9 BB / 9 K / 6.91 ERA / 1.88 WHIP

Ryan Doolittle (RHP)

13 IP / 10 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 11 K / 1.38 ERA / 0.77 WHIP

Austin House (RHP)

11 1/3 IP / 11 H / 6 ER / 7 BB / 8 K / 4.76 ERA / 1.59 WHIP

 

 

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A’s In The AFL – Nov. 3-8 Update

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: RHP Ryan Doolittle

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: RHP Ryan Doolittle

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(November 3 – 8)

Monday, November 3rd:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 1 for 4, while RHP Ryan Doolittle struck out 1 in 1 scoreless inning of relief in Mesa’s 1-0 loss on Monday.

Tuesday, November 4th:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 0 for 3 with a walk and a run, while center fielder Boog Powell went 0 for 3 with a walk in Mesa’s 3-1 win on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 5th:

RHP Drew Granier tossed 2 scoreless innings, while RHP Austin House pitched 1 perfect inning of relief in Mesa’s 11-2 win on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 6th:

Left fielder Boog Powell went 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI, while shortstop Daniel Robertson went 0 for 3 with an RBI, and RHP Ryan Doolittle allowed 1 run and struck out 2 in 2 innings of relief in Mesa’s 4-2 10-inning win on Thursday.

Friday, November 7th:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run, while left fielder Boog Powell went 2 for 5 in Mesa’s 5-2 loss on Friday.

Saturday, November 8th:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 1 for 3, and designated hitter Boog Powell went 0 for 4, while RHP Tanner Peters allowed 2 runs in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss, RHP Drew Granier gave up 2 runs in 1 2/3 innings, and RHP Austin House also allowed 2 runs in 1 2/3 innings in Mesa’s 11-4 loss on Saturday.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 7 – November 8)

Daniel Robertson (SS)

63 AB / 1 HR / 11 BB / 16 K / .333 AVG / .436 OBP / .397 SLG / .833 OPS

Boog Powell (OF)

60 AB / 2 HR / 11 BB / 9 K / .333 AVG / .437 OBP / .483 SLG / .920 OPS

Matt Olson (1B)
35 AB / 4 HR / 10 BB / 9 K / .257 AVG / .435 OBP / .686 SLG / 1.120 OPS

Tanner Peters (RHP)

13 1/3 IP / 15 H / 6 ER / 6 BB / 14 K / 4.05 ERA / 1.58 WHIP

Drew Granier (RHP)

13 1/3 IP / 15 H / 10 ER / 9 BB / 9 K / 6.75 ERA / 1.80 WHIP

Ryan Doolittle (RHP)

12 IP / 9 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / 1.50 ERA / 0.75 WHIP

Austin House (RHP)

10 1/3 IP / 8 H / 5 ER / 6 BB / 5 K / 4.35 ERA / 1.35 WHIP

 

In Other News…

First baseman Matt Olson has not appeared in an AFL contest since exiting a game on October 28 with a shoulder injury after a collision at first base. Over the past month, the A’s have acquired four arms (LHP Brad Mills and RHPs Jorge De Leon, Kevin Whelan and Taylor Thompson) along with one outfielder (Andrew Brown), all of whom are expected to provide depth for the team at Triple-A Nashville next season. Meanwhile, last season’s River Cats saves leader, RHP Jeremy McBryde, signed a major league contract with the Angels after becoming a minor league free agent this week. And A’s assistant general manager Farhan Zaidi was named the Dodgers’ new general manager on Thursday. We spoke often with Farhan about the A’s farm system and wish him well in his new position. You can check out our last interview with him here.

Below you’ll find a list of all the A’s minor league players who declared free agency this week. These players are now free to sign with any organization, or to re-sign with the A’s organization if they choose to.

Catchers: Luke Montz, Luis Martinez

Infielders: Jose Martinez, Dusty Coleman, Jefry Marte, Darwin Perez, Luis Baez

Outfielders: Nick Buss, Jeremy Barfield, Kenny Wilson, D’Arby Myers

Pitchers: Matt Buschmann, Joe Savery, Philip Humber, Jeremy McBryde, Jose Flores, Deryk Hooker, Marcus Walden, Tim Sexton, Shawn Haviland, Frank Gailey, Omar Duran, Tim Alderson, Manny Correa, Fernand Cruzado

 

 

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A’s In The AFL – Oct. 27-Nov. 1 Update

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: Pitcher Tanner Peters

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week: RHP Tanner Peters

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(October 27 – November 1)

Monday, October 27th:

Designated hitter Matt Olson went 1 for 5 with a walk, while RHP Drew Granier struck out 3 in 2 shutout innings, and RHP Austin House tossed 2 scoreless innings in Mesa’s 11-inning 3-3 tie on Monday.

Tuesday, October 28th:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 0 for 4 with a walk, designated hitter Boog Powell went 0 for 3 with a walk, first baseman Matt Olson went 0 for 1, while RHP Tanner Peters struck out 3 in 2 1/3 scoreless innings, and RHP Ryan Doolittle allowed 1 run in 2 innings to take the loss in Mesa’s 2-1 defeat on Tuesday. Olson left the game with a sore shoulder after a collision at first base.

Wednesday, October 29th:

Center fielder Boog Powell went 2 for 3 with 2 walks and a run, while shortstop Daniel Robertson went 1 for 3 with a run in Mesa’s 7-5 win on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 30th:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 0 for 3 with an RBI, while RHP Drew Granier allowed 1 run in 2 1/3 innings, and RHP Austin House tossed 2 scoreless innings in Mesa’s 7-5 loss on Thursday.

Friday, October 31st:

Center fielder Boog Powell went 1 for 4 with a walk, while RHP Tanner Peters tossed 1 perfect inning of relief in Mesa’s 5-2 win on Friday.

Saturday, November 1st:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson went 1 for 2 with a walk and a stolen base as the AFL East won the AFL Fall Stars Game 6-2 on Saturday.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 7 – November 1)

Daniel Robertson (SS)

46 AB / 1 HR / 10 BB / 7 K / .370 AVG / .483 OBP / .435 SLG / .918 OPS

Boog Powell (OF)

45 AB / 2 HR / 9 BB / 7 K / .378 AVG / .481 OBP / .578 SLG / 1.059 OPS

Matt Olson (1B)
35 AB / 4 HR / 10 BB / 9 K / .257 AVG / .435 OBP / .686 SLG / 1.120 OPS

Tanner Peters (RHP)

10 2/3 IP / 11 H / 4 ER / 3 BB / 12 K / 3.38 ERA / 1.31 WHIP

Drew Granier (RHP)

9 2/3 IP / 11 H / 8 ER / 5 BB / 6 K / 7.45 ERA / 1.66 WHIP

Ryan Doolittle (RHP)

9 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K / 1.00 ERA / 0.67 WHIP

Austin House (RHP)

7 2/3 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 5 BB / 3 K / 3.52 ERA / 1.57 WHIP

 

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