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Oakland A’s prospect watch: Bruce Maxwell injured, Matt Olson too hot to ignore

The Oakland A’s have a slew of MLB-readyish hitting prospects at Triple-A Nashville, but one of them will be out of the picture for the time being. Catcher Bruce Maxwell has gone on the disabled list with a strained oblique, reports Athletics Farm (via Sounds play-by-play broadcaster Jeff Hem). He isn’t expected back until at least mid-June.

This is a particularly unfortunate injury for Oakland’s youth movement. Other than Chad Pinder, no A’s hitting prospect has gotten more MLB time...

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Oakland A’s prospect watch: Bruce Maxwell injured, Matt Olson too hot to ignore

The Oakland A’s have a slew of MLB-readyish hitting prospects at Triple-A Nashville, but one of them will be out of the picture for the time being. Catcher Bruce Maxwell has gone on the disabled list with a strained oblique, reports Athletics Farm (via Sounds play-by-play broadcaster Jeff Hem). He isn’t expected back until at least mid-June. This is a particularly unfortunate injury for Oakland’s youth movement. Other than Chad Pinder, no A’s hitting prospect has...

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Athletics versus Marlins: A Short Introduction to Interleague Play

The A’s will get to play two more games at home in a short series versus the Marlins before setting foot on the road once more to take on a couple of contenders in the Yankees and Indians. The A’s issues on the road have been discussed ad nauseam of late, and it will be rather tough to get back on track away from home against the team with the second best record in the American League and the team that made it to the World Series last year. Which makes it all the more important, in the...

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Can Billy Beane Afford to Keep Sonny Gray?

The A’s are never afraid of making a deal if the price is right. With Sonny Gray showing improvement, the possibility of sending him out of the Bay Area only grows more likely. The A’s (20-24) are definitely happy with Sonny Gray’s most recent start. The right-hander went six innings and picked up his first win […] Can Billy Beane Afford to Keep Sonny Gray? - White Cleat Beat - White Cleat Beat - An Oakland Athletics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Oakland A’s prospect watch: Nate Mondou, Luke Persico are early hits in Single-A Beloit

In our last look at the Single-A Beloit Snappers a couple weeks ago, we established a few groups of sleeper prospects to follow at this low level of the Oakland A’s minor league system.

One was the starting rotation, and another was a quartet of sluggers with big strikeout rates. In addition, a pair of hitters from the 2016 draft stood out because they made a lot of contact, and it’s those two who have risen to the top of both the stat sheet and the lineup.

The first is OF Luke Persico,...

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Oakland A’s prospect watch: Nate Mondou, Luke Persico are early hits in Single-A Beloit

In our last look at the Single-A Beloit Snappers a couple weeks ago, we established a few groups of sleeper prospects to follow at this low level of the Oakland A’s minor league system. One was the starting rotation, and another was a quartet of sluggers with big strikeout rates. In addition, a pair of hitters from the 2016 draft stood out because they made a lot of contact, and it’s those two who have risen to the top of both the stat sheet and the lineup. The first is OF Luke Persico,...

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Oakland A’s link roundup: Marcus Semien eyes June return

The Oakland A’s are off on Monday as they gear up for their first interleague action of the season against the Marlins on Tuesday. In the meantime, here are some links to catch you up on the news from the last few days! Injury news SS Marcus Semien had the cast removed from his injured wrist last week, reports insider Jane Lee. He’s making progress in his recovery from a fractured scaphoid bone, and hopes to be back in action in June. He doesn’t become eligible to return from the...

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What in the Heck Has Gotten Into Chad Pinder?

Did you know that the A’s lead the American League in home runs? Here’s one of them: Here’s another one of them: Those are two mammoth home runs. More, those are two mammoth home runs hit by the same guy — one Chad Pinder. Pinder is a 25-year-old infielder who’s topped out as Baseball America’s No. 7 Oakland prospect. In Pinder’s best professional season to date, he went deep 15 times. He’s gone deep four times over his last six big-league starts. Pinder clearly has pretty...

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Oakland A’s link roundup: Marcus Semien eyes June return

The Oakland A’s are off on Monday as they gear up for their first interleague action of the season against the Marlins on Tuesday. In the meantime, here are some links to catch you up on the news from the last few days!

Injury news SS Marcus Semien had the cast removed from his injured wrist last week, reports insider Jane Lee. He’s making progress in his recovery from a fractured scaphoid bone, and hopes to be back in action in June. He doesn’t become eligible to return from the...

