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A’s In The AFL – November 5-10 Update

 

A’s AFL Farmhand Of The Week

Second Baseman Grant Green

 

A’s Prospect AFL Highlights

(November 5-10)

Monday, November 5th:

Catcher Max Stassi singled in 2 runs in the Phoenix Desert Dogs’ 6-5 win on Monday.

Tuesday, November 6th:

Second baseman Grant Green tripled and singled, while RHP Brett Hunter gave up 2 runs in 1 inning of relief and RHP Gary Daley allowed 3 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks in just 2/3 of an inning in the Phoenix Desert Dogs’ 13-6 loss on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 7th:

RHP James Simmons struck out 2 in 1 scoreless inning of relief in the Phoenix Desert Dogs’ 8-0 loss on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 8th:

Second baseman Grant Green hit a 3-run homer and catcher Max Stassi went 1-for-4 in the Phoenix Desert Dogs’ 4-3 loss on Thursday.

Friday, November 9th:

No A’s prospects appeared in the Phoenix Desert Dogs’ 5-1 win on Friday.

Saturday, November 10th:

Second baseman Grant Green went 0-for 4 with 2 strikeouts, while RHP Gary Daley tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings and RHP Brett Hunter allowed 2 unearned runs and struck out 4 in 1 1/3 innings in the Phoenix Desert Dogs’ 11-5 loss on Saturday.

 

A’s Prospect AFL Stats

(October 9 – November 10)

Grant Green (2B)

61 AB / 8 R / 2 HR / 9 RBI / 8 BB / 16 K / .279 AVG / .362 OBP / .443 SLG / .805 OPS

Max Stassi (C)

41 AB / 4 R / 1 HR / 8 RBI / 2 BB / 11 K / .268 AVG / .302 OBP / .415 SLG / .717 OPS

Miles Head (3B)

3 AB / 0 R / 0 HR / 0 RBI / 0 BB / 2 K / .000 AVG / .000 OBP / .000 SLG / .000 OPS

Gary Daley (RHP)

11 IP / 16 H / 9 ER / 12 BB / 8 K / 7.36 ERA / 2.55 WHIP

James Simmons (RHP)

9 1/3 IP / 1 H / 2 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / 1.93 ERA / 0.43 WHIP

Brett Hunter (RHP)

8 2/3 IP / 9 H / 5 ER / 9 BB / 9 K / 5.19 ERA / 2.08 WHIP

Shawn Haviland (RHP)

8 2/3 IP / 10 H / 5 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / 5.19 ERA / 1.50 WHIP

 

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Tuesday, August 21st: Murphy Pitches Ports to Victory while Cats & Bees Win and Russell & Ynoa Impress

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports RHP Sean Murphy (6 IP / 0 ER / 7 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Las Vegas 51s                 2

Sacramento River Cats  6

(WP – Peacock 12-7 / 5.61)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Brandon Hicks

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Brandon Hicks doubled and hit a 2-run homer, his 16th, while outfielders Shane Peterson and Michael Taylor contributed 2 hits apiece in the win. Starter Brad Peacock had another strong outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs on just 2 hits while striking out 4 over 5 1/3 innings to earn his 12th win on Tuesday. Catcher Jason Jaramillo doubled in his 1st game with the River Cats, while pitcher Graham Godfrey was designated for assignment and second baseman Jemile Weeks was optioned to Sacramento.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

Corpus Christi Hooks   7

(LP – Castro 2-5 / 4.52)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Fabio Castro allowed 3 runs over 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday to take his 5th loss, while catcher Beau Taylor had a pair of hits and drove in the RockHounds’ only run of the game.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Modesto Nuts    0

Stockton Ports  1

(WP – Murphy 7-7 / 4.56)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy turned in an impressive outing for the Ports, striking out 7 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 7th win on Tuesday. First baseman Tony Thompson doubled in the only run of the game for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Kane County Cougars  3

