The Oakland Athletics are getting solid production from unlikely sources

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Monday 26 April 2010 at 5:36 pm

25-year old lefty swinging RF Ryan Sweeney and 24-year old lefty swinging 1B Daric Barton are both off to fast starts this season. Sweeney has played in 19 games for the A’s this season and he is 22 of 72 (.306 avg, .742 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 4 doubles and 11 RBIs. Sweeney doesn’t have a homer yet at RF is traditionally a power position but as long as he keeps hitting .300 and playing good defense he will be a asset to the A’s. Daric Barton is also off to a good start this season without showing much power. Barton has played in 20 games for the A’s this year and he is 20 for 61 (.328 avg, .914 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 6 doubles and 7 RBIs. Between them Barton & Sweeney have walked 29 times while only whiffing 18 times so they are showing great plate discipline so far this season. The A’s are going to need Barton & Sweeney to keep up the good work if they are going to contend in the A.L. West this season.

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