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Farm Report: Meet Your 2018 Oakland A's!

With most of the A's top prospects playing at the highest the level of the system for Triple-A Nashville this season, I've been thinking about what a young A's team might look like if the front office decides to give their top young prospects a shot on the major league squad next year. So this week I took the opportunity to examine what a team full of young prospects might look like on my Athletics Farm site, and I thought I'd also take the opportunity to share it here on Athletics Nation....

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Farm Report: Meet Your 2018 Oakland A's!

With most of the A's top prospects playing at the highest the level of the system for Triple-A Nashville this season, I've been thinking about what a young A's team might look like if the front office decides to give their top young prospects a shot on the major league squad next year. So this week I took the opportunity to examine what a team full of young prospects might look like on my Athletics Farm site, and I thought I'd also take the opportunity to share it here on Athletics Nation....

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Game 44: A's Thumped By BoSox 12-3

The game was closer than the score would indicate and the A's remained within striking distance until the ninth.

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The A's had to leave the brooms in the closet once again as they failed to capitalize on what would have been their first sweep of the season.

I'm going to try and remain positive. Taking three of four from one of the American League's preeminent powers is a good series, even if the sweep was there for the taking. The BoSox turned...

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Oakland A’s lead American League in home runs

It’s late May and we’re more than a quarter of the way into the 2017 season, and the Oakland A’s lead the American League in home runs. After hitting four on Saturday, they enter Sunday with 63 long balls on the season, one ahead of the Yankees and Rays. They rank third in MLB, behind the Brewers and Nationals. The rankings change a bit if you look at games played — the Yankees have been most efficient (40 games), then the A’s (43), and then the Rays (45), with the Orioles lurking...

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Oakland A’s lead American League in home runs

It’s late May and we’re more than a quarter of the way into the 2017 season, and the Oakland A’s lead the American League in home runs. After hitting four on Saturday, they enter Sunday with 63 long balls on the season, one ahead of the Yankees and Rays. They rank third in MLB, behind the Brewers and Nationals.

The rankings change a bit if you look at games played — the Yankees have been most efficient (40 games), then the A’s (43), and then the Rays (45), with the Orioles lurking...

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Oakland A’s prospect watch: Tyler Ramirez, Eli White setting table for High-A Stockton

The talk around the High-A Stockton Ports this year has centered on their pitching staff, which features the Oakland A’s top three picks from the 2016 draft: lefty A.J. Puk, and righties Daulton Jefferies and Logan Shore. But not all is well in that department, as Jefferies is already out for Tommy John surgery and Shore has now landed on the disabled list with a lat strain. So let’s focus on the hitters this time. The lineup features no one who ranks above No. 25 on our Community...

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Oakland A’s prospect watch: Tyler Ramirez, Eli White setting table for High-A Stockton

The talk around the High-A Stockton Ports this year has centered on their pitching staff, which features the Oakland A’s top three picks from the 2016 draft: lefty A.J. Puk, and righties Daulton Jefferies and Logan Shore. But not all is well in that department, as Jefferies is already out for Tommy John surgery and Shore has now landed on the disabled list with a lat strain.

So let’s focus on the hitters this time. The lineup features no one who ranks above No. 25 on our Community...

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Oakland’s Chad Pinder cranks a freakin’ mammoth dinger

You may not be too familiar with Oakland A’s infielder Chad Pinder, and that would certainly be understandable. The 25-year-old has appeared in just 42 career major league games, and has never appeared on any top-100 prospects lists.But the man can apparently blast gigantic dongs, and that demands our attention.Pinder hit a homer vs the Red Sox on Saturday in Oakland that ESPN’s tracker had at 483 feet, while Statcast had it at 460 feet. Whatever the case, it’s quite far. See it for...

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Pinder power: Rookie rakes one 460 feet

Chad Pinder doesn't say much, and he doesn't have to. His bat is plenty loud. On Saturday, the A's rookie sent a screaming shot where few before him have at the Coliseum, at least in the post-Mount Davis era. It even left manager Bob Melvin speechless: "I don't even know how to explain that."

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Triggs tries to keep rolling as A's eye sweep

The last time Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez pitched at the Coliseum, he nearly tossed a no-hitter. On Sunday, the young lefty looks for his sixth straight quality start when he opposes righty Andrew Triggs, the A's most reliable starter, in the four-game series finale. With a win, Oakland would sweep the set.

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