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Profiling The A's MiLB Free Agent Class, P. 1

Minor league free agents rarely get much ink during the off-season, but they can sometimes make major impacts on the organizations that sign them. In 2012, the Oakland A's received a significant boost from their minor league free agent class. Thus far this off-season, the A's have signed 11 minor league free agents. Chris Biderman profiles all 11, starting with the position players.

The 2012 Oakland A's relied heavily on depth throughout the organization during their first playoff run in six years, calling upon numerous minor league players to make significant contributions to Bob Melvin's AL West champions. The importance of organizational depth took center stage during the season's tipping point at the beginning of the summer, when Brandon Moss – who had signed with the...

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