A's select LHP Tyler Johnson in Rule V Draft
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| By yc2578 on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 11:09 am:|
I was expecting them to take a lefty middle reliever with Rincon being the only one on the roster and they end up doing just that. He's from the Cardinals, here's his Triple A stats:
4.79 ERA, 56 1/3, 48 H, 37 BB, 77 K, 4 HR
Great K/9 ratio but not so good with the BB/9 ratio which is probably why his ERA is high.
Oh and no A's player was selected.
| By garyn on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 12:14 pm:|
This guy actually has some potential! Sickels gave him a B grade in his 2004 Handbook and Baseball America had him rated the Cardinals #11 prospect in their 04 Book. His best pitch is a killer 12 to 6 curve. Fastball and Changeup are solid average with the fastball varying between 87-92 mph.
BA said "with his stuff, he should be able to be more than just a lefty specialist" and said his curveball can be electric. Sickels said "His curveball is awesome, a devestating pitch".
| By bigthree17 on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 12:23 pm:|
Hmmmm...a lefty with an average fastball and a devastating 12-6 curveball...sounds familiar...
| By asch on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 04:10 pm:|
Does he like to surf too?
Is he dating Danny Pintauro from "Who's the Boss" fame?
| By garyn on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 04:50 pm:|
We also picked Victor Moreno, a right handed pitcher from the Twins, and Andy Beattie a utility infielder from the Phillies in the AAA portion of the draft. We did not make a selection in the AA portion of the draft.
The A's did not have anyone selected from their organization in the minor league phase.
| By bigthree17 on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 06:14 pm:|
Her's Sickels' take on Tyler Johnson:
8) Oakland selects Tyler Johnson (LHP, St. Louis). Johnson will get a shot at earning an anti-lefty bullpen job in Oakland. He has the skills to handle the role. Although his 4.79 ERA in Double-A this year was ugly, he also struck out 77 hitters in just 56 innings. His fastball is average, but he has an outstanding curveball. Handled carefully, he could do good work for the Athletics.
| By okplayer on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 12:36 am:|
fine by me. so our bulle is Johnson L, Rincon L, Duke R, Street R, Dotel R, Lehr R, and Garcia R. Probably could use one proven righty out of the pen. Chad brad's probably run his course. Boy there's a lotta upside and downside with that pen. fingers crossed.
| By dansward on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 05:51 am:|
that would be a VERY inexperienced pen. I suspect Beane will bring in a veteran.
| By cal_90 on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 09:30 am:|
Oakland general manager Billy Beane took time away from the Hudson talks to discuss a deal with San Diego that would have sent outfielder Eric Byrnes and perhaps reliever Chad Bradford to the Padres for reliever Akinori Otsuka and another player, but the Padres do not want to break up their late-innings relief trio of Otsuka, Scott Linebrink and closer Trevor Hoffman.
| By washfan on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 04:08 pm:|
NOOOOOO! Not Byrnsie!
| By deajay on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 09:08 pm:|
So, now he's trying to deal Byrnsie. Great, I can't wait to see Kielty play everyday ... NOT!
The more I hear re various rumors (hopefully, that's all they turn to be) the more I think of one word: Rebuilding. And if he can pop a journeyman pitcher in there, I wouldn't be surprised to see both Zito and Hudson dealt. And if that's the case, it's not Beane, it's Schott's marching orders.
| By yc2578 on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 09:26 pm:|
I'd have no problem trading Byrnes for Otsuka but that's just me. Hanging your hat on a college reliever to solve your middle relief problems is a big risk. Moot point since the Padres didn't go for it.
Call me crazy, I say Kielty has a decent year. It's the "he can't get any worse" theory.
| By asch on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 10:47 am:|
God, I don't want to lose Byrnsie, but again, whatever makes the team better NOW and in the future - if it makes sense.
| By okplayer on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 11:12 am:|
I can tell you right now this team will take a hit $ if they pull off this PR nightmare deals. B/C I will go to next to zero games next season. I will see the gnats a jeer bonds though.