Oakland Athletics Best Players of All Time

The Oakland Athletics have been a staple in the Bay Area since 1901. They are part of one of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball and boast an impressive list of World Series titles, Hall-of-Famers, and All Stars throughout their history. The A’s continue to compete for championships within their division as they look to bring another title back to Oakland.

1. Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire Career

  • 12× All-Star (1987–1992, 1995–2000), 2× World Series champion (1989, 2011), AL Rookie of the Year (1987), Gold Glove Award (1990), 3× Silver Slugger Award (1992, 1996, 1998), 5× MLB home run leader (1987, 1996–1999), NL RBI leader (1999), Athletics Hall of Fame, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball All-Century Team

Mark McGwire was one of the most dominant hitters in baseball history, with records for home runs and batting average. He played his entire career with the St.

Louis Cardinals, where he led the team to three World Series championships. After retiring from professional baseball in 2001, Mark McGwire has since been involved in a number of business ventures.

In 2017, Mark McGwire was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its inaugural class Mark McGwire was one of the most prolific hitters in MLB history, amassing 508 home runs over his career.

He won two World Series titles with the St. Louis Cardinals and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. McGwire was born on October 5, 1967, in Oakland, California.

2. Reggie Jackson

Outfielder

Reggie Jackson Career

  • 14× All-Star (1969, 1971–1975, 1977–1984), 5× World Series champion (1972–1974, 1977, 1978), AL MVP (1973), 2× World Series MVP (1973, 1977), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1980, 1982), 4× AL home run leader (1973, 1975, 1980, 1982), AL RBI leader (1973), Oakland Athletics No. 9 retired, New York Yankees No. 44 retired, Athletics Hall of Fame, Monument Park honoree

Reggie Jackson was a dominant right fielder for the New York Yankees in the late 1970's and early 1980's. He helped lead the team to three World Series titles, batting over .300 each season and hitting over 100 home runs twice.

Jackson struggled with alcoholism during his career and had several run-ins with law enforcement, including one incident in which he shot at an intruder who had broken into his home. After retiring from baseball, Jackson began working as a broadcaster for both television and radio stations around the country.

He has since passed away at age 76 after battling cancer Reggie Jackson was a 5x World Series champion and MVP with the Oakland Athletics. He is one of only four players in history to have won three MVP awards, as well as two Silver Slugger Awards for best offensive player at his position. His 14 All-Star selections are second all time behind only Joe DiMaggio's 16 honors.

Reggie hit over 500 home runs during his career, establishing himself as one of the most feared hitters in baseball history.

3. Jose Canseco

Outfielder

Jose Canseco Career

  • 6× All-Star (1986, 1988–1990, 1992, 1999), 2× World Series champion (1989, 2000), AL MVP (1988), AL Rookie of the Year (1986), 4× Silver Slugger Award (1988, 1990, 1991, 1998), 2× MLB home run leader (1988, 1991), MLB RBI leader (1988)

Jose Canseco was a successful hitter in the MLB and is best known for his high home run total. He also had a reputation as being difficult to manage, often engaging in illegal behavior on and off the field.

His career ended prematurely due to injuries sustained in 2001. Jose Canseco was a three-time all-star and two-time world series champion who hit over 500 home runs in his career. He also won an MVP award, Silver Slugger Awards for hitting batting average as well as homers, and led the league in RBIs twice.

4. Jason Giambi

Infielder

Jason Giambi Career

  • 5× All-Star (2000–2004), AL MVP (2000), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2001, 2002), AL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)

Jason Giambi is a former MLB first baseman and designated hitter. He was drafted by the Athletics in the 12th round of the 1995 amateur draft and made his MLB debut with them that year.

In 2002, he signed with the New York Yankees as a free agent and spent 10 seasons there before being traded to Cleveland in 2014. Jason Giambi is a three-time all-star (2000, 2001, 2007), four-time Silver Slugger (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007) award winner and two-time MVP runner up (2001, 2006).

He holds numerous hitting records including most home runs in an American League season (42), most hits in an AL career (.318), most RBIs in an AL career (1,716) and most total bases in an AL career (3,020). On September 27th 2014 Jason Giambi announced his retirement from baseball after playing 16 seasons professional ball averaging .277 batting average with 440 homers & 1K/RBI's

5. Vida Blue

Pitcher

Vida Blue Career

  • 6× All-Star (1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981), 3× World Series champion (1972–1974), AL MVP (1971), AL Cy Young Award (1971), AL ERA leader (1971), Pitched a no-hitter on September 21, 1970, Pitched a combined no-hitter on September 28, 1975, Athletics Hall of Fame, San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

Vida Blue pitched for the Oakland Athletics from 1969-1986 and had a 209-161 record with an ERA of 3.27. In 1986, Blue was released by the San Francisco Giants after experiencing arm trouble during the season.

After his MLB career ended, Blue went on to have a successful coaching career at Louisiana State University and Texas A&M University before retiring in 2001. Vida has two children - one son who is also a professional baseball pitcher and one daughter who played basketball professionally in Spain for several years before returning to Baton Rouge, LA where she now coaches youth sports.

Vida Blue was a dominant pitcher in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a three-time World Series champion and two-time AL MVP. Blue pitched a no hitter on September 21, 1970 and also combined for a no hitter on September 28, 1975. Blue is currently an Oakland Athletics Hall of Fame inductee. Blue resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and four children

6. Catfish Hunter

Pitcher

Catfish Hunter Career

  • 8× All-Star (1966, 1967, 1970, 1972–1976), 5× World Series champion (1972–1974, 1977, 1978), AL Cy Young Award (1974), 2× MLB wins leader (1974, 1975), AL ERA leader (1974), Pitched a perfect game on May 8, 1968, Oakland Athletics No. 27 retired, Athletics Hall of Fame

Catfish Hunter was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees and California Angels. He had a 224-166 win-loss record with 3.26 ERA and 2.012 strikeouts in 2,012 innings pitched.

Catfish Hunter began his professional career in 1965 with the Kansas City Athletics and made his MLB debut that year. After playing for several other teams throughout the 1970s, he joined the Oakland A's in 1979 where he finished his career two seasons later.

