We have passed the midway point of the 2013 minor league season. We recently caught-up with Oakland…
Oakland A's MLN: Russell, Ynoa The 'Future'
Ynoa and Russell to the Futures Game; Nunez On Final Vote The Oakland A's will have at least two prospects representing them at the upcoming MLB Futures Game. Beloit Snappers right-hander Michael Ynoa and Stockton Ports shortstop Addison Russell were named to the rosters of the Futures Game, which will take place during the MLB All-Star game festivities at Citi Field in New York. Ynoa will be part of the World Team. The 6'7'' starting pitcher has had a strong start to his first season pitching for a full-season affiliate. Ynoa has a 1.95 ERA and a 46:17 K:BB ratio in 50.2 innings for the Snappers this season. He has allowed just two homeruns and 38 hits. Ynoa was signed to a record-breaking bonus in 2008 when he was 16. The native of the Dominican Republic struggled with elbow problems in 2009 before eventually having Tommy John surgery late in the 2010 season. He would return in 2012, throwing 30.2 innings for the A's two short-season squads. Ynoa's 50.2 innings this season are...
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