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A’s 2016 Minor League Staff

 

Nashville Sounds manager Steve Scarsone

Nashville Sounds manager Steve Scarsone

NASHVILLE SOUNDS (Triple-A)

Manager: Steve Scarsone

Pitching Coach: Rick Rodriguez

Hitting Coach: Eric Martins

Steve Scarsone returns to Triple-A Nashville for the second consecutive season after the Sounds finished 66-78 in 2015. This will be his fourth consecutive season as manager of the A’s Triple-A club and he now has a 634-632 record in nine seasons as a minor league manager, including stints in the A’s system with Midland from 2011-12, Stockton in 2010 and Kane County in 2009. Rick Rodriguez will be the pitching coach after holding that role with Single-A Stockton last year. This is his 32nd season in the A’s organization, which includes seven seasons as a player and two years as bullpen coach in Oakland (2011-12). Eric Martins takes over as hitting coach after making his minor league coaching debut as hitting coach at Midland in 2015. Brad LaRosa returns as the athletic trainer and AJ Seeliger was named strength and conditioning coach.

 

Midland RockHounds manager Ryan Christenson

Midland RockHounds manager Ryan Christenson

MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS (Double-A)

Manager: Ryan Christenson

Pitching Coach: John Wasdin

Hitting Coach: Brian McArn

Ryan Christenson returns to Double-A Midland after guiding the RockHounds to their second consecutive Texas League championship last year. He is now 245-174 in three seasons as a manager and has led his club to the playoffs all three seasons. John Wasdin returns as Christenson’s pitching coach for the fourth consecutive season and Brian McArn moves up from Stockton to take over as hitting coach. This is McArn’s 19th season as hitting coach in the A’s farm system, which includes a stop at Midland in 2004. Justin Whitehouse returns as the athletic trainer and Henry Torres will be the strength and conditioning 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 will manage at Stockton for the second consecutive season following a 74-66 showing in 2015. He is now 531-563 in 13 seasons as a manager in the minors. Steve Connelly is in his first season as the Ports pitching coach after holding that job with Short Season Single-A Vermont in 2014 and Single-A Beloit in 2015. Tommy Everidge joins Stockton as hitting coach after serving in that capacity for Vermont in 2014 and 2015. Travis Tims returns as athletic trainer and Sean Doran takes over as strength and conditioning coach.

 

Beloit Snappers manager Fran Riordan

Beloit Snappers manager Fran Riordan

BELOIT SNAPPERS (Class-A)

Manager: Fran Riordan

Pitching Coach: Don Schulze

Hitting Coach: Juan Dilone

Fran Riordan returns to manage Beloit for the second consecutive season after the Snappers finished 55-84 in 2015. He spent the previous 14 years managing in independent leagues. Don Schulze is in his first season as pitching coach at Beloit after spending last year at Nashville. This is 11th season as pitching coach in the A’s farm system. Juan Dilone will be the hitting coach after spending the previous seven years with the A’s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League. Brian Thorson returns as athletic trainer and Matt Rutledge will serve as strength and conditioning 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

In addition to his duties as the A’s minor league field coordinator, Aaron Nieckula will manage the A’s Short Season club at Vermont for the second consecutive season. It is his 11th year as a manager in the A’s farm system and he has a 649-679 record over the previous 10 seasons. Carlos Chavez returns as pitching coach for the second consecutive year and Lloyd Turner takes over as hitting coach after spending the previous two seasons at Beloit. Toshi Nagahara returns as the athletic trainer and Omar Aguilar is the strength and conditioning 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: TBA

Hitting Coach: Ruben Escalera

Webster Garrison will be the manager of the A’s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League, his ninth season as manager. He last managed at Stockton in 2013 and has a 534-522 record over his previous eight seasons. This is his 24th season in the A’s organization, which includes 17 years as a minor league manager or coach and seven years as a player. Ruben Escalera will be the hitting coach after managing the club the previous two seasons and Gabe Ortiz will be a coach. Chris Lessner returns as the athletic trainer and Terence Brannic is the strength and conditioning coach.