Catfish Hunter was notable for being one of baseball's most durable pitchers - appearing in more than 200 games each season from 1975 to 1978, as well as all but one game during his three years with the California Angels (1979–1981). In 1999, at age 53, Catfish Hunter died after suffering an apparent heart attack while fishing off North Carolina's Outer Banks island chain

7. Tim Hudson

Pitcher

Tim Hudson Career

  • 4× All-Star (2000, 2004, 2010, 2014), World Series champion (2014), NL Comeback Player of the Year (2010), AL wins leader (2000), Braves Hall of Fame

Hudson is a two-time All-Star and won the 2007 NL Cy Young Award. Hudson spent eleven seasons with the Atlanta Braves, winning three National League pennants and one World Series championship in his time there.

He was traded to the San Francisco Giants prior to the 2015 season, where he finished up his career after posting an ERA of 2.98 in 219 innings pitched across 17 appearances (16 starts). After retiring as a player, Hudson took on coaching duties with the Giants' minor league affiliates before being named their pitching coach ahead of the 2018 season Tim Hudson is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Oakland Athletics (1999-2004), Atlanta Braves (2005-2013) and San Francisco Giants (2014-2015).

During his MLB career, he amassed a 222–133 win/loss record with an earned run average of 3.49 and 2,080 strikeouts. He was twice named NL Comeback Player of the Year—in 2010 and 2014—and helped lead the Atlanta Braves to their first World Series title in franchise history in 2014. Tim Hudson is currently retired from professional baseball but remains active as a commentator for Turner Sports' coverage of MLB games on TBS.

8. Dennis Eckersley

Pitcher

Dennis Eckersley Career

  • 6× All-Star (1977, 1982, 1988, 1990–1992), World Series champion (1989), AL MVP (1992), AL Cy Young Award (1992), ALCS MVP (1988), 2× AL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1988, 1992), 2× MLB saves leader (1988, 1992), Pitched a no-hitter on May 30, 1977, Oakland Athletics No. 43 retired, Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, Athletics Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball All-Time Team

Dennis Eckersley is a retired MLB pitcher who spent his entire 20-year career with the Boston Red Sox. Eckersley was an all-star for seven seasons and helped lead Boston to their first World Series title in 86 years in 1997.

Eckersley had some of the best control in baseball, striking out 2,401 batters during his career - second only to Randy Johnson's record of 2,956 strikeouts. He also led the league in saves three times and finished as runner up twice more.

Eckersley battled injuries throughout most of his career but still managed to pitch 219 complete games, which is second all time behind Nolan Ryan's 248 complete games played (both achieved while playing for different teams). On September 26th 1998, Dennis Eckersley announced his retirement from professional baseball after 17 years and 3rd place finish at the American League Championship Series against Texas Rangers outfielder Jeff Bagwell and 5 other players including current Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander who made their debut that year throwing one inning for Houston Astros (Eck had previously beaten Verlander 8-1 on May 1st pitching 10 innings).

Currently resides near San Francisco Bay Area where he owns two restaurants "The Bistro" & "Dennis' Hideaway", both located inside The Fairmont Hotel Napa Valley Dennis has been outspoken about various political issues over recent years such as gun reform following Parkland school shooting

9. Miguel Tejada

Infielder

Miguel Tejada Career

  • 6× All-Star (2002, 2004–2006, 2008, 2009), AL MVP (2002), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2004, 2005), MLB RBI leader (2004)

Miguel Tejada was a shortstop for the Oakland Athletics from 1997-2013. He batted .285 with 2,407 hits and 307 home runs in his career. Miguel Tejada won three Gold Gloves (2002–2004) and one Silver Slugger Award (2006).

After retiring as a player, he served two stints as Baltimore Orioles' manager (2012-2014; 2016). On August 10th, 2013, Miguel Tejada announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the MLB playing for five different teams including Kansas City Royals where he finished his illustrious career.

Miguel Tejada was a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner with the Oakland Athletics. He played for six different teams in his 12 MLB seasons, but is most famous for his time with the Baltimore Orioles. After being traded to the Houston Astros midway through the 2009 season, Miguel Tejada led them to their first ever playoff appearance.

Injuries forced him to retire at age 36 after playing just one more game with San Diego Padres in 2013 season. Although he retired from baseball, Miguel Tejada remains an icon in Mexico and Latin America for his stellar play on the field and charitable work off of it

10. Barry Zito

Pitcher

Barry Zito Career

  • 3× All-Star (2002, 2003, 2006), World Series champion (2012), AL Cy Young Award (2002), AL wins leader (2002)

Barry Zito is a former pitcher in the MLB who spent his entire career with the Oakland Athletics. He was known for his high-quality control, and he led the league in saves twice during his career.

In September of 2015, Zito announced that he would be retiring from baseball at the end of the season. After making this announcement, it was revealed that he had been dealing with an injury for some time and did not have enough strength to continue playing.

Barry Zito has set many records throughout his career, including leading the league in strikeouts three times and ERA once each. He also holds numerous other pitching records, such as most complete games (68), most shutouts (13), highest strikeout rate (10%), lowest walk rate (<1%), and fewest home runs allowed (203).

Despite being one of the best pitchers in history, Barry Zito never won a championship ring while playing in MLB – something which frustrates him greatly to this day. Outside of baseball, Barry Zito is married to actress Candace Cameron Bure – they have two children together and reside in California after spending their early years living overseas due to their father's military service commitments

11. Jed Lowrie

Designated hitter

Jed Lowrie Career

  • All-Star (2018)

Lowrie is a switch hitter and infielder who has played in the MLB for eight seasons. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2008 and has since made his mark as one of their most consistent performers, batting .257 with 1,185 hits and 121 home runs.

Lowrie's versatility allows him to play all over the diamond but he is perhaps best known for his ability to anchor an infield defense. His strong throwing arm makes him valuable as a backup or pinch-hitter too. The 38-year old Lowrie looks set to continue playing at a high level into his 40s and could well have some good years still ahead of him if he can stay injury free.

Jed Lowrie is a left-handed batter and infielder who has played for the Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros, New York Mets and Oakland Athletics. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2008th round of MLB Draft. Jed Lowrie won Silver Slugger Award in 2013 with Oakland Athletics and Gold Glove Award in 2014 with Houston Astros. In 2018 he became an All-Star player with Boston Red Sox after batting .297/.371/.449 with 21 home runs and 85 RBIs in 663 plate appearances throughout the season().

12. Eric Chavez

Infielder

Eric Chavez Career

  • 6× Gold Glove Award (2001–2006), Silver Slugger Award (2002), Athletics Hall of Fame

Eric Chavez was born in Los Angeles, California on December 7th, 1977. He began his MLB career with the Oakland Athletics in 1998 and played for them until 2004.

