Jonah Michael Bride was originally signed by A’s scout Neil Avent…graduated from Owasso High School (Okla.) in 2014 and was named a Louisville Slugger High School All-American by Collegiate Baseball…spent one year at Neosho Junior College before transferring to South Carolina…hit .289 with 11 home runs and 95 RBI in 186 games in three seasons with the Gamecocks…added 79 walks for a .395 on-base percentage.
Began the year at Double-A Midland, made his Triple-A debut with Las Vegas in late May and then hit .204 with a home run, six RBI and a .548 OPS in 58 games with Oakland in his Major League debut...Added 19 walks and was hit by a pitch four times to fuel a .301 on-base percentage...Batted .213 (23-for-108) with a .598 OPS and his lone home run against right-handed pitchers, .185 (10-for-54) with a .447 OPS against left-handers...Was 3-for-32 (.094) with runners in scoring position...Hit .250 during the day, .176 at night...Batted .242 over innings 1-7, .079 from the eighth inning on...Started 28 games at second base, 14 at third base and two each at first base and designated hitter…made three errors as a third baseman (.930 fielding percentage) and one as a second baseman (.990)...Went 0-for-5 with two walks and a RBI as a pinch hitter...Batted in every spot in the order except third and fourth and saw his most action with 13 starts from the seven spot and ten hitting second...Combined to hit .342 with six home runs, 32 RBI and a 1.021 OPS in 40 games in the minors, which included a three-game rehab assignment with Low-A Stockton at the end of July following a one-month stint on the injured list with Oakland...Had more walks (26) than strikeouts (25)...Was also hit by a pitch five times for a .453 on-base percentage and added 15 doubles for a .568 slugging percentage...Batted .424 (14-for-33) with a 1.149 OPS against left-handed pitchers, .319 (36-for-113) with all six of his home runs and a .983 OPS against right-handers...Hit .341 with runners in scoring position…four of his six home runs came with runners on base...Combined for a .389 batting average and .511 on-base percentage in 20 games in his home ballparks compared to .297 with a .391 on-base percentage in 20 road games...Batted .287 with two strikes...Four of his six home runs put his team ahead...Started 11 games at third base, 11 at catcher, ten at designated hitter, six at second base and two at first base…made one error as a second baseman (.944 fielding percentage) and one as a catcher (.988)…opponents were 10-for-11 (90.9%) with him behind the plate...Hit in every spot in the order except eighth and ninth and saw his most playing time with 21 games batting third...DAY-BY-DAY: Began the season at Double-A Midland and made his professional debut at catcher in his first game on April 8 at Amarillo…went 2-for-5 with a home run and a season-high four RBI…started the year with three straight multiple hit games and went 14-for-32 (.438) with five doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI, six multiple hit games and a 1.281 OPS over his first eight contests…capped the streak with a 3-for-4 performance in the second game of an April 16 doubleheader against Corpus Christi, his first of four three-hit games as a minor leaguer…equaled his minor league career high with three walks and also scored three runs on April 23 at Wichita…was on the injured list from April 27 to May 12 with a strained right hamstring…finished April with .345 batting average, three home runs, 17 RBI and 1.099 OPS in 12 games…then hit .375 with two home runs, 12 RBI and a 1.093 OPS in 12 games in May…went 3-for-5 with his first career three-double game May 24 against Northwest Arkansas…it was his final game at Double-A and he was promoted to Las Vegas the next day…hit safely in each of his first five games at the Triple-A level for a six-game hitting streak overall from May 24 to 31…went 14-for-26 (.538) with five runs, four doubles, a home run, seven RBI and five multiple hit game during the streak…had at least one extra base hit in each game during the streak…reached base safely in 12 of his 14 games with the Aviators, hitting .392 with a .500 on-base percentage, before he was recalled by Oakland on June 14…made his Major League debut that day at Boston and went 0-for-3 in a start at third base…singled off Josh Winckowski in the fifth inning June 15 at Boston for his first ML hit…had two hits that day, his first of five two-hit games…it began a career-high six-game hitting streak that ran through June 21 (8-for-21, .381)…drove in his first run on June 25 at Kansas City, a fourth inning RBI single… followed his hitting streak with a 3-for-21 (.143) stretch from June 21 to 26 and was placed on the injured list June 28 retroactive to June 27 with a strained right shoulder…was sent to Las Vegas on a rehab assignment July 13 and went 4-for-10 (.400) with a home run, three RBI and five walks in four games before he was moved to Single-A Stockton July 22…went 3-for12 (.250) with two walks in three games with the Ports and was reinstated from the IL on July 25…stole the first base of his career July 27 against Houston…had his first two-double game Aug. 12 at Houston…hit his first big league home run in his 36th game Aug. 26 against New York (AL), a seventh inning solo shot off Gerrit Cole…also had first career three-strikeout game in that contest…then went 7-for-45 (.156) with one double and no RBI over his last 22 games…had a career-high 0-for-20 streak from Sept. 13 to Oct. 2 and went 1-for-23 over his final 13 contests…finished September with a .103 batting average and no extra base hits but walked five times for a .235 on-base percentage.
