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2008 Oakland AthleticsSeason Roster
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Anthony Recker played for the 2008 Oakland Athletics
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAthletics
LocationOakland,California
Record75-86 (3rd in American League West)League Rank10thMLB Rank19th
BallparkMcAfee Coliseum
ManagerBob GerenGeneral ManagerBilly Beane
CoachesTony DeFrancesco (Third Base Coach), Ron Romanick (Bullpen Coach), Ty Van Burkleo (Hitting Coach), Don Wakamatsu (Bench Coach), Tye Waller (First Base Coach), Curt Young (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJemile Weeks (#12)
Payroll$47,967,126 (Rank: 28th)
Attendance1,665,256 (Rank: 27th)
Minor League AffiliatesSacramento River Cats (AAA) 83-61 ... Midland RockHounds (AA) 75-65 ... Stockton Ports (A+) 76-64 ... Kane County Cougars (A) 72-66 ... Vancouver Canadians (A-) 28-48 ... Arizona Athletics (Rk) 21-35 ...
Years Available1901-2018

Team History -- 2008 Statistics -- 2008 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Spring Training -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2008 Oakland Athletics.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 Oakland Athletics Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
52Jeff Baisley3B6-3 192 R-R 1982-12-19 25Land O'Lakes,Florida MLB2002-20132008-2008Land O'Lakes (Land O'Lakes,FL)South Florida
2005-12- 371-OAK
International  
45Wes Bankston1B6-4 200 R-R 1983-11-23 24Dallas,Texas MLB2002-20142008-2008Plano East (Plano,TX)
2002- 4- 104-TBA
 
10Daric Barton1B6-0 220 L-R 1985-08-16 22Springfield,Vermont MLB2003-20172007-2014Marina (Huntington Beach,CA)
2003- 1-  28-SLN
Free Agent  
55Joe BlantonP6-2 220 R-R 1980-12-11 27Nashville,Tennessee MLB2000-20172004-2017Franklin-Simpson (Franklin,KY)Kentucky
2002- 1-  24-OAK
Free Agent  
13Jerry BlevinsP6-6 185 L-L 1983-09-06 24Johnson City,Tennessee MLB2002-20182007-2018Arcadia (Arcadia,OH)Dayton
2004-17- 516-CHN
ActiveNew York Mets (MLB)
18Rob BowenC6-2 211 R-R 1981-02-24 27Bedford,Texas MLB1999-20082003-2008Homestead (Fort Wayne,IN)
1999- 2-  56-MIN
 
51Dallas BradenP6-1 185 L-L 1983-08-13 24Phoenix,Arizona MLB2002-20112007-2011Stagg (Stockton,CA)Texas Tech U., American River Col
2004-24- 727-OAK
Retired  
59Andrew BrownP6-6 230 R-R 1981-02-17 27Chardon,Ohio MLB1999-20102006-2008Trinity Christian Academy (Deltona,FL)
1999- 6- 204-ATL
 
8Emil BrownLF-RF6-2 193 R-R 1974-12-29 33Chicago,Illinois MLB1994-20091997-2009Harlan (Chicago,IL)Indian River St
1994- 6- 149-OAK
 
6Travis BuckRF6-3 210 L-L 1983-11-18 24Richland,Washington MLB2003-20142007-2012Richland (Richland,WA)Arizona St
2005- 1-  36-OAK
Free Agent  
50Kiko CaleroP6-1 170 R-R 1975-01-09 33Santurce,Puerto Rico MLB1996-20102003-2009   Miami-Dade Col, Saint Thomas U.
1996-27- 799-KCA
 