In 2005 he signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and remained there until 2014 when he retired at the age of 38 due to a neck injury. Eric is currently a hitting coach for the New York Mets who drafted him in 1998.

Eric Chavez was a dominant hitter for both the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees over a 10-year career. He won several awards, including six Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. As a coach, he has led the Mets to three playoff appearances in his first four seasons as manager - an impressive start by any standards.

13. Stephen Piscotty

Right fielder

Stephen Piscotty Career

Piscotty is a 31-year old right fielder who recently became a free agent. Piscotty has spent his entire MLB career with the Oakland Athletics, and he's been an impact player both on offense and defense.

He was named to the All-Star team in 2017 and 2018, and he finished fifth in MVP voting in 2018. Piscotty is one of just two players in history to hit 30 home runs and steal 20 bases in a season, joining Ty Cobb (1909).

He's also won three Gold Glove Awards during his career, which speaks volumes about his overall ability as an outfielder/baseball player. Piscotty was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft and made his debut with them that year.

Piscotty has had a strong career with the Cardinals, batting .255 with 93 home runs and 354 RBIs over 4 seasons. In 2018, Piscotty was traded to Oakland where he has continued to be a key player for their team over the past two years. Stephen is an excellent fielder who has helped lead both teams he's played for to playoff appearances.

He is likely to continue playing at a high level for many more years.

14. Rollie Fingers

Rollie Fingers Career

  • 7× All-Star (1973–1976, 1978, 1981, 1982), 3× World Series champion (1972–1974), AL MVP (1981), AL Cy Young Award (1981), World Series MVP (1974), 4× Rolaids Relief Man Award (1977, 1978, 1980, 1981), 3× MLB saves leader (1977, 1978, 1981), Pitched a combined no-hitter on September 28, 1975, Oakland Athletics No. 34 retired, Milwaukee Brewers No. 34 retired, Athletics Hall of Fame, American Family Field Walk of Fame, Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor

Rollie Fingers was an MLB pitcher for 20 seasons and won 114 games. He is most famous for his dominant pitching in the 1978 season, when he led the Padres to a division title.

After that year, Rollie Fingers' career went downhill, as he struggled with injuries and alcoholism over the next few years. In 1985, Rollie Fingers retired from baseball after a poor performance at the end of the season with Milwaukee Brewers Rollie Fingers was an All-Star pitcher for the Oakland Athletics from 1968 to 1976 and then with the San Diego Padres from 1977 to 1980.

He helped lead both teams to World Series championships in 1972, 1974 and 1981. His accomplishments include three Cy Young Awards (1981), a MVP Award (1981) and four Rolaids Relief Man Awards (1977, 1978, 1980, 1981). Fingers pitched a combined no-hitter on September 28th 1975 for the Oakland A's against the Milwaukee Brewers at Candlestick Park in California. After his playing career he served as pitching coach with various teams including the Brewers and Padres before eventually joining the Athletics front office as assistant general manager/player personnel director in 1998 where he remained until his retirement in 2007

15. Elvis Andrus

Infielder

Elvis Andrus Career

  • 2× All-Star (2010, 2012)

Elvis Andrus has been a staple in the Texas Rangers infield since 2009. He is an experienced shortstop with a lot of power and speed. In 2017, Andrus recorded career highs in batting average (.285), home runs (23), and RBIs (86).

At 34 years old, Elvis Andrus still has plenty of baseball left to play. Look for him to continue playing at an high level for years to come. Elvis Andrus has a .270 batting average and 1,997 hits in his career. He's won two All-Star Games and was named to the 2012 team.

Elvis Andrus stole 335 bases in his career, which is fifth all time among third basemen. In 2020, he will be an Oakland A's player for the final season of his contract with Texas Rangers

16. Lou Trivino

Pitcher

Lou Trivino Career

Trivino was drafted in the 41st round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics. Trivino made his professional debut with the Arizona League Athletics and pitched to a 2-1 record and 0.93 ERA in 23 innings pitched.

Trivino was promoted to Double-A Midland in 2015 where he appeared in 25 games (25 starts) and compiled a 9-5 record, 2.91 ERA, and 128 strikeouts over 129 innings pitched. Trivino made his major league debut with the Oakland A's on July 31, 2016 against the Texas Rangersand finished with an 1-0 record and 3 saves over 16 appearances (15 starts).

In 2017, Trivino split time between Triple-A Nashville and Oakland appearing in 47 games (44 starts) posting a 17-12 record, 3 .74 ERA, 220 strikeouts across 230 innings pitched while also earning 10 saves along the way.. Trivino signed a four year $30 million contract extension with Oakland on October 26th of 2018 which will keep him at The Coliseum through 2022

17. Sam Moll

Pitcher

Sam Moll Career

Sam Moll is a left-handed pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He was drafted by the A's in the 2009 MLB Draft and made his debut with them in 2013. Moll has had success in both Single-A and Double-A, posting ERAs of 2.54 and 3.06 respectively over that time span.

In 2017, he posted a 10-7 record with 129 strikeouts in 132 innings pitched for Triple-A Nashville affiliate Nashville Sounds. After being called up to Oakland late in the season, Moll made one relief appearance against Seattle before returning to Nashville where he finished out the year.....

Sam Moll was signed by the Oakland Athletics as a free agent in early 2017. He made his MLB debut for the A's on September 1st of that year and has since played two seasons with them. In those two years, he's posted a 2-1 record with an ERA of 3.88 and 61 strikeouts in 54 innings of work. His contract expired at the end of this season but it is rumored that he will re-join the Athletics next season pending further negotiations between both sides.

18. Matt Olson

First baseman

Matt Olson Career

  • All-Star (2021), 2× Gold Glove Award (2018, 2019), 3× Fielding Bible Award (2018–2020)

Matt Olson was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft. Olson made his MLB debut with the Athletics in 2016 and hit a total of 33 home runs that season.

In 2017, Olson became a free agent and signed with the Seattle Mariners. He had another successful season, hitting 37 home runs and driving in 104 RBIs on his way to winning an American League MVP award.

However, after just one year with Seattle, Olsen moved on to join the Atlanta Braves for2018 where he has continued to be one of their most potent hitters, amassing 41 homers and 101 RBIs thus far this season alone.

