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2008 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

+ Spring Training Statistics
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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
  • Spring training is the name of the MLB exhibition season that takes place in Florida and Arizona. Teams are split among the 2 states and generally play all their exhibition games between teams in the same state. The division of teams has nothing to do with their league.
  • The season is ~30 games, begins in early March and lasts until early April.
  • The purpose of Spring Training is to prepare players for the Major League regular season and to give teams a chance to see their players and prospects up close for evaluation purposes.
  • A team's win-loss record is generally ignored since a team's primary goal is not necessarily victory. The primary goal is to let Major Leaguers get their work in and to evaluate minor leaguers in different situations. Pitchers may use the games to work on new pitches or try to improve on existing pitches.
  • 2008 Oakland Athletics Spring Training Batting Statistics
    PlayerPosHigh LevelAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Mark Ellis2BMLB3117536156001002600000.283.309.39670521
    Dan Johnson1BMLB282052791039007400002.173.271.36563619
    Jack Hannahan3BMLB28175251440070081500000.269.367.34671318
    Donnie MurphySS-3BMLB251952916501122051110022.308.356.46281824
    Bobby CrosbySSMLB281649812204100031000000.245.288.53181926
    Emil BrownCF-LFMLB3314484155018002200012.312.333.47981223
    Chris DenorfiaRF-LFMLB2718476132101006800102.277.358.36272017
    Brooks Conrad3B-2BMLB2821461116612130051500010.348.404.652105630
    Kurt SuzukiCMLB2416467155003015410002.326.392.43582720
    Ryan SweeneyCF-OFMLB231745593005018400002.200.321.26758812
    Mike Sweeney1B-CMLB341443121330213106120002.302.388.51290022
    Jack CustRFMLB29174111103031100141420000.244.436.53797322
    Gregorio PetitSS-3BMLB23174141450040001100100.341.341.46380419
    Travis BuckOFMLB2416405113002006710010.275.362.35071214
    Rob BowenCMLB27153641121140051200000.306.390.50089018
    Daric Barton1BMLB2212349610310008800011.176.326.47179716
    Carlos GonzalezLFMLB221431392003010400010.290.281.35563611
    Jeff FiorentinoLFMLB252030350003006400000.167.306.1674735
    Todd Linden1B-OFMLB28182914173305005600001.586.647.897154426
    Justin KnoedlerPMLB271314130104001300000.214.267.3576245
    Casey Rogowski1BAAA27611220001002300000.182.308.1824902
    Wes BankstonOFMLB241011352006000200010.455.417.63610537
    Jeff Baisley3B-1BMLB25810260003000100000.600.600.60012006
    Aaron CunninghamOFMLB2258332002101200000.375.444.62510695
    Josh Horton2BAAA2245210000001100000.200.333.2005331
    Corey BrownOFMLB2224120012001000000.500.6001.25018505
    Richie RobnettOFAAA2413220114000100000.667.6672.33330007
    Sean DoolittlePMLB2133210001001000000.333.500.3338331
    Anthony ReckerCMLB2413010000000100000.333.333.3336661
    Jermaine MitchellOFAAA2322000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Danny PutnamOFMLB2522211000002100000.500.7501.00017502
    Eddie CornejoSSAAA2642100001002000000.000.500.0005000
    Dana EvelandPMLB2412000000000200000.000.000.00000
    Matt LeCroyC-1BMLB3232000000001000000.000.333.0003330
    Mike MassaroOFAAA2422110000000000000.500.500.50010001
    Archie GilbertLF-CFAAA2441200001101000100.000.500.0005000
    Brian StaviskyOFAAA27110100000000000001.0001.0001.00020001
    Chris Carter1B-LFMLB2111000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Mike Affronti3BAAA2411000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Gio GonzalezPMLB2211000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Kevin MelilloLFMLB2611000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Greg SmithPMLB2411000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Cliff PenningtonSS-2BMLB2431100000001000100.000.500.0005000
    Nick BlasiOFAAA26211100010000000001.0001.0001.00020001
    Justin SellersSSMLB22211100000000000001.0001.0001.00020001
    Todd DonovanOFAAA2910000000001000000.0001.000.00010000
    2008 Oakland Athletics Spring Training Pitching Statistics
    PlayerHigh LevelAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Dana EvelandMLB24301.2955000021194305171.148.140.002.147.29
    Greg SmithMLB24111.5053000018144303120.947.000.001.506.00
    Rich HardenMLB26124.7644000017209917131.5910.590.533.716.88
    Joe BlantonMLB27014.7644000017199923151.2910.061.061.597.94
    Justin DuchschererMLB30203.864300001412660581.217.710.003.215.14
    Gio GonzalezMLB22004.0552002213.113861881.588.780.685.405.40
    Lenny DiNardoMLB28201.4262001012.215220371.4210.660.002.134.97
    Dallas BradenMLB24103.00620020129441571.176.750.753.755.25
    Fernando HernandezMLB23002.708000511010330471.409.000.003.606.30
    Andrew BrownMLB27103.607000101084419121.707.200.908.1010.80
    Kirk SaarloosMLB29003.605000111011440161.209.900.000.905.40
    Huston StreetMLB24104.0090002197441371.117.001.003.007.00
    Santiago CasillaMLB25106.0050001069441151.6713.501.501.507.50
    Dan MeyerMLB26014.5030002168532141.5012.003.001.506.00
    Alan EmbreeMLB381210.50600010611771242.1716.501.503.006.00
    Jerry BlevinsMLB24103.0060005164220241.006.000.003.006.00
    Henry RodriguezMLB21101.8041000055110552.009.000.009.009.00
    Keith FoulkeMLB350012.6050000058871432.4014.401.807.205.40
    Troy CateMLB27100.0040002053000120.805.400.001.803.60
    Chris GissellMLB30000.0020000050000150.200.000.001.809.00
    Joey DevineMLB24104.5040001044220131.259.000.002.256.75
    Jeff GrayMLB26003.0030000032111020.676.003.000.006.00
    James SimmonsAAA21000.0020000031000020.333.000.000.006.00
    Fautino De Los SantosMLB22016.751000002.21320201.123.370.006.750.00
    Brad ZieglerMLB280018.0020000025440002.5022.500.000.000.00
    Chad GaudinMLB25000.0010000020000010.000.000.000.004.50
    Jay MarshallMLB250018.0010000013220003.0027.000.000.000.00
    Ryan WingAAA26000.0010000010000202.000.000.0018.000.00
    Arnold LeonMLB190018.0010000013220104.0027.000.009.000.00
    Andy ShipmanAAA26000.001000000.10000000.000.000.000.000.00


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