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Saturday, May 30th: Beloit Wins behind Max Kuhn’s Big Blast while Matt Carson’s Big Hit Helps Sounds Win 6th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Max Kuhn (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Max Kuhn (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers                 6

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

WP – Stull 2-1 / 4.44

HR – Kuhn (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Max Kuhn

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two on, one out and his team down by a run in the top of the 8th inning, outfielder Max Kuhn drove an 0-2 pitch over the left field wall to provide the margin of victory for the Snappers on Saturday. Designated hitter Joe Bennie singled and doubled in a pair of runs in the 3rd for Beloit. Starter Junior Mendez was charged with 3 runs over 5 innings of work, while Kuhn’s big blow helped LHP Cody Stull pick up the win despite giving up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 7th, and RHP Rob Huber tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th to earn his 4th save for the Snappers.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of May 4-10: Hitting Prospects in the Spotlight

1B Matt Olson

1B Matt Olson

 

With two of the A’s top hitting prospects – third basemen Renato Nunez and Matt Chapman – both returning to action and making their season debuts this week, it seems like a good time to take a look at how some of the organization’s top hitting prospects have been doing now that we’re a month into the minor league season. You can always check out the latest A’s affiliate rosters here – Rosters. And you can catch up on how the A’s top minor league hitters have been doing below. This weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Friday, May 8th: Andy Parrino Comes up Big in Sounds Victory as Jarrod Parker Exits with Arm Injury and Colin Walsh Helps Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Andy Parrino (Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Andy Parrino (Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express  6

Nashville Sounds      8

WP – Parker 1-0 / 6.30

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Andy Parrino

(Double / 2 RBIs)

With the bases loaded and Nashville down by a run in the bottom of the 4th, shortstop Andy Parrino doubled home a pair of runners to provide the Sounds with the go-ahead run, and they would never look back on Friday. Third baseman Ryan Roberts and outfielders Kent Matthes and Jason Pridie each had a pair of hits and drove in a run, while second baseman Joey Wendle doubled in Nashville’s first run of the game, and outfielder Craig Gentry singled, walked twice, scored twice and stole a base for the Sounds. But it was rehabbing RHP Jarrod Parker who provided the biggest drama of the night. With two outs in the top of the 6th, Parker unleashed a very wild pitch and immediately collapsed on the field while gripping his surgically-repaired right arm and writhing in pain. He eventually walked off the field in the company of the training staff. No further reports were available on his condition after the game, but it’s definitely not the kind of development that anyone wanted to see in Parker’s return from Tommy John surgery. Parker actually ended up earning the win after allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, on 10 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3 in 5 2/3 innings of work, and RHP Ryan Cook picked up his 2nd save with a scoreless 9th. In other news, the A’s promoted RHP Angel Castro to the major league roster and returned RHP R.J. Alvarez to Nashville. The team also designated outfielder Alex Hassan for assignment once again and acquired outfielder Matt Carson from the Dodgers for cash and assigned him to Nashville. And recent Sounds RHP Chad Smith, who had been designated for assignment, was dealt to the Angels for cash.

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Monday, April 13th: Tyler Marincov Drives in 5 in Ports’ Victory while Hounds Come Up Short Despite Matt Olson’s Big Day

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 4 / Triple / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 4 / Triple / 5 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports       13

Lancaster JetHawks  4

WP – Trivino 1-0 / 5.06

HR – Higley (1), Sportman (1), Barreto (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(3 for 4 / Triple / 5 RBIs)

After scoring just 8 runs over their first 4 games, the Ports managed to push 13 runs across the plate on Monday. Outfielder Tyler Marincov had 3 hits, including a triple, and drove in 5 runs, including 4 of Stockton’s first 6 runs to help build the Ports’ lead. J.P. Sportman, getting the start at second base, homered, had a pair of singles and drove in 3, while first baseman John Nogowski collected 4 hits, including a double. Third baseman Michael Soto reached base 4 times on a double, a pair of singles and a walk, and shortstop Franklin Barreto and outfielder Justin Higley both hit their 1st home runs for the Ports. Starter Lou Trivino was in command early on, allowing just 1 unearned run through the first 5 innings. He was charged with 3 runs in the 6th though, but was still able to walk away with the win in his debut for Stockton.

