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A’s Major & Minor League Off-Season Transactions – Dec. 18 Update: A’s Find A Hiro To Play SS

Hiro

Hiro: Better than Godzilla?

Well, the biggest story to break for A’s fans in the weeks before the holidays was the news that A’s free agent shortstop Stephen Drew had agreed to a $9.5 million/1-year deal with the Red Sox, followed quickly by the news that Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima had agreed to a $6.5 million/2-year deal (plus incentives and a $5.5 million 1-year option) with the A’s. The 30-year-old right-handed hitter has a career .310/.381/.474 slash line plus 104 home runs and 97 stolen bases over the last 6 seasons in Japan. His signing seems to settle the A’s starting shortstop question and makes arbitration-eligible Adam Rosales the likely backup at the position.

A’s free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy also decided to leave the team for a $15.5 million/2-year deal with Arizona. It doesn’t look like the A’s are planning on signing a major league pitcher to replace McCarthy, but will instead count on a full season of availability from major-league ready RHP Dan Straily to make up for McCarthy’s loss.

On the minor league front, since our last update, the A’s traded RHP Graham Godfrey to the Red Sox as the player to be named in the deal to acquire RHP Sandy Rosario, who was later designated for assignment by the A’s and re-claimed by the Red Sox who then designated him for assignment again. So the A’s basically gave Godfrey to the Red Sox for the privilege of having Rosario on the roster for a few days. Minor league outfielder Jermaine Mitchell, who cleared waivers and elected free agency, ended up signing a minor league deal with the Phillies.

The most significant minor league addition the A’s made since our last update was the acquisition of 27-year-old minor league free agent catcher/first baseman Steven Hill, who’s played in 10 major league games for the Cardinals and spent most of last season at Triple-A Memphis, where he had a .266/.326/.488 slash line. The right-handed hitter figures to share the catching duties at Sacramento in 2013 with fellow minor league free agent signee Luke Montz.

You’ll find all new transactions since our last update noted below with italics and an asterisk. Any players who’ve recently been taking up space on the 40-man roster are listed below under Major League transactions, while all other players are listed under Minor League transactions. For all the minor league players, I’ve listed their primary positions as well as the level they spent the most time at in 2012. Just click on any player’s name to see their Baseball-Reference stats page…

 

MAJOR LEAGUE CHANGES

-Jonny Gomes OF / +Chris Young OF

-Pennington/Drew SS / +Hiroyuki Nakajima SS *

-Brandon Hicks IF / +Andy Parrino IF

-Brandon McCarthy RHP / +NONE *

-Jim Miller RHP / +Chris Resop RHP

-Tyson Ross RHP / +Andrew Werner LHP

 

Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima

+ MAJOR LEAGUE ADDITIONS

Chris Young OF (traded from AZ)

Hiroyuki Nakajima SS (signed from Japan) *

Andy Parrino IF (traded from SD)

Chris Resop RHP (traded from PITT)

Andrew Werner LHP (traded from SD)

 

- MAJOR LEAGUE SUBTRACTIONS

Jonny Gomes OF (FA signed with BOS)

Stephen Drew SS (FA signed with BOS) *

Cliff Pennington SS (traded to AZ)

Brandon Hicks IF (traded to NYM)

Brandon McCarthy RHP (FA signed with AZ) *

Jim Miller RHP (claimed by NYY)

Tyson Ross RHP (traded to SD)

 

Steven Hill

Steven Hill

+ MINOR LEAGUE ADDITIONS

Scott Moore 3B-1B AAA (minor league FA)

Luke Montz C-1B AAA (minor league FA)

Steven Hill C-1B AAA (minor league Rule 5 draftee) *

Tom Mendonca 3B AA (minor league rule 5 draftee) *

Darwin Perez SS-2B AA (minor league FA)

D’Arby Myers OF AA (minor league FA) *

Garrett Olson LHP AAA (minor league FA)

Justin Thomas LHP AAA (minor league FA)

Mike Ekstrom RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Kyler Newby RHP AA (minor league FA)

Yeiper Castillo RHP A (minor league FA) *

 

Jermaine Mitchell

Jermaine Mitchell

- MINOR LEAGUE SUBTRACTIONS

Kila Ka’aihue 1B AAA (minor league FA signed with AZ)

Jermaine Mitchell OF AAA (minor league FA signed with PHI) *

Blake Lalli C AAA (minor league FA signed with MIL)

