Down On The Farm: A's Organizational All-Star Team

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With the 2013 minor league season now complete, it's a good time to take a step back and determine who the true standouts on the field really were in the A's system in 2013. And with that in mind, this week I selected the A's 2013 Organizational All-Star Team on my Athletics Farm blog and thought I'd share it with all of you here on Athletics Nation as well.

Below you'll find the primary starting players at each position for Triple-A Sacramento, Double-A Midland, High-A Stockton, Class-A Beloit, Class-A Short-Season Vermont and the Rookie League Short-Season AZL A's in 2013. Offensive starters were selected from the players who had the most games played at each position for each team, with notable players not leading in games played at a particular position listed in the designated hitter category, and players no longer with the organization were not included. Starting pitchers were selected from hurlers who had at least 20 starts for each full-season team or at least 10 starts for short season teams, while closers were selected from each team's season saves leader. The asterisks denote players with combined statistics from multiple minor league teams within the A's system, but players' major league statistics were not included.

Below the list of contenders, you'll find my selection of Organizational All-Stars at each position. The winners were determined based purely on performance, not potential. Remember, we're not selecting the top prospects here, we're choosing the top performers on the field this season. So take a good look at the candidates for yourself and feel free to chime in with your own thoughts and selections...


A's Organizational All-Star Team - The Contenders


CATCHER

Sacto - Stephen Vogt (13 HR / .324 AVG / .398 OBP / .547 SLG / .945 OPS)

Midland - Beau Taylor (3 HR / .191 AVG / .282 OBP / .266 SLG / .548 OPS)

Stockton - Phil Pohl (9 HR / .228 AVG / .288 OBP / .398 SLG / .686 OPS) *

Beloit - Nick Rickles (7 HR / .261 AVG / .291 OBP / .390 SLG / .682 OPS) *

Vermont - Josh Miller (0 HR / .176 AVG / .239 OBP / .214 SLG / .453 OPS)

AZL A's - Andy Paz (2 HR / .228 AVG / .304 OBP / .337 SLG / .641 OPS)


FIRST BASE

Sacto - Daric Barton (7 HR / .297 AVG / .423 OBP / .430 SLG / .853 OPS)

Midland - Anthony Aliotti (14 HR / .324 AVG / .416 OBP / .480 SLG / .896 OPS) *

Stockton - Max Muncy (25 HR / .273 AVG / .381 OBP / .476 SLG / .857 OPS) *

Beloit - Matt Olson (23 HR / .225 AVG / .326 OBP / .435 SLG / .761 OPS)

Vermont - Ryan Huck (5 HR / .285 AVG / .378 OBP / .465 SLG / .843 OPS) *

AZL A's - Gabriel Santana (1 HR / .267 AVG / .305 OBP / .342 SLG / .646 OPS)


SECOND BASE

Sacto - Jemile Weeks (4 HR / .271 AVG / .376 OBP / .369 SLG / .745 OPS)

Midland - Dusty Coleman (3 HR / .255 AVG / .338 OBP / .382 SLG / .720 OPS) *

Stockton - Antonio Lamas (12 HR / .255 AVG / .304 OBP / .381 SLG / .685 OPS)

Beloit - Chris Bostick (14 HR / .282 AVG / .354 OBP / .452 SLG / .806 OPS)

Vermont - Melvin Mercedes (0 HR / .228 AVG / .331 OBP / .248 SLG / .580 OPS)

AZL A's - Joe Bennie (1 HR / .246 AVG / .380 OBP / .369 SLG / .749 OPS)


SHORTSTOP

Sacto - Andy Parrino (4 HR / .210 AVG / .300 OBP / .302 SLG / .602 OPS)

Midland - Darwin Perez (3 HR / .237 AVG / .326 OBP / .333 SLG / .659 OPS)

Stockton - Addison Russell (17 HR / .269 AVG / .369 OBP / .495 SLG / .865 OPS) *

Beloit - Daniel Robertson (9 HR / .277 AVG / .353 OBP / .401 SLG / .754 OPS)