Matt Olson is a talented and experienced hitter. He has been in the majors for four seasons, and during that time he’s batted over .250 with 176 home runs and 476 RBIs. Olson is an excellent fielder, earning three Fielding Bible Awards in 2018-2020.

His ability to stay on the field makes him a valuable asset on any team. Olson will be a free agent at the end of the 2020 season, so there are likely several teams interested in signing him up to continue his impressive career.

19. Christian Bethancourt

Catcher

Christian Bethancourt Career

Christian Bethancourt made his MLB debut in 2013 with the Atlanta Braves. In 2019, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and played for them that year before being traded to the NC Dinos of Japan's NPB league.

Bethancourt is a catcher/first baseman/outfielder who has spent most of his career playing in the majors but has also played in Korea's KBO League. Christian Bethancourt is considered an above-average defender with good bat speed and power potential, making him a potentially valuable player on any team.

Bethancourt is a left-handed hitter who has played for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, and NC Dinos over the past three seasons. Bethancourt had an impressive rookie campaign with the Braves in 2013 where he hit .246 with 19 home runs and 80 RBIs. The following year saw Bethancourt struggle a bit but still manage to drive in 29 runs while hitting .234 overall.

In 2016, Bethancourth finally got his breakout season when he batted .246 with 8 home runs and 29 RBIs in just 78 games played for the Padres before being traded to the NC Dinos at the trade deadline. In 2019, Bethancourt led all KBO hitters by batting an astonishingly high .246 with 5 home runss and 28 RBIs while playing 81 games for the Oakland Athletics (who acquired him from San Diego).

He was then traded to Tampa Bay prior to their inaugural season in 2020 where he will continue his career as an outfielder/first baseman on this team through 2022.

20. Ramón Laureano

Outfielder

Ramón Laureano Career

Laureano was signed by the Athletics as an international free agent in 2013. Laureano had a breakout season with Oakland in 2019, posting career-highs in batting average (.293), home runs (14) and RBI (55).

Laureano has appeared in parts of five seasons with the A's, appearing mostly as a reserve outfielder. Laureano is a switch hitter who relies on his high batting average to power his offense; he also possesses some speed on the bases.

Although he will likely be used primarily as an outfield reserve for the remainder of his career, Laureano has shown enough potential to warrant further development at the major league level. Ramón Laureano is a Venezuelan-born outfielder for the Oakland Athletics.

He made his MLB debut in 2018 and has since been a consistent contributor, batting over .250 with 62 home runs and 184 RBIs in 468 games played. Laureano was born on August 3, 1997 in Valencia, Venezuela. His parents both played baseball professionally and Ramón began playing at an early age as well (he even pitched Little League).

In 2016, Laureano signed with the Atlanta Braves as part of their international signing period but never appeared in a game for them due to visa issues before being released later that year without making an impact at any level. After spending 2017 back home in Venezuela playing winter ball for Margarita Islanders SC of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (VPBL), he finally arrived stateside and signed with the Athletics prior to the 2018 season..

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21. Luis Barrera

Outfielder

Career

Luis Barrera is an outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels. He was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2016 and made his debut with the team late that year.

Prior to playing professionally, Barrera played college baseball at Southern Nevada University. There he hit .331 with 10 home runs and 58 RBIs in 127 games over three seasons.

In 2018, Barrera had a breakout season, batting .316 with 27 home runs and 94 RBIs on the way to being named to his first career All-Star team. His impressive performance led him to being traded from the Anaheim Angels to the LAA during the off-season..

At just 27 years old, Luis Barrea has plenty of upside remaining in his game which should only continue to develop as he gains experience in both MLB and on international stages where he's won multiple Gold Medals throughout various age groups.. Luis Barrera is married with one child and enjoys spending time outside exploring new places or watching sports events such as soccer or basketball matches

22. Skye Bolt

Outfielder

Career

Skye Bolt was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15th of 1994. Skye started playing baseball at an early age and quickly became a standout player. In 2013, Skye signed with the Milwaukee Brewers as an amateur free agent and made his MLB debut that season.

After batting .236/.293/.403 in 99 games for the Brew Crew, Bolt was traded to the Seattle Mariners during the 2015 season where he has since been performing better than ever hitting .270/.339/.490 in 2017 so far. Skye Bolt is a young, upcoming outfielder for the Oakland Athletics.

She has had some success in her young career, batting .156 with 5 home runs and 17 RBIs over 89 games. Skye was drafted by the Athletics in the second round of the 2019 draft out of Southern Utah University. At just 20 years old she has plenty of time to develop into an elite player in MLB.

Skye plays both left field and center field, so she can be used at any spot on the diamond if needed. Her speed and athleticism are sure to make her a valuable asset on any team she joins next season or beyond. Skye is dedicated to her sport and works hard every day to improve as a player; fans will love watching her succeed in this difficult profession.

23. Tony Kemp

Outfielder

Tony Kemp Career

  • World Series champion (2017)

Kemp was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 4th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of Middle Tennessee State. Kemp made his MLB debut with the Astros in 2016, and played for them until 2018 when he was traded to the Oakland A's.

Kemp is a versatile second baseman and outfielder who has shown flashes of brilliance at both positions. In 2018, Kemp had a breakout season with the Athletics where he hit .292/.368/.549 with 18 home runs and 68 RBIs in 154 games played (all but one as an Athletic).

His veteran presence on a young Oakland squad will be invaluable as they look to make some noise this season in what should be another competitive American League West division race. Kemp is a player who has excelled in the MLB for over a decade. He was drafted by both the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs, but played most of his career with the Oakland Athletics.

Kemp's offensive skills have made him one of the best hitters in baseball, with an average batting average of .244 and 30 home runs to his name so far in his career. Kemp also contributes significantly on the bases, scoring 157 runs batted in throughout his career thus far. His achievements include two World Series championships - as part of the Houston Astros in 2017, and subsequently with the Chicago Cubs in 2019 - making him one of only two players to win multiple titles at each level (alongside Roger Maris).

Despite being 33 years old now, Kemp still has plenty left to offer on the field; he will be looking to take another title this season with Oakland

24. Sal Bando

Sal Bando Career

  • 4× All-Star (1969, 1972–1974), 3× World Series champion (1972–1974), Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor, Athletics Hall of Fame

Sal Bando had a successful MLB career, playing for the Athletics, Brewers and Reds. He was known as an excellent third baseman who could hit for power and average.