Jason Jaramillo C AAA (minor league FA)

Wes Timmons IF AAA (minor league FA)

Matt Rizzotti 1B AA (minor league FA)

Leonardo Gil 3B AA (minor league FA)

A.J. Kirby-Jones 1B A (traded to SD)

Yordy Cabrera SS A (traded to MIA)

Michael Gilmartin SS-2B A (minor league Rule 5 draftee by CIN) *

Eliezer Mesa OF A (minor league Rule 5 draftee by DET) *

Graham Godfrey RHP AAA (traded to BOS) *

Rich Thompson RHP AAA (minor league FA signed with TOR) *

Jeremy Accardo RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Merkin Valdez RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Justin Souza RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Fabio Castro LHP AA (minor league FA)

Beau Jones LHP AA (minor league FA)

Matt McSwain RHP AA (minor league FA)

Jonathan Ortiz RHP AA (minor league FA)

Jose Guzman RHP AA (minor league FA)

Zach Thornton RHP A (traded to PITT)

 

Adam Rosales

Adam Rosales

RETURNING FREE AGENTS/ARB ELIGIBLES/OPTIONS

Daric Barton 1B (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Adam Rosales IF (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Pat Neshek RHP (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Bartolo Colon RHP (Free Agent Re-Signed)

Grant Balfour RHP (Option Renewed)

 

RETURNING ARB ELIGIBLES

Seth Smith OF (Arb Eligible)

Brandon Moss 1B (Arb Eligible)

George Kottaras C (Arb Eligible)

Jerry Blevins LHP (Arb Eligible)

Chris Resop RHP (Arb Eligible)

 

UNSIGNED MLB FREE AGENTS

Brandon Inge 3B (MLB Free Agent)

Dallas Braden LHP (MLB Free Agent)

Joey Devine RHP (MLB Free Agent)

 

COMING & GOING

Sandy Rosario RHP (traded from BOS – designated for assignment)

 

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A’s Major & Minor League Off-Season Transactions – Dec. 1 Update

Jonny Gomes - All dressed up, with somewhere to go

Jonny Gomes: All dressed up, with somewhere to go.

With a flurry of activity on Friday just ahead of Major League Baseball’s non-tender deadline and with the Winter Meetings starting on Monday in Nashville, it seems like a good time to recap all the A’s major and minor league transactions from the end of the season through the non-tender deadline of November 30th. The most significant changes to affect the major league roster so far this off-season have been Jonny Gomes signing with Boston, the Chris Young/Cliff Pennington trade with Arizona, as well as the Tyson Ross trade with San Diego. These deals, along with a few other minor moves, have basically resulted in Chris Young replacing Jonny Gomes in the lineup and Chris Resop replacing Jim Miller in the bullpen, with Andy Parrino replacing Brandon Hicks and Andrew Werner replacing Tyson Ross as guys who’ll probably end up spending most of their time at Sacramento while filling in in Oakland as needed.

The biggest remaining question mark for the A’s is who will replace Cliff Pennington and Stephen Drew as the team’s starting shortstop in 2013. The two combined to start 129 games at shortstop for the A’s in 2012. Right now, with Pennington having been traded to Arizona and Drew a free agent, the position’s a bit of a black hole. But the assumption is that the A’s will either make a deal for a shortstop (possibly at the Winter Meetings), sign one on the free agent market (Marco Scutaro, Ronny Cedeno, Cesar Izturis, Jason Bartlett, Alex Gonzalez), or possibly even re-sign Drew if the market for him doesn’t end up getting too hot.

Of course, the team has already picked up closer Grant Balfour’s option, re-signed free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon, and re-signed arbitration eligible players Pat Neshek, Adam Rosales and Daric Barton. For those about to panic, don’t worry, Barton’s contract is not guaranteed, so he can be cut anytime and the A’s won’t owe him another dime. As of Friday night, there was no official word as to whether or not the team had offered contracts to their five remaining arbitration eligible players – outfielder Seth Smith, first baseman Brandon Moss, catcher George Kottaras, left-hander Jerry Blevins and recently-acquired right-hander Chris Resop – but the assumption is that no news is good news and the fact that we didn’t hear anything probably means that the A’s made offers to all these players and thus will retain the rights to them all.

Brandon McCarthy - To leave or not to leave, that is the question

Brandon McCarthy: To leave or not to leave, that is the question.

