Oakland Athletics minor league players

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Below are select minor league players and the rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Oakland Athletics:

Raúl Alcántara[edit]

Raúl Alcántara
Oakland Athletics – No. 70
Pitcher
Born: (1992-12-04) December 4, 1992 (age 22)
Barahona, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Raúl Alcántara (born December 4, 1992) is a professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization. He was added to the Athletics 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[1]

On December 29, 2011 he was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics for Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney.[2]


Franklin Barreto[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Barreto and the second or maternal family name is Rojas.
Franklin Barreto
Oakland Athletics
Shortstop
Born: (1996-02-27) February 27, 1996 (age 19)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Franklin Jose Barreto Rojas (born February 27, 1996) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop in the Oakland Athletics organization. He was considered the number eight prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays organization by MLB prior to his trade to the Athletics.[3]

Barreto signed with the Blue Jays for a $1.45 million bonus on July 2, 2012, as Baseball America's top-ranked international prospect of 2012.[4] He played his first professional season with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, and later the Bluefield Blue Jays, batting .276 in 59 total games played and leading the Gulf Coast League in slugging percentage.[3][5] In 2014 he was promoted to the Vancouver Canadians and opened the season with a .313 batting average through 43 games.[6] Barreto played in 73 games for Vancouver in 2014, and batted .311 with 6 home runs, 61 RBI, and 29 stolen bases.[5] On September 24, he was named the MVP for Vancouver in 2014.[7] On October 1, Barreto was named the top prospect in the Northwest League by Baseball America.[8]

On November 28, 2014, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics, along with Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin, and Brett Lawrie, for Josh Donaldson.[9]


Alden Carrithers[edit]

Alden Carrithers
Oakland Athletics – No. 38
Third baseman
Born: (1984-11-18) November 18, 1984 (age 30)
San Luis Obispo, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Alden Jeffrey-Adam Carrithers (born November 18, 1984 in San Luis Obispo, California USA) is a minor league baseball third baseman currently in the Oakland Athletics organization.

Prior to playing professionally, he attended Oregon Episcopal School (though he played for Beaverton High School, as Oregon Episcopal did not field a baseball team) and then University of California-Santa Barbara, before settling at UCLA. He hit .285 in 44 games as a college freshman at the University of California-Santa Barbara and .342 in 53 games as a sophomore. He was second in the Big West Conference in on-base percentage with a .465 mark in 2006, .002 behind Evan Longoria. He led the conference in walks with 45 and was third in runs scored with 60. A second baseman at the time, he formed a double play combination with Buster Posey for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League, hitting .268 with 20 runs in 37 games. He transferred to UCLA for his junior year.

He hit .352 in 61 games his first year at UCLA, though he hit only .198 for the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape Cod League. His Cape Cod League double play partner that year was his UCLA teammate, Brandon Crawford. As a senior at UCLA he batted .377 with 51 runs and 47 RBI in 59 games. He was named the team MVP. He and Cord Phelps were the All-Pac-10 second basemen.

He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 15th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, with the signing scout being Tim McWilliam, and played in their system through 2010. In his first professional year, 2008, he hit .316 with 16 steals in 17 attempts and 28 walks; he also handled 155 chances without an error in 39 games for the GCL Tigers. He led Gulf Coast League second basemen in fielding percentage. He split 2009 between the Oneonta Tigers and the West Michigan Whitecaps, hitting a combined .298 with 10 stolen bases in 50 games.[10] In 2010, he played for the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Erie SeaWolves, hitting .312 while scoring 70 times, stealing 17 bases in 25 attempts and drawing 78 walks in 119 games. Despite hitting .309 in his three years in the Tigers organization, he was released in March 2011.

The Chicago White Sox signed him for the 2011 campaign, and he hit .276 with 51 walks to 33 strikeouts and 19 stolen bases in 22 attempts for the Birmingham Barons. Chicago released him during the following offseason to make room for signees Osvaldo Martinez and Ray Olmedo. The Atlanta Braves signed him and he played for the 2012 Mississippi Braves, hitting .315 in 74 games. In 2013, he hit a combined .284 with 16 stolen bases in 102 games split between Mississippi and the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves. He was granted free agency by the Braves after the 2013 season and signed with the Athletics.

