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OaklandClubhouse 2008 Mid-Season Awards
OUTFIELDERS: Matt Sulentic: After a precocious start to his professional career in 2006, Sulentic almost fell off of the prospect map with a disastrous 2007 season that saw him hit .175 in 56 games with Low-A Kane County and .261 with a 750 OPS in 71 games with short-season Vancouver. Despite his struggles at those lower levels, the A's took a chance and promoted Sulentic to High-A Stockton to start the year. The move proved to be a success, as the 20-year-old outfielder has regained the stroke that led to him earning the Dallas area Triple Crown as a senior in high school. In 66 games before the All-Star break, Sulentic batted .299 with an 836 OPS for the Ports. He hit six homers, 16 doubles and two triples and sported a .373 OBP. Sulentic also displayed improved range and a stronger throwing arm in the outfield. His homer total is already higher in 2008 than his entire 2007 campaign. The Ports coaching staff has been careful with Sulentic this season, batting him mostly at the...
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