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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... Recommended Stories

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