A's MLN: International Signs & Early Leaders

The Oakland A's have come to terms with five international free agents. We have those names, as well as the organization's early leaders, inside...

A's Ink Five International Free Agents

The Oakland A's have signed five international free agents, according to A's Coordinator of International Operations/Baseball Operations Analyst Dan Kantrovitz:

- Chih-Fang Pan, a 19-year-old shortstop from Taiwan;
- Hiram Martinez, a 17-year-old shortstop from Mexico;
- Rodolfo Penalo a 17-year-old shortstop from the Dominican Republic;
- Dionicio Ramirez, a 17-year-old catcher from Venezuela (pending a physical);
- Andres Avila, a 19-year-old right-handed pitcher from Mexico.

We will have more information about these players from Kantrovitz next week.

Early Organizational Leaders

There is a little more than a week of the minor league season in the books. Below are the current organizational leaders in a number of key categories, through Friday, April 16:

Batting Average
Jemile Weeks: .387
Matt Carson: .361
Corey Brown: .360
Myrio Richard: .351
Jermaine Mitchell: .344

Runs Batted In
Dallas McPherson: 12
Myrio Richard: 9
Steven Tolleson: 8
Alexander Valdez: 8
Steve Kleen: 8
Jeremy Barfield: 8
Stephen Parker: 8
Max Stassi: 8

Home Runs
Chris Carter: 2
Dallas McPherson: 2
Steve Kleen: 2
Kala Ka'aihue: 2
Stephen Parker: 2
Max Stassi: 2

Stolen Bases
Corey Wimberly: 4

Wins
Travis Banwart: 2

Strikeouts
Vince Mazzaro: 12
Connor Hoehn: 11
Pedro Figueroa: 10

Earned Run Average
(minimum 0.8 IP/team game)
Vince Mazzaro: 0.00
Chris Mederos: 0.71
Shawn Haviland: 0.87
Kenneth Smalley: 1.86
Conner Hoehn: 2.25


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