There has been no better hitter in the Oakland A's system this season than Jermaine Mitchell, who has pounded Texas League pitching all season. The outfielder was finally rewarded for his efforts when he was promoted to Triple-A on Friday night. We have the details of that move and several others in the A's system, plus other news and notes.
July 1, 2011
The dog days of summer came a little early for the Double-A Midland Rockhounds in 2011. The 'Hounds limped through a hot Texas May, falling out of contention for a first-half playoff berth with a 9-19 record. The Oakland A's affiliate will look to rebound in June.
June 2, 2011
The first weekend of games are in the books for the 2011 minor league season. The Oakland A's affiliates are off to decent starts, with the Midland Rockhounds leading the pack at 4-0, followed by the 3-1 Burlington Bees and the 2-2 Sacramento River Cats and Stockton Ports. We take a look at the early standouts inside...
April 11, 2011
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
Every year, our most difficult task is choosing only 50 prospects to include in our Oakland A's top prospect list. There are many more players than those 50 to keep an eye on, some of whom will develop into household names in a few years. In a two-part article, we look at 35 players that we considered for our list but didn't make the cut for one reason or another…
March 9, 2011
During the off-season, we named our top-50 prospects in the Oakland A's system. Now that we have passed the midway point of the season, we thought it would be a good time to check the progress of those players. In the fourth in our series, we take a look at the progress of prospects 30-21 from our off-season list.
July 14, 2010