 

Minor league pitching coordinator Gil Patterson

Minor league pitching coordinator Gil Patterson

Minor League Field Coordinator: Aaron Nieckula

Minor League Hitting Coordinator: Jim Eppard

Minor League Pitching Coordinator: Gil Patterson

Minor League Rehab Pitching Coordinator: Craig Lefferts

Minor League Defensive Coordinator: Juan Navarrette

Gil Patterson returns to the A’s organization as minor league pitching coordinator after spending the previous three years in the Yankees organization in a similar role. Patterson was the A’s minor league roving pitching instructor in 1996 and from 2008-12 and also coached in the A’s farm system from 1991-95. Jim Eppard was named minor league hitting coordinator after spending 13 seasons in the Angels organization. He spent the last two years as assistant hitting coordinator after a two-year stint as the Angels major league hitting coach. Juan Navarrete is in his 22nd season with the A’s and will be the minor league defensive coordinator and Craig Lefferts and Aaron Nieckula return for their second consecutive season as minor league rehab pitching coordinator and minor league field coordinator, respectively.

 

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A’s Farm’s 2015 Post-Season Organizational All-Star Team

Third baseman Matt Chapman led all A's minor leaguers with 23 home runs for Stockton.

Third baseman Matt Chapman led all A’s minor leaguers with 23 home runs for Stockton.

With the 2015 minor league season now complete, it’s the perfect time to take a step back and determine who the true standouts on the field really were in the A’s system in 2015. And with that in mind, it’s time to name A’s Farm’s 2015 Post-Season Organizational All-Star Team!

Below you’ll find the primary starting players at each position for Triple-A Nashville, Double-A Midland, High-A Stockton, Class-A Beloit, Class-A Short-Season Vermont and the Rookie League Short-Season AZL A’s in 2015. Offensive starters were selected from the players who had the most games played at each position for each team over the course of the season, with notable players not leading in games played at a particular position listed in the designated hitter category. Starting pitchers for each club were selected from among the top starters for each team, while closers were selected from each team’s saves leader.

Asterisks denote players with combined statistics from multiple minor league teams within the A’s system, but players’ major league statistics and statistics acquired while with other organizations have not been included. Despite the fact that he’s no longer with the A’s organization, outfielder Kent Matthes is included since he still managed to make the third most starts in Nashville’s outfield this year, while catcher Jacob Nottingham and pitcher Sean Manaea were not included since they only appeared in 43 and 7 games respectively since joining the A’s system.

Check out our list of All-Star contenders at each position. Then click on the link just below the list of contenders to find A’s Farm’s winning 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 then cast your vote in our poll for the top A’s Organizational All-Star of 2015!

 

–THE CONTENDERS–

 

CATCHER

Nashville – Bryan Anderson (322 PA / 3 HR / .202 AVG / .273 OBP / .288 SLG / .561 OPS)

Midland – Bruce Maxwell (381 PA / 2 HR / .243 AVG / .321 OBP / .308 SLG / .629 OPS)

Stockton – Beau Taylor (342 PA / 6 HR / .223 AVG / .322 OBP / .334 SLG / .656 OPS) *

Beloit – Argenis Raga (269 PA / 3 HR / .275 AVG / .328 OBP / .385 SLG / .714 OPS) *

Vermont – Nick Collins (143 PA / 2 HR / .246 AVG / .329 OBP / .310 SLG / .638 OPS) *

AZL A’s – Robert Mullen (91 PA / 0 HR / .231 AVG / .333 OBP / .321 SLG / .654 OPS)

 

FIRST BASE

Nashville – Anthony Aliotti (448 PA / 4 HR / .269 AVG / .330 OBP / .346 SLG / .676 OPS) *

Midland – Matt Olson (585 PA / 17 HR / .249 AVG / .388 OBP / .438 SLG / .826 OPS)

Stockton – John Nogowski (402 PA / 4 HR / .274 AVG / .352 OBP / .364 SLG / .716 OPS)

Beloit – Max Kuhn (543 PA / 10 HR / .241 AVG / .320 OBP / .376 SLG / .697 OPS)

