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  • Nice Write Up on Nick Blasi did a nice write up on Nick today. It is in a premier content section.

    Here is the link

    Here is the begnning:

    Nick Blasi has been one of the best success stories in the Oakland A’s farm system this season. Blasi began the year in High-A Stockton and was given an opportunity at Triple-A when injuries struck. He took advantage of that opportunity in a big way, seizing a starting job with the River Cats by hitting around .300. We spoke to Blasi on Wednesday about his breakthrough season.

    A year that started off in somewhat disappointing fashion for Nick Blasi has turned into a dream season for the outfielder. After posting an 849 OPS in 59 games for the High-A Stockton Ports during the second half of 2006, Blasi appeared poised for a promotion to Double-A at the start of the 2007 season. However, Blasi was sent back to High-A Stockton to start the 2007 campaign.

    Blasi got off to a bit of a slow start with Stockton. He hit only .239 in 109 at-bats for the Ports. Yet when injuries decimated the Sacramento River Cats’ roster in early May, Blasi was called-up to Sacramento to fill-in. He was expected to be in Sacramento for only a few days, but when Antonio Perez went down with a knee injury, an opportunity for Blasi opened up for him to play everyday at the Triple-A level.

    Blasi seized that opportunity fully. He hit .348 during the month of May and since that time, Blasi has been a fixture in the River Cats’ line-up with the exception of a one-week stint with Double-A Midland, when he hit .393 in seven games for the Rockhounds. Through Thursday, Blasi was hitting .299 at Triple-A in 85 games after collecting four hits and a walk during Thursday night’s 3-2 Sacramento loss.

    “He has certainly raised his stock in the eyes of the organization with his performance and that is just really the definition of taking advantage of an opportunity,” Farhan Zaidi, Oakland A’s Baseball Operations Analyst, said of Blasi back in late June. caught-up with Blasi on Wednesday to discuss his adjustment from High-A to Triple-A and more…

    Doing a nice job at AAA.

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    Good story, thanks.