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Oakland A's Prospect Profile: AJ Kirby-Jones

Thirty homerun seasons have been infrequent among Oakland A's prospects, with Chris Carter, Corey Brown and Grant Desme being the only A's prospects to have reached that total over the past 10 years. Vancouver Canadians slugger A.J. Kirby-Jones could add his name to that list next season. The A's 9th round pick has shown impressive power in his first pro season. Maren Kasselik takes a closer look.

With a weekly batting award under his belt, offensive power numbers that rival all other Northwest League hitters, and a first-place team in line to make the playoffs, Canadians first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones is proving he deserves a shot at the next level. What makes his numbers stand out, however, is that the righty is a statistical outlier in the C's lineup. As a team, Vancouver fields an...

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