A's 2013 Farm Reports

Down On The Farm: Second-Half Stars


As we all know, just like the ponies, some players start out hot and some players finish strong. And a number of prospects have really been surging in the second half for the A's.

Addison Russell Scouting Report & Video (BP + HR)


My scouting report & video of Russell. He hit several home runs in BP, including one that probably went 430 feet or so.

Down On The Farm: 2012 Draft Picks Progress Report


Last week we offered a progress report on the A's top 12 picks from the 2013 amateur draft. And it seemed like it might be interesting to take a similar look at the A’s top 12 picks from the 2012...

Down On The Farm: 2013 Draft Picks Progress Report


It's been about two months since the amateur draft and about six weeks since most of the players picked by the A's began playing with either the AZL A's or the Vermont Lake Monsters. So it's a good...

Down On The Farm: Minor League Ups & Downs


You know how it is in baseball - one day you're up and the next day you're down. And some of the A's top prospects who've been struggling have recently turned things around while a few guys who've...

Down On The Farm: Second-Half Promotions


It's not uncommon for minor leaguers who perform exceptionally well during the first half of the season to get promoted to the next level for the second half. And that's certainly been the case...

Down On The Farm: Grady's Take On Top Prospects


A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to talk with one of baseball's top talent evaluators - A's special assistant and super scout Grady Fuson. And this week, I've featured a selection of Grady's...

Down On The Farm: Green, Gray, Choice & Russell


The A's recall of second baseman Grant Green in time for Monday's game has been the big news of the last 24 hours. And fortunately, I recently had the chance to interview Green, along with top...

Performance Prospects Worth Noting


Sure, A's fans know about the "big names" in the farm system--Addison Russell, Michael Choice, and Sonny Gray. But several players in the system are putting up numbers that simply can't be ignored....

Down On The Farm: Draft Class Takes Off in VT & AZ


It's that time of the year when team's start to get a good look at their top picks from the amateur draft. For the A's, most of their top college picks start the season with Vermont, while the...

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