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
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 second in our series, we take a look at the progress of prospects 40-31 from our off-season list.
July 1, 2009
Although Jemile Weeks, Jeremy Barfield and others have graduated from extended spring training in recent weeks, there are still a number of talented players competing in Phoenix. We checked in with Oakland A's Director of Player Development Keith Lieppman to see how some of those players are doing at extended. We also have news and notes from Thursday's action...
June 5, 2009
Tuesday night was an evening to remember for the Oakland A's organization. Jeremy Barfield went off, Vince Mazzaro was nearly perfect, Carlos Hernandez was unhittable, Josh Donaldson continued to rake and the A's offense finally woke-up on a perfect Tuesday evening.
May 12, 2009
In 2008, Garvin Alston got to work with a collection of young arms at High-A Stockton that was the envy of pitching coaches throughout the California League. This year he will be taking on a new role in the A's minor league coaching staff. We caught-up with Garvin from spring training to discuss his new role and some of the pitchers that he worked with at Stockton last season.
March 10, 2009
It's that time of the year when we take stock of the Oakland A's organization and analyze the top prospects. For the next few weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday will be "Top Prospect List Day," as we will profile our top-50 prospect list in groups of five. Today, we continue the series with a review of prospects 35-31.
November 18, 2008
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