Vermont – Chris Iriart (289 PA / 5 HR / .230 AVG / .304 OBP / .359 SLG / .664 OPS)

AZL A’s – Shane Conlon (123 PA / 0 HR / .327 AVG / .392 OBP / .421 SLG / .812 OPS)

 

SECOND BASE

Nashville – Joey Wendle (618 PA / 10 HR / .289 AVG / .323 OBP / .442 SLG / .765 OPS)

Midland – Colin Walsh (619 PA / 13 HR / .302 AVG / .447 OBP / .470 SLG / .918 OPS)

Stockton – Branden Cogswell (487 PA / 3 HR / .235 AVG / .325 OBP / .303 SLG / .628 OPS)

Beloit – Trent Gilbert (450 PA / 6 HR / .252 AVG / .293 OBP / .345 SLG / .638 OPS) *

Vermont – Jesus Lopez (210 PA / 0 HR / .203 AVG / .233 OBP / .228 SLG / .461 OPS)

AZL A’s – Carlos Hiciano (196 PA / 0 HR / .199 AVG / .219 OBP / .220 SLG / .439 OPS)

 

SHORTSTOP

Nashville – Andy Parrino (321 PA / 5 HR / .272 AVG / .344 OBP / .376 SLG / .720 OPS)

Midland – Chad Pinder (522 PA / 15 HR / .317 AVG / .361 OBP / .486 SLG / .847 OPS)

Stockton – Franklin Barreto (364 PA / 13 HR / .302 AVG / .333 OBP / .500 SLG / .833 OPS)

Beloit – Yairo Munoz (565 PA / 13 HR / .260 AVG / .306 OBP / .397 SLG / .702 OPS) *

Vermont – Richie Martin (226 PA / 2 HR / .237 AVG / .353 OBP / .343 SLG / .695 OPS)

AZL A’s – Eric Marinez (179 PA / 0 HR / .241 AVG / .303 OBP / .304 SLG / .607 OPS)

 

THIRD BASE

Nashville – Ryan Roberts (499 PA / 13 HR / .283 AVG / .355 OBP / .450 SLG / .805 OPS)

Midland – Ryon Healy (543 PA / 10 HR / .302 AVG / .339 OBP / .426 SLG / .766 OPS)

Stockton – Matt Chapman (352 PA / 23 HR / .250 AVG / .341 OBP / .566 SLG / .907 OPS)

Beloit – Jose Brizuela (475 PA / 12 HR / .260 AVG / .349 OBP / .431 SLG / .781 OPS) *

Vermont – Ryan Howell (188 PA / 5 HR / .199 AVG / .278 OBP / .337 SLG / .615 OPS)

AZL A’s – Miguel Mercedes (193 PA / 2 HR / .216 AVG / .306 OBP / .347 SLG / .653 OPS)

 

LEFT FIELD

Nashville – Jason Pridie (541 PA / 20 HR / .310 AVG / .380 OBP / .515 SLG / .894 OPS)

Midland – Jaycob Brugman (566 PA / 6 HR / .260 AVG / .343 OBP / .382 SLG / .725 OPS)

Stockton – B.J. Boyd (511 PA / 5 HR / .277 AVG / .344 OBP / .389 SLG / .733 OPS)

Beloit – Joe Bennie (543 PA / 11 HR / .272 AVG / .363 OBP / .430 SLG / .793 OPS)

Vermont – Steven Pallares (292 PA / 2 HR / .246 AVG / .363 OBP / .317 SLG / .680 OPS)

AZL A’s – Luis Barrera (133 PA / 0 HR / .287 AVG / .344 OBP / .348 SLG / .691 OPS)

 

CENTER FIELD

Nashville – Craig Gentry (450 PA / 5 HR / .256 AVG / .319 OBP / .327 SLG / .646 OPS)

Midland – Chad Oberacker (451 PA / 5 HR / .294 AVG / .360 OBP / .425 SLG / .785 OPS)

Stockton – Brett Vertigan (627 PA / 4 HR / .288 AVG / .365 OBP / .385 SLG / .749 OPS) *

