The Vermont Lake Monsters, Short-A New York-Penn League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics have an extra man in the dugout. That man would be the interpreter for Taiwanese prospect Chih Fang Pan. The outfielder had a solid season for the Lake Monsters batting .336 with 4 Doubles, 1 Home Run, and 22 RBI’s in 37 games. The video below gives a look at the important role Pan’s interpreter plays for both Pan and his Lake Monster teammates.
North Carolina A&T journalism major Tirelle Daye recently sat down with Oakland Athletics 2011 Draft 12 Round pick Xavier Macklin for an interview at the college’s television studio. Macklin is currently posting a .264 average with 6 Doubles, 1 Triple, and 9 RBI’s for Oakland’s Short-A New York Penn League affiliate the Vermont Lake Monsters. In the interview Macklin talks about being drafted, playing at NC A&T, and his baseball upbringing.