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Oakland A's Prospect Profile: A.J. Cole

Oakland A's Prospect Profile: A.J. Cole

In December 2007, the Oakland A's traded their staff ace for a package of prospects including a 19-year-old pitching prospect. That prospect went on to become one of the top young lefties in the American League - Brett Anderson. The A's are hoping that history repeats itself with their newest young pitching sensation - A.J. Cole. We take a closer look at Cole inside...

Name: A.J. Cole Birthdate: 01/05/92 Height/Weight: 6'4''/180 pounds How Acquired: Traded along with Derek Norris, Brad Peacock and Tom Milone for Gio Gonzalez and Robert Gilliam on December 22, 2011. Originally drafted by the Washington Nationals in the fourth round in 2010. Background Over the past few years, the Washington Nationals have used "over slot" bonuses to stock up with talent through...

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