The Oakland A's minor league system made great improvements in 2008 thanks to the addition of new talent and the improvements of some of the team's incumbent prospects. However, there were some prospects who had more forgettable 2008 seasons. Inside, we profile 10 prospects who will be looking to redeem themselves in 2009, and make a push towards the big leagues.
February 2, 2009
The Oakland A's system has made big improvements over the past year 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 70 players for our list. Inside are the players who just missed the cut...
December 15, 2008
While an organization can be built in many different ways, the Oakland A's have always been a team that has built its core through the minor league system. The lifeblood of any minor league system is the draft. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look back at the A's drafts in 2002-2006 to see what Oakland got out of them. In the third of this series, we take a look at the 2004 draft.
November 23, 2008
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 third in our series, we take a look at the progress of prospects 30-21 from our off-season list.
August 4, 2008
The Oakland A's made a commitment to increase their international presence this season and that progress has continued over the past few weeks with three more international signings. We detail those signings, as well as the progress of Arnold Leon in Mexico, Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill with Team USA, and more...
August 3, 2008
After missing time at the start of the season, Richie Robnett is finally healthy and swinging the bat well for the Sacramento River Cats. The Oakland A's 2004 first round pick was added to the 40-man roster this off-season and he is working hard to make the leap to the major leagues.
July 1, 2008