Beloit – James Harris (376 PA / 5 HR / .251 AVG / .356 OBP / .368 SLG / .724 OPS) *

Vermont – Skye Bolt (206 PA / 4 HR / .238 AVG / .325 OBP / .381 SLG / .706 OPS)

AZL A’s – Rodolfo Penalo (166 PA / 0 HR / .222 AVG / .321 OBP / .292 SLG / .613 OPS)

 

RIGHT FIELD

Nashville – Kent Matthes (239 PA / 2 HR / .233 AVG / .294 OBP / .358 SLG / .652 OPS)

Midland – Josh Whitaker (387 PA / 12 HR / .256 AVG / .312 OBP / .437 SLG / .748 OPS)

Stockton – Tyler Marincov (579 PA / 14 HR / .257 AVG / .320 OBP / .409 SLG / .728 OPS)

Beloit – Shawn Duinkerk (335 PA / 5 HR / .240 AVG / .281 OBP / .326 SLG / .607 OPS) *

Vermont – Seth Brown (290 PA / 3 HR / .282 AVG / .352 OBP / .432 SLG / .784 OPS) *

AZL A’s – Robert Martinez (303 PA / 5 HR / .170 AVG / .265 OBP / .275 SLG / .540 OPS) *

 

DESIGNATED HITTER

Nashville – Nate Freiman (306 PA / 4 HR / .220 AVG / .279 OBP / .321 SLG / .600 OPS)

Midland – Renato Nunez (416 PA / 18 HR / .278 AVG / .332 OBP / .480 SLG / .812 OPS)

Stockton – Michael Soto (460 PA / 9 HR / .229 AVG / .278 OBP / .355 SLG / .633 OPS)

Beloit – Sandber Pimentel (471 PA / 13 HR / .243 AVG / .335 OBP / .380 SLG / .715 OPS)

Vermont – Trace Loehr (280 PA / 2 HR / .264 AVG / .325 OBP / .319 SLG / .644 OPS)

AZL A’s – Jhonny Rodriguez (120 PA / 1 HR / .284 AVG / .333 OBP / .450 SLG / .783 OPS)

 

STARTING PITCHER

Nashville – Barry Zito (138 IP / 121 H / 53 ER / 60 BB / 91 K / 3.46 ERA / 1.31 WHIP)

Midland – Dillon Overton (126 IP / 127 H / 48 ER / 27 BB / 106 K / 3.43 ERA / 1.22 WHIP) *

Stockton – Dylan Covey (140 1/3 IP / 135 H / 56 ER / 43 BB / 100 K / 3.59 ERA / 1.27 WHIP)

Beloit – Daniel Gossett (144 2/3 IP / 151 H / 76 ER / 52 BB / 112 K / 4.73 ERA / 1.40 WHIP)

Vermont – Bowdien Derby (37 1/3 IP / 24 H / 5 ER / 10 BB / 47 K / 1.21 ERA / 0.91 WHIP) *

AZL A’s – Ivan Andueza (46 2/3 IP / 44 H / 13 ER / 15 BB / 44 K / 2.51 ERA / 1.26 WHIP)

 

CLOSER

Nashville – Angel Castro (60 1/3 IP / 54 H / 21 ER / 19 BB / 45 K / 3.13 ERA / 1.21 WHIP / 8 SV)

Midland – Ryan Dull (61 IP / 39 H / 5 ER / 16 BB / 73 K / 0.74 ERA / 0.90 WHIP / 12 SV) *

Stockton – Brendan McCurry (63 IP / 39 H / 13 ER / 17 BB / 82 K / 1.86 ERA / 0.89 WHIP / 27 SV) *

Beloit – Jose Torres (77 1/3 IP / 55 H / 22 ER / 24 BB / 84 K / 2.56 ERA / 1.02 WHIP / 8 SV) *

Vermont – James Naile (25 1/3 IP / 19 H / 5 ER / 6 BB / 18 K / 1.78 ERA / 0.99 WHIP / 6 SV) *

