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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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9
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4721659935636.226.323.348671.121.269.2701.5249.6155520
55Joe BlantonP271000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----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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13
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59422765520416.244.289.386675.142.214.2592.4130.9155433
6Travis BuckRF241551635
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9
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7
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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 DuchschererP306000000000600000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----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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00010000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
28Carlos GonzalezCF-RF223023173
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2641138101107.242.273.361634.119.172.3186.2375.5109316
22Jack Hannahan3B284364895
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27
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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
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
29Keith Foulke034.06310009131281414713231011.328.132.033.776.681.77-.700
20Huston Street753.7363000371870582929627692011.217.460.773.478.872.56-.693
31Brad Ziegler301.05470002111594787222300011.157.050.303.304.501.36-1.406
33Joey Devine610.5942000101452373015490000.834.500.002.939.593.27-.469
13Jerry Blevins133.08360008037321413213350031.187.580.473.088.292.69-.811
23Greg Smith7164.1732322000190169928821871115131.358.010.994.125.261.28-1.121
51Dallas Braden544.121910007071773633825410121.429.621.003.135.121.64-1.408
30,35Dana Eveland994.34292910001681728281107711861121.489.210.544.136.321.53-1.266
36Sean Gallagher235.841111000056604237736540001.689.471.115.688.531.50--
47Gio Gonzalez147.68107003034323429925341031.688.472.386.629.001.36-.535
56Fernando Hernandez1018.0030001034660520013.0012.000.0015.006.000.40-2.000
60Jeff Gray007.2050002048441140011.8014.401.801.807.204.00-1.400
53Dan Meyer047.39114005027352823614200011.7511.251.934.506.431.43-1.115
58Justin Duchscherer1082.542222110014110745401134951080.996.780.702.156.022.79-.906
41Alan Embree254.947000011061593634830572021.448.561.164.358.271.90-.785
59Andrew Brown103.093100013035231312321280011.265.910.775.407.201.33-.645
50Kiko Calero003.6050003043320370001.205.400.005.4012.602.33-.429
25Lenny DiNardo127.43112008023312019313121021.9112.131.175.094.700.92-1.867
57Chad Gaudin533.57266009062632925617442131.279.000.862.436.292.59-1.140
40Rich Harden512.341313000077572120531921011.146.660.583.6210.752.97-.536
21Kirk Saarloos105.548100102637171624120001.5812.810.691.384.153.00-2.500
55Joe Blanton5124.962020000012714574701235621011.4210.280.852.484.391.77-1.797
44Santiago Casilla213.96510009250602222520436031.6010.800.903.607.742.15-1.146
55Josh Outman124.506400002534141318191021.6211.770.352.776.582.37-1.650


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