Sal Bando's best season came in 1975 when he batted .290 with 38 home runs and 118 RBIs. After his retirement from baseball, Bando went on to have a successful coaching career with the Cincinnati Reds organization.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sal Bando was a 3-time World Series champion and 4-time All-Star with the Milwaukee Brewers. He batted .254 with 242 home runs in his career, but is most remembered for his incredible defensive play at first base.

Sal Bando passed away on October 15, 2016 at the age of 86 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

25. Matt Chapman

Third baseman

Matt Chapman Career

  • All-Star (2019), 3× Gold Glove Award (2018, 2019, 2021), 2x Platinum Glove Award (2018, 2019), 2x Fielding Bible Award (2018, 2019), Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (2018)

Matt Chapman was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut with them in 2017 and has since played for Oakland, Chicago White Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Chapman is a third baseman who bats right-handed and throws right-handed. He has a batting average of .260 with 25 home runs and 85 RBIs in 486 games played over six seasons in the majors. Chapman was named to his first All-Star team this year, becoming just the fourth player born after 1993 to be selected for an ASG (joining Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton).

In 2018 he won his second Gold Glove Award as best defensive third baseman in baseball Chapman was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Chapman quickly became a key player for the A's and has been an All-Star, Gold Glove Award winner, Fielding Bible Award recipient and Wilson Defensive Player of the Year nominee. Chapman is signed through 2022 with Toronto being his most likely future home.

26. Stephen Vogt

Catcher

Stephen Vogt Career

  • 2× All-Star (2015, 2016)

Vogt is a catcher who has played in the MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics. 2. Vogt was originally drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the 2004 amateur draft, but he did not sign with them.

3. Vogt instead signed with Tampa Bay and made his debut with them in 2012. 4. Vogt spent most of his time with Tampa Bay as their backup catcher before being traded to Oakland during the 2018 season. 5. Vogt has appeared in over 1,000 games throughout his career, recording over 300 hits along with 95 home runs and 270 RBIs.

6 . He will finish his career with the Athletics after playing one final game for them in October 2022 Vogt is a veteran outfielder who has been with multiple teams over the past few seasons. 2. He had a good year in 2018, hitting for a .239 batting average and 82 home runs. 3. Vogt is known as an excellent fielder and was recently named to his third all-star team.

4. The A's are set to trade him this offseason and he will likely move on to another team soon after that

27. Frankie Montas

Pitcher

Frankie Montas Career

Frankie Montas is a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB draft. In 2019, he made his major league debut with the A's and had a successful season, posting a 3-1 record with a 2.14 ERA in 36 appearances (35 starts).

Montas has also spent time with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and their Double-A affiliate Trenton Thunder, both of which he won championships with in 2018 and 2017 respectively. His older brother, David Montas Jr., played baseball at Kansas State University before being drafted by Tampa Bay Rays in 2014 as an outfielder but then switching to pitching due to injury concerns; David currently plays for Detroit Tigers' affiliates Toledo Mud Hens and Erie SeaWolves.]] Frankie attended shortstop training camp with Toronto Blue Jays prior to the 2015 season but did not make any roster cuts nor play professional baseball that year despite signing minor league contract later that offseason; he instead concentrated on basketball fulltime while continuing to pitch during offseasons.))

28. Mark Mulder

Mark Mulder Career

  • 2× All-Star (2003, 2004), AL wins leader (2001)

Mark Mulder is a pitcher who has spent his entire career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He made his MLB debut in 2000 and has been an important part of their team ever since.

Mark Mulder has had some very successful seasons, including 2005 when he won 20 games and led the league in strikeouts. However, despite having many good seasons, Mark Mulder will always be remembered for one terrible season - 2008 when he finished with a record of 3–13 and ERA of 5.68.

After that disastrous year, Mark Mulder was traded to Oakland where he continued to pitch well but did not manage to win any more games than he had before (he still holds the record for most wins by a Cardinal). In 2013, aged 36,MarkMulder announced his retirement from professional baseball after 14 years in the big leagues

29. Sheldon Neuse

Third baseman

Sheldon Neuse Career

Sheldon Neuse is an infielder for the Hanshin Tigers. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on December 10th, 1994. Sheldon started playing baseball when he was just three years old and quickly developed a passion for the game.

After spending time with multiple teams throughout his youth, Neuse joined the Las Vegas Aviators of the independent American Association in 2017 where he played shortstop and hit .309 with 11 home runs and 54 RBIs in 85 games.

In 2018, Sheldon signed with the Hanshin Tigers who were then playing in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He made his debut with them later that year at age 25 and has since become one of their key players both on offense and defense.

In 2019, Sheldon led all Japanese position players by batting .328 while also leading all NPB second basemen by fielding percentage (.997) during the regular season which resulted in him being named to Japan's national team for their upcoming World Cup competition

30. Bert Campaneris

Bert Campaneris Career

  • 6× All-Star (1968, 1972–1975, 1977), 3× World Series champion (1972–1974), 6× AL stolen base leader (1965–1968, 1970, 1972), Athletics Hall of Fame

Campaneris was one of the most exciting players to ever play in MLB. He had blazing speed and a great throwing arm, which helped him become an All-Star multiple times.

Campaneris spent his entire career with the Kansas City Athletics, playing there from 1964 until 1983. During that time he won two Gold Gloves and made four All-Star teams.

After spending 11 seasons with the Yankees, Campaneris retired in 1983 at the age of 39 due to injuries sustained during his tenure on The Bronx Bombers' roster. In 2010 Campaneris was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after being voted in by fans and members of the Professional baseball Writers Association (PBWA).

Campaneris currently resides in Florida where he enjoys golfing and watching sports broadcasts on television Bert Campaneris was an All-Star outfielder for the Kansas City / Oakland Athletics from 1964 to 1976. He won three World Series titles with the Yankees (1983) and also played on two other championship teams, with the Angels (1979) and Rangers (1977).

Campaneris is a member of both the Athletics Hall of Fame and Baseball Hall of Fame.

31. Sean Murphy

Catcher

Sean Murphy Career

  • Gold Glove Award (2021)

Sean Murphy was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 4th round of the 2016 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut with the team in 2018 and played in 41 games, hitting .202/.269/.317 with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs.

In 2019, he split time between Triple-A Gwinnett and Atlanta, batting .295/.352/.512 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs in 118 games overall. In 2020, he was named to his first full season roster as a catcher for Atlanta and hit .280/.347/.520 with 12 home runs and 54 RBIs over 154 games played.

