Sunday, April 7, 2019

How they were built: Oakland Athletics



     The A's are towards the end of their rebuild. They made the playoffs in 2018, and are a bright young team with many stars. This is how they were built.

       Catchers
Nick Hundley
Hundley signed with the team in February.
Josh Phegley
The A's acquired Phegley in December 2014 from the White Sox with Marcus Semien, Chris Bassit and Rangel Ravelo for Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.

       Infielders
Kendrys Morales
Morales was acquired in March from the Blue Jays for Jesus Lopez and international signing pool bonus money.
Jurickson Profar
Profar was acquired in a three team trade in December. The A's acquired Profar, and gave up Emilio Pagan, Eli White, a draft pick and international signing bonus slot money.
Marcus Semien
Semien was acquired from the White Sox in December 2014 with Josh Phegley, Chris Bassit and Rangel Ravelo for Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.
Matt Chapman
Chapman was the 25th overall pick of the 2014 MLB draft.
Chad Pinder
Pinder was a second round draft pick in 2013.

            Outfielders
Ramon Laureano
Laureano was acquired in November 2017 from the Astros for Brandon Bailey.
Stephen Piscotty
Piscotty was acquired from the Cardinals in December 2017 for Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock.
Mark Canha
Canha was selected by the Rockies from the Marlins in the Rule 5 draft before 2015, but was immediately traded to Oakland for Austin House and cash.
Khris Davis
Davis was acquired from the Brewers in February 2016 for Jacob Nottingham and Bubba Derby.
Robbie Grossman
Grossman signed a one year contract with the A's in February.

                 Pitchers
Mike Fiers
In August 2018, the A's acquired Fiers from the Tigers for Nolan Blackwood and Logan Shore.
Frankie Montas
The A's acquired Montas in August 2016 from the Dodgers with Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes for Rich Hill and Josh Reddick.
Marco Estrada
Estrada signed a one year deal in Oakland in January.
Brett Anderson
Anderson signed with the A's in March 2018.
Aaron Brooks
Brooks was purchased from the Brewers in September.
JB Wendelken
Wendelken was acquired in December 2015 from the White Sox with Zack Erwin for Brett Lawrie.
Liam Hendriks
Hendriks was acquired in November 2015 from the Blue Jays for Jesse Chavez.
Ryan Buchter
Buchter was acquired in January 2018 with Brandon Moss and cash from the Royals for Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer.
Joakim Soria
Soria signed a two year deal with the A's in December.
Fernando Rodney
Rodney was acquired in August from the Twins for Dakota Chalmers.
Yusmeiro Petit
Petit signed a two year deal with an option for 2020 in December 2017.
Lou Trivino
Trivino was drafted in the 11th round of the 2013 draft.
Blake Treinen
The A's acquired Treinen in July 2017 with Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse for Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson.

           IL
Matt Olson
Olson was a first round pick (47th overall) in 2012.
Nick Martini
Martini signed as a minor league free agent in February 2018.
Sean Manaea
Manaea was acquired from the Royals in July 2015 with Aaron Brooks for Ben Zobrist.
Chris Bassit
Bassit was acquired from the White Sox in December 2014 with Josh Phegley, Marcus Semien and Rangel Ravelo for Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.
Daniel Gossett
Gossett was a 2nd round pick in 2014.
Jharel Cotton
Cotton was acquired in August 2016 from the Dodgers with Frankie Montas and Grant Holmes for Rich Hill and Josh Reddick.

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