The Sacramento River Cats had yet another standout season, while also providing a steady stream of…
2012 Crystal Ball In Review: Hitters
It was a very successful year for both the Oakland A's and their Triple-A affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats, who both made it to the postseason and saw standout seasons from a number of players. Back in spring, I made some predictions on how the season would unfold for a of those few key names in the A's system. Unfortunately for me, my predictions didn't see nearly the level of success Oakland had in 2012. Here's a look back on those predictions and how they turned out. 1) Grant Green, Michael Choice and Chris Carter will combine to hit 65 home runs in 2012. Between these three top prospects, they combined to hit 53 home runs on the year. Perhaps the biggest reason why this projection failed was because of Michael Choice's injury-shortened season that saw him hit just 10 home runs for Double-A Midland after hitting 30 with High-A Stockton in 2011. Choice struggled in the first half of the season with the Rockhounds, hitting a pedestrian .260/.334/.372 with six home runs...
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