Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Final Spring Update

Oakland is preparing to package their farmhands out to full season affiliates and take refuge in the Coliseum once more in an attempt to snatch their third consecutive AL West championship crown come October, as the spring proceedings are set to conclude and the March 31st MLB opening day draws closer for the Athletics. The A's 25 man roster is essentially completed with Ryan Cook and Craig Gentry now currently upon the disabled list and ineligible for Oakland services until April 5th. Joe Savery and Sam Fuld are expected to usurp their positions while the Gray-Kazmir-Chavez-Straily-Tomaso rotation and Doolittle-Johnson-Scribner-Gregerson-Abad-Otero-Savery bullpen is concretely established for Oakland, complementing the remaining positional representatives of Cespedes, Donaldson, Punto, Sogard, Reddick, Crisp, Fuld, Barton, Moss, Callaspo, Jaso and Norris as the practically finalized OD roster contingent. Stephen Vogt and Drew Pomeranz are predictably headed to Sacramento (unless injury should arise within the upcoming few days) despite their admittedly admirable performances in Arizona. Meanwhile, for the array of prospects housed within the Papago facility, their assignments seem to be coming more into focus despite a litany of extended assignments and releases yet to be distributed throughout the camp. But, for individuals such as Bobby Wahl, who is currently in Beloit's bunch, and Ryan Doolittle, in Stockton once again at the moment instead of Midland, it seems to be an indication of their probable destinations as the organization shall seemingly take a more cautious route with Wahl and Doolittle may be receiving a release notice prior to April. Still, there is significant jostling and roster skirmishes that shall ensue with 8-9 (35 players remaining in the MLB contention, Gimenez and Taylor unlikely to stay within the organization) additional options prompting roster tremors to ripple throughout Phoenix and undoubtedly bump some unfortunate names out of the Oakland Athletics organization. Below are some spring standouts, despite these statistics having absolutely zero (And I can't emphasize enough that these have *NO* relation to regular season production) correlation to their probable output, that have been amassed by prominent Oakland contenders this spring. Thankfully, in just approximately six days, actual baseball will be back for all to enjoy. 

Michael Taylor: .288/.364/.559, 17-59, 24 games, 6:15 BB/K, 3 HR, 1 3B, 5 2B

Derek Norris: .400/.447/.771, 14-35, 12 games, 3:2 BB/K, 4 HR, 3 2B

Jake Elmore: .319/.407/.362, 15-47, 22 games, 7:8 BB/K, 2 2B

Brandon Moss: .389/.488/.694, 14-36, 13 games, 6:9 BB/K, 3 HR, 2 2B

Stephen Vogt: .357/.413/.667, 15-42, 17 games, 4:4 BB/K, 3 HR, 1 3B, 4 2B

Billy Burns: .313/.387/.358, 21-67, 23 games, 8:15 BB/K, 1 3B, 1 2B, 10 SB (13 attempts) 

Sam Fuld: .283/.367/.472, 15-53, 19 games, 7:4 BB/K, 1 HR, 3 3B, 1 2B

Nick Punto: .357/.426/.405, 15-42, 16 games, 5:6 BB/K, 2 2B

Billy McKinney: 5-13, 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 K

Drew Pomeranz: 11 IP, 12 H, 4 R (2 HR), 2 BB, 18 K

Jesse Chavez: 23 IP, 21 H, 7 R (4 HR), 5 BB, 20 K

Joe Savery: 8 2/3 IP, 12 H, 2 ER, 7 BB, 12 K (LOB% for days) 

Arnold Leon: 12 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 11 K

1 comment:

  1. Thought Wahl would be in at least Stockton, if not Midland. Also liked Covey and McKinney. Saw the game where Pomeranz was on the mound and he looked awesome.