Batted .265 with nine home runs and 49 RBI in 78 games with Double-A Midland…walked a career-high 57 times and was hit by a pitch nine times for a career-high .407 on-base percentage...His on-base percentage led the A’s farm system and the Double-A Central and was 13th best among all full season minor leaguers...Also ranked fifth in the Double-A Central in walks and 10th in OPS (.831)...Ranked third in the A’s farm system in walks...Batted .339 (20-for-59) with a 1.009 OPS against left-handed pitchers compared to .244 (50-for-205) with a .780 OPS against right-handers...His average improved to .291 with runners in scoring position…went 5-for-12 (.417) with a grand slam and 14 RBI with the bases loaded...Hit .305 at home compared to .212 on the road…however, clubbed seven of his nine home runs in away games...Was 8-for-12 (.667) with two doubles, a home run and three RBI when putting the first pitch in play...Started 45 games at first base, 14 at third base, nine at second base and eight at designated hitter…committed two of his three errors as a second baseman...Hit .364 with three home runs and 10 RBI as the designated hitter and walked in his only pinch hitting appearance...Batted third 34 times, fourth 34 times, fifth nine times and ninth once...Played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League following the season and hit .250 with three home runs and eight RBI in 17 games…added 16 walks and was hit by a pitch three times for a .451 on-base percentage.
Did not play following the cancellation of the minor league season due to the pandemic.
Spent nearly the entire season at Single-A Stockton where he batted .279 with 10 home runs and 58 RBI in 115 games…also went 2-for-9 (.222) in two games with Double-A Midland in September and combined for a .277 batting average in 117 games overall…added 44 walks and was hit by a pitch 17 times for a .368 on-base percentage…had career highs in all counting categories except walks and stolen bases…tied for third in the California League in hit by pitches (17) and ranked sixth in on-base percentage (.371)…ranked eighth in the A’s farm system in on-base percentage and tied for ninth in hits (114)…batted .242 against left-handed pitchers compared to .288 against right-handers…hit .307 with runners in scoring position…six of his 10 home runs came with runners on base…started 95 games at third base, 12 at designated hitter and eight at first base…committed seven errors as a third baseman for a .970 fielding percentage…also had one error as a first baseman…went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter…hit in every spot in the order except leadoff and saw his most playing time batting eighth (28 games), seventh (27) and fifth (21)… hit .348 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 17 games batting clean-up…was batting .189 with a .298 on-base percentage over his first 34 games through May 26…then hit .308 with a .393 on-base percentage over his final 83 contests…reached base safely in 28 consecutive games from July 1-28 and batted .371 with a .442 on-base percentage over that span…had a season-best 15- game hitting streak from July 4-15…went 19-for-49 (.456) with three home runs and 12 RBI during the streak…matched his career high with two doubles on July 20 against Rancho Cucamonga and July 25 at Modesto…had three hits in the latter contest, his first of four three-hit games… hit .357 with four home runs, 19 RBI and a .457 on-base percentage in 29 games in July, all his single-month bests for 2019…had a 10-game hitting streak from Aug. 10-21 (11-for-36, .306) and a two-hit game on Aug. 28 at Modesto lifted his average to a season-high .282…was transferred to Midland on Aug. 31 and hit safely in each of his two games in his Double-A debut on Sept. 1 and 2 at Springfield (2-for-9, .222).
Made his professional debut with the A’s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League and went 0-for-5 in two games before he was transferred to Short-Season Vermont on June 27…batted .287 with three home runs and 34 RBI in 54 games with the Lake Monsters and combined for a career-high .280 average in 56 games overall…also stole a career-high three bases…tied for third in the New York-Penn League in doubles (17), ranked seventh in on-base percentage (.376) and ninth in batting (.287) and OPS (.796)…was a NYPL Midseason All-Star…hit .333 against left-handed pitchers, .262 against right-handers…batted .310 with runners in scoring position…started 50 games at third base and six at designated hitter…committed 13 errors for a .906 fielding percentage…hit in every spot in the order except ninth…doubled on June 29 against Brooklyn for his first professional hit…connected for his first home run on July 19 against Staten Island…batted .263 in July but walked 15 times to fuel a .394 on-base percentage…then hit .305 with 21 RBI in 27 games in August…went 0-for-2 for the North in the NYPL All-Star Game on Aug. 14…had a 12-game hitting streak from Aug. 18-29…went 20-for-49 (.408) with eight doubles, a home run and 12 RBI during the streak.