Matt Chapman[edit]

Matt Chapman
Oakland Athletics
Third baseman
Born: (1993-04-28) April 28, 1993 (age 22)
Victorville, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Matt Chapman (born April 28, 1993) is a baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics organization. He was drafted by Oakland in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Cal State Fullerton.[11][12][13]


Ryan Doolittle[edit]

Ryan Doolittle
Oakland Athletics
Pitcher
Born: (1988-03-25) March 25, 1988 (age 27)
Plattsburg, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ryan Scott Doolittle (born March 25, 1988) is a professional baseball player currently in the Oakland Athletics minor league system.

Prior to playing professionally, he attended Seneca High School in Tabernacle, New Jersey before going to University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with whom he went 0-2 with a 7.32 ERA in 2007. He transferred to Cumberland County College for 2008 and went 4-2 with 59 strikeouts and a 0.67 ERA in 40 innings pitched. The Athletics drafted him in the 26th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He was signed by scout Marc Sauer. He began his professional career that season with the AZL Athletics, appearing in 14 games (seven starts) and going 2-3 with a 4.44 ERA. He strained his UCL and missed the 2009 season.[14] In 2010, he pitched for the Vancouver Canadians and Kane County Cougars, going a combined 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 24 relief appearances. He won a Northwest League Pitcher of the Week honor in July.[15] In 40.1 innings, he walked 2 batters and had 37 strikeouts. With the AZL Athletics and Stockton Ports in 2011, Doolittle was 3-2 with a 4.32 ERA in 9 games (3 starts), walking 3 batters and striking out 31 in 25 innings. He earned a California League Pitcher of the Week honor in April.[16] He was 1-3 with 42 strikeouts, 3 walks and a 1.32 ERA in 23 relief appearances (34 innings) for the Burlington Bees and Stockton Ports in 2012. He had Tommy John surgery toward the end of the season.[17] In 2013, he was 1-2 with a 2.12 ERA in 6 games (5 starts) for the AZL Athletics and Stockton Ports. In 17 innings, he allowed 2 walks and struck out 10 batters. Through his first 163 innings of work, he walked only 20 batters.[18] During spring training in 2014, he made one appearance for the Athletics major league squad.[19] He split the 2014 regular season between the Stockton Ports (6 G, 1.80 ERA) and Midland RockHounds (30 G, 3.23 ERA) and went a combined 5-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 36 games. In 57 1/3 innings, he struck out 60 batters and walked 21. Following the campaign, the Athletics assigned him to the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League.[20]

His brother is major league pitcher Sean Doolittle.

Tucker Healy[edit]

Tucker Healy
Oakland Athletics
Pitcher
Born: (1990-06-15) June 15, 1990 (age 24)
Needham, Massachusetts
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Tucker Joseph Healy (born June 15, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization.

Healy played college baseball at Ithaca College from 2009 to 2012.[21] He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 23rd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[22] He signed with the Athletics and made his professional debut that season with the Vermont Lake Monsters.[23] In 2013 he played for the Beloit Snappers and Stockton Ports. In 2014 he pitched for Stockton, the Double-A Midland RockHounds and Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.[24]

Kent Matthes[edit]

Kent Matthes
Oakland Athletics
Outfielder
Born: (1987-01-08) January 8, 1987 (age 28)
Florence, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kent Richard Matthes (January 8, 1987[25]) is an outfielder in the Oakland Athletics organization. .

He was drafted by the Rockies in the 4th round of the 2009 Amateur Draft out of the University of Alabama.[26]

Prior to the 2012 season, Matthes was named the 8th-best prospect in the Rockies organization by Baseball America. He was added to the Rockies 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[27] He was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics on March 20, 2014.

