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Myrio Dominick Richard

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Outfielder Myrio Richard played in the Oakland Athletics minor league system from 2009 to 2013.

He hit .331 as a college freshman, with 45 runs in 55 games. He was 8th in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in runs and 9th in steals (23); he was not the best member of his family in the SWAC that year as brother Mike Richard was Player of the Year. He batted .370/.477/.618 with 57 runs and 51 RBI in 51 games. He was third in the SWAC in runs, tied for first in homers (10), was second in RBI, was 4th in total bases (107), tied for 4th in walks (30) and tied for 4th with 15 steals. He was named the All-Conference first baseman and succeeded his brother as Player of the Year. As a junior, he slumped a bit (.315/.423/.500, 44 R in 44 G). He was 4th with 20 steals.

He was drafted by the A's in the 9th round of the 2009 amateur draft, a couple picks ahead of pitchers Preston Guilmet and Chase Anderson. The scout was Armann Brown. He split his first pro summer between the AZL Athletics (4 for 13, 2 2B, BB) and Vancouver Canadians (.255/.348/.313 in 53 G). He had 8 assists and on error in the outfield for Vancouver. As a backup outfielder for the Kane County Cougars in 2010, he hit .281/.359/.384.

In 2011, he hit .292/.363/.419 with 27 stolen bases in 37 tries in 107 games for the Stockton Ports. He tied Jermaine Mitchell for 7th in the A's chain in doubles and tied for second in steals (one behind Nino Leyja). He split 2012 between the AZL A's (2 for 11, 2B, HR) and Stockton (.253/.317/.346 in 72 G).

With the Ports again in 2013, he hit .256/.314/.402 with 11 home runs, 40 RBI, 35 doubles and 13 stolen bases over 20 attempts in 111 games. Despite not being a starter still (he backed up at all three outfield slots), he was third in the California League in doubles (behind Devin Harris and Kevin Rivers) and tied Dusty Coleman for the most by an A's minor leaguer.

Overall, he hit .269/.339/.385 with 475 hits and 62 stolen bases in 449 games over 5 seasons.

Oakland released him in April 2014.

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