As the Athletics continue to put up runs inconsistently, their minor league affiliates, especially Midland (AA), continue to swing the hot bat collectively. You could make an easy argument that the AA team offensively, is pound for pound better than AAA. The most notable right now who is on the verge of being a career minor leauger, is 26-year-old right-handed-hitting first baseman (sometimes third baseman) Tommy Everidge. His line looks like this through 45 games:

.306 7HR, 43RBI, BB/K ratio 18-25.

Everidge isn’t slowing down and he won’t, the questions is, will the A’s or even the RIvercats give him a look? He’s not getting any younger.

Adrian Cardenas shortstop, is another Double A Midland player who since being demoted from triple A has been on fire. His AAA-AA combined stats are (through 43 games):

.307 5HR, 38RBI, BB/K ratio 23-27.

He probably deserves a spot on the Rivercats but there’s no room. Billy Beane better get busy.

Triple A Sacramento:

Outfielder Aaron Cunningham, who was given a sip of the show this year before being domoted. Why he’s spending his time in Sacramento while Rajai Davis is in Oakland is beyond me. Cunninghams line is the follwing:

.315 3HR, 11RBI, BB/K ratio 3-15 (not great) but the key here to me is he hits left-handers at a .412 clip! Rajai Davis, also a right hander, .160. That’s .160 folks…HORRIBLE.

The farm system looks interesting, maybe some hitters, of course some pitchers but only time will tell.

Who needs a promotion?

Post info: By KFinkas on May 29th, 2009
Comments: 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “Minor league offensive updates”

  1. Nick Says:

    Anyone could probably hit better in the A’s farm system than Davis, which isn’t saying much. If there is a speedy outfielder in our farm system that can at least hit a little, I’m for them getting the call. I’d also like to see Cardenas get the call soon, I’m sure he can hit better than Crosby or Hannahan.

  2. KFinkas Says:

    the first game doesn’t start out great as Orlando Cabrera costs Josh Outman two runs! He really hasn’t been good defensively this year.

  3. KFinkas Says:

    And it was NELSON CRUZ…Of course.

  4. KFinkas Says:

    It would be nice to see Travis Buck get some more AB’s like his first today!

  5. Nick Says:

    I’m using’s Gameday to watch the game right now, can someone tell me why Bobby Crosby came in to pinch hit for Cust? Thanks.

  6. KFinkas Says:

    Nick, Cust has back spasms again

  7. Nick Says:

    Well, that’s not good to hear. I hope he gets well soon, I’d much rather have Cust DH over Crosby. Thanks for telling me.

  8. KFinkas Says:

    Another non-decision by Geren might cost the A’s runs. Men on first and second, one out, up one. Lefty reliever comes in and Geren leaves in Hannahan to hit. He could have pinch hit and moved DH Crosby to third. My god he sucks.

  9. KFinkas Says:

    Outman is dealing! 8 K’s through six!

  10. KFinkas Says:

    Hope nobody else almost had a heart attack after that bottom of the seventh! Geren takes out Outman too early again.

  11. Nick Says:

    Don’t worry, Geren puts Casilla in to seal the A’s fate, as usual.

  12. Nick Says:

    It happens every year, Casilla starts the season great, then gets injured, then falls apart. He and Springer both need to go with Geren.

  13. KFinkas Says:

    Agreed. Casilla looks like a gimp out there. It’s obvious he can’t use his leg right now, don’t you need those to pitch? Geren says’NO!

  14. KFinkas Says:

    Bring thread onto new post Nick

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