  • California League Post-Season All-Star (2011)
  • California League Most Valuable Player (2011)
  • MiLB.com Organization All-Star (2011)
  • Baseball America High Class A All-Star (2011)[28]


Dillon Overton[edit]

Dillon Overton
Oakland Athletics
Pitcher
Born: (1991-08-17) August 17, 1991 (age 23)
Weatherford, Oklahoma
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Dillon Overton (born August 17, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization.

Overton was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 26th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Weatherford High School in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He did not sign with the Red Sox and played college baseball at the University of Oklahoma for the Sooners from 2011 to 2013.[29][30]

Overton was then drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[31][32] After signing, Overton underwent Tommy John Surgery.[33] He returned in 2014 and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Athletics. He would later be promoted to the Vermont Lake Monsters, where he finished the season.[34]

Chad Pinder[edit]

Chad Pinder
Oakland Athletics
Infielder
Born: (1992-04-29) April 29, 1992 (age 23)
Richmond, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Chad Pinder (born March 29, 1992) is an American professional baseball infielder in the Oakland Athletics organization.

Pinder played college baseball at Virginia Tech for the Hokies from 2011 to 2013.[35][36] He played in 150 games, hitting .322/.389/.509 with 18 home runs.

Pinder was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[37] He made his professional debut for the Vermont Lake Monsters that year. In 2014, he played in 94 games with the Stockton Ports, hitting 13 home runs.


Rangel Ravelo[edit]

Rangel Ravelo
Oakland Athletics – No. 8
First baseman
Born: (1992-04-24) April 24, 1992 (age 23)
Hialeah, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Rangel Ravelo (born April 24, 1992) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Oakland Athletics' organization.

Ravelo was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the sixth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Hialeah High School in Hialeah, Florida. He signed with the White Sox and made his professional debut with the Bristol White Sox. In 2011 he played for Bristol and Kannapolis Intimidators and also spent 2012 with Kannapolis.[38] He returned to Kannapolis to start 2013 and was promoted to the Winston-Salem Dash early in the season.[39] Ravelo played 2014 with the Double-A Birmingham Barons. During the season he had a 26-game hitting streak.[40][41] After the season he was named the Barons Player of the Year after hitting .309 with a .859 on-base plus slugging (OPS) and 11 home runs.[42]

After the 2014 season, the White Sox traded Ravelo, Josh Phegley, Marcus Semien, and Chris Bassitt to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.[43]


Full Triple-A to Rookie League rosters[edit]

Triple-A[edit]

Nashville Sounds roster
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Double-A[edit]

Midland RockHounds roster
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Pitchers

  • 39 Tim Atherton
  • 19 Andres Avila
  • 20 Ryan Doolittle
  • 11 Ryan Dull
  • 45 Seth Frankoff
  • 43 Kris Hall
  • 23 Tucker Healy
  • 33 Chris Jensen
  • 17 Jonathan Joseph
  • 24 Chris Lamb
  • 46 Nate Long
  • 15 Tanner Peters Injury icon 2.svg
  • 14 Jake Sanchez
  • 28 Bobby Wahl

Catchers

  • 22 Carson Blair
  • 13 Bruce Maxwell
  • 18 Philip Pohl

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 29 Matt Angle
  •  9 Jaycob Brugman
  • 27 Bobby Crocker Injury icon 2.svg
  •  5 Chad Oberacker
  • 26 Josh Whitaker

Manager

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Stockton Ports roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 16 Trevor Bayless
  • 34 Ben Bracewell
  • 14 Sam Bragg
  • 19 Dylan Covey
  • 30 Omar Duran
  • 22 Kyle Finnegan
  • 38 Brendan McCurry
  • 15 Dillon Overton
  • 29 Sam Roberts
  • 21 Joel Seddon
  • 44 Matt Stalcup
  • 17 Lou Trivino
  • 12 Corey Walter

Catchers

  •  9 Nick Rickles
  • 13 Beau Taylor

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 23 B.J. Boyd
  • 20 Justin Higley
  • 18 Tyler Marincov
  •  3 J.P. Sportman Injury icon 2.svg
  • 46 Brett Vertigan

Manager

  •  2 Rick Magnante

Coaches


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Class A[edit]

