First, the really cool news.
The Sacramento River Cats and the Midland RockHounds have both advanced to the next round of their respective play-offs. The River Cats are going for their 3rd consecutive PCL crown and what’s great about this season’s squad is that the current roster includes a fair number of high end prospects. Exposing them to the pressures of play-off baseball (even if it’s the minor leagues) can only help their development as ballplayers. The A’s have always believed that winning in the minors is important; as it helps the individual players unite as a team to strive towards a common goal.
Now if only we could get the organization to start winning in
And how well are these wonder prospects doing in a play-off environment? I’ll tell you after the jump… so come on over!
You know you want to.
Henry Rodriguez: 1.1 IP 0 H 4 BB 2 K 3 ER
Sam Demel: 1.2 IP 3 H 0 BB 3 K 0 ER
Chris Carter: 5-17 4 HR 2 BB 5 K
Adrian Cardenas: 7-15 2 D 3 BB 2 K
Brett Wallace: 5-17 1 T 2 HR 2 BB 1 K
Graham Godfrey: 6.2 IP 1 H 3 BB 5 K 0 ER
Tyson Ross: 6.1 IP 4 H 2 BB 8 K 2 ER
Mickey Storey: 4.2 IP 3 H 0 BB 5 K 0 ER
Jemile Weeks: 4-13 1 HR 2 BB 2 K
Josh Donaldson: 3-16 1 D 2 HR 1 BB 5 K
Matt Spencer: 7-15 2 HR 2 BB 1 K
Corey Brown: 1-8 5 K
Shane Peterson: 3-15 1 D 1 BB 4 K
The numbers pretty much speak for themselves. Chris Carter… he hits ball really far. Ross had maybe his best start in AA and Mickey Storey has been nothing short of sensational this year, pitching for
The A’s are sending/inviting 36 players to Instructs this fall. I’m not going to write up the whole list but the notable names include 2009 draftees Ian Krol, Paul (Haven’t given up a run in the first 25 games of my pro career) Smyth, Josh Leyland, Max Stassi, Conner Crumbliss, Grant Green, Stephen Parker and Myrio Richard. Third rounder Justin Marks might join halfway through if he gets over a groin injury. Other folks of interest include Ben Hornbeck, Brett Hunter, Fautino de los
There’s a rumor that the A’s might call up Brett Wallace and Chris Carter after
In a recent interview with Scout.com A’s Director of Player Development Keith Lieppman said that the A’s consider 2B to be the best place for Cardenas. He sees Carter at 1B long term and counts Wallace strictly as a 3B. It is what it is, but the A’s seem to be fast tracking Jemile Weeks; if
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