Burlington Bees          6

(WP – Lamb 3-2 / 4.88)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(3 for 5 / 2 Runs / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s top draft pick of 2012, shortstop Addison Russell, had a big game for the Bees, collecting 3 hits, scoring twice, driving in a run and stealing a base. His batting average now stands at .333 after his first 4 games with Burlington. Starter Chris Lamb allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 1/3 innings to earn his 3rd win for the Bees.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

Staten Island Yankees     5

(LP – Tanner 0-1 / 18.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Michael Ynoa

(2 2/3 IP / 0 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Seth Streich allowed 2 runs on 4 hits over 2 innings of work, but former top prospect Michael Ynoa had his best outing so far this season, striking out 5 over 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Catcher Bruce Maxwell, serving as the designated hitter for the day, doubled in a run, while outfielders Brett Vertigan and John Wooten contributed 2 hits apiece in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  1

AZL D-backs    3

(LP – Paulino 4-3 / 5.89)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(Triple / RBI)

Worth Noting: Starter Gregory Paulino allowed 2 runs over 5 innings to take his 3rd loss, while first baseman Michael Soto tripled in the team’s only run of the game on Tuesday.

 

Wednesday’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

AZL Athletics @ AZL Dodgers – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Monday, August 20th: Bowman & Hernandez Pitch Ports & Cats to Victory while Hounds & Bees Both Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports pitcher Josh Bowman (8 IP / 1 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Las Vegas 51s                 0

Sacramento River Cats  2

(WP – Hernandez 3-0 / 1.23)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Hernandez

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

 

 

Worth Noting: In his first start since returning to Sacramento from Midland, left-hander Carlos Hernandez tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. Outfielder Seth Smith and infielder Eric Sogard, both returning from injuries, contributed 2 hits apiece for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Tulsa Drillers                6

Midland RockHounds  5

(LP – Ortiz 4-5 / 4.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(3 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Miles Head has been starting to heat up at Midland, and on Monday night, he collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs. Outfielder Conner Crumbliss and catcher David Freitas contributed 3 hits apiece for the RockHounds. Starter Matt McSwain allowed 2 runs in just 3 innings of work, while right-hander Jonathan Ortiz gave up 3 runs in the 9th inning to take the loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  1

Stockton Ports   5

(WP – Bowman 5-10 / 3.52)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Bowman

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman turned in a strong outing for Stockton, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits while walking none and striking out 6 over 8 innings to earn his 5th win. Catcher Ryan Ortiz doubled in 2 runs, while outfielder Dusty Robinson hit his 15th home run for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Kane County Cougars  5

Burlington Bees          4

(LP – Alcantara 6-11 / 5.08)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tanner Peters

(6 2/3 IP / 0 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tanner Peters had another solid outing for Burlington, allowing just 1 unearned run, while walking none and striking out 5 over 6 2/3 innings on Monday, but right-hander Raul Alcantara allowed 2 runs in the 8th inning to take the loss. First baseman Max Muncy had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a run for the Bees. Infielder Sean Jamieson was pulled midway through the game for a pinch-hitter, and it was later announced that he had been traded to the Diamonbacks for major league shortstop Stephen Drew, leaving this year’s top draft pick for the A’s, Addison Russell, as the only real shortstop on the roster for the Bees.

 

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

Brooklyn Cyclones            6

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

(LP – Sanburn 0-1 / 3.72)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tyler Vail

(4 1/3 IP / 0 ER / 8 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Nolan Sanburn gave up 4 runs, 2 earned, on 6 hits in just 1 2/3 innings to take the loss, while right-hander Tyler Vail allowed just 1 unearned run and struck out 8 over 4 1/3 innings in relief. Outfielders Brett Vertigan and John Wooten both collected 2 hits and drove in a run for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Angels      7

AZL Athletics  9

(WP – Bacus 3-0 / 1.37)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Matt Olson homered for the 2nd straight night, while outfielders B.J. Boyd and Ryan Mathews both tripled and drove in a run. Right-hander Dakota Bacus picked up the win with 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 7:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 12:05pm PT

