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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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A’s Farm’s 2012 Post-Season Organizational All-Star Team

A’s top prospect Addison Russell

With the 2012 minor league season now complete, it’s a good time to take a step back and determine who the true standouts on the field really were in the A’s system in 2012. And with that in mind, we’re naming A’s Farm’s 2012 Post-Season Organizational All-Star Team!

Below you’ll find the primary starting players at each position for Triple-A Sacramento, Double-A Midland, High-A Stockton, Class-A Burlington, Class-A Short-Season Vermont and the Rookie League Short-Season AZL A’s in 2012. Offensive starters were selected from the players who had the most games played at each position for each team, with notable players not leading in games played at a particular position listed in the designated hitter category. Starting pitchers were selected from hurlers who had at least 100 innings pitched for each club, while closers were selected from each team’s saves leader. The asterisks denote players with combined statistics from multiple minor league teams within the A’s system, and players’ major league statistics were not included.

Below the list of contenders, you’ll find A’s Farm’s selection of Organizational All-Stars at each position. The winners were determined based purely on performance, not potential. Remember, we’re not selecting the top prospects here, we’re choosing the top performers on the field this season. So take a good look at the candidates for yourself and feel free to chime in with your own thoughts and selections!

 

A’s Farm’s 2012 Post-Season Organizational All-Star Team – The Contenders

 

CATCHER

Sacto – Derek Norris (9 HR / .271 AVG / .329 OBP / .477 SLG / .806 OPS)

Midland – Ryan Lipkin (4 HR / .193 AVG / .222 OBP / .297 SLG / .519 OPS) *

Stockton – Max Stassi (15 HR / .268 AVG / .331 OBP / .468 SLG / .799 OPS)

Burlington – Nick Rickles (6 HR / .220 AVG / .257 OBP / .328 SLG / .584 OPS)

Vermont – Bruce Maxwell (0 HR / .277 AVG / .356 OBP / .349 SLG / .705 OPS) *

AZL A’s – Phil Pohl (3 HR / .292 AVG / .381 OBP / .450 SLG / .831 OPS) *

 

FIRST BASE

Sacto – Daric Barton (8 HR / .255 AVG / .411 OBP / .425 SLG / .835 OPS)

Midland – Anthony Aliotti (10 HR / .292 AVG / .385 OBP / .426 SLG / .811 OPS)

Stockton – A.J. Kirby-Jones (21 HR / .248 AVG / .382 OBP / .461 SLG / .843 OPS)

Burlington – Max Muncy (4 HR / .275 AVG / .383 OBP / .432 SLG / .816 OPS)

Vermont – Jacob Tanis (2 HR / .261 AVG / .333 OBP / .336 SLG / .670 OPS)

AZL A’s – Matt Olson (9 HR / .282 AVG / .352 OBP / .521 SLG / .873 OPS) *

 

SECOND BASE

Sacto – Eric Sogard (5 HR / .331 AVG / .417 OBP / .484 SLG / .901 OPS)

Midland – Tyler Ladendorf (9 HR / .240 AVG / .324 OBP / .358 SLG / .682 OPS)

Stockton – Ryan Pineda (5 HR / .241 AVG / .325 OBP / .367 SLG / .692 OPS) *

Burlington – Chih Fang Pan (2 HR / .243 AVG / .300 OBP / .324 SLG / .625 OPS)

Vermont – Chris Bostick (3 HR / .251 AVG / .325 OBP / .369 SLG / .694 OPS)

AZL A’s – Melvin Mercedes (0 HR / .381 AVG / .440 OBP / .495 SLG / .935 OPS)

 

SHORTSTOP

Sacto – Brandon Hicks (18 HR / .244 AVG / .350 OBP / .506 SLG / .856 OPS)

Midland – Dusty Coleman (15 HR / .201 AVG / .284 OBP / .363 SLG / .647 OPS)

Stockton – Michael Gilmartin (9 HR / .256 AVG / .339 OBP / .360 SLG / .699 OPS)