44Santiago CasillaP6-0 160 R-R 1983-03-07 25Don Gregorio,Dom Rep MLB2001-20182004-2018  
2000-   UDFA-OAK
MinorsOakland Athletics (A+)
3Eric Chavez3B-DH6-0 204 L-R 1977-12-07 30Los Angeles,California MLB1997-20141998-2014Mount Carmel (San Diego,CA)
1996- 1-  10-OAK
Retired  
49Brooks Conrad3B5-11 185 B-R 1980-01-16 28San Diego,California MLB1999-20162008-2014Monte Vista (Spring Valley,CA)Arizona St
2001- 8- 236-HOU
MinorsKansas City Royals (MLB)
7Bobby CrosbySS6-3 195 R-R 1980-01-12 28Lakewood,California MLB1999-20102003-2010La Quinta (Westminster,CA)Long Beach St
2001- 1-  25-OAK
Free Agent  
57Aaron CunninghamLF5-11 195 R-R 1986-04-24 22Anchorage,Alaska MLB2005-20142008-2012South Kitsap (Port Orchard,WA)Everett CC
2005- 6- 185-CHA
Free Agent  
32Jack CustLF-DH6-2 195 L-R 1979-01-16 29Flemington,New Jersey MLB1997-20122001-2011Immaculata (Somerville,NJ)
1997- 1-  30-ARI
MinorsBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
38Rajai DavisCF5-11 170 R-R 1980-10-19 27Norwich,Connecticut MLB2001-20182006-2018New London (New London,CT)Connecticut-Avery Point
2001-38-1134-PIT
ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)
19Chris DenorfiaLF-CF6-1 180 R-R 1980-07-15 27Bristol,Connecticut MLB1999-20172005-2015Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford,CT)Wheaton Col
2002-19- 555-CIN
Free Agent  
33Joey DevineP6-0 210 R-R 1983-09-19 24Junction City,Kansas MLB2003-20112005-2011Junction City (Junction City,KS)North Carolina St
2005- 1-  27-ATL
Free Agent  
25Lenny DiNardoP6-4 190 L-L 1979-09-09 28Miami,Florida MLB1999-20132004-2009Santa Fe (Alachua,FL)Stetson U.
2001- 3- 102-NYN
 
58Justin DuchschererP6-3 164 R-R 1977-11-19 30Aberdeen,South Dakota MLB1996-20102001-2010Coronado (Lubbock,TX)
1996- 8- 241-BOS
Free Agent  
14Mark Ellis2B5-11 180 R-R 1977-06-06 31Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1996-20142002-2014Stevens (Rapid City,SD)Florida
1999- 9- 271-KCA
Retired  
41Alan EmbreeP6-2 190 L-L 1970-01-23 38Vancouver,Washington MLB1990-20101992-2009Prairie (Vancouver,WA)
1989- 5- 125-CLE
 
30,35Dana EvelandP6-1 220 L-L 1983-10-29 24Olympia,Washington MLB2003-20172005-2016Palmdale (Palmdale,CA)Col. the Canyons
2002-16- 469-MIL
Free Agent  
67Jeff FiorentinoCF6-1 180 L-R 1983-04-14 25Hollywood,Florida MLB2002-20132005-2009Nova (Davie,FL)Florida Atl U.
2004- 3-  79-BAL
Indy League  
29Keith FoulkeP6-0 200 R-R 1972-10-19 35Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1994-20091997-2008Hargrave (Huffman,TX)Lewis-Clark St, Galveston Col
1994- 9- 256-SFN
 
