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2008 Oakland Athletics

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

75-86, Finished 3rd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bob Geren (75-86)
GM: Billy Beane, Scouting Dir: Eric Kubota
Scored 646 runs, Allowed 690 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 76-85

Ballparks: McAfee Coliseum & Tokyo Dome · Attendance: 1,665,256 (13th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 94 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 96

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2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Jeff Baisley 25 R R 6' 3" 225 Dec 19, 1982 1st 14 14 14 14 0 0 4 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Wes Bankston 24 R R 6' 4" 215 Nov 23, 1983 1st 17 16 17 13 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 -0.5
Daric Barton 22 L R 6' 0" 205 Aug 16, 1985 2 140 124 140 134 0 0 134 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0.7 $390,000
Joe Blanton 27 R R 6' 3" 215 Dec 11, 1980 5 20 20 1 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $3,700,000
Jerry Blevins 24 L L 6' 6" 185 Sep 6, 1983 2 36 0 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Rob Bowen 27 B R 6' 2" 210 Feb 24, 1981 5 37 25 37 31 0 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 -0.2 $410,000
Dallas Braden 24 L L 6' 1" 185 Aug 13, 1983 2 19 10 0 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Andrew Brown 27 R R 6' 6" 230 Feb 17, 1981 3 31 0 1 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $395,000
Emil Brown 33 R R 6' 2" 195 Dec 29, 1974 9 117 99 117 101 0 0 1 0 0 0 65 1 55 121 7 14 2 -0.0 $1,400,000
Travis Buck 24 L R 6' 2" 230 Nov 18, 1983 2 38 37 38 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 34 46 0 1 0 0.3 $400,000
Kiko Calero 33 R R 6' 1" 180 Jan 9, 1975 6 5 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 $1,000,000
Santiago Casilla 27 R R 6' 0" 210 Jul 25, 1980 5 51 0 0 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 $400,000
Eric Chavez 30 L R 6' 1" 215 Dec 7, 1977 11 23 23 23 15 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0.2 $11,500,000
Brooks Conrad 28 B R 5' 10" 190 Jan 16, 1980 1st 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Bobby Crosby 28 R R 6' 3" 210 Jan 12, 1980 6 145 144 145 145 0 0 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 $3,550,000
Aaron Cunningham 22 R R 5' 11" 215 Apr 24, 1986 1st 22 20 22 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 2 20 0 2 0 0.5
Jack Cust 29 L R 6' 1" 250 Jan 16, 1979 7 148 143 148 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 0 5 83 61 5 0 2.7 $410,000
Rajai Davis 27 R R 5' 9" 195 Oct 19, 1980 3 101 41 101 85 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 84 0 84 10 3 27 1.5
Chris Denorfia 27 R R 6' 0" 195 Jul 15, 1980 3 29 16 29 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 12 2 27 5 2 5 0.3 $400,000
Joey Devine 24 R R 6' 0" 235 Sep 19, 1983 4 42 0 1 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9
Lenny DiNardo 28 L L 6' 2" 220 Sep 19, 1979 5 11 2 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $900,000
Justin Duchscherer 30 R R 6' 3" 165 Nov 19, 1977 7 22 22 2 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.9 $1,200,000 All-Star
Mark Ellis 31 R R 5' 10" 190 Jun 6, 1977 6 117 114 117 115 0 0 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4.0 $5,000,000
Alan Embree 38 L L 6' 2" 185 Jan 23, 1970 15 70 0 4 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $3,107,126
Dana Eveland 24 L L 6' 1" 235 Oct 29, 1983 4 29 29 2 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $395,000
Jeff Fiorentino 25 L R 6' 1" 185 Apr 14, 1983 3 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
Keith Foulke 35 R R 6' 0" 195 Oct 19, 1972 11 31 0 5 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $700,000
Sean Gallagher 22 R R 6' 2" 220 Dec 30, 1985 2 11 11 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Chad Gaudin 25 R R 5' 10" 185 Mar 24, 1983 6 26 6 4 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 $1,775,000
Carlos Gonzalez 22 L L 6' 1" 220 Oct 17, 1985 1st 85 76 85 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69 36 105 0 6 0 1.1
Gio Gonzalez 22 R L 6' 0" 205 Sep 19, 1985 1st 10 7 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.1
Jeff Gray 26 R R 6' 2" 210 Nov 19, 1981 1st 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Jack Hannahan 28 L R 6' 2" 210 Mar 4, 1980 3 143 120 143 133 0 0 10 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 3 2.5 $395,000
Rich Harden 26 L R 6' 1" 190 Nov 30, 1981 6 13 13 2 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.6 $4,750,000
Fernando Hernandez 23 R R 5' 11" 216 Jul 31, 1984 1st 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $390,000
Dan Johnson 28 L R 6' 2" 210 Aug 10, 1979 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0 $410,000
Dan Meyer 26 R L 6' 2" 225 Jul 3, 1981 3 11 4 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Donnie Murphy 25 R R 5' 10" 190 Mar 10, 1983 4 46 34 46 44 0 0 0 10 24 13 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 -0.4 $400,000
Matt Murton 26 R R 6' 1" 220 Oct 3, 1981 4 9 7 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 2 0 -0.4
Josh Outman 23 L L 6' 1" 205 Sep 14, 1984 1st 6 4 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Eric Patterson 25 L R 6' 0" 170 Apr 8, 1983 2 30 26 30 28 0 0 0 20 0 0 8 0 0 8 1 0 3 -0.5
Cliff Pennington 24 B R 5' 10" 195 Jun 15, 1984 1st 36 29 36 34 0 0 0 16 9 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -0.5
Gregorio Petit 23 R R 5' 10" 195 Dec 10, 1984 1st 14 6 14 12 0 0 0 4 0 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.2
Kirk Saarloos 29 R R 6' 0" 185 May 23, 1979 7 8 1 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Greg Smith 24 L L 6' 1" 190 Dec 22, 1983 1st 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1
Huston Street 24 R R 6' 0" 195 Aug 2, 1983 4 63 0 4 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 $3,300,000
Kurt Suzuki 24 R R 5' 11" 230 Oct 4, 1983 2 148 137 148 141 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 3.8 $395,000
Mike Sweeney 34 R R 6' 1" 195 Jul 22, 1973 14 42 28 42 13 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 14 0 0.5 $500,000
Ryan Sweeney 23 L L 6' 4" 225 Feb 20, 1985 3 115 102 115 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 51 75 139 2 6 3 2.0 $395,000
Frank Thomas HOF 40 R R 6' 5" 240 May 27, 1968 19 55 53 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 2 0 0.4
Brad Ziegler 28 R R 6' 4" 210 Oct 10, 1979 1st 47 0 3 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)