As of May 22nd 2021, Murphy has been traded to Oakland along with Max Fried (and 3 prospects) for Josh Donaldson Murphy was drafted in the 5th round of the 2011 MLB draft by the San Diego Padres. Murphy made his debut with the Padres in 2013 and played for them until 2017. In 2017, he signed a minor league contract with Oakland Athletics and made his debut for them later that year.

He has since become an important player for Oakland and is their starting first baseman/DH.. Murphy has been a Gold Glove Award winner (2021) and has also won a Silver Slugger Award (2018).

32. Mark Canha

First baseman

Mark Canha Career

Mark Canha was born on February 15, 1989 in San Jose, California. He played college baseball for Oregon State before being drafted by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2008 MLB Draft.

After playing parts of four seasons with the Mets' minor league affiliates, he made his big league debut in 2012 and has since been a regular member of their lineup. In 2018 he won an MVP award after hitting .330/.397/.610 with 37 home runs and 119 RBIs in 156 games for the Minnesota Twins.

As a free agent following that season, Canha signed with the Oakland Athletics where he is currently batting .269/.322/.451 with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs through 116 games this year.. Mark Canha made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics in 2015. 2. He had a very successful rookie season, batting .248 with 102 home runs and 355 RBIs.

3. In 2020, he was traded to the New York Mets where he has continued to be a valuable player for them over the past two seasons.

33. Bob Welch

Pitcher

Bob Welch Career

  • 2× All-Star (1980, 1990), 3× World Series champion (1981, 1989, 2001), AL Cy Young Award (1990), MLB wins leader (1990)

Welch was a Hall of Fame-caliber pitcher in the 1980s and 1990s. Welch had a successful MLB career, but his greatest achievements came with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

After leaving baseball, Welch pursued other interests such as business and philanthropy. Welch died from an apparent heart attack at the age of 57 on June 9th, 2014.

Welch was a two-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion with the Dodgers. Welch won an AL Cy Young Award in 1990 and is MLB's wins leader of all time. After leaving the Dodgers, Welch played for the Athletics before retiring after 1994 season.

34. Seth Brown

First baseman

Seth Brown Career

Seth Brown was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He made his professional debut with the club in 2012 and spent four seasons there before being traded to the Vegas Aviators for a player to be named later in 2018.

In 2019, Brown had an outstanding season with Las Vegas, batting .324/.414/.588 with 18 home runs and 55 RBIs in 116 games played. Brown is a left-handed hitter and throws right-handed. He has been described as having excellent plate discipline, power potential, speed, and arm strength.

Seth Brown is entering his fourth year of arbitration eligibility and is likely to return to Oakland for 2020 campaign Brown made his MLB debut on August 26th for the Oakland Athletics. He has been a key contributor to their lineup, posting a batting average of .229 and 45 home runs. Brown's 134 RBIs rank him fourth in the American League behind Miguel Sano, Jose Ramirez, and Alex Bregman.

In addition to being an effective hitter, Brown is also known for his defense at second base; he has won two Gold Gloves so far in his career.

35. Jonah Bride

Career

Jonah Bride was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2017 MLB Draft. He attended Vanderbilt University and played for their baseball team as an infielder.

In his three years at Vanderbilt, Bride compiled a .303 batting average with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs. After being drafted by the Athletics, Bride made his professional debut with the Burlington Bees of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League in 2017.

He spent 2018 with both the Triple-A Nashville Sounds and Seattle Mariners organizations before signing a minor league contract with Chicago White Sox on November 2, 2018.. With Chicago, Bride appeared in 49 games hitting .304/.352/.500 (10 doubles/one triple/four home runs).

On October 26th, 2019 Jonah married girlfriend Sydney Bartlett who is also an athlete playing soccer for UCLA Bruins

36. Cristian Pache

Outfielder

Cristian Pache Career

Pache was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round (No. 20 overall) of the 2018 MLB Draft. He made his professional debut with the AZL A's and hit .266/.343/.415 with 5 home runs and 21 RBI in 57 games played.

In 2019, Pache split time between Triple-A Nashville and Oakland, hitting .277/.346/.444 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI in 135 games played between both teams combined. The 24-year-old outfielder is currently playing for Atlanta in 2019, where he has hit .253/.328/.441 with 9 home runs and 36 RBI in 78 games played thus far this season.

Cristian Pache is a Venezuelan-born outfielder who made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2020. Cristian has had a successful career in Venezuela, where he's won several awards and been named to multiple All-Star teams. He was traded to the Oakland Athletics in 2022, and has continued to perform at a high level since then. Cristian is known for his powerful batting average and home runs, as well as his speed on the bases

37. Conner Capel

Conner Capel Career

Conner Capel was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Conner has spent his entire career to date with the Cardinals organization, and is coming off a breakout year where he hit .269/.347/.462 with 18 home runs and 68 RBIs across 133 games played.

The 25-year old outfielder has shown significant power potential throughout his minor league career, amassing an average of 23 home runs per season over three levels of balloting. While Capel does have some swing issues that need to be worked on (he struck out more than 30 times in 129 games as a rookie), he also possesses excellent speed and defensive ability which should help him stick at the major league level for awhile longer given his youth and raw talent.

With Carlos Martinez now entrenched as St Louis' starting pitcher, it's likely that Conner will see less playing time this upcoming season - however he still profiles as a high-impact player down the road if he can continue to refine his game mechanics..

38. Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart Career

  • All-Star (1989), 3× World Series champion (1981, 1989, 1993), World Series MVP (1989), 2× ALCS MVP (1990, 1993), Roberto Clemente Award (1990), AL wins leader (1987), Pitched no-hitter on June 29, 1990, Oakland Athletics No. 34 retired, Athletics Hall of Fame

Stewart made his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1978. He played for six different teams over a 14-year career, finishing with the Athletics in 1995.

Stewart was a three-time All-Star and won two Cy Young Awards (both with the Dodgers). He ranks second all time in strikeouts behind Randy Johnson and holds several Oakland Athletics records, including games started (349), complete games (236) and innings pitched (2593).

Stewart is currently an analyst on Fox Sports' baseball coverage. He was one of the most successful pitchers in Oakland Athletics history. He won three World Series championships and was twice MVP. Stewart also pitched a no-hitter, which is an impressive feat.

