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'Draft-And-Follow' Hernandez A Competitor

Earlier in the week, the Oakland A's came to terms with a 2006 "draft-and-follow" pick, left-hander Carlos Hernandez. Hernandez was selected by the A's in the 35th round last year out of West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. We recently spoke with West Valley head coach Mike Perez to find out more about one of the newest members of the A's organization.

Carlos Hernandez has excellent stuff, but when West Valley head coach Mike Perez is asked about Hernandez, the veteran skipper begins not with a description of Hernandez's pitches, but of the left-hander's character. "His strengths start with his competitiveness. He is just an outstanding competitor on the mound," Perez said. "When adversity hits, he is the first to address it head-on. What...

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