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A's Select Bobby Cassevah in Rule V; Release Santiago Casilla

UPDATE: The A's released Santiago Casilla.

To make room for Cassevah on their 40-man roster, previously full, the A's designated for assignment right-hander Santiago Casilla, who had been one of their five candidates to not receive a contract offer by Saturday night's tender deadline.

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  • With the 9th pick of the 2009 Rule V Draft, the A's selected Bobby Cassevah from the Angels.
  • baseballamerica.com: Cassevah’s sinker tops out at 93-94 and helped generate 4.03-to-1 groundout-to-airout ratio in ‘09 at Double-A.
  • mlb.com: A's scout Randy Johnson, after seeing Cassevah in July, called his slider one of the best he had ever seen.
  • In the AAA phase, the A's selected Beau Vaughan from the Rangers.

Scouting Report:

Scouting Report: Aggressive righty has a fastball reaching 91 mph with good sinking movement.  Vaughan is able to throw his biting slider for strikes often.  Four strong pitches, but needs a little work on keeping a consistent delivery for all of his pitches. Gets a lot of groundball outs. Struggles against left-handed batters.   Fierce with a good mound presence. Good control.  Vaughan has moved through the system slowly but surely - he was actually drafted the round before Jonathan Papelbon in 2003.  Despite being old for his leagues along the way, Vaughan still has a very good chance to be an effective MLB reliever. 

 

  • The A's did not lose any players in the MLB or AAA phases of the draft.

Bobby Cassevah:

Official Minor League Stats

Beau Vaughan

Minor League Stats 

 

Rule V Notes:

baseballamerica.com

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