A's Farm Reports
Bill Moriarty of Athletics Farm gives us a weekly update on the state of Oakland's minor league system.
As things heat up in August, some of the organization’s top sluggers like Matt Chapman and Renato Nunez have really been starting to get hot lately as well.
I recently had the chance to chat with Nashville manager Steve Scarsone. We spoke at First Tennessee Park in Nashville just a few days after pitcher Daniel Mengden was sent back to Triple-A and just a few days before Sounds center fielder Billy Burns was dealt to the Royals.
It’s been about a month since we last did an around-the-horn round-up of all the A’s affiliates. So it seems like a good time to take a look at who the prospects are who’ve really been leading the way for their teams this season.
With the Cal and Midwest League All-Star breaks recently taking place and all the minor league affiliates around the halfway points of their seasons, it's a good time to take a look at who the real standouts have been in the A's system this season.
I took the opportunity to talk with A's scouting director Eric Kubota last week about the team's top picks in this year's amateur draft. And it's not surprising that Kubota seemed to be in good spirits when we spoke just days after the draft.
The A’s didn’t have to look far to find their second pick in this year’s amateur draft. With the 37th overall selection, the team took Daulton Jefferies, a 20-year-old right-hander who’s spent the past three years pitching right in their own backyard at UC Berkeley for the California Golden Bears.
Nashville has been the hottest team in the Pacific Coast League over the past few weeks, winning 18 of its last 21 games. The team’s rise has been fueled by impressive performances from some of the system’s top prospects – players like Renato Nunez, Matt Olson, Chad Pinder, Ryon Healy, Jaycob Brugman, Joey Wendle, Max Muncy, Daniel Mengden and Dillon Overton.
I had the chance to talk with A’s assistant general manager Billy Owens to get his take on how some of the A's top prospects are doing at this point in the season.
Lots of players have been on the move in the A's system lately. Prospects like Max Muncy, Ryon Healy, Jaycob Brugman, Tyler Marincov and Ryan Doolittle have been moving on up. And it looks like Zach Neal and Richie Martin could be making moves too.
This week, we're going to take some time to check in on the players who are considered to be some of the A's most promising prospects - the players who were most prominently featured in this preseason's top 10 and top 20 prospect lists.
There were a lot of players on the move throughout the A's system this past week. Injuries at the major and minor league levels, particularly to pitchers like Chris Bassitt, Daniel Gossett and Dustin Driver, necessitated a number of different moves.
By now, most people paying attention know where most of the A's minor leaguers have been assigned this season. But which position players are playing every day, what positions are they actually playing, who's riding the pine and who's hurt?
Many of the A's top prospects, including Matt Olson, Chad Pinder, Renato Nunez and Sean Manaea, are expected to make their Triple-A debuts with the Nashville Sounds this season. Let's take a look ahead at Nashville's potential 2016 opening day roster
Starting on Tuesday, some of the A's most promising young prospects will begin play in the Arizona Fall League. This year's A's contingent will include Chad Pinder, Renato Nunez, Jaycob Brugman, Sean Manaea, Brendan McCurry, Kris Hall and Aaron Kurcz
With the 2015 minor league season now complete, it's time to take a step back and determine who the true standouts on the field really were in the A's system in 2015. And with that in mind, I'm presenting the A's 2015 Organizational All-Star Team.
Of course,we've still got a little ways to go until the opening of the 2016 season. But let's take a look at the players currently in the A's organization who will most likely find themselves in the running for a roster spot in Nashville next season.
With the A's 2015 season turning out to be such a disappointment, there could be some openings on the roster next year. The A's system may not be rich in top prospects, but there are plenty of players who could play useful roles for the A's in 2016.
It's been about two months since this year's amateur draft. And now that most of the A's draftees have about seven weeks of play in the books, it's a good time to take a look at how some the A's newest prospects have been performing down on the farm.