A's 2013 Farm Reports

Down on the farm: Talking top prospects with Grady


Shortly before the major league All-Star break, I spent a few days in Stockton, where I had the chance to talk with A's special assistant Grady Fuson about some of the team's top prospects.

Down on the farm: Inside the River Cats


In the past, the River Cats have had some of the A's top prospects. But this season, there are a lot more veteran minor leaguers on the roster. I recently talked with River Cats manager Steve...

Down on the farm: River Cats changing rotation


All the A's recent moves have probably impacted the River Cats rotation more than any other area of the A's system - and the changes may not be done yet. One thing's for certain, things should be...

Down on the farm: A's top prospects on the move


The trade of top prospects Addison Russell and Billy McKinney, along with Sacramento's top starter Dan Straily, has affected many other players and had ripple effects throughout the A's system,...

Down on the farm: Short-season teams get going


With the A's top draft picks trickling into the system, the organization's two short-season teams, the Vermont Lake Monsters and the Arizona League A's, have begun play over the past couple of...

Down on the Farm: Scout. Dir. Kubota on the Draft


I had the opportunity to talk with A's scouting director Eric Kubota this week to get his take on the A's top ten picks from this year's amateur draft.

Scouting report from Stockton


Jerry's take on the prospects in Stockton from a hot AN Day.

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


With the Cal League and Midwest League All-Star breaks taking place this week and the minor league affiliates right around the halfway points of their seasons, it's a good time to determine who the...

Down on the farm: A's top 10 draft picks


Let’s take a look at the A’s top 10 picks from this week’s amateur draft, including some comments from top pick Matt Chapman as well as A’s scouting director Eric Kubota.

Down on the farm: Russell returns & more good news


Well, it looks like there could be a little bit of good news brewing down on the farm for A's fans. Top prospect Addison Russell returned to action on the field this week at extended spring...


Down on the farm: First-third prospect update


With the minor league season now a third of the way through, it's a good time to take a look at how each affiliate is doing as well as who some of the top hitting and pitching performers have been...

Down on the farm: A's top prospect update


This past week, I had the chance to speak with the A's director of player personnel, Billy Owens, to get his take on some of the A's top prospects.

Down on the farm: A's minor league pitching depth


With Drew Pomeranz's elevation from the bullpen and Dan Straily's demotion to Sacramento this week, it raises the question of just what kind of organizational pitching depth do the A's have this...

Daniel Robertson: Swing analysis


This week we take a look at Oakland Athletics Prospect Daniel Robertson and break down his swing.

Down on the farm: Sabermetrics and A's prospects


Earlier this week, the Sacramento River Cats offered definitions of various sabermetric stats in their game notes. So with that in mind, I thought we'd apply a bit more of a sabermetric perspective...

Down on the farm: injuries idle A's top prospects


It's important for top prospects' development, and their ultimate success, that they stay healthy and stay on the field. Unfortunately, a number of the A's top prospects have been sidelined early...

Down On The Farm: Russell, Ynoa Down But Others Up


Top prospects can be fragile things - quite literally! We're only about a week and a half into the minor league season and the A's have already lost two of theirs - shortstop Addison Russell and...

Down On The Farm: A's Top Prospects Get Going!


Major league opening day might have been the big story last week, but the minor league season also kicked off for the A's top prospects and all four of the team's full-season affiliates on Thursday.

A Green & Gold Groove To Kick Off The Season!


Check out this feel-good A's music video featuring a great little tune about our team along with highlights from the A's last two successful seasons!

Billy McKinney - Swing Analysis


The present looks pretty good in Oakland. Let's take a look at a piece of the future.

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


With the 2013 minor league season now complete, it's a good time to determine who the true standouts on the field really were in the A's system in 2013. And with that in mind, I've selected the A's...

Down On The Farm: MiLB Hitting/Pitching Leaders


With the minor league regular season coming to an end last week, it's a great time to take a look at all the A's minor league hitting and pitching stat leaders for the year.

Contextualizing Addison Russell: Can We Buy In?


A's prospect Addison Russell is getting a lot of hype, though there are a few red flags. Should we worry, or will he live up to the acclaim?

Down On The Farm: Teams' Top Bats and Arms


With the A's affiliates wrapping up their regular season schedules this week, it seems like a good time to take a look at some of this season's top hitters and top pitchers for each of the A's...

Down On The Farm: Top Prospects Finishing Strong


With the end of the minor league season a week away, some of the A's top prospects have been taking the opportunity to go out on a high note. Guys like Russell, Robertson, Olson, Boyd and McKinney...

Prospect Risers And Fallers


Which prospects in the Oakland system are moving in the right direction, and which are falling?

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