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2008 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 75-86 .466
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 646-690 -44
Roster Continuity 59.66% 27/30
Manager(s): Bob Geren
General Manager: Billy Beane
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: McAfee Coliseum
Payroll: $ 47,967,126 28/30
Attendance: 1,665,256 27/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jemile Weeks (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Don Wakamatsu
Bullpen Coach: Ron Romanick
First Base Coach: Tye Waller
Hitting Coach: Ty Van Burkleo
Pitching Coach: Curt Young
Third Base Coach: Tony DeFrancesco

#1 Draft Picks

Frank Thomas (#7), Eric Chavez (#10), Cliff Pennington (#21), Joe Blanton (#24), Bobby Crosby (#25), Joey Devine (#27), Daric Barton (#28), Jack Cust (#30), Matt Murton (#32), Dan Meyer (#34), Travis Buck (#36), Gio Gonzalez (#38), Huston Street (#40)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10062.617--
7983.48821.0
7586.46624.5
61101.37739.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Bobby CrosbySS28   55666132
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61734796000218.237.296.349645.112.203.2752.0479.4194605
24Kurt SuzukiC24   53054148
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422344691122120.279.346.370716.091.172.3101.5775.7196588
32Jack CustLF-DH29   48177111
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770011119723047.231.375.476851.245.476.3061.7714.6229598
10Daric Barton1B22   44659101
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4721659935636.226.327.348675.121.269.2701.5249.6155523
14Mark Ellis2B31   44255103
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411425365525211.233.321.373694.140.287.2481.2336.8165507
22Jack Hannahan3B28   4364895
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47205513124355.218.305.342647.124.255.2862.3848.4149501
8Emil BrownLF-RF33   4024898
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59422765520416.244.297.386683.142.214.2592.4130.9155438
15Ryan SweeneyRF-CF23   38453110
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4591386733269.286.350.383733.096.216.3301.7676.8147433
28Carlos GonzalezCF-RF22   3023173
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2641138101107.242.273.361634.119.172.3186.2375.5109316
38Rajai DavisCF27   1962851
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1925673410211.260.288.372660.112.245.3004.8665.373207
35Frank ThomasDH40   1862049
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1900284420016.263.364.387751.124.274.3191.5737.272217
6Travis BuckRF24   1551635
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2510113840022.226.291.432723.206.284.2503.4522.167172
5Mike SweeneyDH-1B34   1261336
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12007620013.286.331.397728.111.167.2860.8663.050136
12Donnie Murphy3B-SS25   1031019
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1321113820011.184.274.301575.117.233.2543.4534.331117
56Cliff Pennington2B-SS24   991424
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00941131820211.242.339.293632.051.212.2931.38--29117
4Eric Patterson2B25   921116
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00880122400000.174.269.207476.033.250.2352.00--19104
18Rob BowenC27   91616
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90043810202.176.219.286505.110.154.2889.5091.02698
3Eric Chavez3B-DH30   891022
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140061800002.247.295.393688.146.213.2903.0044.53595
57Aaron CunninghamLF22   80720
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142062411001.250.310.400710.150.250.3454.0080.03287
19Chris DenorfiaLF-CF27   621018
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92061610203.290.362.387749.097.226.3782.6762.02471
45Wes Bankston1B24   59412
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40021510010.203.238.305543.102.136.2507.5059.01863
52Jeff Baisley3B25   43111
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005004700002.256.319.279598.023.116.3061.75--1247
26Matt MurtonLF26   3013
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002001700001.100.129.133262.033.067.1307.00--431
2Gregorio PetitSS23   2348
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000002900000.348.400.435835.087.174.5714.50--1025
49Brooks Conrad3B28   1903
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002000900001.158.158.211369.053.053.300----419
58Justin DuchschererP30   6000000000600000.000.000.0000.000.000-----06
30,35Dana EvelandP24   401
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0000001200101.250.400.250650.000.250.5002.00--16
40Rich HardenP26   401
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0000000100100.250.250.250500.000.000.333----15
23Greg SmithP24   201
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0000000100100.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----13
55Joe BlantonP27   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
67Jeff FiorentinoCF25   101
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00010000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