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A’s Final 2014 Minor League Hitting & Pitching Leaders

Included: Sacramento River Cats (AAA), Midland RockHounds (AA), Stockton Ports (A), Beloit Snappers (A), Vermont Lake Monsters (A), AZL A’s (Rk)

 

–HITS–

dr621002170 Daniel Robertson SS (Sto)

167 Shane Peterson OF (Sac)

160 Ryon Healy 3B-1B (Sto)

142 Renato Nunez 3B (Sto)

138 Nick Buss OF (Sac)

 

–DOUBLES–

sp45108940 Shane Peterson OF (Sac)

37 Daniel Robertson SS (Sto)

34 Tyler Marincov OF (Bel-Sto)

32 Chad Pinder 2B (Sto)

31 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

 

–TRIPLES–

Mercedes7 Melvin Mercedes SS-2B (Bel)

6 Aaron Shipman OF (Sto)

6 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

6 Jaycob Brugman OF (Bel-Sto)

6 Tyler Marincov OF (Bel-Sto)

 

–HOME RUNS–

mo62156637 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

29 Renato Nunez 3B (Sto)

21 Jaycob Brugman OF (Bel-Sto)

18 Tyler Marincov OF (Bel-Sto)

18 Dusty Coleman SS (Mid)

 

–TOTAL BASES–

mo621566278 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

263 Renato Nunez 3B (Sto)

258 Daniel Robertson SS (Sto)

250 Shane Peterson OF (Sac)

240 Ryon Healy 3B-1B (Sto)

 

–RBIs–

mo62156697 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

96 Renato Nunez 3B (Sto)

90 Shane Peterson OF (Sac)

83 Ryon Healy 3B-1B (Sto)

81 Dusty Coleman SS (Mid)

 

–RUNS–

mo621566111 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

110 Daniel Robertson SS (Sto)

101 Shane Peterson OF (Sac)

79 Nick Buss OF (Sac)

79 Dusty Coleman SS (Mid)

 

–WALKS–

mo621566117 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

87 Max Muncy 1B-3B (Mid)

72 Daniel Robertson SS (Sto)

69 Conner Crumbliss 2B-OF (Mid)

66 Shane Peterson OF (Sac)

 

–STRIKEOUTS–

dc543038202 Dusty Coleman SS (Mid)

149 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

140 Anthony Aliotti 1B-OF (Sac-Mid)

139 Shane Peterson OF (Sac)

137 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

 

–STOLEN BASES–

bb54299354 Billy Burns OF (Mid-Sac)

31 Bobby Crocker OF (Sto)

18 Tyler Marincov OF (Bel-Sto)

16 Justin Higley OF (Bel-Ver), Boog Powell OF (Bel-Sto), Dusty Coleman SS (Mid)

 

–ERRORS–

lb54218226 Luis Baez 3B-SS (Bel)

22 Dusty Coleman SS (Mid)

21 Melvin Mercedes SS-2B (Bel)

21 Jefry Marte 3B (Mid)

20 Yairo Munoz SS (Ver)

 

–BATTING AVERAGE– (minimum 300 at-bats)

Powell.343 Boog Powell OF (Bel-Sto)

.310 Daniel Robertson SS (Sto)

.308 Shane Peterson OF (Sac)

.307 Nick Buss OF (Sac)

.288 Chad Pinder 2B (Sto), Nate Freiman 1B (Sac-Bel)

 

–ON-BASE PERCENTAGE– (minimum 300 at-bats)

Powell.451 Boog Powell OF (Bel-Sto)

.404 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

.402 Daniel Robertson SS (Sto)

.385 Max Muncy 1B-3B (Mid)

.381 Shane Peterson OF (Sac), Alden Carrithers 3B (Sac)

 

–SLUGGING PERCENTAGE– (minimum 300 at-bats)

mo621566.543 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

.520 Nate Freiman 1B (Sac-Bel)

.517 Renato Nunez 3B (Sto)

.506 Jaycob Brugman OF (Bel-Sto)

.489 Chad Pinder 2B (Sto)

 

–ON-BASE + SLUGGING– (minimum 300 at-bats)

mo621566.947 Matt Olson 1B (Sto)

.893 Nate Freiman 1B (Sac-Bel)

.886 Boog Powell OF (Bel-Sto)

.873 Daniel Robertson SS (Sto)

.860 Jaycob Brugman OF (Bel-Sto)

 

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Tuesday, August 12th: Dillon Overton Pitches 3 Perfect Innings in Vermont Victory while Angel Castro Is Solid in Sacramento Debut

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Aberdeen IronBirds             0

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

WP – Graves 3-1 / 4.61

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

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

Led by last year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, Dillon Overton, some of the A’s most newly-minted pitching prospects combined to shut out Aberdeen on just 3 hits on Tuesday. Overton, who’s working his way back from Tommy John surgery, started the game off by pitching 3 perfect innings while striking out 3 of the minimum 9 batters he faced. This year’s 3rd-round pick, RHP Brett Graves, allowed just 1 hit in 3 shutout innings to earn the win, while this year’s 2nd-round pick, RHP Daniel Gossett, struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief, and RHP Lee Sosa came on to get the final three outs in the 9th for the Lake Monsters. Left fielder Max Kuhn singled, doubled, walked and drove in 3, while third baseman Jose Brizuela singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice, and shortstop Yairo Munoz and designated hitter Seong-min Kim had a pair of hits apiece for Vermont.