Of the team’s five remaining major league free agents, two – third baseman Brandon Inge and right-hander Joey Devine – can be expected to move on, while the jury is still out on the remaining three. As mentioned, shortstop Stephen Drew could return if he doesn’t find too many other tempting offers out there. There seems to be some mutual interest in a return engagement for Brandon McCarthy, but other teams are said to be sniffing around the right-hander as well. Oft-injured left-hander Dallas Braden is also on the market, and it’s possible that the northern California boy could sign an incentive-laden deal to stick around the old neighborhood.

As for the A’s minor league transactions, the most significant loss has probably been the signing of minor league free agent first baseman Kila Ka’aihue by Arizona. The most significant minor league addition by the A’s so far has probably been the signing of third baseman/first baseman Scott Moore who signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. The left-handed hitter made it into 72 games with the Astros in 2012, playing mainly at third base and first base, but he also got in some time at second base and in the outfield. The A’s are likely to make many more minor league signings as the off-season unfolds, though re-signing any of their own remaining minor league free agents is probably unlikely.

Any players who’ve recently been taking up space on the 40-man roster are listed below under Major League transactions, while all other players are listed under Minor League transactions. For all the minor league players, I’ve listed their primary positions as well as the level they spent the most time at in 2012. Just click on any player’s name to see their Baseball-Reference stats page…

 

Cliff Pennington

Cliff Pennington

MAJOR LEAGUE CHANGES

-Jonny Gomes OF / +Chris Young OF

-Cliff Pennington SS / +TBD SS

-Brandon Hicks IF / +Andy Parrino IF

-Jim Miller RHP / +Chris Resop RHP

-Tyson Ross RHP / +Andrew Werner LHP

 

Chris Young

Chris Young

+ MAJOR LEAGUE ADDITIONS

Chris Young OF (traded from AZ)

Andy Parrino IF (traded from SD)

Chris Resop RHP (traded from PITT)

Andrew Werner LHP (traded from SD)

 

- MAJOR LEAGUE SUBTRACTIONS

Jonny Gomes

Jonny Gomes

Jonny Gomes OF (FA signed with BOS)

Cliff Pennington SS (traded to AZ)

Brandon Hicks IF (traded to NYM)

Jim Miller RHP (claimed by NYY)

Tyson Ross RHP (traded to SD)

 

+ MINOR LEAGUE ADDITIONS

Scott Moore

Scott Moore

Scott Moore 3B-1B AAA (minor league FA)

Luke Montz C-1B AAA (minor league FA)

Darwin Perez SS-2B AA (minor league FA)

Garrett Olson LHP AAA (minor league FA)

Justin Thomas LHP AAA (minor league FA)

Mike Ekstrom RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Kyler Newby RHP AA (minor league FA)

 

- MINOR LEAGUE SUBTRACTIONS

Kila Ka'aihue

Kila Ka’aihue

Kila Ka’aihue 1B AAA (minor league FA signed with AZ)

Jermaine Mitchell OF AAA (minor league FA)

Wes Timmons IF AAA (minor league FA)

Jason Jaramillo C AAA (minor league FA)

Blake Lalli C AAA (minor league FA signed with MIL)

Matt Rizzotti 1B AA (minor league FA)

Leonardo Gil 3B AA (minor league FA)

A.J. Kirby-Jones 1B A (traded to SD)

Yordy Cabrera SS A (traded to MIA)

Yordy Cabrera

Yordy Cabrera

Jeremy Accardo RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Rich Thompson RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Merkin Valdez RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Justin Souza RHP AAA (minor league FA)

Fabio Castro LHP AA (minor league FA)

Beau Jones LHP AA (minor league FA)

Matt McSwain RHP AA (minor league FA)

Jonathan Ortiz RHP AA (minor league FA)

Jose Guzman RHP AA (minor league FA)

Zach Thornton RHP A (traded to PITT)

Grant Balfour

Grant Balfour

 

RETURNING FREE AGENTS/ARB ELIGIBLES/OPTIONS

Daric Barton 1B (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Adam Rosales IF (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Pat Neshek RHP (Arb Eligible Re-Signed)

Bartolo Colon RHP (Free Agent Re-Signed)

Grant Balfour RHP (Option Renewed)

 

Seth Smith

Seth Smith

LIKELY RETURNING ARB ELIGIBLES

Seth Smith OF (Arb Eligible)

Brandon Moss 1B (Arb Eligible)

George Kottaras C (Arb Eligible)

Jerry Blevins LHP (Arb Eligible)

