Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:29:19 -0700
The Oakland Athletics optioned SS Franklin Barreto, 2B Chad Pinder and 1B Matt X. Olson to Class AAA Nashville Friday, March 17.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:53:42 -0800
Oakland Athletics OF Jaycob Brugman, SS Franklin Barreto, P Bobby Wahl and P Paul Blackburn were promoted from Class AAA Nashville on Friday, Nov. 18, while SS Yairo Munoz was selected from Class AA Midland on Friday, Nov. 18.
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 13:19:40 -0800
Oakland Athletics SS Franklin Barreto, still just 20 years old, has impressed manager Bob Melvin with his confidence in camp. Barreto already has two home runs in seven spring at-bats. "I watched some video of him, and you look at the numbers and say, 'Yeah, he's got some power.' Then you see him, watch him take BP and it's kinda surprising power for his stature," Melvin said. "But it's definitely there. It's mostly pull power right now, but it's not like he's done growing and filling out, either."
Fantasy Tip: Barreto is a top-25 prospect entering 2016, and he set a career high in home runs on the farm last year. He could be a future All-Star and will bring plus power to a weak position when he's ready, that just probably won't be for another year or two.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:48:36 -0800
The Oakland Athletics have traded 3B Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a five-player deal Friday, Nov. 28. The Blue Jays sent 3B Brett Lawrie, P Sean Nolin, P Kendall Graveman and SS Franklin Barreto to the Athletics.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 06:29:25 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a deal with 16-year-old Venezuelan SS/OF Franklin Barreto that is believed to include a $2 million signing bonus.