Burlington – Sean Jamieson (11 HR / .244 AVG / .354 OBP / .389 SLG / .743 OPS)

Vermont – Wilfredo Solano (1 HR / .217 AVG / .263 OBP / .286 SLG / .549 OPS)

AZL A’s – Addison Russell (7 HR / .369 AVG / .432 OBP / .594 SLG / 1.027 OPS) *

 

THIRD BASE

Sacto – Stephen Parker (7 HR / .256 AVG / .327 OBP / .390 SLG / .717 OPS)

Midland – Miles Head (23 HR / .333 AVG / .391 OBP / .577 SLG / .968 OPS) *

Stockton – B.A. Vollmuth (14 HR / .261 AVG / .336 OBP / .405 SLG / .741 OPS) *

Burlington – Wade Kirkland (8 HR / .237 AVG / .306 OBP / .398 SLG / .705 OPS)

Vermont – Chad Lewis (3 HR / .219 AVG / .271 OBP / .289 SLG / .559 OPS) *

AZL A’s – Renato Nunez (4 HR / .325 AVG / .403 OBP / .550 SLG / .953 OPS)

 

LEFT FIELD

Sacto – Grant Green (15 HR / .296 AVG / .338 OBP / .458 SLG / .796 OPS)

Midland – Conner Crumbliss (10 HR / .257 AVG / .414 OBP / .391 SLG / .805 OPS)

Stockton – Josh Whitaker (20 HR / .259 AVG / .325 OBP / .472 SLG / .796 OPS)

Burlington – Royce Consigli (5 HR / .211 AVG / .292 OBP / .336 SLG / .628 OPS)

Vermont – Austin Booker (0 HR / .253 AVG / .337 OBP / .300 SLG / .637 OPS)

AZL A’s – Herschel Powell (0 HR / .306 AVG / .383 OBP / .315 SLG / .698 OPS)

 

CENTER FIELD

Sacto – Jermaine Mitchell (6 HR / .252 AVG / .345 OBP / .386 SLG / .731 OPS)

Midland – Michael Choice (10 HR / .287 AVG / .356 OBP / .423 SLG / .779 OPS)

Stockton – Chad Oberacker (15 HR / .267 AVG / .336 OBP / .443 SLG / .779 OPS) *

Burlington – Aaron Shipman (0 HR / .206 AVG / .319 OBP / .261 SLG / .580 OPS)

Vermont – Brett Vertigan (1 HR / .266 AVG / .338 OBP / .375 SLG / .713 OPS)

AZL A’s – B.J. Boyd (1 HR / .301 AVG / .401 OBP / .434 SLG / .835 OPS)

 

RIGHT FIELD

Sacto – Michael Taylor (12 HR / .287 AVG / .405 OBP / .441 SLG / .846 OPS)

Midland – Jeremy Barfield (13 HR / .272 AVG / .322 OBP / .415 SLG / .737 OPS)

Stockton – Dusty Robinson (27 HR / .239 AVG / .310 OBP / .448 SLG / .758 OPS) *

Burlington – Bobby Crocker (6 HR / .268 AVG / .347 OBP / .369 SLG / .716 OPS)

Vermont – John Wooten (4 HR / .276 AVG / .316 OBP / .391 SLG / .706 OPS) *

AZL A’s – Vicmal De La Cruz (3 HR / .230 AVG / .291 OBP / .378 SLG / .668 OPS)

 

DESIGNATED HITTER

Sacto – Kila Ka’aihue (15 HR / .256 AVG / .367 OBP / .496 SLG / .863 OPS)

Midland – Josh Horton (9 HR / .280 AVG / .349 OBP / .414 SLG / .763 OPS) *

Stockton – Tony Thompson (11 HR / .276 AVG / .344 OBP / .442 SLG / .785 OPS)

Burlington – Douglas Landaeta (10 HR / .244 AVG / .283 OBP / .377 SLG / .660 OPS)

