Stephen Wins The Vogt, Called Up For Tonight's Game

I can absolutely guarantee you that Vogt did not get a hit here. - Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

With John Jaso banged up (left hand abrasion) and Derek Norris' batting average simply abrasive, the A's have called up catcher Stephen Vogt to take Dan Straily's spot on the roster.

Vogt is having a terrific season at AAA Sacramento, with a batting line of .325/.393/.541 (.934 OPS), with 28 BBs and 33 Ks. This being the Bay Area, it should come as no surprise that Vogt swings left. Also encouraging is that at last check Vogt had thrown out 41% of ballots would-be base stealers.

On the "If he's so great, how come I've never heard of this guy?" side of the coin, Vogt is 28 years old and in his only cup of coffee in the big leagues last year with Tampa Bay, he had 27 plate appearances. He walked twice and he got out the other 25 times. That's right: 0 for 25. Strangely, he only struck out twice, so on "batted balls in play" he is a robust -- I mean, bust -- 0 for 23.

Intriguing, right? With RHPs Bronson Arroyo and Homer Bailey going for Cincinnati tonight and tomorrow, and with tomorrow being a day night after a night game, you would think Vogt will start one of the games against the Reds. Perhaps he'll even start both games, a la "Vogt early, Vogt often!!!!!"

I can't wait to see him! Or do I need to register first?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker