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Oakland's Roster - 25 Americans


MurphDogg

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As of right now Oakland doesn't have a single foreign born player on their 25-man roster. 28 percent of players in the majors are foreign born (as of Opening Day) so if I ran the numbers correctly there is a .000271 or a 0.0271 percent chance of a team having 25 out of 25 players born in America. Is there a reason for this? Are American-born players being systematically under-valued and this is a new Moneyball thing? Is it just a weird anomaly? What was the last team to have an entire roster of American born players? Somebody should get the Elias people on this.

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Not only is their 25 man empty, but their 40 man roster AND DL only contain two non-Americans. One of their RHRP's, Henry Rodriguez is from Venezuela, who pitched in the majors last week. They also have a lefty named Pedro Figueroa who is in the minors.

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They've had two so far this season. Both pitchers: Edwar Ramirez and Henry Rodriguez.

More amazing, though: It doesn't look like anyone in AAA is foreign. And there's only four in AA. And only four in High-A.

Very interesting observation...

Edwar Ramirez is in AAA now, so I guess there is your one foreigner.

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They've had two so far this season. Both pitchers: Edwar Ramirez and Henry Rodriguez.

More amazing, though: It doesn't look like anyone in AAA is foreign. And there's only four in AA. And only four in High-A.

Very interesting observation...

Seems downright bizarre. Is there any reasonable way to explain this? I guess it could be just the luck of the draw, but it seems like stiff odds to me. I wonder if Beano decided that, now that everybody is camping out in the DR looking for talent, maybe the bargains are elsewhere... like maybe here...

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