AZL A’s – Dustin Hurlbutt (14 1/3 IP / 11 H / 5 ER / 10 BB / 20 K / 3.14 ERA / 1.47 WHIP / 5 SV)

 

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Saturday, August 29th: Sean Manaea’s 7 Shutout Innings & Anthony Aliotti’s 2-Run HR Help Hounds Win while Matt Stalcup Pitches Ports to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Sean Manaea (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds LHP Sean Manaea (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       1

Midland RockHounds  2

WP – Manaea 5-1 / 2.68

HR – Aliotti (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Manaea

(7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)

LHP Sean Manaea, acquired from Kansas City in the Ben Zobrist trade, turned in another impressive start for the RockHounds on Saturday, scattering just 3 hits while striking out 7 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 5th win for Midland. RHP Tucker Healy tossed a scoreless 8th inning and RHP Brendan McCurry picked up his 4th save despite giving up a run in the top of the 9th. First baseman Anthony Aliotti hit a 2-run homer in the 6th to provide all the runs the RockHounds would need on Saturday. Shortstop Chad Pinder doubled, walked and scored a run, while third baseman Ryon Healy and designated hitter Renato Nunez had a pair of hits apiece, and second baseman Colin Walsh drew 3 walks to increase his league-leading total to 110 and raise his league-leading on-base percentage to .447.

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Friday, August 28th: AZL A’s Win Behind Jean Carlo Rodriguez’s Big Bat while Vermont Scores Second Straight Walk-Off Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Third Baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez (4 for 5 / Triple / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Third Baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez (4 for 5 / Triple / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Cubs  1

AZL A’s    9

WP – Brasier 1-1 / 3.60

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez

(4 for 5 / Triple / Double / 4 RBIs)

19-year-old Venezuelan third baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez had a big day at the plate for the Arizona League A’s on Friday. Rodriguez had 4 hits, including a triple and a double, and drove in 4 runs, including the go-ahead run for the A’s in the bottom of the 3rd. First baseman Miguel Guzman singled, doubled and drove in 3, while left fielder Shane Conlon walked and doubled in a run in the win. This year’s 3rd-round draft pick for the A’s, 18-year-old RHP Dakota Chalmers, allowed 1 unearned run and struck out 3 in 1 2/3 innings to start things off on Friday, while rehabbing RHP Ryan Brasier tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win, and 19-year-old Venezuelan RHP Argenis Blanco contributed 4 scoreless frames in relief for the A’s.

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Thursday, August 27th: Jaycob Brugman’s 4 Hits Help Hounds Win & Clinch Playoff Berth while Chad Pinder is Named Texas League Player of the Year

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks       1

Midland RockHounds  10

WP – Overton 4-2 / 3.60

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman reached base 5 times, on 3 singles, a double and a walk, while driving in 3 runs to help the RockHounds win and clinch a berth in the Texas League playoffs on Thursday. First baseman Anthony Aliotti had a pair of singles and a pair of doubles and drove in a run, while third baseman Renato Nunez singled, doubled and drove in a pair in his return from the disabled list, and second baseman Wade Kirkland collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Dillon Overton had his second straight scoreless outing for Midland on Thursday, scattering 3 hits over 5 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the RockHounds. In other news, Hounds shortstop Chad Pinder was named the Texas League Player of the Year on Thursday. Pinder has put up an impressive .320/.362/.491 slash line in 113 games and currently leads the Texas League in hits (148), RBIs (86) and total bases (227). In addition, Midland second baseman Colin Walsh, third baseman Ryon Healy and RHP Ryan Dull were all named to the Texas League Postseason All-Star Team.

