Down On The Farm – Week #12: A’s Organizational All-Star Team

Derek Norris - the clear winner of the All-Star beard award!

With most minor league teams about halfway through their seasons at this point, it’s the perfect time to take a step back and determine who the true standouts in the A’s system have been in the first half of 2012. And with that in mind, I wanted to share a popular post I prepared for my Athletics Farm blog this past week - it’s the A’s Organizational All-Star Team, in which I compared the starting players at each position for all the A’s minor league teams and selected the top performers at each position so far this season. So check it out and find out what’s in the pipeline, and get ready to offer your own thoughts and opinions right here after the jump…

Below you’ll find the starting players at each position for Triple-A Sacramento, Double-A Midland, High-A Stockton, and Class-A Burlington. Offensive starters were determined based on games played at each position, with notable players not leading in games played at a particular position listed in the designated hitter category. Starting pitchers for each club were determined based purely on performance while closers were selected from each team’s saves leader. The asterisks denote the four players with combined statistics from two teams - Stockton and Burlington.

Players on the major league roster were not included - thus no Brandon Moss or Sean Doolittle - and roster assignments and individual stats reflect things through last Tuesday. Since then, in just the last week, Derek Norris, Brandon Hicks and Evan Scribner have all been promoted to the big league roster, while Daniel Straily’s been promoted to Sacramento, Miles Head’s been promoted to Midland and B.A. Vollmuth’s been promoted to Stockton.

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


A’s Organizational All-Star Team – The Contenders


CATCHER

Sacto - Derek Norris (8 HR / .273 AVG / .331 OBP / .474 SLG / .804 OPS)

Midland - Ryan Ortiz (2 HR / .168 AVG / .300 OBP / .272 SLG / .572 OPS)

Stockton - Max Stassi (5 HR / .272 AVG / .323 OBP / .442 SLG / .766 OPS)

Burlington - Nick Rickles (4 HR / .229 AVG / .277 OBP / .349 SLG / .626 OPS)


FIRST BASE

Sacto - Chris Carter (11 HR / .275 AVG / .358 OBP / .488 SLG / .846 OPS)

Midland - Anthony Aliotti (5 HR / .291 AVG / .401 OBP / .417 SLG / .818 OPS)

Stockton - A.J. Kirby-Jones (13 HR / .297 AVG / .414 OBP / .543 SLG / .957 OPS)

Burlington - Douglas Landaeta (7 HR / .245 AVG / .293 OBP / .403 SLG / .696 OPS)


SECOND BASE

Sacto - Brandon Hicks (11 HR / .266 AVG / .364 OBP / .524 SLG / .888 OPS)

Midland - Tyler Ladendorf (4 HR / .298 AVG / .378 OBP / .440 SLG / .819 OPS)

Stockton - Nino Leyja (2 HR / .211 AVG / .278 OBP / .304 SLG / .583 OPS)

Burlington - Chih Fang Pan (2 HR / .280 AVG / .338 OBP / .383 SLG / .721 OPS)


SHORTSTOP

Sacto - Adam Rosales (3 HR / .282 AVG / .320 OBP / .451 SLG / .771 OPS)

Midland - Dusty Coleman (6 HR / .210 AVG / .273 OBP / .324 SLG / .597 OPS)

Stockton - Michael Gilmartin (2 HR / .202 AVG / .281 OBP / .271 SLG / .552 OPS)

Burlington - Sean Jamieson (4 HR / .246 AVG / .371 OBP / .366 SLG / .737 OPS)


THIRD BASE

Sacto - Stephen Parker (4 HR / .258 AVG / .338 OBP / .390 SLG / .728 OPS)

Midland - Josh Horton (6 HR / .251 AVG / .338 OBP / .416 SLG / .754 OPS)

Stockton - Miles Head (18 HR / .382 AVG / .433 OBP / .715 SLG / 1.149 OPS)

Burlington - B.A. Vollmuth (7 HR / .260 AVG / .334 OBP / .412 SLG / .747 OPS)


LEFT FIELD

Sacto - Grant Green (8 HR / .297 AVG / .341 OBP / .461 SLG / .802 OPS)

Midland - Conner Crumbliss (4 HR / .269 AVG / .408 OBP / .395 SLG / .803 OPS)

Stockton - Chad Oberacker (7 HR / .304 AVG / .372 OBP / .483 SLG / .856 OPS) *

Burlington - Royce Consigli (5 HR / .250 AVG / .342 OBP / .444 SLG / .786 OPS)


CENTER FIELD

Sacto - Jermaine Mitchell (3 HR / .224 AVG / .338 OBP / .357 SLG / .695 OPS)