39. Nick Allen

Infielder

Nick Allen Career

Nick Allen was born on October 8th, 1998 in San Diego, California. He played baseball and soccer growing up before choosing to focus exclusively on the sport of baseball in his teenage years.

After a standout collegiate career at UCLA, Allen was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2018 MLB draft. In his rookie season with the A's, he achieved great success both offensively and defensively playing shortstop and second base respectively for one of baseball's most storied franchises.

Nick is currently signed to an extremely team-friendly contract through 2024 which could see him play a large role for Oakland during that time period as they attempt to reclaim their throne as American League champions . Nick Allen is a catcher for the Oakland Athletics. He was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Athletics.

Nick has played for Vanderbilt University and has been named to numerous All-American teams, including 2nd team all-america as a junior in 2017. In 2020, he made his MLB debut with Oakland as their starting catcher and hit .207 with 4 home runs and 19 RBIs over 58 games played that season (he also had 5 doubles). As a result of his strong performance during his rookie campaign, Allen was awarded Rookie of The Year honors by Baseball America magazine in early 2021 along with teammates Jesse Winker and Frankie Montas Jr..

Since then, Allen's numbers have only gotten better; he currently leads all American catchers in batting average (.282) while ranking third behind Christian Yelich (Marlins/Brewers) and José Ramírez (White Sox/Rangers) in home runs (10 each). Additionally, Nick leads all American catchers both in runs battedin' (+29), slugging percentage (.578), OPS(1.021), total bases (156), on base percentage (.367) & walks drawn(43). His offensive production would lead any Major League roster.

40. Cole Irvin

Pitcher

Cole Irvin Career

Irvin attended the University of South Florida and was drafted by the Athletics in the second round of the 2014 draft. Irvin made his debut with Oakland in 2017, and finished 3rd on their roster with a record of 10-11.

In 2018, he pitched to a 13-9 record but lost to Texas in 5 games in the Divisional Series. Irvin is known for being able to generate plenty of ground balls, which has helped him maintain success throughout his career thus far.

Cole Irvin was drafted in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. Cole is a middle infielder and played college baseball at Southern Mississippi. In 2018, he led the NCAA with 109 hits while batting .338 with 16 home runs and 64 RBIs.

He has an excellent batting eye and can hit for both power and average, which makes him a valuable asset on any team he plays for. Cole will be an important part of Philly's future as they look to rebuild their organization after several poor seasons recently..

41. Shea Langeliers

Catcher

Career

Shea Langeliers was born in Portland, Oregon on November 18th 1997. Shea is a catcher for the Oakland Athletics and has been since he made his debut in 2017 at the age of 21.

Shea hit 19 home runs during his rookie season with the A's and has continued to produce as he enters into his second year in the big leagues. Shea is known for being an extremely hard worker both on and off the field, which has led to him becoming one of the most respected players within baseball circles.

Shea is currently unmarried but previous reports have linked him romantically with other MLB players such as Alex Bregman and Mike Moustakas among others Shea Langeliers made his MLB debut for the Oakland Athletics in August of 2022. 2. Shea was born and raised in Sacramento, California. 3. He played college ball at Oregon State University where he hit .353 with 12 home runs and 54 RBIs in 57 games as a junior in 2020.

4. The A's signed him to a contract after seeing his performance during the draft exhibition season. 5. In 122 games with the A's over two seasons, Shea has batted an impressive .218 with 6 home runs and 22 RBIs

42. Adrian Martinez

Pitcher

Career

Adrian Martinez was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2016 MLB Draft. He made his professional debut with the Vermont Lake Monsters in 2017, and appeared in 29 games (24 starts).

Martinez spent 2018 with both the Nashville Sounds and Sacramento River Cats, posting a combined record of 12-10 with a 3.86 ERA in 27 appearances (26 starts). In 2019, Martinez has started 11 times for Oakland, compiling an 8-5 record with a 2.53 ERA and 116 strikeouts over 98 innings pitched.

Adrian Martinez is 26 years old and from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico Adrian Martinez made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics on May 10, 2022. Adrian Martinez has a 4-6 record and an earned run average of 6.24 in his seven appearances so far this season. Adrian Martinez is hitting .261 with 53 strikeouts in 73 at bats this year.

Adrian Martinez is considered to be one of the best young catchers in baseball, and he should only get better as he continues to play more games.

43. A. J. Puk

Pitcher

A. J. Puk Career

A. J. Puk was drafted in the third round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics. He made his debut with the A's in 2016, and has since played for them, as well as the Las Vegas Aviators (AAA), Sacramento River Cats (AA) and Nashville Sounds (A+).

In 2019, he had a breakout season with Oakland, posting a 3.32 ERA in 134 innings pitched while striking out 128 batters. Puk is known for his strikeouts – he finished sixth in AL Rookie of The Year voting after leading all rookies with 214 punchouts – and also throws a slider and changeup that can both be effective against left-handed hitters or right-handers alike..

A. J. Puk was drafted in the first round (30th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2019. He made his MLB debut on August 21, 2019 with the Athletics and played in 6 games that season. In 2021, he had a breakout year playing for the A's and led all American League pitchers with 23 wins while sporting an ERA of 2.92 - good for 3rd best in baseball behind Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

Puk has continued to be one of the top pitchers in baseball throughout his career, winning 105 strikeouts over 166 innings pitched across 4 seasons thus far with Oakland (2019-22). Puk has also been a valuable member of Team USA, playing at both World Baseball Classic tournaments (2018 & 2020) as well as two Pan American Games (2017 & 2018).

44. James Kaprielian

Pitcher

James Kaprielian Career

Kaprielian is a right-handed pitcher who played for the UCLA Bruins in 2015. Kaprielian was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft.

Kaprielian made his major league debut with the A's on July 26, 2017 against the Texas Rangers and pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 earned runs while striking out 5 batters.

In 2018, Kaprielian led all American League pitchers with a 3rd place finish (behind Jake Arrieta and Max Scherzer) in innings pitched (224). He also set career highs in wins (5), strikeouts (220), ERA (2.86), WHIP (.936) and K/BB ratio (.314).

On September 25th, 2019 Kaprielian was traded to Cleveland Indians along with $30 million dollars worth of future contracts for Justin Upton . Kaprielian was drafted in the first round (8th overall) of the 2020 MLB draft by the Athletics. Kaprielian is a right-handed pitcher and he was born on August 16, 2000 in San Diego, California.

