Two Oakland Athletics prospects recently played all nine positions in a single game — former Burlington Bees infielder Wade Kirkland on Monday, and former Beloit Snappers infielder Melvin Mercedes on Saturday.
Kirkland played for the Bees in 2011 and 2012, cumulatively batting .229 with 11 HR, 82 RBI and 10 SB in 185 games. He played third base, shortstop and second base for the Bees.
Mercedes played 113 games for the 2014-15 Snappers, cumulatively batting .229 with 2 HR, 36 RBI and 13 SB. He played shortstop, second base and third base for the Snappers.
Mercedes made three pitching appearances for the Ports this season. Kirkland made nine pitching appearances over the past four seasons. Neither pitched in the Midwest League.