Kane County @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ Staten Island – 7:00pm ET

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

 

 

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Sunday, August 19th: Crocker Leads Bees to Victory while Cats, Hounds and Ports All Fall on Sunday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees outfielder Bobby Crocker (2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Las Vegas 51s                 9

Sacramento River Cats  4

(LP – Banwart 8-5 / 3.90)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart allowed 3 runs over 5 innings to take his 5th loss. Outfielder Michael Taylor, serving as the designated hitter for the day, had 3 hits, including his 29th double and his 12th home run, and drove in 3 runs for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Tulsa Drillers                8

Midland RockHounds  2

(LP – Gray 5-9 / 4.37)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: After turning in a string of half a dozen solid starts, top prospect Sonny Gray had his 2nd straight shaky outing on Sunday, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, on 8 hits over 5 1/3 innings to take his 9th loss. Third baseman Miles Head hit his 5th home run for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  10

Stockton Ports    6

(LP – Long 4-2 / 4.78)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Ryan Ortiz

(Home Run / RBI / 3 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Nate Long had a rocky outing on Sunday, allowing 4 runs over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. Catcher Ryan Ortiz hit his 5th home run in the 8th inning to bring the Ports within a run, but right-hander Jonathan Joseph gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in the top of the 9th to put the game out of reach for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Kane County Cougars  4

Burlington Bees          7

(WP – Frankoff 5-7 / 5.10)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Bobby Crocker had 2 doubles and drove in 4 runs, including the go-ahead run in the 8th inning for the Bees. Starter A.J. Cole had another strong outing, allowing 1 run on just 2 hits over 5 innings of work on Sunday, while right-hander Seth Frankoff picked up the win with 2 1/3 innings in relief.

 

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

Brooklyn Cyclones            2

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

(LP – Powers 0-5 / 5.48)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brent Powers

(6 IP / 2 ER / 3 K)

 

Worth Noting: Starter Brent Powers had a solid outing on Sunday, allowing just 2 runs over 6 innings of work but still ended up taking the loss. First baseman Miguel Marte and outfielders Brett Vertigan and Austin Booker contributed Vermont’s only 3 hits on the night.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Indians      2

AZL Athletics  12

(WP – Hollstegge 5-0 / 4.20)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s 3rd overall draft pick this year, first baseman Matt Olson, clubbed a 3-run homer, his 7th, while outfielder Ryan Mathews hit a solo shot, his 1st. Starter Kayvon Bahramzadeh allowed 2 runs and struck out 5 over 3 innings of work, while right-hander Tyler Hollstegge picked up the win with 2 innings of scoreless relief.

 

Monday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Tulsa @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Kane County @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Brooklyn @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

AZL Angels @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Saturday, August 18th: Aliotti Leads Hounds to Victory while Cats, Ports and Bees All Fall on Saturday

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds first baseman Anthony Aliotti (Double / 3 RBIs / Game-Winning RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Las Vegas 51s               10

Sacramento River Cats  4

(LP – Billings 7-5 / 3.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings had a rough outing on Saturday night, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits over just 4 innings to take the loss. Outfielder Shane Peterson slugged a 3-run homer and shortstop Brandon Hicks hit a solo shot to account for all the River Cats’ runs on the night.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Tulsa Drillers                1

Midland RockHounds  5

(WP – Daley 9-10 / 5.24)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Double / 3 RBIs / Game-Winning RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the bases loaded and 2 outs and the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning, first baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled to clear the bases and drive home the game-winning run for the RockHounds on Saturday night. Starter Shawn Haviland had a solid outing, allowing just 1 unearned run on 4 hits over 7 innings of work, while right-hander Gary Daley tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  5

Stockton Ports   3

(LP – Perlman 0-2 / 9.42)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman B.A. Vollmuth

(Home Run / 2 RBIs / 3 Errors)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Max Perlman allowed 2 runs and struck out 4 over 4 innings to take his 2nd loss on Saturday. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth made 3 errors in the game, 2 on the same play, that led to 1 unearned run in the 7th inning, but his 2-run homer in the 8th accounted for 2 of the Ports’ 3 runs on the night.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Kane County Cougars  7

