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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
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:
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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
52Jeff Baisley3B2543111
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005004700002.256.319.279598.023.116.3061.75--1247
45Wes Bankston1B2459412
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01
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40021510010.203.226.305531.102.136.2507.5059.01862
10Daric Barton1B2244659101
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4721659935636.226.323.348671.121.269.2701.5249.6155520
55Joe BlantonP271000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
18Rob BowenC2791616
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1
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90043810202.176.211.286497.110.154.2889.5091.02697
8Emil BrownLF-RF334024898
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14
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2
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59422765520416.244.289.386675.142.214.2592.4130.9155433
6Travis BuckRF241551635
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2510113840022.226.274.432706.206.284.2503.4522.167168
3Eric Chavez3B-DH30891022
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140061800002.247.295.393688.146.213.2903.0044.53595
49Brooks Conrad3B281903
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002000900001.158.158.211369.053.053.300----419
7Bobby CrosbySS2855666132
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61734796000218.237.296.349645.112.203.2752.0479.4194605
57Aaron CunninghamLF2280720
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142062411001.250.302.400702.150.250.3454.0080.03286
32Jack CustLF-DH2948177111
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770011119723047.231.372.476848.245.476.3061.7714.6229596
38Rajai DavisCF271962851
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1925673410211.260.284.372656.112.245.3004.8665.373206
19Chris DenorfiaLF-CF27621018
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92061610203.290.353.387740.097.226.3782.6762.02470
58Justin DuchschererP306000000000600000.000.000.0000.000.000-----06
14Mark Ellis2B3144255103
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411425365525211.233.314.373687.140.287.2481.2336.8165502
30,35Dana EvelandP24401
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0000001200101.250.400.250650.000.250.5002.00--16
67Jeff FiorentinoCF25101
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28Carlos GonzalezCF-RF223023173
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2641138101107.242.273.361634.119.172.3186.2375.5109316
22Jack Hannahan3B284364895
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47205513124355.218.302.342644.124.255.2862.3848.4149499
40Rich HardenP26401
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0000000100100.250.250.250500.000.000.333----15
29Dan Johnson281000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
12Donnie Murphy3B-SS251031019
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1321113820011.184.261.301562.117.233.2543.4534.331115
26Matt MurtonLF263013
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002001700001.100.129.133262.033.067.1307.00--431
4Eric Patterson2B25921116
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00880122400000.174.269.207476.033.250.2352.00--19104
56Cliff Pennington2B-SS24991424
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00941131820211.242.327.293620.051.212.2931.38--29115
2Gregorio PetitSS232348
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000002900000.348.400.435835.087.174.5714.50--1025
23Greg SmithP24201
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24Kurt SuzukiC2453054148
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422344691122120.279.334.370704.091.172.3101.5775.7196577
5Mike SweeneyDH-1B341261336
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12007620013.286.321.397718.111.167.2860.8663.050134
15Ryan SweeneyRF-CF2338453110
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4591386733269.286.346.383729.096.216.3301.7676.8147430
35Frank ThomasDH401862049
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1900284420016.263.358.387745.124.274.3191.5737.272215
Batting Totals168954516461318270231256108821574122648233035126.242.312.369681.127.244.2892.1443.620096090
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
29Keith Foulke35034.06310009131281414713231011.328.132.033.776.681.77
20Huston Street24753.7363000371870582929627692011.217.460.773.478.872.56
