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Oakland A's Q&A: Gil Patterson

Are Gray's numbers a reflection of his progress?

The 2012 season has produced mixed results for some of the Oakland A's top pitching prospects thus far, with some taking big leaps forward, while others have struggled. We spoke with A's minor league pitching coordinator Gil Patterson about several of the A's top pitching prospects, including Sonny Gray, A.J. Cole, Raul Alcantara, Dan Straily, A.J. Griffin, Ian Krol and more...

OaklandClubhouse: I wanted to ask you about two guys who have made big leaps forward this year: A.J. Griffin and Dan Straily. Starting with Griffin, are you surprised with how well he has fared in his first two big league starts? Gil Patterson: In general, no, because the first thing that he does is that he can pound the strike-zone, especially with his fastball, especially down-and-away. You and... Recommended Stories

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