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Quick Hits With A's Prospect Brent Powers

Powers was the A's 18th-round pick last season.

TROY, NY - The 2012 campaign was a year of development for left-hander Brent Powers. Powers began the year with Low-A Burlington and finished it with the short-season Vermont Lake Monsters. Although the wins didn't always fall in Powers' favor, he worked to add new pitches to his repertoire and posted some encouraging statistics. Donald Moore spoke briefly with Powers.

After posting a 3.84 ERA for the short-season Vermont Lake Monsters last year, Brent Powers earned a promotion to Low-A Burlington to start the 2012 campaign. The Oakland A's 2011 18th-round pick struggled with his command with the Bees, walking 26 in 44.2 innings and allowing 10 homeruns. Halfway through the season, the A's moved Powers from Low-A back to short...

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