The Future of A's Baseball

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

AFL 10/30/06

Kevin Melillo - 3 for 5, rbi, 2 k's
Travis Buck - 1 for 3

Saturday, October 28, 2006

AFL 10/27/06 All Star Game

Travis Buck - 0 for 3, 2 k's
Landon Powell - 0 for 1
Marcus McBeth - 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 2 k's

Notes: McBeth has put up a perfect inning in 6 out of 7 Fall League appearances

Friday, October 27, 2006

AFL 10/26/06

Kevin Melillo - 1 for 6
Landon Powell - 1 for 4, walk

Notes: Toronto's Chip Cannon has 7 hr's and 16 k's in 48 at bats

Thursday, October 26, 2006

AFL 10/25/06

Kevin Melillo - 2 for 4, 2 rbi, k, double
Marcus McBeth - 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, k

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

AFL 10/24/06

Travis Buck - 1 for 5, run, k, double
Kevin Melillo - 1 for 5
Landon Powell - 3 for 5, rbi

Monday, October 23, 2006

AFL 10/23/06

Kevin Melillo - 0 for 4, rbi
Marcus McBeth - 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 2 k's

Saturday, October 21, 2006

AFL 10/20/06

Travis Buck - 0 for 5, rbi, k
Kevin Melillo - 1 for 4, run
Landon Powell - 1 for 4, run, 2 k's, double
Marcus McBeth - 1 inning, 3 earned, 3 hits, walk, k

Friday, October 20, 2006

AFL 10/19/06

Kevin Melillo - 1 for 4, run, k
Landon Powell - 0 for 4, k

Thursday, October 19, 2006

AFL 10/18/06

Travis Buck - 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2 rbi, walk, k

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

AFL 10/17/06

Travis Buck - 0 for 4, k
Kevin Melillo - 1 for 4
Landon Powell - 1 for 4
Marcus McBeth - 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 2 k's

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

AFL 10/16/06

Travis Buck - 3 for 6, 3 runs, 4 rbi, double, hr
Kevin Melillo - 0 for 6, 2 runs, 3 k's

Monday, October 16, 2006

AFL 10/14/06

Kevin Melillo - 0 for 3, 2 k's
Landon Powell - 0 for 3

Friday, October 13, 2006

AFL 10/12/06

Kevin Melillo - 1 for 4, run

Thursday, October 12, 2006

AFL 10/11/06

Kevin Melillo - 1 for 3, walk
Landon Powell - 1 for 3

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

AFL - 10/10/06

Kevin Melillo - 2 for 4, run, 2 rbi, k, double, hr
Marcus McBeth - 1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, k

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Marcus McBeth

A converted OF, McBeth has quickly become one of the A's better pitching prospects. He's posted great numbers despite pitching for such a short while and he has the stuff to get even better. He has the potential for 3 plus pitches, including a 95 MPH fastball. The A's could challenge him in AAA next season.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Lloyd Turner

For the second straight season Turner failed to make the leap to AA Midland. At 26 years old, Turner may have spent his last season in the organization. Turner is quick, and can play some middle infield, so he may be able to spend a few more years in professional baseball with another organization.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

John Baker

I've long been a big fan of Baker, mostly because he went to high school right near me. He's seen better days as a prospect and at one time looked to be a potential fringe regular. His 2005 season though was one of the bigger let downs in the organization and he was waived and claimed by Florida. The A's were then able to get Baker back when Florida placed Baker on waivers literally days later. After a very solid 2006 splitting time with Jeremy Brown, Baker once again looks like a potential major leaguer, though as a backup. The problem though is that he has almost no chance of getting ahead of Jeremy Brown or Kurt Suzuki, so to avoid being stuck in AAA for years, he'll need to find his way to another organization.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Matt Sulentic

I was thinking about going in alphabetical order, but chose to go the random route...And I couldnt open with someone that may be a bit boring.

Sulentic, in my opinion, is the top prospect in the A's system. The reason for that can be found here. Sulentic did end the season with some trouble in the MWL, but as such a young player, he was basically playing with house money. By the time he began to struggle, he had already established himself as one of the elite prospects in baseball. I will concede that I'm going by a small sample size, but I dont think you can fluke Sulentic's numbers with his background, age and level considered. He has the potential to see time in Oakland by 2009 and be an all star not much after.