Category Archives: Oakland A’s

Scouting Report: Miles Head (3B)

BLUF: Potential middle-of-the-order hitter with average and power. The Player: Miles Head (3B, Oakland Athletics) – Head joined the A’s after arriving as a piece in the trade that shipped Andrew Bailey to Boston. After improving with a .338/.409/.612 line … Continue reading

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2013 Oakland Athletics Top 15 Prospects

The A’s had plenty of contributions from young players in 2012, including Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson, AJ Griffin, Jarrod Parker and more. That was a testament to a strong minor league system that took a hit with the graduation of … Continue reading

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Accountability Check: Athletics 2012 Top 15 Prospects

Oakland Athletics 2012 Top 15 Prospects (12/30/11) My biggest gripe with a look back at last year’s A’s rankings is that there were some quality big-league contributors that I left off the list. That’s not to say that player like … Continue reading

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2012 Post-Draft Notes: American League West

Los Angeles Angels When you go out and sign CJ Wilson and Albert Pujols during the offseason, you probably aren’t going to have very many early picks in the draft. That was the case with the Angels this year as … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Addison Russell (SS)

BLUF: Power potential stands out as best tool and could carry him if he moves to third base. The Player: Addison Russell (SS, Pace HS) – Russell was the 11th overall pick of the A’s this week. He has been … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Jarrod Parker (RHP)

BLUF: Potential for two plus-plus pitches and well-rounded game could make him a number two starter. The Player: Jarrod Parker (RHP, Oakland Athletics) – First round pick of the Diamondbacks in 2007. Consistently rated as one of the top pitching … Continue reading

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2012 Impact Prospects: American League West

An early look at prospects to watch in 2012 continues with a tour through the American League West. Tuesday’s breakdown of potential impact prospects from the National League West can be found here. The Los Angeles Angels made tons of … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Yoenis Cespedes (OF)

BLUF: Potential 20-20 guy on an outfield corner, but may not live up to the insane hype. The Player: Yoenis Cespedes (OF, Oakland A’s) – Along with left-hander Aroldis Chapman, Cespedes is one of the most hyped players to come … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Michael Choice (OF)

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): Classic right field profile with power, patience, athleticism and defense; potential All-Star outfielder. The Player: Michael Choice (OF, Oakland Athletics) – Played his first full season in the High-A California League. Slugged 30 home runs … Continue reading

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The Lineup – 1/1/12

Happy New Year! Welcome back to another week here at BPN and the first in what should be many great weeks here in 2012. The New Year brings the continued release of my team-by-team Top 15 rankings along with a … Continue reading

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