Toolshed: Deichmann earning A's in Arizona

Overcoming injuries, No. 17 prospect turns into MVP candidate

Greg Deichmann hit nine homers through his first 20 games in the AFL, five more than any other hitter. (Buck Davidson/Getty Images)

By Sam Dykstra | October 25, 2019 10:35 AM ET

No. 17 Athletics prospect Greg Deichmann missed time in 2018 and 2019. Healthy after those injury-riddled seasons, he's transformed into an Arizona Fall League MVP candidate.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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A's Murphy undergoes left knee surgery

Catcher battled injury all year, expects to be back in the spring

Sean Murphy posted a 1.011 OPS in 41 Pacific Coast League games this season. (Las Vegas Aviators)

By Kelsie Heneghan | October 10, 2019 6:46 PM ET

The Oakland Athletics reported that their No. 3 prospect, Sean Murphy, underwent surgery on his left knee Thursday. He should be back for Spring Training.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter at MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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A's to call up Luzardo from Triple-A

No. 18 overall prospect will join big league club Monday

Jesus Luzardo allowed three earned runs over his final 21 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | September 8, 2019 7:19 PM ET

Top A's prospect Jesus Luzardo has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to make his Major League debut and will join the big club on Monday in Houston.

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Bolt goes yard again to give Aviators edge

A's No. 16 prospect homers in third consecutive playoff game

Skye Bolt racked up 11 homers and 61 RBIs in 89 Triple-A games this season. (Las Vegas Aviators)

By Katie Woo | September 7, 2019 2:22 AM ET

A's No. 16 prospect Skye Bolt homered in his third straight playoff game as Las Vegas thumped Sacramento, 11-4, to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 Pacific Coast League semifinals.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Deichmann provides power for Midland

No. 17 A's prospect homers twice, gives RockHounds 2-0 lead

Greg Deichmann has ripped six home runs -- two in the playoffs -- for Midland since the start of August. (Tammy Tucker/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 5, 2019 11:40 PM ET

No. 17 Athletics prospect Greg Deichmann mashed two home runs and collected three RBIs to guide Double-A Midland to a victory over Amarillo and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 Texas League semifinals.

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2019 Pacific Coast League playoff preview

Express, Cubs seek first PCL title; Aviators face River Cats

Iowa's Colin Rea is PCL Pitcher of the Year; top A's prospect Jesus Lazardo boosted Las Vegas down the stretch. (Dylan Heuer, Jerry Espinoza)

By Chris Jackson | September 4, 2019 12:32 PM ET

The Pacific Coast League playoffs have a much different look than last year's edition as all four postseason teams -- Round Rock, Iowa, Sacramento and Las Vegas -- did not qualify in 2018.

Chris Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Texas League playoff preview

Tulsa opens title defense vs. Arkansas; Amarillo meets Midland

Ivan Castillo (left) leads Amarillo against Midland, while Cody Thomas and Tulsa take aim at Arkansas. (John Moore, Tim Campbell)

By Troy Schulte | September 3, 2019 1:19 PM ET

Tulsa, the Texas League's 2018 champion, opens its title defense against Arkansas, while Amarillo meets Midland in the other best-of-5 semifinal series.

Troy Schulte is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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A's Luzardo shines in longest start of '19

No. 19 overall prospect equals career high with 10 strikeouts

Jesus Luzardo has 24 strikeouts over 25 innings in six Triple-A starts this season. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | August 31, 2019 1:49 AM ET

Top A's prospect Jesus Luzardo tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in his longest start of the season, but Triple-A Las Vegas was beaten by visiting Tacoma, 4-2, on Friday night.

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Murphy flies high in return to Las Vegas

Athletics No. 3 prospect goes yard twice, drives in six runs

Sean Murphy has homered in his past five Pacific Coast League contests, dating back to the end of July. (Las Vegas Aviators)

By Tyler Maun | August 22, 2019 2:05 AM ET

Oakland Athletics No. 3 prospect Sean Murphy hammered two home runs and drove in six in his first game back at the Triple-A level to help lead Las Vegas to an 18-4 drubbing of Reno.

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A's to call up Puk for big league debut

No. 43 overall prospect joining Oakland bullpen on Tuesday

A.J. Puk struck out 16 batters over 11 innings during his time with Triple-A Las Vegas. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | August 19, 2019 1:48 PM ET

The A's will call up No. 43 overall prospect A.J. Puk on Tuesday to make his Major League debut out of the bullpen, according to a report by MLB.com's Martín Gallegos.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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