Chris Resop RHP (Arb Eligible)

 

UNSIGNED MLB FREE AGENTS

Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew SS (MLB Free Agent)

Brandon Inge 3B (MLB Free Agent)

Brandon McCarthy RHP (MLB Free Agent)

Dallas Braden LHP (MLB Free Agent)

Joey Devine RHP (MLB Free Agent)

 

COMING & GOING

Sandy Rosario RHP (traded from BOS – designated for assignment)

 

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Saturday, August 25th: Kirby-Jones Hits 21st HR as Ports Win while Cats and Bees Both Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Salt Lake Bees                4

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Hernandez 3-1 / 2.04)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Grant Green

(2 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart allowed 2 runs and struck out 4 over 5 innings of work, while left-hander Carlos Hernandez came on to give up 2 runs in 3 innings of relief to take the loss. Grant Green, getting the start in left field, homered in the 2nd inning to temporarily give the River Cats the lead, while second baseman Jemile Weeks collected 2 hits and third baseman Brandon Inge went 0 for 4 in the loss.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Frisco RoughRiders

Midland RockHounds

POSTPONED

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports  13

Visalia Rawhide   5

(WP – Bowman 6-10 / 3.62)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones hit his team-leading 21st homer and drove in 3 runs to give him 67 on the year, while infielder Michael Gilmartin collected 4 hits and drove in 2. Starter Josh Bowman allowed 4 runs and struck out 9 over 6 innings to earn his 6th win for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees          3

Kane County Cougars  4

(LP – Peters 2-5 / 3.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tanner Peters

(7 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tanner Peters had a solid outing, but was undone by a shoddy defense that committed 3 errors behind him. The right-hander allowed 4 runs, just 1 earned, while walking none and striking out 5 over 7 innings of work but ended up taking the loss on Saturday. First baseman Max Muncy doubled in Burlington’s first run of the game to briefly give the Bees the lead, while outfielder Bobby Crocker had 2 hits and 2 stolen bases and drove in a run in the loss.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

Tri-City ValleyCats             9

(LP – Vail 2-3 / 4.34)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(Triple / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Nolan Sanburn allowed just 1 run and struck out 3 over 3 innings of work, but right-hander Tyler Vail came on to give up 5 runs in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss. Second baseman Chris Bostick doubled, tripled and drove in a run for Vermont in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  6

AZL Angels      4

(WP – Voiro 3-2 / 3.62)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Renato Nunez hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to give the A’s the lead, which they never relinquished. Second baseman Melvin Mercedes had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run in the win. Right-hander Fernando Cruzado and 2011’s 8th-round draft pick Colin O’Connell both tossed 2 scoreless innings, while this year’s 15th-round pick Vince Voiro allowed 1 run and struck out 6 over 3 innings to earn his 3rd win.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Sacramento – 6:05pm PT

Game #1 – Frisco @ Midland – 5:00pm CT

Game #2 – Frisco @ Midland

Stockton @ Visalia – 6:00pm PT

Burlington @ Kane County – 1:00pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 5:00pm ET

AZL Cubs @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Thursday, August 23rd: Hicks’ Slam Powers Cats to Victory while Ports Win and Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats shortstop Brandon Hicks (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Salt Lake Bees                3

Sacramento River Cats  6

(WP – Thompson 4-2 / 3.51)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Brandon Hicks

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: With Sacramento down by 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning, shortstop Brandon Hicks blasted a grand slam, his 3rd home run in the past 3 games, to drive in what would prove to be the winning run for the River Cats on Thursday night. In his first start back at Sacramento, right-hander Dan Straily had an impressive outing, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 4 over 5 innings of work. Brandon Inge doubled in a run in his first rehab game with the River Cats. And in other news, second baseman Jemile Weeks took batting practice with the team on Thursday, but there’s no word yet on when he’s expected to make his first appearance with the Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds

Corpus Christi Hooks

GAME SUSPENDED

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Modesto Nuts    1

Stockton Ports  3

(WP – Walz 7-6 / 3.35)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning, first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones clubbed a 2-run homer to drive in the game-winning run for the Ports on Thursday night. Starter Max Perlman had his best outing yet for Stockton, allowing just 2 hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings, but right-hander T.J. Walz vultured the win by allowing the tying run in the top of the 8th before Kirby-Jones’ game-winning homer in the bottom of the inning.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Clinton LumberKings  3

