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State of the System: Oakland A’s

Puk, Puason help strike balance as club looks to remain contenders
December 18, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. So much was different during the 60-game

Prospects in the Athletics' 2020 player pool

Talented Oakland system ready to fill the gaps when needed
July 3, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Ports' Kaprielian logs another hitless start

A's No. 6 prospect tosses second consecutive scoreless outing
June 14, 2019

The road back to the mound has been a long one for James Kaprielian, but his success has been quick to return in his limited opportunities.The sixth-ranked A's prospect hurled three hitless innings for the second straight start, walking one and fanning two as Class A Advanced Stockton topped Modesto, 8-4,

Cal notes: Kaprielian resurgent with Ports

After injury struggles, 2015 first-rounder getting back into action
June 3, 2019

When Stockton Ports pitcher James Kaprielian finally got a chance to step onto the mound again, he wasn't going to let anything stop him -- not even a little bad weather."It was like, 'This is not ideal for my first start,' but it didn't matter if there were thunderstorms, I

Surprising A's have pitching reinforcements

Several of team's top hurlers standing out in system on the rise
August 22, 2018

The only thing that may be more surprising than what the Oakland A's are doing at the Major League level -- battling for a playoff spot atop the American League West -- is what the organization has going on in the Minors.A farm system that garnered minimal attention heading into

Toolshed: Reviewing 2017 deadline moves

Checking in on prospects dealt in last year's biggest July trades
July 25, 2018

In today's media landscape, a trade rumor may have a longer lifespan than the news of an actual trade. Teams are rumored to be keeping an eye on a player. Then, they're circling. Next, they're getting close. This can all take days or even weeks, depending on the size of

Three Yanks prospects joining A's for Gray

Fowler, Kaprielian, Mateo heading to Oakland for right-hander
July 31, 2017

With about one hour to go in the non-waiver Trade Deadline, the biggest block of the day was moved.The Yankees agreed to send prospects Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian to the A's for Major League right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray and $1.5 million in international signing bonus money, both

Yankees' Kaprielian to have Tommy John surgery

New York's top pitching prospect to miss remainder of '17 season
April 13, 2017

What could have been a breakout season for James Kaprielian is over before it began.The Yankees' top pitching prospect will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair his right elbow, the team announced Thursday morning. The procedure will be performed by Los Angeles-based surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Yankees' Kaprielian to start season on DL

No. 56 overall prospect has right elbow pain, to undergo MRI
April 6, 2017

Across the Minor Leagues, Thursday means Opening Day. For James Kaprielian, it will be anything's No. 56 overall prospect will begin 2017 on the disabled list due to pain in his right pitching elbow, the Yankees announced Thursday. He will undergo both an MRI and a dye contrast MRI

Yankees Prospect Primer: All eyes on Torres

Frazier, Judge, Kaprielian could all make a run at the Majors in 2017
March 28, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Gleyber Torres, SS The

Kaprielian, Frazier lead Yankees past Jays

2015 first-round pick throws pair of hitless innings in comeback win
March 16, 2017

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Healthy Kaprielian could see Majors in '17

Yankees' Cashman says '15 pick may rise fast after injury-marred year
February 11, 2017

James Kaprielian has made only eight appearances in the Minor Leagues, including three in full-season ball, but the Major Leagues could be within reach this season.In a Friday interview with a New York radio station, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Kaprielian, the 16th overall pick in the 2015 Draft,

Top Yankees prospects invited to MLB camp

Torres, Frazier, Kaprielian, Sheffield among Spring Training invitees
January 31, 2017

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