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Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Sam Demel, RP

Demel has five saves for Stockton this season.

In 2004, the Oakland A's hit it big by selecting a Texas collegiate reliever early in the draft. That season, the A's took Huston Street in the supplemental first round out of Texas. The A's are hoping for similar results from Sam Demel, another Texas collegiate reliever taken high in the draft. We spoke to the A's 2007 third-round pick about relieving and more…

Good relievers are hard to find, but the Oakland A's have assembled quite a stable of good bullpen arms of late. In particular, the A's have found success with relievers from the state of Texas. Closer Huston Street, set-up man Keith Foulke and former All-Star reliever-turned-starter Justin Duchscherer all grew up in the Lone Star State. The A's are hoping that another Lone Star reliever will...

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