Burlington Bees        1

(LP – Macias 6-6 / 4.48)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Blake Hassebrock

(5 IP / 1 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Blake Hassebrock turned in a solid outing for Burlington, allowing just 1 run while striking out 6 over 5 innings of work, but right-hander Jose Macias gave up 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to take the loss. Outfielder Bobby Crocker went 3 for 3 for the Bees on Thursday.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

Staten Island Yankees    10

(LP – Avila 1-4 / 4.58)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Omar Duran

(2 IP / 0 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Andres Avila had a rough outing, allowing 6 runs on 6 hits over just 3 innings to take the loss, but left-hander Omar Duran came on to strike out 5 of the 6 batters he faced in 2 perfect innings of relief. Outfielder Brett Vertigan doubled for Vermont’s only extra base hit of the night.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics

OFF-DAY

 

Friday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Clinton @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 7:00pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL Giants – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Friday, August 17th: Boyd’s Bat Leads AZL A’s to Victory while Bees Win and Cats & Ports Lose

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Arizona League A’s outfielder B.J. Boyd (3 for 4 / Double / RBI / Run)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  3

New Orleans Zephyrs      4

(LP – Godfrey 9-2 / 3.29)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tyson Ross

(5 2/3 IP / 1 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tyson Ross turned in a solid effort on Friday, allowing 1 run on just 1 hit while striking out 6 over 5 2/3 innings, but right-hander Graham Godfrey gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to take the loss. Outfielder Michael Taylor and second baseman Grant Green both collected 3 hits for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals

Midland RockHounds

POSTPONED

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  7

Stockton Ports   2

(LP – Brown 5-9 / 4.80)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Jacob Brown had a rough outing on Friday, allowing 7 runs over 6 innings to take his 9th loss. First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones doubled in a run to collect his 6th RBI in the last 3 games.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees  5

Peoria Chiefs       4

(WP – Mye 4-0 / 3.45)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Aaron Shipman

(2 for 4 / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier had another solid outing on Friday, allowing 2 runs on just 3 hits while striking out 6 in 5 innings of work, but left-hander Chas Mye picked up the win with 2/3 of an inning in relief. Outfielder Aaron Shipman had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs, including the go-ahead run in the 7th inning for the Bees. In other news, this year’s top draft pick, shortstop Addison Russell, is on his way from Vermont to Burlington as he gets his second promotion after just 2 months of play.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Staten Island Yankees    10

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

(LP – Menna 0-7 / 4.82)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Daniel Robertson

(Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Kris Hall allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on 3 hits over 2 1/3 innings of work, while right-hander J.C. Menna gave up 5 runs in 2 1/3 innings to take his 7th loss. Third baseman Daniel Robertson had 2 hits, including his 1st home run for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  4

AZL Cubs         3

(WP – Petitti 1-0 / 3.95)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(3 for 4 / Double / RBI / Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder B.J. Boyd had 3 hits, including a double, drove in the tying run and scored the winning run on Friday. Starter Jose Torres allowed 3 runs on 9 hits over 4 innings of work, but catcher-turned-pitcher Daniel Petitti struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings to pick up his 1st win.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Tulsa @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Kane County @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Brooklyn @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

 

 

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Thursday, August 16th: Crumbliss’s 3 HRs Lead Hounds to Victory while Cats & Bees Win and Ports Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds OF Conner Crumbliss (3 Home Runs / 7 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  8

New Orleans Zephyrs      1

(WP – Peacock 11-7 / 5.71)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brad Peacock

(6 IP / 1 ER / 7 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Brad Peacock had a strong outing for Sacramento on Thursday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 7 over 6 innings to earn his 11th win. Right-hander Jeremy Accardo tossed 1 scoreless inning of relief in his debut for the River Cats, while designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue clubbed a 2-run homer in the win.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals  3

Midland RockHounds  13

(WP –  Castro 2-4 / 4.47)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(3 Home Runs / 7 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Conner Crumbliss had a career night for Midland on Thursday. Despite the fact that the leadoff hitter had only 5 home runs on the season, he blasted 3 homers, including a grand slam, and drove in 7 runs in the first multi-homer game of his career on Thursday night. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield also hit a grand slam in the game, while starter Fabio Castro had a solid outing, allowing 1 run on just 1 hit while striking out 8 over 5 innings to earn his 2nd win for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports                      2

