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Oakland A's Minor League Depth Chart: 1B/DH

<I>First in a series of articles examining the depth in the Oakland A's farm system at every position</I><br><br> The Oakland A's have had a history of great offensive players at first base and at DH, from Gene Tenace to Mark McGwire to Dave Parker to Harold Baines to Jason Giambi. Who will be the A's next generation of great offensive first basemen/ designated hitters? Oakland has a number of candidates coming through their farm system.

Since slugger Jason Giambi left the Oakland A's following the 2001 season, Oakland has struggled to get traditional power production from their first basemen and designated hitters. While replacements Scott Hatteberg and Erubiel Durazo have contributed greatly to the A's offense, neither has managed to hit more than 25 homeruns or drive in 100 runs. However, that trend is likely to end within the...

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