In 2006, the Oakland A's selected catcher Jake Smith in the 21st round of the amateur draft out of East Carolina. Since that time, Smith has shown that he can hit at the professional level, but he has been hampered by a shoulder injury. Will this be the year that Smith breaks through?
February 19, 2009
With the 2008 season finally in the books, it is time for us to bestow our awards on the best individual performances for the 2008 season. In the second of our series, we hand out the awards for the top players and pitchers for the Oakland A's Single-A full-season affiliates.
October 1, 2008
Last season, the Oakland A's had only three minor leaguers reach the 20-homer plateau, Tom Everidge, Jason Perry and Jose Pineda. With Perry and Pineda no longer in the organization, it appeared that the A's might have a power shortage in their system in 2008. That has turned out not to be the case. Less than 40 games into the year, there are a number of A's minor leaguers on pace to hit 20 homers
May 12, 2008
This is the first edition of "By the Numbers," a regular feature on OaklandClubhouse where Nathaniel Stoltz will examine aspects of the Oakland A's organization through statistical analysis. In this first edition, Stoltz takes a look at some of the hitters in the A's organization and introduces his statistical valuation system: Ultimate Value Index or UVI.
April 22, 2008
The Stockton Ports' pitching staff has received a lot of attention in the early going this season, but the Ports' hitters reminded everyone this weekend that they are a force, as well. We have notes from Stockton's explosive four-game series versus Rancho Cucamonga, as well as notes on player movement, injuries and more...
April 21, 2008