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  9

(LP – Murphy 6-7 / 4.86)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy had a rough outing on Thursday and, once again, the long ball was the culprit. The right-hander surrendered 3 home runs and 6 runs, 5 earned, while striking out 8 in 4 2/3 innings to take his 7th loss. First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones hit his 3rd home run in the last 2 days in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees  4

Peoria Chiefs       0

(WP – Lamb 2-2 / 5.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(7 2/3 IP / 0 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Chris Lamb had his best outing yet for Burlington, striking out 6 over 7 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd win for the Bees. Third baseman Wade Kirkland, catcher Nick Rickles and shortstop Sean Jamieson each drove in a run in the win.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Staten Island Yankees     2

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

(WP – Streich 3-1 / 3.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

(3 IP / 0 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Former top prospect Michael Ynoa allowed 2 runs on 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 3 over 3 innings of work on Thursday. This year’s 6th-round draft pick, right-hander Seth Streich, followed up by striking out 3 in 3 scoreless and hitless innings to earn his 3rd win for Vermont, while this year’s top pick, shortstop Addison Russell, had 2 hits, stole a base and drove in a run in the win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Giants       10

AZL Athletics  15

(WP – Sosa 1-2 / 4.91)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs / 3 Runs)

Worth Noting: First baseman Michael Soto and catcher Phil Pohl both homered, doubled and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Melvin Mercedes and third baseman Renato Nunez both collected 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs in the win. Starter Gregory Paulino had a disastrous outing, allowing 8 runs in just 1 2/3 innings of work, but right-hander Lee Sosa picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ New Orleans – 5:00pm PT

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Peoria – 7:00pm CT

Staten Island @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL Cubs – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Wednesday, August 15th: Kirby-Jones Has Big Night in Ports Loss while Hounds & Bees Win and Cats Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  0

New Orleans Zephyrs      3

(LP – Anderson 1-1 / 4.24)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Kila Ka’aihue

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his 5th rehab start for Sacramento, left-hander Brett Anderson allowed 3 runs on 8 hits while walking none and striking out 7 over 5 innings to take the loss on Wednesday. First baseman Kila Ka’aihue had 2 of the River Cats’ 3 hits on the night, including a double.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals  5

Midland RockHounds   7

(WP – Hernandez 6-4 / 5.36)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Dusty Coleman hit a 3-run homer in the 6th inning to give the RockHounds the lead, which they never relinquished. Designated hitter Matt Rizzotti hit a solo shot, and first baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled, tripled and drove in a pair of runs. Starter Carlos Hernandez allowed 4 runs while striking out 5 in 6 innings to earn his 6th win.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports                      6

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  7

(LP – Treinen 6-7 / 4.58)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones, serving as the designated hitter, had a big night for Stockton, blasting 2 homers and driving in 4 runs. But starter Josh Bowman allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, on 9 hits, and right-hander Blake Treinen gave up the go-ahead run in the 9th inning to take the loss for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees  5

Peoria Chiefs       1

(WP – Peters 2-4 / 3.75)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tanner Peters

(5 IP / 0 ER / 8 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tanner Peters had another solid outing for Burlington, giving up just 2 hits while striking out 8 over 5 innings to earn the win on Wednesday. Third baseman Wade Kirkland hit a 3-run homer, while outfielder Douglas Landaeta collected a pair of doubles and drove in a run for the Bees.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Staten Island Yankees     2

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

(WP – Vail 2-2 / 3.96)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tyler Vail

(4 IP / 0 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s 5th overall draft pick this year, right-hander Nolan Sanburn, gave up his first 2 runs on Wednesday while striking out 3 over 3 innings of work. Right-hander Tyler Vail came on to strike out 6 and allow just 1 hit over 4 scoreless innings to earn the win. The A’s 4th overall pick, catcher Bruce Maxwell, had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs, while outfielder John Wooten doubled in a run in the win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Rangers    3

AZL Athletics  5

(WP – Hollstegge 4-0 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s 3rd overall pick this year, first baseman Matt Olson, hit a 2-run homer, his 6th, while catcher Phil Pohl and third baseman Renato Nunez both doubled and drove in a run for the A’s. Starter Vince Voiro had another solid outing, striking out 3 over 3 scoreless innings on Wednesday.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ New Orleans – 5:00pm PT

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Peoria – 7:00pm CT

Staten Island @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

AZL Giants @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Sunday, August 12th: Ross Pitches Cats to Victory while Bees Win and Hounds & Ports Both Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Tyson Ross (5 IP / 1 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats    3

