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Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Max Stassi

Stassi's arm is healthy once again.

STOCKTON - It was a disappointing 2011 season for Oakland A's prospect Max Stassi, who missed the final three-and-a-half months due to a shoulder injury. Now healthy, Stassi has returned to Stockton, where he played before his surgery in 2011. Chris Kusiolek caught-up with the Northern California native to discuss his health and goals for 2012.

The Oakland A's secured a gem when in 2009 they enticed Yuba City High School standout Max Stassi away from a tempting UCLA commitment with a $1.5 million signing bonus. At the time, it was the largest signing bonus ever handed out to a fourth round pick. During his senior season with Yuba City, Stassi hit a staggering .538/.635/1.113 in 110 plate appearances, including 11 HRs. Helping him to...

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