Dallas Braden

#51SP,
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born:
College: Texas Tech
Birth Place: Phoenix, Arizona
Draft: 2004 24th round by the
  • A's denied sweep of Red Sox but still come away feeling good
    NBCS Bay Area

    A's denied sweep of Red Sox but still come away feeling good

    OAKLAND -- A five-run ninth inning for the Red Sox that lasted more than a half-hour derailed any chance Eduardo Rodriguez had of getting his first career complete game. Not that the left-hander was complaining. After a bitter loss to Oakland a year ago when he allowed just one hit over eight innings, Rodriguez was more than happy with the way things turned out. Rodriguez earned his second straight win, Mitch Moreland homered in his third consecutive game and Boston beat the Oakland Athletics 12-3 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. "I wanted to go back out there but they hit the ball pretty good in that inning and I know I had to get out of the game," Rodriguez said about the long wait. "I'll

  • Hunter Pence hints at plan to open gaming and coffee shop
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Hunter Pence hints at plan to open gaming and coffee shop

    San Francisco Giant Hunter Pence is a man of many interests. One of his favorite hobbies, as we know from his tweeting about a bachelor party he attended, is playing "Magic: The Gathering." And one day, Pence says, he and his wife Alexis — who is also an avid gamer — are planning to create a place for some of their like-minded peers to hang out and play. Appearing on a podcast with Gary Vaynerchuk of digital agency VaynerMedia, Pence answered a question about whether or not he has plans to become a pro eSports player. He doesn't, he explained, but he and Alexis would like to facilitate a space for board game tournaments (in the video above at around 4:30). "There was a time when I could have

  • A’s prospect watch: Nate Mondou, Luke Persico are early hits in Single-A
    Athletics Nation2 hours ago

    A’s prospect watch: Nate Mondou, Luke Persico are early hits in Single-A

    In our last look at the Single-A Beloit Snappers a couple weeks ago, we established a few groups of sleeper prospects to follow at this low level of the Oakland A’s minor league system. One was the starting rotation, and another was a quartet of sluggers with big strikeout rates. In addition, a pair of hitters from the 2016 draft stood out because they made a lot of contact, and it’s those two who have risen to the top of both the stat sheet and the lineup. The first is OF Luke Persico, last year’s 12th-round pick out of UCLA. The right-handed batter leads the team with a 126 wRC+, using an all-around profile — strong average and OBP, decent power, and a relatively low rate of strikeouts and