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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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 2008 Oakland Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    52Jeff Baisley3B-1B6-3192R-R252008OAK: 2005-12-371MLB-Int
    45Wes BankstonOF6-4200R-R242008TBA: 2002-4-104MLBOakland Athletics
    10Daric Barton1B6-0220L-R222007SLN: 2003-1-28MLB-Free Agent
    55Joe BlantonP6-2220R-R272004OAK: 2002-1-24MLBLos Angeles DodgersMLB-Active
    13Jerry BlevinsP6-6185L-L242007CHN: 2004-17-516MLBNew York MetsMLB-Active
    18Rob BowenC6-2211R-R272003MIN: 1999-2-56MLBOakland Athletics
    51Dallas BradenP6-1185L-L242007OAK: 2004-24-727MLB-Retired
    59Andrew BrownP6-6230R-R272006ATL: 1999-6-204MLBOakland Athletics
    8Emil BrownCF-LF6-2193R-R331997OAK: 1994-6-149MLBSan Diego Padres
    6Travis BuckOF6-3210L-L242007OAK: 2005-1-36MLB-Free Agent
    50Kiko CaleroP6-1170R-R332003KCA: 1996-27-799MLBFlorida Marlins
    44Santiago CasillaP6-0160R-R252004Not draftedMLBSan Francisco GiantsMLB-Active
    3Eric Chavez3B6-0204L-R301998OAK: 1996-1-10MLB-Retired
    49Brooks Conrad3B-2B5-11185B-R282008HOU: 2001-8-236MLB-Free Agent
    7Bobby CrosbySS6-3195R-R282003OAK: 2001-1-25MLB-Free Agent
    57Aaron CunninghamOF5-11195R-R222008CHA: 2005-6-185MLB-Free Agent
    32Jack CustRF6-2195L-R292001ARI: 1997-1-30MLBBaltimore OriolesMinors
    38Rajai DavisLF-RF5-11170R-R272006PIT: 2001-38-1134MLBCleveland IndiansMLB-Active
    19Chris DenorfiaRF-LF6-1180R-R272005CIN: 2002-19-555MLB-Free Agent
    33Joey DevineP6-0210R-R242005ATL: 2005-1-27MLB-Free Agent
    25Lenny DiNardoP6-4190L-L282004NYN: 2001-3-102MLBOakland Athletics
    58Justin DuchschererP6-3164R-R302001BOS: 1996-8-241MLB-Free Agent
    14Mark Ellis2B5-11180R-R312002KCA: 1999-9-271MLB-Retired
    41Alan EmbreeP6-2190L-L381992CLE: 1989-5-125MLBBoston Red Sox
    30,35Dana EvelandP6-1220L-L242005MIL: 2002-16-469MLBTampa Bay RaysMLB-Active
    67Jeff FiorentinoLF6-1180L-R252005BAL: 2004-3-79MLB-Ind
    29Keith FoulkeP6-0200R-R351997SFN: 1994-9-256MLBOakland Athletics
    36Sean GallagherP6-1210R-R222007CHN: 2004-12-366MLB-Free Agent
    57Chad GaudinP5-11165R-R252003TBA: 2001-34-1009MLB-Free Agent
    28Carlos GonzalezLF6-1170L-L222008Not draftedMLBColorado RockiesMLB-Active
    47Gio GonzalezP5-11185R-L222008CHA: 2004-1-38MLBWashington NationalsMLB-Active
    60Jeff GrayP6-3205R-R262008OAK: 2004-32-967MLB-Free Agent
    22Jack Hannahan3B6-2200L-R282006DET: 2001-3-87MLB-Int
    40Rich HardenP6-1180L-R262003OAK: 2000-17-510MLB-Free Agent
    56Fernando HernandezP5-11190R-R232008CHA: 2002-49-1448MLB-Free Agent
    29Dan Johnson1B6-2220L-R282005OAK: 2001-7-221MLBTulsa (AA) >> Los Angeles DodgersMinors
    53Dan MeyerP6-3190R-L262004ATL: 2002-1-34MLBBaltimore OriolesMinors
    12Donnie MurphySS-3B5-10180R-R252004KCA: 2002-5-138MLB-Free Agent
    26Matt MurtonOF6-1226R-R262005BOS: 2003-1-32MLBIowa (AAA) >> Chicago CubsMinors
    55Josh OutmanP6-1180L-L232008PHI: 2005-10-307MLB-Free Agent
    4Eric PattersonOF5-11173L-R252007CHN: 2004-8-246MLB-Free Agent
    56Cliff PenningtonSS-2B5-11175B-R242008OAK: 2005-1-21MLBLos Angeles AngelsMLB-Active
    2Gregorio PetitSS-3B5-10160R-R232008Not draftedMLBLos Angeles AngelsMLB-Active
    21Kirk SaarloosP6-0185R-R292002HOU: 2001-3-86MLBCleveland Indians
    23Greg SmithP6-2190L-L242008ARI: 2005-6-171MLB-Free Agent
    20Huston StreetP6-0185R-R242005OAK: 2004-1-40MLBLos Angeles Angels60-day DL
    24Kurt SuzukiC5-11200R-R242007OAK: 2004-2-67MLBMinnesota TwinsMLB-Active
    5Mike Sweeney1B-C6-2215R-R341995KCA: 1991-10-262MLBSeattle Mariners
    15Ryan SweeneyCF-OF6-4200L-L232006CHA: 2003-2-52MLB-Free Agent
    35Frank Thomas1B-DH6-5270R-R401990CHA: 1989-1-7MLBToronto Blue Jays
    31Brad ZieglerP6-4200R-R282008PHI: 2003-20-595MLBBoston Red SoxMLB-Active

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