31Brad Ziegler28301.05470002111594787222300011.157.050.303.304.501.36
33Joey Devine24610.5942000101452373015490000.834.500.002.939.593.27
13Jerry Blevins24133.08360008037321413213350031.187.580.473.088.292.69
23Greg Smith247164.1732322000190169928821871115131.358.010.994.125.261.28
51Dallas Braden24544.131910007071773633825410121.429.631.003.135.131.64
30,35Dana Eveland24994.34292910001681728281107711861121.489.210.544.136.321.53
36Sean Gallagher22235.841111000056604237736540001.689.471.115.688.531.50
47Gio Gonzalez22147.68107003034323429925341031.688.472.386.629.001.36
56Fernando Hernandez231018.0030001034660520013.0012.000.0015.006.000.40
60Jeff Gray26007.2050002048441140011.8014.401.801.807.204.00
53Dan Meyer26047.39114005027352823614200011.7511.251.934.506.431.43
58Justin Duchscherer301082.542222110014110745401134951080.996.780.702.156.022.79
41Alan Embree38254.947000011061593634830572021.448.561.164.358.271.90
59Andrew Brown27103.093100013035231312321280011.265.910.775.407.201.33
50Kiko Calero33003.6050003043320370001.205.400.005.4012.602.33
25Lenny DiNardo28127.43112008023312019313121021.9112.131.175.094.700.92
57Chad Gaudin25533.57266009062632925617442131.279.000.862.436.292.59
40Rich Harden26512.341313000077572120531921011.146.660.583.6210.752.97
21Kirk Saarloos29105.548100102637171624120001.5812.810.691.384.153.00
55Joe Blanton275124.962020000012714574701235621011.4210.280.852.484.391.77
44Santiago Casilla25213.96510009250602222520436031.6010.800.903.607.742.15
55Josh Outman23124.506400002534141318191021.6211.770.352.776.582.38
Pitching Totals75864.016021614115733143513646906401355761061304521.358.550.853.616.651.84
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kurt SuzukiC14112159275364.9947.26
Rob BowenC31220147921.9876.38
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Daric Barton1B134112110217313128.9888.78
Wes Bankston1B131081046110.9919.17
Mike Sweeney1B13908911091.00010.00
Jack Hannahan1B108082527.9789.79
Jeff Baisley1B43337113.97410.36
Rob Bowen1B1220021.0009.00
Emil Brown1B1010001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark Ellis2B1151011228336488.9935.02
Eric Patterson2B201694849415.9605.17
Cliff Pennington2B1613633440171.0005.10
Donnie Murphy2B10611220031.0004.72
Gregorio Petit2B439714011.0004.85
Brooks Conrad2B21743011.0003.71
Rajai Davis2B110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack Hannahan3B12698370218924.9702.64
Donnie Murphy3B24143122717.9752.45
Eric Chavez3B15130123214.9783.05
Jeff Baisley3B1079614011.0002.28
Cliff Pennington3B96481112.9502.67
Brooks Conrad3B4331411.8331.36
Daric Barton3B1211011.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bobby CrosbySS14512632023831799.9724.17
Donnie MurphySS1388102726.9493.78
Cliff PenningtonSS1056101645.8674.18
Gregorio PetitSS82871225.9056.11
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack CustLF78585129440.9712.05
Emil BrownLF6541389611.9902.07
Aaron CunninghamLF1815041130.9332.52
Chris DenorfiaLF137091001.0001.29
Ryan SweeneyLF1343120001.0002.51
Travis BuckLF1247111001.0002.30
Eric PattersonLF86315010.9372.14
Matt MurtonLF761271011.0004.13
Donnie MurphyLF120000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rajai DavisCF84465147412.9932.92
Carlos GonzalezCF69528176521.9893.09
Ryan SweeneyCF51362950001.0002.36
Chris DenorfiaCF1273260001.0003.21
Jeff FiorentinoCF240000.0000.00
Emil BrownCF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ryan SweeneyRF75486136610.9932.63
Emil BrownRF55433111432.9752.39
Carlos GonzalezRF36160430001.0002.42
Travis BuckRF34287732001.0002.35
Jack CustRF53940001.0000.92
Aaron CunninghamRF21860001.0003.00
Chris DenorfiaRF21020001.0001.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alan EmbreeP706126001.0001.18
Huston StreetP637038011.0001.41
Santiago CasillaP515073011.0001.80
Brad ZieglerP4759014021.0002.14
Joey DevineP424521001.0000.60
Jerry BlevinsP36370331.5000.73
Greg SmithP32190731011.0001.80
Andrew BrownP313524001.0001.54
Keith FoulkeP313130001.0000.87
Dana EvelandP29168518021.0001.23
Chad GaudinP26627740.7782.03
Justin DuchschererP22141513011.0001.15
Joe BlantonP20127142114.9722.48
Dallas BradenP197121410.9412.03
Rich HardenP137733001.0000.70
Lenny DiNardoP112333011.0002.35
Sean GallagherP115636011.0001.45
Dan MeyerP11270110.5000.33
Gio GonzalezP103415011.0001.59
Kirk SaarloosP82614001.0001.73
Josh OutmanP6251210.7501.08
Kiko CaleroP540000.0000.00
Jeff GrayP5411001.0004.50
Fernando HernandezP3301001.0003.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack CustDH61.0000.00
Frank ThomasDH53.0000.00
Mike SweeneyDH17.0000.00
Eric ChavezDH8.0000.00
Wes BankstonDH4.0000.00
Emil BrownDH4.0000.00
Jack HannahanDH4.0000.00
Kurt SuzukiDH1.0000.00


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