Burlington Bees          3

(LP – Hassebrock 1-1 / 5.73)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Logan Chitwood

(3 IP / 0 ER / 2 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Blake Hassebrock had a rocky outing, allowing 7 runs, 5 earned, on 12 hits over 6 innings to take the loss. Right-hander Logan Chitwood did his best to quiet KaneCounty’s lineup with 3 scoreless innings in relief. Shortstop Sean Jamieson doubled in a run for the Bees but also made an error in the 1st inning that ultimately led to a pair of unearned runs.

 

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

Brooklyn Cyclones            1

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

(WP – Avila 1-3 / 3.81)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andres Avila

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Andres Avila turned in a strong outing on Saturday, tossing 6 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win for Vermont, while catcher Bruce Maxwell drove in 2 of the team’s 4 runs on the night.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics

OFF-DAY

 

Sunday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

Tulsa @ Midland – 6:00pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Kane County @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

Brooklyn @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

AZL Indians @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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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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A’s Top 20 Draft Picks Mid-Season Progress Report

#1 pick Addison Russell: Which hand does this thing go on again?

Thanks to the loss of free agent outfielders Josh Willingham and David DeJesus, the A’s had a few more picks than usual in the upper ranks of this June’s amateur draft – 5 of the first 75 picks to be exact. And the team used a number of those picks to target high school players this year, something that’s been uncommon for the organization in the past.

Well, it’s now been about 8 weeks since most of those players began playing for either the A’s short-season rookie-ball Arizona League A’s or the Vermont Lake Monsters of the short-season Class-A NY-Penn League. One of the A’s draftees, 21-year-old first baseman Max Muncy out of Baylor, has actually started out playing for the A’s Class-A affiliate in the Midwest League, the Burlington Bees. And 4 of the A’s top 20 picks went unsigned – the most prominent being promising 3rd-round left-hander Kyle Twomey.

With most of the players who chose to sign having almost 2 months of play under their belts now, it seems like a good time to check in for a little progress report on the new kids down on the farm. And the good news is that most of them have been looking awfully good so far. #1 pick Addison Russell has been hitting for both average and power, #2 pick Daniel Robertson and #7 pick B.J. Boyd have both shown a knack for getting on base consistently and #3 pick Matt Olson has demonstrated the ability to hit for real power, while pitchers like Austin House and Dakota Bacus have shown the ability to strike out more than a batter per inning and keep runners off base.

You’ll find the A’s top 20 draft picks of 2012 along with their vital stats through August 15 listed below. All the teams they’ve played for so far this season are noted, with the team they’ve appeared in the most games for listed first and the team they’re currently with in bold. So without any further ado, we now present the A’s top 20 draft picks, the most promising seeds of our 2012 farm crop, in all their splendor…

 

 

#1

Addison Russell

(1st Round – Age 18 – Shortstop – AZL A’s+Vermont)

7 HR / 18 BB / 33 K / .388 AVG / .456 OBP / .658 SLG / 1.114 OPS

 

 

#2

Daniel Robertson

(1st Round – Age 18 – Third Baseman – AZL A’s+Vermont)

4 HR / 17 BB / 21 K / .292 AVG / .390 OBP / .525 SLG / .915 OPS

 

 

#3

Matt Olson

(1st Round – Age 18 – First Baseman – AZL A’s)

6 HR / 13 BB / 39 K / .283 AVG / .344 OBP / .536 SLG / .880 OPS

 

 

#4

Bruce Maxwell

(2nd Round – Age 21 – Catcher – Vermont+AZL A’s)

0 HR / 24 BB / 27 K / .311 AVG / .396 OBP / .401 SLG / .797 OPS

 

 

#5

Nolan Sanburn

(2nd Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – Vermont)

8 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 8 K / 2.25 ERA / 0.88 WHIP

 