36Sean GallagherP6-1 210 R-R 1985-12-30 22Boston,Massachusetts MLB2004-20162007-2010St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale,FL)
2004-12- 366-CHN
Free Agent  
57Chad GaudinP5-11 165 R-R 1983-03-24 25New Orleans,Louisiana MLB2002-20172003-2013Crescent City Baptist (Harahan,LA)
2001-34-1009-TBA
Free Agent  
28Carlos GonzalezCF-RF6-1 170 L-L 1985-10-17 22Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB2003-20182008-2018  
2002-   UDFA-ARI
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)
47Gio GonzalezP5-11 185 R-L 1985-09-19 22Hialeah,Florida MLB2004-20182008-2018Monsignor Edward Pace (Miami,FL)
2004- 1-  38-CHA
ActiveMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)
60Jeff GrayP6-3 205 R-R 1981-11-19 26Alvin,Texas MLB2001-20132008-2012Lafayette (Wildwood,MO)Missouri St
2004-32- 967-OAK
Free Agent  
22Jack Hannahan3B6-2 200 L-R 1980-03-04 28St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1999-20142006-2014Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul,MN)Minnesota
2001- 3-  87-DET
International  
40Rich HardenP6-1 180 L-R 1981-11-30 26Victoria,BC MLB2000-20112003-2011Claremont Secondary (Victoria,BC)Central Arizona Col
2000-17- 510-OAK
Free Agent  
56Fernando HernandezP5-11 190 R-R 1984-07-31 23Miami,Florida MLB2003-20152008-2008Southwest Miami (Miami,FL)Broward Col
2002-49-1448-CHA
Free Agent  
29Dan Johnson1B6-2 220 L-R 1979-08-10 28Coon Rapids,Minnesota MLB2000-20182005-2015Blaine (Blaine,MN)Nebraska, Iowa Western CC
2001- 7- 221-OAK
Free Agent  
53Dan MeyerP6-3 190 R-L 1981-07-03 26Woodbury,New Jersey MLB2000-20122004-2010Kingsway Regional (Swedesboro,NJ)James Madison U.
2002- 1-  34-ATL
MinorsBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
12Donnie Murphy3B-SS5-10 180 R-R 1983-03-10 25Lakewood,California MLB2002-20152004-2014Riverside Poly (Riverside,CA)Orange Coast Col
2002- 5- 138-KCA
Free Agent  
26Matt MurtonLF6-1 226 R-R 1981-10-03 26Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB2001-20172005-2009Eagle's Landing (McDonough,GA)Georgia Tech
2003- 1-  32-BOS
Free Agent  
55Josh OutmanP6-1 180 L-L 1984-09-14 23St. Louis,Missouri MLB2005-20182008-2014Lindbergh (St. Louis,MO)Central Missouri, St. Louis CC-Forest Park
2005-10- 307-PHI
MinorsWashington Nationals (MLB)
4Eric Patterson2B5-11 173 L-R 1983-04-08 25Tallahassee,Florida MLB2002-20152007-2011Harrison (Kennesaw,GA)Georgia Tech
2004- 8- 246-CHN
Free Agent  
56Cliff Pennington2B-SS5-11 175 B-R 1984-06-15 24Corpus Christi,Texas MLB2003-20182008-2018Mary Carroll (Corpus Christi,TX)Texas A&M U.
2005- 1-  21-OAK
MinorsTexas Rangers (AAA)
2Gregorio PetitSS5-10 160 R-R 1984-12-10 23Ocumare,Venezuela MLB2003-20182008-2018  
2001-   UDFA-OAK
MinorsMinnesota Twins (MLB)
21Kirk SaarloosP6-0 185 R-R 1979-05-23 29Long Beach,California MLB1998-20092002-2008Valley Christian (Cerritos,CA)Cal St Fullerton
2001- 3-  86-HOU
 
23Greg SmithP6-2 190 L-L 1983-12-22 24Alexandria,Louisiana MLB2003-20162008-2010Alexandria (Alexandria,LA)Louisiana St
2005- 6- 171-ARI
Free Agent  
20Huston StreetP6-0 185 R-R 1983-08-02 24Austin,Texas MLB2002-20172005-2017Westlake (Austin,TX)Texas
2004- 1-  40-OAK
Free Agent  
24Kurt SuzukiC5-11 200 R-R 1983-10-04 24Wailuku,Hawaii MLB2002-20182007-2018H.P. Baldwin (Wailuki,HI)Cal St Fullerton
2004- 2-  67-OAK
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)
5Mike SweeneyDH-1B6-2 215 R-R 1973-07-22 34Orange,California MLB1991-20101995-2010Ontario (Ontario,CA)
1991-10- 262-KCA
 
15Ryan SweeneyRF-CF6-4 200 L-L 1985-02-20 23Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB2003-20142006-2014Xavier (Cedar Rapids,IA)
2003- 2-  52-CHA
Free Agent  
35Frank ThomasDH6-5 270 R-R 1968-05-27 40Columbus,Georgia MLB1987-20081990-2008Columbus (Columbus,GA)Auburn U.
1989- 1-   7-CHA
 
31Brad ZieglerP6-4 200 R-R 1979-10-10 28Pratt,Kansas MLB2000-20182008-2018Odessa (Odessa,MO)Missouri St
2003-20- 595-PHI
Retired  
51 Players