Beloit Snappers roster
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Pitchers

  • 31 Michael Fagan
  • 26 Heath Fillmyer Injury icon 2.svg
  • 23 Daniel Gossett
  • 25 Brett Graves
  • 17 Jerad Grundy
  • 18 Tyler Hollstegge
  • 16 Rob Huber
  • 22 Kevin Johnson
  • 41 Junior Mendez
  • 37 Corey Miller
  • 29 Carlos Navas
  • 20 Jordan Schwartz
  • 28 Cody Stull
  • 14 Jose Torres

Catchers

  • 15 Jose Chavez
  •  5 Argenis Raga

Infielders

  •  8 Jose Brizuela
  •  4 Edwin Diaz
  •  3 Trent Gilbert
  • 10 Max Kuhn
  • 13 Yairo Munoz
  • 35 Sandber Pimentel

Outfielders

  •  6 Joe Bennie
  • 19 Shawn Duinkerk
  •  2 James Harris
  • 12 Robert Martinez

Manager

  • 33 Fran Riordan

Coaches


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Short A[edit]

Vermont Lake Monsters roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 34 Koby Gauna
  • 44 Tyler Johnson
  • 17 Jonathan Massad
  • 22 Dominique Vattuone

Catchers

  • 32 Seong-min Kim

Infielders

  • -- Shane Boras ‡
  • 23 Gabriel Santana

Outfielders

  • 24 Scott Masik

Manager

  • -- Aaron Nieckula

Coaches


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Rookie[edit]

Arizona League Athletics roster
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Pitchers

  • 52 Derek Beasley
  • 57 Dawson Brown
  • 40 Dustin Driver
  • 46 Kevin Ferreras
  • 39 Branden Kelliher
  • -- Chris Kohler
  • 41 Cody Kurz
  • 47 Michael Nolan ‡
  • 62 Phillip Ortiz
  • 57 Tyler Painton
  • 45 Travis Pitcher
  • 50 Jesus Rivas
  • 61 Victor Veliz
  • 37 Tyler Willman
  • 51 Jesus Zambrano

Catchers

  • 22 Iolana Akau
  • -- Tom Gavitt
  • 11 Josh Miller
  • -- Andy Paz

Infielders

  • 12 A. J. Kubala
  • 13 Trace Loehr
  •  2 Jesus Lopez
  •  5 Miguel Mercedes
  •  4 Jean Carlo Rodriguez

Outfielders

  •  5 Vicmal De La Cruz
  •  6 Rodolfo Penalo

Manager

  • -- Ruben Escalera

Coaches

  • 26 Juan Dilone (hitting)
  • -- Gabriel Ortiz (coach)
  • -- vacant (pitching)


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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Athletics roster
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Pitchers

  • 54 Yordy Alejo
  • 33 Ivan Andueza
  • 40 Ruber Aquino
  • 68 Argenis Blanco
  • 30 Alexander Calderon
  • 36 Angel Duno
  • 59 Reynaldo Hoyos
  • 28 Jhenderson Hurtado
  • 45 Wilfredo Magallanes
  • 50 Jorge Martinez
  • 47 Juan Mendoza
  • 56 Emerson Nelo
  • 41 Santiago Rodriguez
  • 49 Jean Ruiz
  • 37 Enmanuel Sullivan
  • 52 Jose Trejo
  • 26 Alejandro Vargas
  • 12 Gerardo Vilchez

Catchers

  • 17 Luis Hernandez
  •  8 Jesus Monserratt
  • 10 Robert Mullen

Infielders

  •  6 Javier Agelvis
  • 19 Javier Godard
  • 31 Miguel Guzman
  • 61 Carlos Hiciano
  •  3 Eric Marinez
  •  4 Andys Silva

Outfielders

  • 16 Luis Barrera
  •  5 Yhoelnys Gonzalez
  •  7 Gean Rigby
  • 53 Raymond Rivas
  • 21 Jhonny Rodriguez

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Gabriel Ozuna (pitching)
  • -- Radhame Perez (hitting)


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