#6

Kyle Twomey

(3rd Round – Age 18 – Pitcher)

UNSIGNED

 

#7

B.J. Boyd

(4th Round – Age 19 – Outfielder – AZL A’s)

1 HR / 19 BB / 31 K / .298 AVG / .393 OBP / .430 SLG / .823 OPS

 

 

#8

Max Muncy

(5th Round – Age 21 – First Baseman – Burlington)

4 HR / 23 BB / 25 K / .251 AVG / .344 OBP / .407 SLG / .751 OPS

 

 

#9

Seth Streich

(6th Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – Vermont+AZL A’s)

23 2/3 IP / 16 H / 9 ER / 11 BB / 32 K / 3.42 ERA / 1.14 WHIP

 

 

#10

Cody Kurz

(7th Round – Age 19 – Pitcher – AZL A’s)

16 IP / 14 H / 5 ER / 21 BB / 7 K / 2.81 ERA / 2.19 WHIP

 

 

#11

Kris Hall

(8th Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – Vermont+AZL A’s)

27 IP / 15 H / 3 ER / 13 BB / 26 K / 1.00 ERA / 1.04 WHIP

 

 

#12

Dakota Bacus

(9th Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – AZL A’s)

23 2/3 IP / 12 H / 4 ER / 4 BB / 24 K / 1.52 ERA / 0.68 WHIP

 

 

#13

Brett Vertigan

(10th Round – Age 21 – Outfielder – Vermont)

0 HR / 20 BB / 21 K / .243 AVG / .326 OBP / .320 SLG / .646 OPS

 

#14

Alex Gonzalez

(11th Round – Age 18 – Shortstop)

UNSIGNED

 

#15

John Caputo

(12th Round – Age 18 – Third Baseman)

UNSIGNED

 

#16

Stuart Pudenz

(13th Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – Vermont+AZL A’s)

22 2/3 IP / 15 H / 8 ER / 6 BB / 26 K / 3.18 ERA / 0.93 WHIP

 

 

#17

Austin House

(14th Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – Vermont)

22 2/3 IP / 12 H / 3 ER / 8 BB / 29 K / 1.19 ERA / 0.88 WHIP

 

 

#18

Vince Voiro

(15th Round – Age 22 – Pitcher – AZL A’s)

31 1/3 IP / 30 H / 13 ER / 8 BB / 34 K / 3.73 ERA / 1.21 WHIP

 

 

#19

Melvin Mercedes

(16th Round – Age 20 – Second Baseman – AZL A’s)

0 HR / 7 BB / 6 K / .371 AVG / .443 OBP / .484 SLG / .927 OPS

 

#20

Tyler Olson

(17th Round – Age 22 – Pitcher)

UNSIGNED

 

TOP HITTERS

Addison Russell  (1st Round – Age 18 – Shortstop – AZL A’s+Vermont)

7 HR / 18 BB / 33 K / .388 AVG / .456 OBP / .658 SLG / 1.114 OPS

Daniel Robertson  (1st Round – Age 18 – Third Baseman – AZL A’s+Vermont)

4 HR / 17 BB / 21 K / .292 AVG / .390 OBP / .525 SLG / .915 OPS

Matt Olson  (1st Round – Age 18 – First Baseman – AZL A’s)

6 HR / 13 BB / 39 K / .283 AVG / .344 OBP / .536 SLG / .880 OPS

B.J. Boyd  (4th Round – Age 19 – Outfielder – AZL A’s)

1 HR / 19 BB / 31 K / .298 AVG / .393 OBP / .430 SLG / .823 OPS

 

TOP PITCHERS

Kris Hall  (8th Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – Vermont+AZL A’s)

27 IP / 15 H / 3 ER / 13 BB / 26 K / 1.00 ERA / 1.04 WHIP

Austin House  (14th Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – Vermont)

22 2/3 IP / 12 H / 3 ER / 8 BB / 29 K / 1.19 ERA / 0.88 WHIP

Dakota Bacus  (9th Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – AZL A’s)

