A's re-assign several top prospects

The Oakland A's re-assigned several of their top prospects to minor league camp over the weekend.
March 19, 2017

How will the A's divide up IF and OF at-bats?

The Oakland A's have 70 players in big league camp; their highest total since 1982. While depth is always as asset, the A's are looking at some difficult roster decisions in the coming month. In the first part of our roster management series, we look at the choices the A's will need to work through when assigning playing time in the infield and outfield in the big leagues and Triple-A.
February 28, 2017

A's NRIs include several new names

The Oakland A's announced their spring training non-roster invitee list. We take a look at the players headed to big league camp.
December 1, 2016

Decker relishes opportunity

The Pirates recalled outfielder Jaff Decker from Indianapolis on July 17. Decker was hitting .275 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 54 games at Triple-A. In nine at bats with the Bucs Decker is batting .111 with one triple and had drawn four walks. Decker told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he hopes to be productive off the bench.
July 29, 2015

Decker hopes to be in Bucs plans

OF Jaff Decker (first name pronounced Jeff) was acquired from San Diego in November. He hit .286 (100-for-350) with 23 doubles, 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 105 games with Triple-A Tucson in 2013. He also went 4-for-26 with a homer and two RBI in 13 games with the Padres. Decker told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he hopes to be in the mix in right field.
January 10, 2014

Pirates make three player trade with Padres

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Jaff Decker (first name pronounced Jeff) and right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league outfielder Alex Dickerson.
November 25, 2013

MadFriars' Top 30: Conniff Edition

Top prospect lists are always fun to read but also come with a caveat. They are not a strict hierarchal ranking mainly because the comparisons are not made on a "apples-to-apples" basis.
November 24, 2013