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Sunday, August 10th: Jaycob Brugman Hits Pair of Homers in Ports Victory while Sacramento Wins Slugfest in Reno

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (2 Home Runs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (2 Home Runs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts       2

Stockton Ports  6

WP – Alderson 3-0 / 2.76

HR – Nunez (29), Brugman 2 (7), Taylor (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(2 Home Runs)

The Ports once again upheld their reputation for hitting home runs by slugging 4 round-trippers on Sunday night. Outfielder Jaycob Brugman belted 2 home runs to give him a total of 5 over Stockton’s last 5 games. Catcher Beau Taylor homered for the third straight night, while third baseman Renato Nunez hit his 29th home run in the 3rd inning to give Stockton the lead, and shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, doubled and walked to extend his hitting streak to 16 games and raise his batting average to .307. RHP Tim Alderson turned in his fourth straight quality start for Stockton, allowing just 2 runs while striking out 6 over 7 innings of work to earn his 3rd win for the Ports.

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Saturday, August 2nd: Stockton Wins with the Help of Renato Nunez’s Grand Slam while Drew Pomeranz Posts 1st Win for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (Grand Slam)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  13

San Jose Giants    7

WP – Bowman 4-7 / 5.60

HR – Olson (31), Nunez (27)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(Grand Slam)

Ports third baseman Renato Nunez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the 1st inning and slugged a grand slam to give Stockton a quick 4-0 lead on Saturday. Nunez would later double in a run to finish the night with 5 RBIs. Matt Olson, getting the start in right field, singled, doubled, homered and drove in 2 runs, while first baseman Ryon Healy had 3 hits, and second baseman Wade Kirkland doubled in a pair. Despite allowing 4 runs on 8 hits over 5 2/3 innings, starter Josh Bowman picked up his 4th win, while RHP Bobby Wahl tossed a scoreless 9th in his first appearance for the Ports.

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Wednesday, July 16th: Dusty Brown Helps Lead AZL A’s to Victory while Josh Reddick Goes 0 for 4 in Second Appearance for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Catcher Dusty Brown (3 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Catcher Dusty Brown (3 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       6

AZL Giants  3

WP – Zambrano 3-1 / 5.47

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Dusty Brown

(3 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

Catcher Dusty Brown collected 3 hits, including a double, drove in 3 runs and scored twice to help lead the AZL A’s to victory on Wednesday night. Brown was originally signed with the expectation that he’d be beginning the season at either Sacramento or Midland, but that was before undergoing shoulder surgery in the spring. Brown’s been working his way back in Arizona and is now hitting .400 with a home run, a double and 5 RBIs over his last 5 games and is starting to look like he might be ready to get back in action at a higher level before long. 17-year-old Venezuelan starter Jesus Zambrano allowed 1 run and struck out 6 over 5 innings to earn his 3rd win, while LHP Derek Beasley struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief, and RHP Dawson Brown pitched a perfect 9th to post his 2nd save for the A’s. Meanwhile, 3rd-round draft pick, RHP Brett Graves, 15th-round draft pick, infielder Trent Gilbert, and hot-hitting Korean catcher Seongmin Kim were all promoted from Arizona to Vermont.

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Friday, May 30th: Freiman Helps Cats Win in another Walkoff while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall on Friday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats First Baseman N (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Nate Freiman (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes        7

Sacramento River Cats  8

WP – McBryde 3-1 / 3.33

HR – Freiman (8), Buss (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Nate Freiman

(3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

The River Cats won in another walk-off on Friday, thanks to first baseman Nate Freiman’s RBI single with the game tied in the bottom of the 9th. Freiman also homered in the 2nd to put the Cats on the board, and he finished the night with a single, double, home run and 2 RBIs. Shortly after Freiman’s homer in the 2nd, outfielder Nick Buss slugged a grand slam for Sacramento. But starter Josh Lindblom surrendered 7 runs in 4 1/3 innings to allow Albuquerque to even things up in the 5th, and the game remained tied until Freiman’s single in the bottom of the 9th. Andy Parino, making his first start of the season at second base for Sacramento, collected 3 hits, while catcher Stephen Vogt singled and doubled, and shortstop Tyler Ladendorf drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Sacramento has now won 9 of its last 10 games. In other news, recent River Cat Sean Murphy was activated from the disabled list and reassigned to Stockton.

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