Last week Taj Adib and I sat down at our respective computers and devised Top 20 lists for the A’s minor league system. When we compared our lists it was apparent that we didn’t see eye-to-eye on a few of the players. Over the next couple weeks Taj and I are going to debate our choices and then share those discussions with AN’s hordes in an attempt to convince you of the righteousness of our particular side.
In the meantime, allow me to update you on the goings on in
The Hawaiian Baseball League
The A’s have three players in
The AFL is only 5 games into its 38 game schedule, but setting the small sample size aside, the seven Oakland farmhands playing for the Phoenix Desert Dogs have had more success than not. Sean Doolittle has 3 doubles and 2 HR in 20 at bats but more importantly a 2:1 BB/K rate. Doolittle showed during the season he could hit for power but he lost some control of the strike zone. If Doolittle can cut back on the K’s while not losing any of the power his stock will go up considerably. BTW, Sean has started all 5 games for
Josh Donaldson is in the midst of a positional change as well. The A’s are allowing him to play 1B for
Andrew Carignan has the only
The Mexican Winter League
A’s prospect and PaulThomas obsession
The Dominican and Venezuelan Leagues start up in a few days, the Dominican League in early November. Taj and I will do our best keep you updated on any A’s prospects participating in those leagues.