Athletics instructional league roster, schedule

September 16th, 2018

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year. Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice.
Here's a look at the Athletics roster, with the players' rank in the team's Top 30 Prospects list in parentheses:
Instructional league rosters
PITCHERS: Ismael Aquino, RHP; Osvaldo Berrios, RHP; Reid Birlingmair, RHP; Austin Briggs, LHP; Charlie Cerny, RHP; Chase Cohen, RHP; Calvin Coker, RHP; Clark Cota, RHP; Joe DeMers, RHP; (No. 16), RHP; Rafael Kelly, RHP; Jaimito Lebron, RHP; Eric Marinez, RHP; Daniel Martinez, RHP; Aiden McIntyre, RHP; Richard Morban, RHP; Bryce Nightengale, RHP; Alex Pantuso, RHP; Leudeny Pineda, RHP; Wilkin Ramos, RHP; Gus Varland, RHP; Brandon Withers, RHP; Dallas Woolfolk, RHP
CATCHERS: Cesare Astorri, Matt Cross, John Jones, Jose Rivas, Santis Sanchez, JJ Schwarz
INFIELDERS: Nick Allen (No. 17), Jonah Bride, Marcos Brito (No. 24), Alexander Campos (No. 22), Jordan Diaz, Gio Dincong, Jeremy Eierman (No. 11), Kevin Merrell (No. 18), Jhoan Paulino, Alfonso Rivas, Max Schuemann, Cobie Vance
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OUTFIELDERS: Lazaro Armenteros (No. 6), Daniel Bautista, George Bell, Jose Bonilla, Lawrence Butler, Devin Foyle, Mickey McDonald, Nick Osborne, Kevin Richards, Rafael Rincones, Noah Vaughan
Tues., Sept. 25 - vs. Rangers
Wed., Sept. 26 - Camp day
Thurs., Sept. 27 - at Dodgers
Fri., Sept. 28 - vs. Brewers
Sat., Sept. 29 - at Rangers
Mon., Oct. 1 - Camp day
Tues., Oct. 2 - vs. Italy
Wed., Oct. 3 - vs. Italy
Thurs., Oct. 4 - at Dodgers
Fri., Oct. 5 - vs. White Sox
Sat., Oct. 6 - Camp day
Mon., Oct. 8 - at D-backs
Tues., Oct. 9 - at White Sox
Wed., Oct. 10 - vs. Italy
Thurs., Oct. 11 - Camp day
Fri., Oct. 12 - at D-backs
Sat., Oct. 13 - vs. Reds
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