It has been a successful two-year run for the Oakland A's Double-A affiliate, the Midland Rockhounds. Texas League champions in 2009, the Rockhounds finished as the league's runner-up in 2010. Although the coaching staff will be new for 2011, the ‘Hounds Opening Day roster has a familiar look. We review the 2011 Midland Rockhounds inside…
April 4, 2011
The Oakland A's pitching contingent at the Arizona Fall League have a familiar face on the Phoenix Desert Dogs' coaching staff, as A's rehab pitching coordinator Garvin Alston is the Desert Dogs' pitching coach. We spoke with Alston last Friday about the A's AFL pitchers, why the team had a forfeit one of their games in the 7th inning, his role as the rehab coordinator and more...
November 8, 2010
Sometimes it takes a second time through a league for a player to get it right. That is what happened for Oakland A's relief prospect Lance Sewell, who dominated the California League in 2010 after posting mediocre numbers there in 2009. We spoke to Sewell, who has been busy this off-season adding new pitches to his arsenal, about his improvements in 2010, his thoughts on the future and more...
October 21, 2010
The Oakland A's system has made big improvements over the past few years both in terms of the quality of the prospects in the A's system and the quantity of players with a chance to make the big leagues. Choosing only 50 players for our top prospect list was a tall order, as we considered more than 80 players for our list. Inside are the players who just missed the cut...
January 7, 2010
For the first half of the 2009 season, the Stockton Ports' pitching staff finished in the middle of the California League in pitching with a 4.60 ERA. Nathaniel Stoltz takes a closer look at the individual pitchers on the Ports' staff to see whose ERAs are an accurate assessment of their performance thus far this season, and whose are misleading.
June 23, 2009
The Oakland A's have a lot of talent in Phoenix at their extended spring training camp and that talent pool is going to grow even larger on Thursday with the arrival of two of the A's top pitching prospects, Michael Ynoa and Fautino De Los Santos.
May 6, 2009