The Future of A's Baseball

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The end of an era

Well, not so much. But I'm going to stop posting in the very near future. I no longer have the time I desire to put into it to make it a worthwhile visit. I'm sure you've noticed fewer posts here and you may have even noticed I'm not posting on the boards much any more either. I truly appreciate all the visits over the last couple years. I will be posting a top prospects list with very little, if any, postings on the players with the intention of answering as many questions as you guys ask in the comments section. Then, that'll be all.


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Jason Perry

One of the main let downs in the system recently. Perry has past demonstrated an extreme amount of power that has since left him. He is now too old and stuck behind many players in the A's system. He now seems to be nothing more than a career minor leaguer. He's also hurt by the fact that he's a terrible defender and probably limited to 1b/dh if he ever progresses to the majors.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Justin Sellers

The first thing of note on Sellers is his size. As of now, he's listed at 5'10" 155 lbs. He can get away with the height, but how many players in the majors weigh 155 lbs? Last season was just his first full season, however, he will already be 21 entering next season. He made a ton of errors last season after being hyped as sure handed. He's a very good prospect with the background of baseball that the A's look for. He'll still need to add a ton of weight though before he's considered a real major league possibility.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Mike Madsen

It's easy for A's fans to invision any top college pitcher dropping in the draft due to size turning into the next Tim Hudson. Madsen even went so far as to get our hopes up with a tremendous ending to 2005. He came back down to earth in 06 however after hitters got more of a look of his modiocre stuff. Madsen will probably stick around in the organization for a while as little more than a filler. He may spend time in Sacramento some day, maybe having a best case being a Ryan Glynn type