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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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Thursday, May 8th: Freiman Homers Twice in Cats Loss while Ports Win and Snappers & Hounds Fall as Muncy Hits DL with Broken Finger


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Nate Freiman (2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Nate Freiman (2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  7

Albuquerque Isotopes      12

LP – Murphy 2-4 / 7.18

HR – Freiman 2 (5), Ortiz (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Nate Freiman

(2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

First baseman Nate Freiman continued his recent power surge on Thursday, slugging his 4th and 5th home runs of the season (and his 3rd and 4th in the last 7 days) and driving in 3 runs for the River Cats. Catcher Ryan Ortiz collected 3 hits, including his 1st home run, while shortstop Andy Parrino singled and doubled for Sacramento. Starter Sean Murphy had his roughest outing yet for the River Cats, allowing 7 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks in just 2 innings of work to take his 4th loss. RHP Jose Flores surrendered 3 runs in just 1 inning of relief, while RHP Deryk Hooker gave up 2 runs in 3 innings of work, and RHP Fernando Nieve tossed 2 scoreless innings to close things out for the Cats. And, after spending one day on the A’s roster, RHP Arnold Leon was optioned back to Sacramento on Thursday.

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Thursday, April 10th: Pinder Helps Ports Prevail in 18-Inning Marathon while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall as Vogt Hits DL

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Second Baseman Chad Pinder (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

Stockton Ports Second Baseman Chad Pinder (HR / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   5

Stockton Ports  6

WP – Robinson 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Nunez (2), Pinder (2), Crocker (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chad Pinder

(Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

It was a big night for Stockton second baseman Chad Pinder, who played a key role in the Ports’ 18-inning win on Thursday night. Last year’s 3rd overall draft pick for the A’s hit a 2-run homer in the 5th inning to tie the game, and doubled to lead off the bottom of the 18th and ultimately scored the winning run when outfielder Billy McKinney singled to bring him home from second and finally bring an end to the 5 hour and 27 minute home opener for Stockton on Thursday. McKinney had previously struck out 3 times in the game, as did designated hitter Ryon Healy, who went 0 for 8. Catcher Bruce Maxwell collected 3 hits, while first baseman Matt Olson singled, doubled and walked twice, third baseman Renato Nunez hit his second homer in as many games to put the Ports on the board in the 1st, and outfielder Bobby Crocker homered in the 9th to send the contest to extra innings. RHP Manny Correa started the game and allowed 4 runs in 6 innings of work, while RHP Nolan Sanburn surrendered 1 run in 2 innings of relief, RHPs Tucker Healy and Kris Hall each tossed 2 scoreless innings, converted outfielder Jeremy Barfield struck out 5 in 3 scoreless innings in his third pitching appearance for the Ports. Infielder Wade Kirkland came in to toss a scoreless 16th and 17th and outfielder Dusty Robinson, who’d doubled twice and driven in a run, pitched a scoreless 18th inning to earn the win.

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A’s Spring Training Tour – 3/14/14

While the big league team was busy battling the Royals and dealing with injuries to starting pitchers Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin on Friday, there were also plenty of A’s minor leaguers in action around Arizona…

Intrasquad Game at A’s Minor League Camp at Papago Park

Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson coaching a minor league game Friday at Papago Park

Bobby Crocker

Outfielder Bobby Crocker – Drafted 4th Round 2011 / 2013 Stockton .276 / .343 / .454

Ryan Gorton

Second baseman Melvin Mercedes – Drafted 16th Round 2012 / 2013 Vermont .228 / .331 / .248

Ryan Gorton

Catcher Ryan Gorton – Drafted 31st Round 2012 / 2013 Vermont .212 / .339 / .260

Catcher Lana Akau

Catcher Lana Akau – Drafted 20th Round 2013 / 2013 AZL A’s .133 / .182 / .167

RHP Junior Mendez

RHP Junior Mendez – Drafted 16th Round 2013 / 2013 AZL A’s-Vermont 2.75 ERA / 1.20 WHIP

RHP Carlos Navas -

RHP Carlos Navas – International Free Agent / 2013 AZL A’s 4.83 ERA / 1.33 WHIP

Minor League Games at D’Backs Minor League Camp at Salt River Fields

Outfielder Chad Oberacker -

Outfielder Chad Oberacker – Drafted 25th Round 2011 / 2013 Midland .237 / .305 / .388

RHP Jonathan Joseph -

RHP Jonathan Joseph -International Free Agent / 2013 Stockton 3.50 ERA / 1.15 WHIP

LHP Brent Powers -

LHP Brent Powers – Drafted 18th Round 2011 / Vermont-Beloit 3.10 ERA / 1.22 WHIP

RHP Andres Avila -

RHP Andres Avila – International Free Agent / 2013 Beloit-Stockton 5.82 ERA / 1.69 WHIP

RHP Tucker Healy -

RHP Tucker Healy – Drafted 23rd Round 2012 / 2013 Beloit-Stockton 1.31 ERA / 0.90 WHIP

RHP Seth Frankoff -

RHP Seth Frankoff – Drafted 27th Round 2010 / 2013 Stockton 2.78 ERA / 1.08 WHIP

 

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Tuesday, June 18th: Goebbert’s Grand Slam Leads Hounds to Win while Cats & Lake Monsters Both Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds First Baseman Jake Goebbert (Grand Slam)

Midland RockHounds First Baseman Jake Goebbert (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  0

Salt Lake Bees                 10

LP – Billings 8-4 / 4.37

Scott Moore

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Scott Moore

(3 Walks)

 

It wasn’t a good night for the River Cats. Starter Bruce Billings had his worst outing in over a month, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits over 3 1/3 innings to take his 4th loss, while RHP Darren Byrd surrendered another 4 runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief. Third baseman Scott Moore drew 3 walks to reach base in all but 1 of his plate appearances, but the River Cats totaled just 3 hits on the night, including doubles by first baseman Daric Barton and outfielder Michael Taylor, who now holds the River Cats’ all-time hit record with 402.

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