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Oakland A's MLN: Barton, Melillo Keep On Truckin'

The Midland Rockhounds have been a dominant squad all season, but lately their dominance has been helped by a pair of mid-season additions. Prospects Daric Barton and Kevin Melillo don't have a lot in common, except that this season, Barton and Melillo have been making minor league pitching look – well – minor. Barton and Melillo continued to swing a hot bat in Midland's 7-2 win over Springfield. Find out the details of that game and the other action inside…

Daric Barton and Kevin Melillo are on opposite ends of the prospect spectrum. Barton was a high school phenom who was drafted in the first round and has been highly touted since his professional debut. Melillo is a polished collegiate player who fell further than expected in the draft and arrived in the A's organization with little fanfare. However, both men are similar in that they have received...

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