Vermont - Chad Pinder (3 HR / .200 AVG / .286 OBP / .293 SLG / .579 OPS)

AZL A's - Edwin Diaz (1 HR / .239 AVG / .276 OBP / .359 SLG / .634 OPS)


THIRD BASE

Sacto - Hiro Nakajima (4 HR / .283 AVG / .331 OBP / .367 SLG / .698 OPS)

Midland - Jefry Marte (2 HR / .278 AVG / .349 OBP / .380 SLG / .729 OPS)

Stockton - B.A. Vollmuth (21 HR / .212 AVG / .301 OBP / .408 SLG / .709 OPS)

Beloit - Renato Nunez (19 HR / .258 AVG / .301 OBP / .423 SLG / .725 OPS)

Vermont - Luis Baez (1 HR / .184 AVG / .223 OBP / .230 SLG / .453 OPS)

AZL A's - A.J. Kubala (4 HR / .147 AVG / .266 OBP / .353 SLG / .619 OPS)


LEFT FIELD

Sacto - Michael Choice (14 HR / .302 AVG / .390 OBP / .445 SLG / .835 OPS)

Midland - Conner Crumbliss (13 HR / .259 AVG / .389 OBP / .421 SLG / .810 OPS) *

Stockton - Rashun Dixon (16 HR / .215 AVG / .349 OBP / .424 SLG / .772 OPS) *

Beloit - Ryan Mathews (14 HR / .260 AVG / .337 OBP / .446 SLG / .783 OPS)

Vermont - B.J. Boyd (8 HR / .285 AVG / .375 OBP / .442 SLG / .817 OPS)

AZL A's - Justin Higley (6 HR / .275 AVG / .363 OBP / .490 SLG / .853 OPS)


CENTER FIELD

Sacto - Shane Peterson (12 HR / .251 AVG / .358 OBP / .387 SLG / .745 OPS)

Midland - D'Arby Myers (5 HR / .285 AVG / .320 OBP / .388 SLG / .707 OPS)

Stockton - Bobby Crocker (11 HR / .276 AVG / .343 OBP / .454 SLG / .797 OPS)

Beloit - Brett Vertigan (0 HR / .243 AVG / .333 OBP / .321 SLG / .654 OPS)

Vermont - Herschel Powell (0 HR / .283 AVG / .364 OBP / .344 SLG / .708 OPS)

AZL A's - Billy McKinney (3 HR / .326 AVG / .387 OBP / .437 SLG / .824 OPS) *


RIGHT FIELD

Sacto - Michael Taylor (18 HR / .281 AVG / .360 OBP / .474 SLG / .833 OPS)

Midland - Chad Oberacker (6 HR / .237 AVG / .305 OBP / .388 SLG / .694 OPS)

Stockton - Dusty Robinson (21 HR / .210 AVG / .279 OBP / .395 SLG / .674 OPS)

Beloit - John Wooten (20 HR / .257 AVG / .333 OBP / .430 SLG / .764 OPS)

Vermont - Tyler Marincov (3 HR / .215 AVG / .302 OBP / .313 SLG / .615 OPS)

AZL A's - Vicmal De La Cruz (2 HR / .213 AVG / .267 OBP / .279 SLG / .546 OPS)


DESIGNATED HITTER

Sacto - Jeremy Barfield (12 HR / .213 AVG / .298 OBP / .407 SLG / .706 OPS) *

Midland - Jake Goebbert (22 HR / .262 AVG / .354 OBP / .474 SLG / .828 OPS) *

Stockton - Tony Thompson (18 HR / .250 AVG / .322 OBP / .428 SLG / .751 OPS)

Beloit - Aaron Shipman (0 HR / .289 AVG / .408 OBP / .342 SLG / .750 OPS) *

Vermont - Michael Soto (3 HR / .206 AVG / .258 OBP / .335 SLG / .593 OPS)