Midland - Michael Choice (6 HR / .260 AVG / .334 OBP / .372 SLG / .706 OPS)

Stockton - Myrio Richard (0 HR / .249 AVG / .297 OBP / .324 SLG / .621 OPS)

Burlington - Aaron Shipman (0 HR / .217 AVG / .323 OBP / .265 SLG / .588 OPS)


RIGHT FIELD

Sacto - Michael Taylor (4 HR / .316 AVG / .421 OBP / .460 SLG / .881 OPS)

Midland - Jeremy Barfield (7 HR / .291 AVG / .338 OBP / .439 SLG / .777 OPS)

Stockton - Josh Whitaker (7 HR / .263 AVG / .336 OBP / .404 SLG / .739 OPS)

Burlington - Bobby Crocker (5 HR / .274 AVG / .355 OBP / .423 SLG / .778 OPS)


DESIGNATED HITTER

Sacto - Wes Timmons (2 HR / .222 AVG / .333 OBP / .303 SLG / .636 OPS)

Midland - Shane Peterson (2 HR / .285 AVG / .449 OBP / .437 SLG / .886 OPS)

Stockton - Dusty Robinson (16 HR / .252 AVG / .346 OBP / .520 SLG / .867 OPS) *

Burlington - Eliezer Mesa (2 HR / .271 AVG / .286 OBP / .378 SLG / .664 OPS) *


STARTING PITCHER

Sacto - Graham Godfrey (59 1/3 IP / 50 H / 8 ER / 10 BB / 43 K / 1.21 ERA / 1.01 WHIP)

Midland - Daniel Straily (85 1/3 IP / 70 H / 32 ER / 23 BB / 108 K / 3.38 ERA / 1.09 WHIP)

Stockton - Sean Murphy (82 1/3 IP / 57 H / 21 ER / 22 BB / 86 K / 2.30 ERA / 0.96 WHIP) *

Burlington - Drew Granier (83 1/3 IP / 82 H / 28 ER / 25 BB / 76 K / 3.02 ERA / 1.28 WHIP)


CLOSER

Sacto - Evan Scribner (33 2/3 IP / 24 H / 12 ER / 9 BB / 36 K / 3.21 ERA / 0.98 WHIP / 7 SV)

Midland - Jonathan Ortiz (27 1/3 IP / 24 H / 12 ER / 11 BB / 22 K / 3.95 ERA / 1.28 WHIP / 9 SV)

Stockton - Zach Thornton (26 1/3 IP / 29 H / 14 ER / 6 BB / 37 K / 4.78 ERA / 1.33 WHIP / 6 SV)

Burlington - Drew Tyson (25 2/3 IP / 28 H / 11 ER / 8 BB / 12 K / 3.86 ERA / 1.40 WHIP / 4 SV)



A’s Organizational All-Star Team – The Winners


CATCHER

Sacto - Derek Norris (8 HR / .273 AVG / .331 OBP / .474 SLG / .804 OPS)


FIRST BASE

Stockton - A.J. Kirby-Jones (13 HR / .297 AVG / .414 OBP / .543 SLG / .957 OPS)


SECOND BASE

Sacto - Brandon Hicks (11 HR / .266 AVG / .364 OBP / .524 SLG / .888 OPS)


SHORTSTOP

Sacto - Adam Rosales (3 HR / .282 AVG / .320 OBP / .451 SLG / .771 OPS)


THIRD BASE

Stockton - Miles Head (18 HR / .382 AVG / .433 OBP / .715 SLG / 1.149 OPS)


LEFT FIELD

Stockton - Chad Oberacker (7 HR / .304 AVG / .372 OBP / .483 SLG / .856 OPS) *


CENTER FIELD

Midland - Michael Choice (6 HR / .260 AVG / .334 OBP / .372 SLG / .706 OPS)


RIGHT FIELD

Sacto - Michael Taylor (4 HR / .316 AVG / .421 OBP / .460 SLG / .881 OPS)


DESIGNATED HITTER

Midland - Shane Peterson (2 HR / .285 AVG / .449 OBP / .437 SLG / .886 OPS)


STARTING PITCHER

Sacto - Graham Godfrey (59 1/3 IP / 50 H / 8 ER / 10 BB / 43 K / 1.21 ERA / 1.01 WHIP)


CLOSER

Sacto - Evan Scribner (33 2/3 IP / 24 H / 12 ER / 9 BB / 36 K / 3.21 ERA / 0.98 WHIP / 7 SV)



You can check out my blog - Athletics Farm - for daily updates on the A’s minor league teams and all the top prospects down on the farm.

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