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Breakout Candidate: Andrew Bailey, SP

Bailey had a strong first season as a pro.

Selected in the sixth round of the 2006 draft, right-hander Andrew Bailey had one of the best short-season performances of any of the Oakland A's 2006 draft picks. Bailey dominated Northwest League hitters and posted a 2.02 ERA for the Vancouver Canadians. More than two years removed from Tommy John surgery, Bailey looks poised to build on his outstanding 2006 campaign.

Vital Statistics: Name: Andrew Bailey DOB: 05/31/84 Height: 6'3'' Weight: 220 Throws/Bats: R/R When the Oakland A's selected Bailey in the sixth round of last year's June amateur draft, they made him the highest-ever draft selection to come out of the Northeast Conference. Despite that honor, Bailey's path through collegiate baseball was not an easy one. Up until the start of his junior...

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