Start believing the hype on Oakland A’s top prospect center fielder, Michael Choice. Currently batting .284, with 8 HRs, 34 RBIs, a .393 OBP, and a .872 OPS, he has the makings of being a really good Major League ballplayer. He hits for power, as he is second in the Pacific Coast League in HRs, and possesses a good batters eye, having an almost 1:1 K/BB ratio this season at...
Michael Wacha (P – Memphis Redbirds)
The Cardinals have one of the greatest problems in baseball to have… too much good, young pitching. Among them are Miller, Rosenthal, Martinez, Jenkins and Wacha. Michael Wacha was the Cardinals first overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft (19th overall) and has been pushed aggressively through their system since. Used mostly in relief in...
This is the first post on Seedspitters by minor league beat writer Ryan Kuhn. He will be covering the Ports, Grizzlies, Giants (San Jose) and the River Cats.
by Ryan Kuhn
Players are not the only ones learning under the lights of minor league baseball.
Just ask the new Sacramento River Cats manager Steve Scarsone.
Last November, Scarsone was hired to replace Darren Bush, who was...
In this edition of our Oakland A's Minor League Notebook, we examine the early season struggles of top A's prospect Michael Choice and review the action around the Oakland system on Saturday night.
FRISCO -- It's been a few years but Michael Choice is playing baseball in Texas once again. The Fort Worth native was a standout on the diamond at Texas-Arlington from 2008 through 2010 until Oakland took him 10th overall, the highest a UTA player had ever been drafted, in the June 2010 Amateur Draft.
The six-foot, 220-pound center fielder began his professional career with...
Like many prospect mavens, Eddie Vedder is keen on Oakland prospect Michael Choice.
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. Prospecting: John Sickels’ Top-20 List for Oakland
3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: L.A. Dodgers Television (Away Games)
Bowker Released, Will Likely Play in Japan...
The Athletics have been busy this offseason, but not in a good way if you were a fan expecting them to contend in 2012 (then again, why would you really have been expecting that anyway?). The A’s are short on cash and are in desperate need of a new ballpark, so in the meantime they’re trying to get younger and cheaper. Mission accomplished so far. How do these new additions fit...
Arizona Fall League action concluded this week, with several players in Oakland's organization posting impressive results, including Michael Choice, the A's top Draft pick in 2010.
#46 Michael Choice
Choice had a terrific first full season of professional baseball as a 21-year-old. He had an outstanding career at UT-Arlington and was deservedly selected with the tenth overall pick in 2010. With Stockton this year in the California League, Choice slashed .285/.376/.542 and went deep 30 times. He struck out 134 times...
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