Vermont – Miguel Marte (3 HR / .230 AVG / .275 OBP / .331 SLG / .606 OPS)

AZL A’s – Daniel Robertson (5 HR / .241 AVG / .330 OBP / .400 SLG / .730 OPS) *

 

STARTING PITCHER

Sacto – Graham Godfrey (104 IP / 98 H / 38 ER / 26 BB / 60 K / 3.29 ERA / 1.19 WHIP)

Midland – Sonny Gray (152 IP / 158 H / 72 ER / 58 BB / 99 K / 4.26 ERA / 1.42 WHIP) *

Stockton – Josh Bowman (151 2/3 IP / 164 H / 62 ER / 35 BB / 130 K / 3.68 ERA / 1.31 WHIP) *

Burlington – Drew Granier (162 2/3 IP / 149 H / 58 ER / 53 BB / 167 K / 3.21 ERA / 1.24 WHIP)

Vermont – Andres Avila (66 IP / 68 H / 28 ER / 16 BB / 60 K / 3.82 ERA / 1.27 WHIP)

AZL A’s – Vince Voiro (37 1/3 IP / 35 H / 15 ER / 8 BB / 41 K / 3.62 ERA / 1.15 WHIP)

 

CLOSER

Sacto – Evan Scribner (35 2/3 IP / 26 H / 12 ER / 10 BB / 38 K / 3.03 ERA / 1.01 WHIP / 8 SV)

Midland – Jonathan Ortiz (62 1/3 IP / 58 H / 26 ER / 18 BB / 50 K / 3.75 ERA / 1.22 WHIP / 15 SV)

Stockton – Zach Thornton (53 2/3 IP / 57 H / 27 ER / 19 BB / 70 K / 4.53 ERA / 1.42 WHIP / 16 SV)

Burlington – Jonathan Joseph (93 2/3 IP / 93 H / 52 ER / 43 BB / 89 K / 5.00 ERA / 1.45 WHIP / 12 SV) *

Vermont – Austin House (28 1/3 IP / 15 H / 4 ER / 11 BB / 36 K / 1.27 ERA / 0.92 WHIP / 5 SV) *

AZL A’s – Dakota Bacus (30 IP / 12 H / 4 ER / 5 BB / 35 K / 1.20 ERA / 0.57 WHIP / 7 SV)

 

 

A’s Farm’s 2012 Post-Season Organizational All-Star Team – The Winners

 

 

CATCHER

Phil Pohl

AZL A’s / Vermont Lake Monsters

(3 HR / .292 AVG / .381 OBP / .450 SLG / .831 OPS) *

 

 

FIRST BASE

Daric Barton

Sacramento River Cats

(8 HR / .255 AVG / .411 OBP / .425 SLG / .835 OPS)

 

 

SECOND BASE

Melvin Mercedes

AZL A’s

(0 HR / .381 AVG / .440 OBP / .495 SLG / .935 OPS)

 

 

SHORTSTOP

Addison Russell

AZL A’s / Vermont Lake Monsters / Burlington Bees

(7 HR / .369 AVG / .432 OBP / .594 SLG / 1.027 OPS) *

 

 

THIRD BASE

Miles Head

Midland RockHounds / Stockton Ports

(23 HR / .333 AVG / .391 OBP / .577 SLG / .968 OPS) *

 

 

LEFT FIELD

Conner Crumbliss

Midland RockHounds

(10 HR / .257 AVG / .414 OBP / .391 SLG / .805 OPS)

 

 

CENTER FIELD

B.J. Boyd

AZL A’s

(1 HR / .301 AVG / .401 OBP / .434 SLG / .835 OPS)

 

 

RIGHT FIELD

Michael Taylor

Sacramento River Cats

(12 HR / .287 AVG / .405 OBP / .441 SLG / .846 OPS)

 

 

DESIGNATED HITTER

Kila Ka’aihue

Sacramento River Cats

(15 HR / .256 AVG / .367 OBP / .496 SLG / .863 OPS)

 

 