Oklahoma City RedHawks  1

(WP – Ross 5-2 / 2.83)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tyson Ross

(5 IP / 1 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tyson Ross had another solid outing, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings to earn his 5th win for the River Cats, while second baseman Wes Timmons had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a run in the win.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

Tulsa Drillers               10

(LP – Krol 0-1 / 27.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Josh Horton

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Shawn Haviland had a rocky outing on Sunday, allowing 5 runs and striking out 7 over 5 innings of work, while left-hander Ian Krol took the loss in his 2nd appearance for Midland, giving up 4 runs in just 1/3 of an inning in relief. Second baseman Josh Horton collected 2 doubles and drove in a pair of runs in the loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Modesto Nuts   16

Stockton Ports  2

(LP – Perlman 0-1 / 10.22)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Max Perlman had a rough outing on Sunday, allowing 10 runs over just 3 innings to take his 1st loss for the Ports, while first-baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones clubbed his 16th home run in his only at-bat of the game.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees                4

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

(WP – Hassebrock 1-0 / 3.60)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Rashun Dixon

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Rashun Dixon blasted a 2-run homer, his 12th, while first baseman Max Muncy hit a solo shot, his 4th, for the Bees. Right-hander Blake Hassebrock, in his first start since his demotion to Burlington, had a solid outing, allowing 2 runs on just 2 hits while striking out 4 over 5 innings to earn his 1st win for the Bees.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

Brooklyn Cyclones           10

(LP – Powers 0-4 / 5.83)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Miguel Marte

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Brent Powers allowed 5 runs on 8 hits over 4 1/3 innings to take his 4th loss. First baseman Miguel Marte doubled and drove in 2 runs, while third baseman Daniel Robertson collected a pair of doubles and scored twice in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL D-backs    7

AZL Athletics  1

(LP – Torres 3-1 / 3.98)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Triple / 1 Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Jose Torres allowed 3 runs and struck out 6 over 5 innings to take the loss, while first baseman Matt Olson tripled and scored the A’s only run on Sunday.

 

Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Oklahoma City – 5:05pm PT

Midland @ Tulsa – 7:05pm CT

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 7:00pm CT

 

Monday’s Links:

A’s Farm’s Weekly Minor League Update on A’s Nation

Sacramento River Cats Complete Season Stats

Midland RockHounds Complete Season Stats

Stockton Ports Complete Season Stats

Burlington Bees Complete Season Stats

Vermont Lake Monsters Complete Season Stats

AZL Athletics Complete Season Stats

 

 

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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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Saturday, June 16th: Ports and Bees Win while Cats and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Tacoma Rainiers           11

Sacramento River Cats  5

(LP – De LosSantos 1-3 / 8.02)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Carter

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work, but the River Cats’ bullpen imploded, giving up 9 runs in 4 innings. The biggest culprits were Fautino De Los Santos who allowed 4 runs and Danny Farquhar who surrendered 5 runs. First baseman Chris Carter collected 3 hits, including his 11th home run, in the loss.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

San Antonio Missions  5

Midland RockHounds   2

(LP – Haviland 4-6 / 5.62)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Conner Crumbliss doubled in 2 runs in the 3rd inning to account for all the RockHounds’ scoring on Saturday. Starter Shawn Haviland allowed 3 runs on 11 hits in just 4 innings to earn his 6th loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Visalia Rawhide  3

Stockton Ports  11

(WP – Bowman 1-6 / 4.35)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones, serving as the designated hitter for the night, hit a 3-run homer in the 1st inning, and Stockton never looked back. Third baseman Miles Head and outfielders Chad Oberacker and Mitch LeVier homered as well, and starter Josh Bowman allowed just 1 run in 5 innings of work to earn his 1st win.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees  11

Beloit Snappers   3

(WP – Granier 9-3 / 3.02)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(7 IP / 3 ER / 7 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier allowed 3 runs while walking none and striking out 7 over 7 innings to earn his league-leading 9th win on Saturday. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth and outfielder Bobby Crocker collected 3 hits apiece and outfielder Eliezer Mesa doubled, drove in a run, stole 3 bases and scored twice in the win.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Tacoma @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

(Sweeney vs. TBD)

San Antonio @ Midland – 6:00pm CT

(Sampson vs. Smith)

Burlington @ Beloit – 2:00pm CT

(Cole vs. Summers)

 

 

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