23 2/3 IP / 12 H / 4 ER / 4 BB / 24 K / 1.52 ERA / 0.68 WHIP

Nolan Sanburn  (2nd Round – Age 21 – Pitcher – Vermont)

8 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 8 K / 2.25 ERA / 0.88 WHIP

 

 

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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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Tuesday, August 14th: Cats and Ports Fall as Boyd Has Big Night in Arizona

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Arizona League A’s outfielder B.J. Boyd (3 for 6 / Triple / 4 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  1

New Orlean Zephyrs       2

(LP – Banwart 8-4 / 3.83)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Anthony Recker

(Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart had a solid outing, allowing just 1 run over 4 innings, but the right-hander still ended up taking the loss on Tuesday. Catcher Anthony Recker walked twice and doubled in the River Cats’ only run of the game.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds

OFF-DAY

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports                      8

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  9

(LP – Urlaub 1-2 / 4.05)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Yordy Cabrera

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Yordy Cabrera hit his 2nd home run, a three-run shot, in the 2nd inning to give the Ports the lead. Unfortunately, he also made 2 errors in the game. Outfielder Mitch LeVier collected 4 hits, including 2 doubles, while driving in a run and scoring twice. Starter Nate Long had a rocky outing, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, over 5 innings of work, but left-hander Jeff Urlaub ended up taking the loss after giving up 2 runs in the 7th inning.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees

OFF-DAY

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters

OFF-DAY

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  13

AZL Padres       4

(WP – Cruzado 2-1 / 6.85)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(3 for 6 / Triple / 4 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: This year’s 4th-round draft pick B.J. Boyd had a big night on Tuesday, collecting 3 hits, including a triple, while driving in 4 runs and swiping his team-leading 14th stolen base. Outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz and catcher Phil Pohl both tripled and drove in a run for the A’s. Starter Kayvon Bahramzadeh had one of his better outings, allowing just 1 run while striking out 5 over 3 innings of work, but right-hander Fernando Cruzado picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ New Orleans – 5:00pm PT

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Peoria – 7:00pm CT

Staten Island @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

AZL Rangers @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Monday, August 13th: Green Leads Cats to Victory as Hounds & Bees Win and Cole Impresses Again

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

 Sacramento River Cats infielder  Grant Green (3 for 5 / 2 RBIs) 

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats    8

Oklahoma City RedHawks  5

(WP – Souza 3-1 / 6.04)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Grant Green

(3 for 5 / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Grant Green, getting the start at second base, singled in the tying run in the 6th inning, then singled in the go-ahead run in the 8th inning on Monday night. Outfielder Shane Peterson contributed 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Starter Bruce Billings had a rough outing, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, over 5 innings of work, while right-hander Justin Souza picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  5

Tulsa Drillers                4

(WP – Hunter 3-3 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher David Freitas

(1 for 2 / Walk / 2 RBIs / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher David Freitas, serving as the designated hitter for the day, drove in the go-ahead run in the 6th inning then, after Midland lost the lead, scored the winning run in the 9th inning for the RockHounds. Second baseman Josh Horton collected 3 hits and scored twice in the win. Starter Sonny Gray had his shakiest outing in over a month, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits over 6 1/3 innings, while right-hander Brett Hunter picked up the win with 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports

OFF-DAY

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees                7

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

(WP – Chitwood 1-1 / 4.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(5 IP / 0 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole allowed 2 unearned runs, thanks to a throwing error by shortstop Sean Jamieson, and struck out 6 over 5 innings on Monday to lower his ERA with Burlington to 2.12. Cole left with the game tied 2-2, but right-hander Drew Tyson gave up 4 runs in the 7th inning to put the Bees in a deep hole. Shortstop Jamieson hit a 3-run homer in the 8th inning to tie the game, and outfielder Aaron Shipman eventually tripled in the winning run in the top of the 12th inning for the Bees.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters

OFF-DAY

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics

OFF-DAY

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ New Orleans – 5:00pm PT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

AZL Athletics @ AZL Padres – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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