29Dan Johnson28   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals168954516461318270231256108821574122648233035126.242.312.369681.127.244.2892.1443.620096090
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
23Greg Smith24   7164.1732322000190.1169928821871115131.358.010.994.125.261.28
30,35Dana Eveland24   994.3429291000168.01728281107711861121.489.210.544.136.321.53
58Justin Duchscherer30   1082.5422221100141.210745401134951080.996.780.702.156.022.79
55Joe Blanton27   5124.9620200000127.014574701235621011.4210.280.852.484.391.77
40Rich Harden26   512.341313000077.0572120531921011.146.660.583.6210.752.97
51Dallas Braden24   544.131910007071.2773633825410121.429.631.003.135.131.64
20Huston Street24   753.7363000371870.0582929627692011.217.460.773.478.872.56
57Chad Gaudin25   533.57266009062.2632925617442131.279.000.862.436.292.59
41Alan Embree38   254.947000011061.2593634830572021.448.561.164.358.271.90
31Brad Ziegler28   301.0547000211159.24787222300011.157.050.303.304.501.36
36Sean Gallagher22   235.841111000056.2604237736540001.689.471.115.688.531.50
44Santiago Casilla25   213.96510009250.1602222520436031.6010.800.903.607.742.15
33Joey Devine24   610.594200010145.22373015490000.834.500.002.939.593.27
13Jerry Blevins24   133.08360008037.2321413213350031.187.580.473.088.292.69
59Andrew Brown27   103.093100013035.0231312321280011.265.910.775.407.201.33
47Gio Gonzalez22   147.68107003034.0323429925341031.688.472.386.629.001.36
29Keith Foulke35   034.06310009131.0281414713231011.328.132.033.776.681.77
53Dan Meyer26   047.39114005027.2352823614200011.7511.251.934.506.431.43
21Kirk Saarloos29   105.5481001026.137171624120001.5812.810.691.384.153.00
55Josh Outman23   124.5064000025.234141318191021.6211.770.352.776.582.38
25Lenny DiNardo28   127.43112008023.0312019313121021.9112.131.175.094.700.92
50Kiko Calero33   003.605000304.23320370001.205.400.005.4012.602.33
60Jeff Gray26   007.205000204.28441140011.8014.401.801.807.204.00
56Fernando Hernandez23   1018.003000103.04660520013.0012.000.0015.006.000.40
Batting Totals75864.016021614115733143513646906401355761061304521.358.550.853.616.651.84
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kurt SuzukiC14112159275364.9947.26
Rob BowenC31220147921.9876.38
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Daric Barton1B134112110217313128.9888.78
Wes Bankston1B131081046110.9919.17
Mike Sweeney1B13908911091.00010.00
Jack Hannahan1B108082527.9789.79
Jeff Baisley1B43337113.97410.36
Rob Bowen1B1220021.0009.00
Emil Brown1B1010001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark Ellis2B1151011228336488.9935.02
Eric Patterson2B201694849415.9605.17
Cliff Pennington2B1613633440171.0005.10
Donnie Murphy2B10611220031.0004.72
Gregorio Petit2B439714011.0004.85
Brooks Conrad2B21743011.0003.71
Rajai Davis2B110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack Hannahan3B12698370218924.9702.64
Donnie Murphy3B24143122717.9752.45
Eric Chavez3B15130123214.9783.05
Jeff Baisley3B1079614011.0002.28
Cliff Pennington3B96481112.9502.67
Brooks Conrad3B4331411.8331.36
Daric Barton3B1211011.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bobby CrosbySS14512632023831799.9724.17
Donnie MurphySS1388102726.9493.78
Cliff PenningtonSS1056101645.8674.18
Gregorio PetitSS82871225.9056.11
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack CustLF78585129440.9712.05
Emil BrownLF6541389611.9902.07
Aaron CunninghamLF1815041130.9332.52
Chris DenorfiaLF137091001.0001.29
Ryan SweeneyLF1343120001.0002.51
Travis BuckLF1247111001.0002.30
Eric PattersonLF86315010.9372.14
Matt MurtonLF761271011.0004.13
Donnie MurphyLF120000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rajai DavisCF84465147412.9932.92
Carlos GonzalezCF69528176521.9893.09
Ryan SweeneyCF51362950001.0002.36
Chris DenorfiaCF1273260001.0003.21
Jeff FiorentinoCF240000.0000.00
Emil BrownCF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ryan SweeneyRF75486136610.9932.63
Emil BrownRF55433111432.9752.39
Carlos GonzalezRF36160430001.0002.42
Travis BuckRF34287732001.0002.35
Jack CustRF53940001.0000.92
Aaron CunninghamRF21860001.0003.00
Chris DenorfiaRF21020001.0001.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alan EmbreeP706126001.0001.18
Huston StreetP637038011.0001.41
Santiago CasillaP515073011.0001.80
Brad ZieglerP4759014021.0002.14
Joey DevineP424521001.0000.60
Jerry BlevinsP36370331.5000.73
Greg SmithP32190731011.0001.80
Andrew BrownP313524001.0001.54
Keith FoulkeP313130001.0000.87
Dana EvelandP29168518021.0001.23
Chad GaudinP26627740.7782.03
Justin DuchschererP22141513011.0001.15
Joe BlantonP20127142114.9722.48
Dallas BradenP197121410.9412.03
Rich HardenP137733001.0000.70
Lenny DiNardoP112333011.0002.35
Sean GallagherP115636011.0001.45
Dan MeyerP11270110.5000.33
Gio GonzalezP103415011.0001.59
Kirk SaarloosP82614001.0001.73
Josh OutmanP6251210.7501.08
Kiko CaleroP540000.0000.00
Jeff GrayP5411001.0004.50
Fernando HernandezP3301001.0003.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack CustDH61.0000.00
Frank ThomasDH53.0000.00
Mike SweeneyDH17.0000.00
Eric ChavezDH8.0000.00
Wes BankstonDH4.0000.00
Emil BrownDH4.0000.00
Jack HannahanDH4.0000.00
Kurt SuzukiDH1.0000.00


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