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Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Melvin Mercedes

Melvin Mercedes had a .331 OBP for Vermont.

TROY, NY - Melvin Mercedes, a speedy middle infielder, got the opportunity to play in front of friends and family this season as a member of the Vermont Lake Monsters. The Bronx native has a plus glove and a patient approach at the plate. Donald Moore spoke with Mercedes for a prospect Q&A.

Last season, Melvin Mercedes burst onto the professional baseball scene with a big pro debut season for the AZL A's. The middle infielder hit .381 with a .440 OBP in 105 at-bats (31 games) for the A's Rookie League squad. The Bronx native walked 10 times against 15 strike-outs and he impressed with the glove. Mercedes, a switch-hitter, spent the first half of the 2013 season at extended spring...

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