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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, MiLB.com'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

Armenteros ends drought with two homers

Fourth-ranked A's prospect belts first career grand slam for Ports
July 10, 2019

Lazaro Armenteros hasn't had a monster year at the plate, but if Wednesday night is a sign of what's coming, the second half could be electric.Oakland's No. 4 prospect belted his first career grand slam during his first multi-homer game, posting a personal-best five RBIs as Class A Advanced Stockton

Armenteros nearly cycles in Ports' win

A's No. 4 prospect homers, plates three on three-hit night
June 8, 2019

One week into the month and June could hardly be going any better for Lazaro Armenteros. The A's fourth-ranked prospect compiled another three-hit game, falling a double short of the cycle, as Class A Advanced Stockton rolled to a 8-3 triumph over San Jose on Friday at Banner Island Ballpark. He homered,

Gore, Castro lead Cal League All-Star rosters

Circuit's hottest pitcher, hitter invited to Inland Empire on June 18
June 7, 2019

The California League is one of Minor League Baseball's most notorious hitter-friendly circuits, but its most high-profile All-Star in 2019 is a player that toes the rubber.Lake Elsinore left-hander MacKenzie Gore, the No. 7 prospect in baseball, and Lancaster first baseman Luis Castro (Rockies) headline the 2019 California League All-Star

Ports' Hannah stays hot with three hits

A's No. 7 prospect reaches five times, scores three runs
June 1, 2019

Since the end of April, it's been hard to get Jameson Hannah out.The A's No. 7 prospect went 3-for-4 with a pair of walks and three runs scored on Saturday, helping Class A Advanced Stockton roll to a 12-3 win over Lancaster at The Hangar.

Armenteros reaches four times for Ports

A's No. 4 prospect smacks solo homer, scores three runs
April 27, 2019

Lazaro Armenteros had his best performance of the season as he looks to end April on a high note.The A's No. 4 prospect reached base four times, hit a first-inning homer, scored three runs and drove in a pair to lead Class A Advanced Stockton to a 5-3 win at San Jose

Lefty Luzardo headlines A's All-Stars

Southpaw climbed to Minor Leagues' highest level at age 20
November 28, 2018

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The American League West was full of storylines going into 2018. The Astros were coming

Armenteros lights it up for Snappers

A's No. 6 prospect gets three hits, three RBIs, scores four runs
August 18, 2018

For Lazaro Armenteros, the slump should be considered snapped.The A's sixth-ranked prospect picked up three hits, including two doubles, drove in three runs and scored four times to lead Class A Beloit to an 18-4 romp over Burlington on Saturday at Pohlman Field.

Armenteros' Blast Leads Snappers Past Loons

A's No. 7 Prospect Hits First Homer As Snapper In 3-2 Victory
May 8, 2018

Lazaro Armenteros blasted a 402 foot homer to put the Beloit Snappers (13-13) ahead, as they never looked back with a 3-2 victory over the Great Lakes Loons (9-20) Tuesday night at Pohlman Field before 418fans.