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Tuesday, August 25th: Colin Walsh Helps Hounds Stage Comeback Win while Cody Martin & Junior Mendez Pitch Sounds & Snappers to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Second Baseman Colin Walsh (2 for 2 / 3 Walks / GWRBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Second Baseman Colin Walsh (2 for 2 / 3 Walks / GWRBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     3

Midland RockHounds  6

WP – Urlaub 1-0 / 1.50

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Colin Walsh

(2 for 2 / 3 Walks / GWRBI)

With two outs, two on and the game tied in the bottom of the 8th on Tuesday, second baseman Colin Walsh stepped to the plate and singled in the winning run for the RockHounds. Walsh reached base 5 times in the game, on a pair of singles and 3 walks, and he’s now reached base in 17 straight games and currently leads the Texas League with 105 walks and a .442 on-base percentage. Third baseman Ryon Healy singled in the 1st and doubled in a pair in Midland’s 4-run 8th, while catcher Bruce Maxwell had a pair of doubles and drove in a run for the Rockounds. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 3 runs over 7 innings of work and left with his team down by a run. LHP Jeff Urlaub tossed a scoreless 8th to pick up the win, and RHP Brendan McCurry pitched a perfect 9th to notch his 3rd save for the Hounds.

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Monday, August 24th: Max Kuhn Helps Lead Snappers to Walk-Off Win in Extras while Nashville, Stockton, Vermont & AZL A’s All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Run)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Run)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Kane County Cougars  2

Beloit Snappers          3

WP – Gauna 3-2 / 1.39

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Kuhn

(2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Run)

With a man on and Beloit down by a run in the bottom of the 8th on Monday, first baseman Max Kuhn stepped to the plate and singled in the tying run for the Snappers. And the game remained tied until the bottom of the 10th, when Kuhn doubled, advanced to third base on a wild pitch, and then came in to score the winning run on catcher Argenis Raga’s RBI single as Beloit won in a walk-off on Monday. Starter Daniel Gossett was solid for the Snappers, allowing just 2 unearned runs over 7 innings of work, while LHP Cody Stull tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Koby Gauna got the final four outs to pick up his 3rd win for the Snappers.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of August 17-23: A’s Affiliate Update

2B Joey Wendle

Hot-hitting 2B prospect Joey Wendle

 

Well, with the end of August arriving, there’s now just about two weeks left in the minor league season. So let’s take a quick look at what’s been happening with each of the A’s six affiliates over the past month.

You can always check out the latest A’s affiliate rosters here – Rosters. A version of this weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Sunday, August 23rd: Aaron Brooks Impresses in Sounds Win while Frazier, Covey, Fillmyer & Miller Are All Solid in Midland, Stockton, Beloit & Vermont Victories

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Aaron Brooks (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Aaron Brooks (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  8

Reno Aces              4

WP – Brooks 7-5 / 3.56

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Aaron Brooks

(7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

Starter Aaron Brooks was impressive for the Sounds on Sunday, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits while walking none and striking out 8 over 7 innings of work to earn the win for Nashville. Catcher Bryan Anderson and shortstop Tyler Ladendorf each had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Joey Wendle had 2 hits and drove in a pair. Third baseman Brent Morel collected 4 hits, including a double, and scored 3 times, and outfielder Craig Gentry had 3 hits and drove in a run for the Sounds.

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Saturday, August 22nd: Joey Wendle & Craig Gentry Help Lead Sounds to Victory while Hounds, Ports, Snappers & AZL A’s All Win on Saturday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes  2

Nashville Sounds       3

WP – Huntzinger 4-3 / 4.22

HR – Wendle (8)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

Second baseman Joey Wendle hit his 8th home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 3rd and also drove in another run in the 8th and doubled and was thrown out at the plate in the 1st on Saturday. And Wendle is now 10 for 19 with a pair of home runs over his past 5 games for the Sounds. Center fielder Craig Gentry reached base 4 times, on 3 hits and a walk, and drove in the go-ahead run in the 8th, while third baseman Brent Morel had a pair of doubles, and shortstop Andy Parrino had 2 hits and 2 walks for Nashville. Starter Nate Long was solid, allowing 1 run over 7 innings of work and left with the game tied, while RHP Brock Huntzinger tossed a scoreless 8th to earn the win, and RHP Angel Castro got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 6th save for the Sounds. Meanwhile, the A’s reinstated LHP Sean Doolittle from the disabled list and optioned RHP Dan Otero back to Nashville.

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