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Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Michael Spina

Spina has improved his patience and defense.

In his brief professional career, Michael Spina has developed a reputation for being a run producer. After driving in 82 in his first full pro season with High-A Stockton last season, Spina is on pace to top that total in 2011 with Double-A Midland. Gabby Micek caught-up with the slugging first-baseman.

After being drafted in 2008 and spending his first full season with the Stockton Ports in High-A, Michael Spina has adjusted well to the jump to Double-A with the Midland Rockhounds this season. Spina played third base throughout college, and made the switch to first base last year in Stockton. Spina's transition across field didn't start out exactly as he would have liked with a few too many...

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