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The A’s Secret Sauce: Low-Cost Power

The Oakland Athletics 1B/OF Brandon Moss played ten seasons in the minor leagues before breaking out with 30 home runs last season.

Over the past three seasons Moss has slugged .544.  Over this time he has displayed more power hitting than Jose Bautista, Josh Hamilton, Evan Longoria, Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder.

Not bad for a guy getting paid less than $6 million total over the last two seasons.

Oakland Power Surge – Brandon Moss

Brandon Moss has hit 37 home-runs in his most recent full-season (527 AB’s). The ex-Red Sox prospect is playing half his games in the pitcher friendly Oakland Coliseum means that his road HR pace is even higher (42 HRs/550 ABs).

Considering in 2011, Moss led the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in homers I’d say the A’s first baseman has taken a monster leap forward.