AZL A's - Shawn Duinkerk (0 HR / .246 AVG / .288 OBP / .341 SLG / .628 OPS)


STARTING PITCHER

Sacto - Sonny Gray (118 1/3 IP / 117 H / 45 ER / 39 BB / 118 K / 3.42 ERA / 1.32 WHIP)

Midland - Carlos Hernandez (152 IP / 142 H / 45 ER / 41 BB / 106 K / 2.66 ERA / 1.20 WHIP) *

Stockton - Tanner Peters (165 2/3 IP / 167 H / 75 ER / 27 BB / 159 K / 4.07 ERA / 1.17 WHIP)

Beloit - Seth Streich (110 2/3 IP / 114 H / 47 ER / 41 BB / 82 K / 3.82 ERA / 1.40 WHIP)

Vermont - Brent Powers (95 2/3 IP / 88 H / 33 ER / 29 BB / 85 K / 3.10 ERA / 1.22 WHIP) *

AZL A's - Ronald Herrera (78 1/3 IP / 86 H / 35 ER / 13 BB / 66 K / 4.02 ERA / 1.26 WHIP) *


CLOSER

Sacto - Brian Gordon (63 IP / 61 H / 25 ER / 9 BB / 66 K / 3.57 ERA / 1.11 WHIP / 23 SV)

Midland - Kyler Newby (60 IP / 57 H / 18 ER / 19 BB / 59 K / 2.70 ERA / 1.27 WHIP / 7 SV) *

Stockton - Jonathan Joseph (64 1/3 IP / 46 H / 25 ER / 28 BB / 76 K / 3.50 ERA / 1.15 WHIP / 6 SV)

Beloit - Ryan Dull (60 IP / 44 H / 16 ER / 9 BB / 78 K / 2.40 ERA / 0.88 WHIP / 19 SV) *

Vermont - Trevor Bayless (24 1/3 IP / 28 H / 10 ER / 9 BB / 29 K / 3.70 ERA / 1.52 WHIP / 7 SV) *

AZL A's - Travis Pitcher (21 1/3 IP / 19 H / 4 ER / 13 BB / 27 K / 1.69 ERA / 1.50 WHIP / 3 SV)


A's Organizational All-Star Team - The Winners


CATCHER

Sacto - Stephen Vogt (13 HR / .324 AVG / .398 OBP / .547 SLG / .945 OPS)


FIRST BASE

Midland - Anthony Aliotti (14 HR / .324 AVG / .416 OBP / .480 SLG / .896 OPS) *


SECOND BASE

Beloit - Chris Bostick (14 HR / .282 AVG / .354 OBP / .452 SLG / .806 OPS)


SHORTSTOP

Stockton - Addison Russell (17 HR / .269 AVG / .369 OBP / .495 SLG / .865 OPS) *


THIRD BASE

Midland - Jefry Marte (2 HR / .278 AVG / .349 OBP / .380 SLG / .729 OPS)


LEFT FIELD

Sacto - Michael Choice (14 HR / .302 AVG / .390 OBP / .445 SLG / .835 OPS)


CENTER FIELD

AZL A's - Billy McKinney (3 HR / .326 AVG / .387 OBP / .437 SLG / .824 OPS) *


RIGHT FIELD

Sacto - Michael Taylor (18 HR / .281 AVG / .360 OBP / .474 SLG / .833 OPS)


DESIGNATED HITTER

Midland - Jake Goebbert (22 HR / .262 AVG / .354 OBP / .474 SLG / .828 OPS) *


STARTING PITCHER

Midland - Carlos Hernandez (152 IP / 142 H / 45 ER / 41 BB / 106 K / 2.66 ERA / 1.20 WHIP) *


CLOSER

Beloit - Ryan Dull (60 IP / 44 H / 16 ER / 9 BB / 78 K / 2.40 ERA / 0.88 WHIP / 19 SV) *


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

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