STARTING PITCHER

Drew Granier

Burlington Bees

(162 2/3 IP / 149 H / 58 ER / 53 BB / 167 K / 3.21 ERA / 1.24 WHIP)

 

 

CLOSER

Dakota Bacus

AZL A’s

(30 IP / 12 H / 4 ER / 5 BB / 35 K / 1.20 ERA / 0.57 WHIP / 7 SV)

 

 

 

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Sunday, September 9th: River Cats Drop Game #5 Playoff Finale to Reno

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats DH Kila Ka’aihue (2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

PCL Playoffs Round 1 – Game #5

Sacramento River Cats  4

Reno Aces                       7

(LP – Merkin Valdez)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Kila Ka’aihue

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue was the big hitting star for Sacramento in Game #5 on Sunday, doubling twice and driving in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Top pitching prospect Sonny Gray got the Game #5 start and held Reno scoreless over the first 4 innings. Sacramento held a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 5th inning, when Gray surrendered 3 runs to allow Reno to tie the game. The former 1st-round draft pick exited after allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and striking out 5 in 6 innings of work. He was followed by right-hander Merkin Valdez, who allowed 4 runs in the 7th inning, which proved to be enough for Reno to clinch the series and end Sacramento’s season on Sunday. The River Cats finished the 2012 regular season with a PCL-best record of 86-58.

 

 

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Sunday, September 2nd: Straily Pitches Cats to Victory while Ports Win and Hounds & Bees Both Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Dan Straily (6 IP / 0 ER / 9 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  6

Salt Lake Bees                1

(WP – Straily 6-3 / 2.03)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dan Straily

(6 IP / 0 ER / 9 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Dan Straily turned in another impressive performance for the River Cats, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 9 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 6th win on Sunday. Outfielder Shane Peterson hit a 2-run homer in the 7th inning to break a scorless tie. Outfielder Jermaine Mitchell and designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue also homered in the win.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

Frisco RoughRiders      7

(LP – Krol 1-2 / 5.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Home Run / 2 RBIs / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Shawn Haviland had a shaky outing, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, in the first 2 innings before settling down to throw 4 2/3 scoreless innings and giving the RockHounds the chance to come back and take the lead. But left-hander Ian Krol allowed 2 runs in relief to take the loss. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield and shortstop Dusty Coleman both hit 2-run homers for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Visalia Rawhide   8

Stockton Ports   9

(WP – Urlaub 2-2 / 3.86)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Myrio Richard

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the Ports down by 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning, infielder Michael Gilmartin hit a 2-run homer which, later in the inning, was followed by another 2-run blast off the bat of outfielder Myrio Richard to put the Ports on top. Starter Max Perlman had a rough outing, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, in just 4 innings of work, while left-hander Jeff Urlaub picked up the win with 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

Burlington Bees                2

(LP – Granier 11-10 / 3.21)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(2 for 4 / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier had an interesting outing on Sunday, allowing 4 runs on 10 hits while walking none and striking out 12 over 6 innings to take the loss. Shortstop Addison Russell had a pair of hits and drove in the Bees’ only 2 runs of the game.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats            3

Vermont Lake Monsters  7

(WP – Avila 3-4 / 3.82)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andres Avila

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Andres Avila had a solid outing on Sunday, allowing just 1 unearned run while striking out 6 over 5 innings to earn his 3rd win. Outfielder Brett Vertigan and designated hitter Miguel Marte both blasted 2-run homers for Vermont. And after notching 8 home runs in 46 games for the Arizona League A’s, the A’s 3rd overall draft pick this year, 18-year-old first baseman Matt Olson, homered in his first game with Vermont.

 

Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Salt Lake – 12:05pm PT

Midland @ Frisco – 1:00pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Game #1 – Wisconsin @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

Game #2 – Wisconsin @ Burlington

Aberdeen @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

 

 

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Wednesday, August 22nd: Kila Powers Cats to Victory while Hounds, Ports and Bees All Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats DH Kila Ka’aihue (HR / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Salt Lake Bees                4

Sacramento River Cats  9

(WP – Simmons 2-0 / 0.84)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Kila Ka’aihue

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue homered, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while shortstop Brandon Hicks homered for the 2nd straight night and drove in 3 runs for the River Cats. A.J. Griffin’s first rehab start with Sacramento was a little shaky. The right-hander allowed 3 runs on 4 hits over just 2 1/3 innings, but right-hander James Simmons came on to claim the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

Corpus Christi Hooks   4

(LP – Smith 6-10 / 4.61)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Murphy Smith allowed 4 runs on 6 hits over 5 2/3 innings to take his 10th loss, while first baseman Anthony Aliotti hit a 2-run homer to account for all the RockHounds’ runs on Wednesday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Modesto Nuts     6

Stockton Ports  1

(LP – Brown 5-10 / 5.01)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Ryan Ortiz

(3 for 4 / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Jacob Brown had a rough outing, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits over 4 innings to take his 10th loss. Left-hander Jeff Urlaub performed well in relief, striking out 6 of the 9 batters he faced over 3 perfect innings, and catcher Ryan Ortiz collected 3 hits and drove in the only run of the night for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Clinton LumberKings  5

Burlington Bees        1

(LP – Granier 11-8 / 3.11)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Aaron Shipman

(2 for 4)

 

 

Worth Noting: Right-hander Drew Granier had a rare rocky outing, allowing 5 runs while striking out 7 over 5 1/3 innings to take the loss. Right-hander Nate Eppley struck out 2 in 2 perfect innings of relief, and outfielder Aaron Shipman had 2 of the Bees’ 4 hits on the night.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

Staten Island Yankees     2

(LP – Menna 0-8 / 4.70)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter J.C. Menna had a solid outing on Wednesday, allowing 2 runs over 5 innings, but still took the loss to run his record to 0-8. Right-hander Stuart Pudenz struck out 4 in 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief, while second baseman Chris Bostick has 2 hits, including a double for Vermont’s only extra base hit of the game.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics

AZL Dodgers

CANCELLED

 

Thursday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 7:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Clinton @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ Staten Island – 7:00pm 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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Saturday, August 11th: Kila’s 2 HRs Carry Cats to Victory while Ports Win and Hounds & Bees Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue (2 Home Runs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats    5

Oklahoma City RedHawks  3

(WP – Peacock 10-7 / 5.92)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Kila Ka’aihue

(2 Home Runs / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue clubbed his 11th and 12th home runs, while shortstop Brandon Hicks blasted his 14th on Saturday. Starter Brad Peacock allowed 3 runs over 5 innings to earn his 10th win for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

Tulsa Drillers                8

(LP – Hunter 2-3 / 4.67)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Dusty Coleman and outfielder Tyler Ladendorf both launched 3-run homers for the RockHounds, but it wasn’t enough on Saturday. Starter Murphy Smith allowed 4 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings of work, while Midland’s shaky bullpen gave up 4 runs in the 7th and 8th innings to surrender the lead, with right-hander Brett Hunter taking the loss for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Modesto Nuts    5

Stockton Ports  8

(WP – Brown 5-8 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Ryan Pineda

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: With 2 outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 1st inning, second baseman Ryan Pineda doubled to clear the bases and give the Ports the lead, which they would never relinquish. Outfielder Myrio Richard homered, while infielder Tony Thompson and catcher Ryan Ortiz both doubled and drove in a run. Starter Jacob Brown allowed 3 runs over 5 inings to earn his 5th win for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees                8

Quad Cities River Bandits  9

(LP – Alcantara 6-10 / 5.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(5 2/3 IP / 1 ER / 7 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier turned in another impressive outing, allowing just 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 7 over 5 2/3 innings, and left the game with the lead. But right-handers Nate Eppley and Raul Alcantara combined to give up 8 runs in the 7th inning to surrender the lead, with Alcantara taking his 10th loss for Burlington. Outfielders Douglas Landaeta and Rashun Dixon drove in 3 runs apiece for the Bees.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