Kaprielian attended Saddleback College where he played college baseball for the Saddleback Mustangs. Kaprielian finished his sophomore season with a record of 9–1 and an ERA of 1.15 while striking out 116 batters in 88 innings pitched. In his junior year, Kaprielian went 10–1 with an ERA of 0.93 while striking out 119 batters in 103 innings pitched. In his senior year, Kaprielian went 11–0 with an ERA of 1.12 while striking out 117 batters in 104 innings pitched.

45. Ken Waldichuk

Career

Ken Waldichuk is a 25-year old pitcher who was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the third round of the 2018 MLB Draft. He attended San Diego State University where he played college baseball for the Aztecs from 2017 to 2019.

In 57 innings pitched at SDSU, Ken had a 3.51 ERA and 116 strikeouts. In his 3 seasons as a collegiate player, he logged 1,384 total innings with an impressive 2,857 strikeouts (93% K rate). The A's were impressed enough by his stats that they took him in the third round of this year’s draft despite having several potential starting pitchers available to them at that point in time (including Vladimir Guerrero Jr.).

Currently playing for their rookie level affiliate – Midland RockHounds – Ken has made 4 starts so far this season and is averaging 10 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (K/9). His fastball typically sits around 94 MPH but can reach up to 98 MPH on occasion; Ken also throws a slider and changeup which both have flashed good potential thus far during his career as a professional ballplayer..

46. Chad Pinder

Second baseman

Chad Pinder Career

Chad Pinder is a utility player who has played for the Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 4th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft.

In his four seasons with Baltimore, he hit .235/.309/.358 with 33 doubles, 9 triples and 10 home runs in 230 games played. Pinder signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent prior to the 2015 season and hit .266/.331/.416 with 16 doubles, 4 triples and 6 home runs in 107 games played that season.

The following year he had an even better campaign statistically hitting .283/.332/.469 with 20 doubles, 5 triples and 7 home runs in 143 games played while helping lead Toronto to their first American League Championship since 1993.. On July 30th of 2017 he signed a three-year deal worth $25 million dollars with Seattle Mariners becoming their second baseman behind Jean Segura after playing shortstop most of his career before moving over to second base full-time during Spring Training 2018..

47. Billy Beane

Billy Beane Career

  • MLB Executive of the Year Award (2018), 3× Sporting News Executive of the Year (1999, 2012, 2018), 2× Baseball America Executive of the Year (2002, 2013)

Billy Beane is a successful baseball executive and front office member with the Oakland Athletics. He has been involved in player acquisitions, coaching staffs, and managing teams at all levels of play.

Billy Beane was born on March 29th, 1962 in Orlando, Florida. As an outfielder/general manager for the Oakland Athletics he led them to two division titles (2002-03), as well as the 2001 American League Championship Series appearance against the New York Yankees which they ultimately lost 3 games to 2.

Throughout his career, Billy Beane has developed a reputation for being able to find diamonds in the rough through shrewd signings and trades of players who might not have been given another chance elsewhere. One such example is starting pitcher Jarrod Parker who was acquired from Milwaukee Brewers during one of Baseball's most dramatic trade deadline moments - acquiring him for third baseman Eric Chavez and left fielder Michael Choice.

Outside of baseball, he currently serves as Vice President for Special Events Operations for Major League Baseball Advanced Media where he oversees content across MLB platforms including websites, apps and video services.. In 2009 Billy became director of player development under general manager Jerry Dipoto with responsibility over both minor league operations and player instruction...he held this position until 2011 when he resigned after leading a team that won 67 out units while finishing second in their division

48. Ken Holtzman

Ken Holtzman Career

  • 2× All-Star (1972, 1973), 3× World Series champion (1972–1974), Pitched two no-hitters (1969, 1971), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Ken Holtzman was a pitcher in the MLB for over 20 years, most notably with the Chicago Cubs. He is best known for his dominant pitching performances in the late 1960s and early 1970s, particularly during the 1969 season when he led the league with 33 wins.

After having an unsuccessful stint with the New York Yankees in 1978, Holtzman retired from baseball at age 36. In 1992, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of its first class. Today, Ken Holtzman is a successful businessman who resides in St Louis Ken Holtzman was a successful pitcher in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He helped lead the Chicago Cubs to three World Series championships, as well as two other division titles. Holtzman retired from baseball in 1979 after struggling with injuries for several years. He later served as pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees before retiring again in 1992. Ken Holtzman is one of only four pitchers to win 300 games during their career, and he ranks sixth all-time in strikeouts.

49. Paul Blackburn

Pitcher

Paul Blackburn Career

  • All-Star (2022)

Blackburn made his MLB debut in 2017 with the Oakland Athletics. Blackburn is a right-handed pitcher and bats from the right side of the plate. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013, but he did not sign and instead went to college at UC Santa Barbara.

After going undrafted again in 2016, Blackburn signed with the A's and has since been impressive on the mound for them posting a 2-1 record with a 3.21 ERA over 33 appearances (6 starts). He is an important part of their bullpen as he provides stability while also showing flashes of brilliance when called upon which has led some analysts to proclaim him one of Oakland’s most underrated players .

In 2018, Blackburn pitched well enough that he won his first career Cy Young Award nomination despite finishing second behind Jacob deGrom on ballots submitted by members of baseball media nationwide

50. Domingo Acevedo

Pitcher

Career

Domingo Acevedo is a right-handed pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He was born in Villa Los Almácigos, Dominican Republic on March 6th, 1994. Acevedo attended Liceo de la Salle and played college baseball at Clemson University before being drafted by the Athletics in 2015.

In 2017 he made his MLB debut and finished with a 2-1 record and 3 saves over 47 appearances out of the bullpen for Oakland that year. In 2018 he was limited to just 16 appearances due to injuries but still managed to post an impressive 1-0 record with 8 strikeouts along with 4 holds over those games..

Acevedo made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics in 2021. Acevedo has played in four games thus far for the A's and has a record of 4-4. He also has an ERA of 3.32 and 67 strikeouts. Acevedo is from Venezuela and was signed as a free agent by Oakland after playing for various Venezuelan clubs throughout his career.

Final Words

. . The Oakland Athletics have had a long and storied history in the Bay Area. Some of their best players include Reggie Jackson, Bob Gibson, Joe DiMaggio, and Rickey Henderson.

They are still playing today and continue to be a popular team in the region.

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