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A's MLN: April's Best

A's MLN: April's Best

A number of Oakland A's prospects got their 2005 campaigns off to a good start. We take a look at April's top performers in this edition of Oakland A's Minor League Notebook…

Starting Pitchers 1. Dallas Braden – LHP, Stockton The Stockton native has been dazzling so far as part of the Ports rotation. In April five starts, Braden posted a 4-0 record with a 3.14 ERA. Perhaps most impressive is Braden's strikeouts per inning ratio, which is nearly two to one with 42 strikeouts in only 28.2 innings pitched. He has also walked only seven batters over that span. Braden uses... Recommended Stories

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