Brooklyn Cyclones            6

(LP – Ynoa 0-2 / 7.04)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(3 for 5 / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Former top prospect Michael Ynoa had another shaky outing for Vermont, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits while walking 4 and striking out just 1 in 2 1/3 innings of work to take the loss. Right-hander Stuart Pudenz struck out 4 in 2 innings of scoreless relief, while shortstop Addison Russell, serving as the designated hitter for the night, collected 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  5

AZL Reds         4

(WP – Johnson 5-1 / 3.05)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Chad Lewis

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his first game since being demoted from Vermont, third baseman Chad Lewis, serving as the designated hitter, homered in the top of the 8th inning to provide the game-winning run on Saturday. Outfielder Herschel Powell and catcher Phil Pohl also drove in a run apiece in the win. Starter Gregory Paulino allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 8 hits and struck out 7 over 5 innings of work, while right-hander Tyler Johnson tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 5th win.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Oklahoma City – 4:05pm PT

Midland @ Tulsa – 7:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 5:00pm CT

Vermont @ Brooklyn – 5:00pm ET

AZL D-backs @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Saturday, July 28th: Cats & Hounds Win behind Kila’s & Aliotti’s Big Bats while Bowman & Cole Pitch Ports & Bees to Victory

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats DH Kila Ka’aihue (2 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  13

Reno Aces                         4

(WP – Straily 5-2 / 1.36)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Kila Ka’aihue

(2 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue clubbed 2 home runs and drove in 5 runs, while third baseman Josh Donaldson collected a pair of doubles and drove in 4 for the River Cats on Saturday. Starter Daniel Straily allowed 3 runs on 7 hits while walking none and striking out 4 over 6 innings to earn his 5th win with Sacramento.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  8

Corpus Christi Hooks   3

(WP – Gray 5-7 / 4.28)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti blasted 2 home runs and drove in 4 runs, while outfielder Conner Crumbliss homered and drove in 2. Starter Sonny Gray allowed 2 runs on 8 hits while walking none and striking out 3 in 6 innings to earn his 5th win on Saturday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports    6

Bakersfield Blaze  0

(WP – Bowman 4-8 / 3.42)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Bowman

(6 1/3 IP / 0 ER / 7 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman had another strong outing for Stockton, striking out 7 over 6 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his 4th win. Infielder Tony Thompson hit a 2-run homer, while outfielders Josh Whitaker and Myrio Richard drove in 2 runs apiece in the win.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Cedar Rapids Kernels  1

Burlington Bees          6

(WP – Cole 5-2 / 2.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole had another solid outing for Burlington, allowing 1 run over 6 innings to earn his 5th win with the Bees. First baseman Max Muncy hit a 2-run homer, while third baseman Wade Kirkland doubled in 2 runs in the win.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  7

Aberdeen IronBirds          2

(WP – Eppley 2-0 / 1.52)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Bruce Maxwell

(2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Bruce Maxwell, serving as the designated hitter for the day, had his second straight big night at the plate, collecting a pair of doubles and driving in 4 runs. Starter J.C. Menna allowed 2 runs in 4 innings of work, and right-hander Nate Eppley picked up the win with 2 innings of scoreless relief.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  6

AZL Royals      4

(WP – Voiro 2-1 / 2.41)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Lee Sosa

(3 IP / 0 ER / 1 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: In the completion of a suspended game from earlier this month, right-hander Vincent Voiro picked up his 2nd win, allowing 1 unearned run over 2 1/3 innings, while right-hander Lee Sosa tossed 3 scoreless and hitless innings to earn the hold. The A’s first two draft picks this year, shortstop Addison Russell and third baseman Daniel Robertson, both homered in the game.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Reno – 1:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 6:05pm CT

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:30pm PT

Cedar Rapids @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

Vermont @ Aberdeen – 5:35pm ET

 

 

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