We wrap up the 2013 Arizona Fall League season with stats and photos…
Alcantara Protected From Rule 5
November 20 is the deadline for protecting players from the Rule 5 draft. This year, the Oakland A's elected to add just one 'Rule 5 eligible' player to their 40-man roster: top pitching prospect Raul Alcantara. Alcantara was acquired by the A's from the Boston Red Sox before the 2012 season. He spent the 2013 campaign with the A's two A-ball affiliates. Alcantara, who turns 21 on December 4, struggled during his first year in the A's system, but he had an outstanding age 20 season in 2013. The right-hander posted a 3.11 ERA and walked only 24 in 156.1 innings split between Low-A Beloit and High-A Stockton. He struck-out 124. Alcantara has a good sinking fastball that has touched 95, an excellent change-up and a breaking ball that made significant strides during the 2013 season. He has always had plus command and the A's believe he has the work ethic and talent to be a frontline starter. "This year, he hit the ground running," A's Director of Player Personnel Billy Owens said. "He...
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