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Oakland A's sending 46 prospects to Fall Instructional League Camp

The 2015 minor league regular season has ended, but the off-season work will be beginning soon. On Friday, September 18, the Oakland A's will open their annual month-long fall Instructional League camp. We have the rosters and schedule.

Friday, September 18 marks the opening of the Oakland A's 2015 Instructional League camp. This year, the A's have invited 46 players to participate in the camp, which runs until Saturday, October 17.

Time spent in the Instructional League can often be the most valuable of a young player's career. "Instructs" is designed to provide A's prospects with lots of one-on-one coaching. The A's Instructs team will take on the Instructs clubs from the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals and Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as the SK Wyverns, a team from the Korean professional baseball league.

The daily schedule for the Instructional League is generally filled with early morning meetings, plenty of conditioning and drills and then games. It can be grueling, but it also plays an important role in helping young players build foundations for the rest of their playing careers.

The youngest pitcher in A's camp this fall will be Venezuelan right-hander Oscar Tovar, who pitched in the Dominican Summer League this season. Tovar is just 17 years old.

The youngest position player in camp will be East Bay native James Terrell, who was the A's 11th-round pick in this year's draft. Terrell's AZL season was cut short by a hamstring injury, so he will be able to make-up for lost at-bats this fall.

Left-hander Matt Stalcup, a 2013 draft pick, was the oldest player in the A's fall Instructs last year. He turned 25 on July 6, and returns again this season, but he won't be the oldest player in camp this year. That distinction goes to RHP Ryan Gorton, who made the transition from catcher to pitcher this season with great success.

The A's top four picks in the 2015 draft -- Richie Martin, Mikey White, Dakota Chalmers and Skye Bolt -- will all be attending the A's fall camp. Mid-season acquisition Jacob Nottingham will be attending his first A's fall Instructional League.

Six-foot-six right-hander Wandisson Charles and the aforementioned Tovar will be making their US debuts at Instructs. 

Oakland A's Instructional League Roster, as of Sept. 9th

PITCHERS

POS

HT

WT

DOB

RESIDES

2015 TEAM

Altamirano, Xavier

RHP

6'3"

195

7/20/1994

Douglas, AZ

AZL

Andueza, Ivan

LHP

5'11"

180

2/7/1995

Barquisimeto, VEN

AZL

Berube, Marc

RHP

6'2"

180

2/12/1993

Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, CAN

AZL

Biegalski, Boomer

RHP

6'2"

165

7/13/1994

Tallahassee, FL

AZL

Butler, Brendan

RHP

6'3"

217

5/2/1993

W. Sayville, NY

AZL

Chalmers, Dakota

RHP

6'3"

170

10/8/1996

Keywest, FL

AZL

Charles, Wandisson

RHP

6'6"

220

9/7/1996

Bani, DR

DSL

Derby, Bubba

RHP

5'10"

180

2/24/1994

Duarte, CA

AZL/Vermont

Driver, Dustin

RHP

6'2"

210

10/11/1994

Wenatchee, WA

Vermont/Beloit

Fagan, Mike

LHP

5'11"

160

5/12/1992

San Diego, CA

Vermont/Beloit

Fillmyer, Heath

RHP

6'1"

180

5/16/1994

Roebling, NJ

Beloit

Gorman, John

RHP

6'2"

220

2/19/1992

Norwood, MA

AZL/Vermont

Gorton, Ryan

RHP

6'2"

220

2/27/1990

Tigard, OR

AZL/Vermont/Beloit

Hurlbutt, Dustin

RHP

6'1"

195

11/5/1992

Coffeyville, KS

AZL

Kelliher, Branden

RHP

5'11"

175

12/11/1995

Lake Stevens, WA

AZL

Kohler, Chris

LHP

6'3"

210

5/4/1995

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Vermont/Beloit

Naile, James

RHP

6'4"

185

2/8/1993

Charleston, MO

AZL/Vermont

Ruiz, Armando

RHP

5'9"

185

7/19/1993

Miami, FL

AZL

Schwartz, Jordan

RHP

6'2"

195

2/28/1992

Arkport, NY

AZL/Vermont/Beloit

Stalcup, Matt

LHP

6'2"

195

7/6/1990

Wellington, KS

Stockton

Tomasovich, Andrew

LHP

6'4"

215

6/4/1993

Tega Cay, SC

AZL/Vermont

Tovar, Oscar

RHP

6'1"

160

3/19/1998

Puerto LaCruz, VEN

DSL

Zambrano, Jesus

RHP

5'11"

170

8/23/1996

Valencia, VEN

AZL

CATCHERS

B/T

HT

WT

DOB

RESIDES

2015 TEAM

Akau, Iolana

R/R

5'11"

180

8/31/1995

Waipahu, HI

Vermont/Beloit

Chavez, Santiago

R/R

5'11"

175

8/5/1995

Saltillo, MEX

Beloit/Stockton

Mullen, Robert

R/R

6'0"

170

5/23/1996

Panama City, PAN

AZL

Nottingham, Jacob

R/R

6'3"

230

4/3/1995

Redlands, CA

Quad Cities/Lancaster/Stockton

Sunde, Brett

R/R

5'10"

185

8/24/1994

Royal Oak, MI

AZL

INFIELDERS

B/T

HT

WT

DOB

RESIDES

2015 TEAM

Bennie, Joe

R/R

6'0"

200

5/7/1991

Stroudsburg, PA

Beloit

Diaz, Edwin

R/R

6'2"

195

8/25/1995

Vega Alta, PR

AZL/Beloit

Howell, Ryan

R/R

6'0"

205

10/30/1992

Danville, CA

Vermont

Iriart, Chris

R/R

6'2"

230

10/7/1994

Chino Hills, CA

Vermont

Loehr, Trace

L/R

5'10"

175

5/23/1995

Milwaukie, OR

Vermont

Lopez, Jesus

S/R

5'11"

170

10/5/1996

Chinandega, NIC

Vermont

Marinez, Eric

S/R

6'1"

160

9/12/1995

San Cristobal, DR

AZL

Martin, Richie

R/R

6'0"

192

12/22/1994

Brandon, FL

Vermont

Pimentel, Sandber

L/L

6'3"

220

9/12/1994

Santo Domingo, DR

Beloit

White, Mikey

R/R

6'1"

185

9/3/1993

Birmingham, AL

Vermont/Beloit

OUTFIELDERS

B/T

HT

WT

DOB

RESIDES

2015 TEAM

Barrera, Luis

L/L

6'0"

180

11/15/1995

Tamboril, DR

AZL

Bolt, Skye

S/R

6'1"

170

1/15/1994

Ormond Beach, FL

Vermont

Brown, Seth

L/L

6'3"

220

7/13/1992

Medford, OR

AZL/Vermont

Higley, Justin

L/R

6'4"

200

12/25/1992

Sacramento, CA

Beloit/Stockton

Pallares, Steven

R/R

6'2"

185

4/26/1993

Corona, CA

Vermont

Rodriguez, Jhonny

L/L

6'3"

170

7/20/1996

Mao, DR

DSL/AZL

Siddall, Brett

L/L

6'1"

195

10/3/1994

Windsor, Ontario, CAN

AZL/Vermont

Terrell, James

R/R

6'0"

165

1/10/1997

Fairfield, CA

AZL


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