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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30167561 BJ Upton, Scott Kazmir, Prince Fielder BJ+Upton%2C+Scott+Kazmir%2C+Prince+Fielder MLB

BJ Upton, Prince Fielder, Scott Kazmir are three players who eventually proved Billy Beane didn't always bat .1000 when evaluating future talent. Beane didn't have the desire to take any of these players (for various reasons) — and all of these players have proven themselves in the majors.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30168451 Kevin Youkilis Kevin+Youkilis MLB

Beane saw something special in Kevin Youkilis (photos) and coveted him for the A's. The union wasn't meant to be, however, and Youkilis stayed with the team who was developing him — the Boston Red Sox.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30168450 Mark Teahan Mark+Teahan MLB

Mark Teahen (photos) was drafted by Beane and the A's but never played for the 'Moneyball ' honcho. Teahen was traded to the Royals — a trade for which the A's received Octavio Dotel.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30169288 Bobby Crosby Bobby+Crosby MLB

Bobby Crosby (photos ) stepped up to the challenge and became the starting shortstop for the A's when Miguel Tejada left for the Orioles after the 2003 season. Crosby was good enough in his rookie season to win rookie of the year — the first A's player to accomplish that in the Moneyball era. Crosby left the A's for the Pittsburgh Pirates after the 2008 season.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30168449 Nick Swisher Nick+Swisher MLB

Nick Swisher (photos) began the statistical climb immediately following his rookie season in Oakland in 2004. He contributed in the A's line-up until he was traded to the White Sox in 2008.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30168447 Joe Blanton Joe+Blanton MLB

Joe Blanton (photos) was brought up to the A's to shore up the rotation after Mark Mulder and Tim Hudson were both traded from the roster. Blanton showed promise in his first years in Oakland. From 2005-2007, Blanton improved statistically but was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30166602 Chad Bradford Chad+Bradford MLB

Chad Bradford (photos) played a role for Beane's team from 2001 until 2004. As a reliever, Bradford had three good years in Oakland until he was traded to the Red Sox following a statistical slump.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30166600 Jason Giambi Jason+Giambi MLB

After Mark McGwire's departure via trade, Jason Giambi (photos) assumed the role of starting first baseman for the A's. Although Giambi had been with the team since 1995, it wasn't until 1999 that he really began to hit his stride. Giambi's best years for Oakland came in 2000 and 2001. Giambi won the AL MVP in 2000 and almost won the MVP in 2001 but most importantly he helped the A's get to the playoffs both of those years.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30166603 Eric Chavez Eric+Chavez MLB

The A's drafted Eric Chavez (photos) in 1996. The third baseman was a slugger at the plate and a stalwart defensively, winning six Gold Gloves in six seasons (2001-2006). After 13 years with the A's, Chavez left for the Yankees as a free agent.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30166601 Miguel Tejada Miguel+Tejada MLB

One of the earlier acquisitions for Beane, Miguel Tejada (photos) made his way to the A's late in the 1997 season and became the starting shortstop in 1998. As projected, Tejada's statistics began to back up his athletic promise. In 2002, Tejada had his best season and helped propel the A's into the playoffs.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30168444 Jason Isringhausen Jason+Isringhausen MLB

Jason Isringhausen (photos) joined the staff in Oakland as a relief pitcher in 1999. In 2000 he had one of his best statistical seasons for any A's closer in history, helping lead the team to the playoffs.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30168445 Tim Hudson Tim+Hudson MLB

Tim Hudson (photos) rounded out the trifecta of talented, young pitchers that starred for the A's during the Moneyball era. Right out of the gate, Hudson tore up major league baseball, going 11-2 in his rookie season and winning 20 games in his second. The A's traded Hudson to the Atlanta Braves in 2005.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30166596 Mark Mulder Mark+Mulder MLB

Mark Mulder (photos) benefitted from being part of the 'Moneyball' Oakland A's. Teaming up with Barry Zito and Tim Hudson, Mulder helped the A's reach the MLB playoffs from 2000 to 2003.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30168446 Barry Zito Barry+Zito MLB

Barry Zito (photos) developed into a monster talent with the Oakland A's. Zito won a Cy Young award in 2002 — two years after his major league debut. The magic ran out in Oakland for Zito after the 2006 season — he was traded to the San Francisco Giants.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30166598 Paul DePodesta Paul+DePodesta MLB

As Billy Beane's assistant GM and second in command, Paul DePodesta (photos) also had major influence on the Oakland A's emergence as a powerhouse team.

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MLB 49 43 Where are Moneyball's major players? 30166599 Billy Beane Billy+Beane MLB

Billy Beane (photos) is a former MLB outfielder who played for the A's, Tigers, Twins and Mets. Beane's most valuable contribution to baseball isn't as a player, but as a GM and talent evaluator. As GM of the A's, Beane gained notoriety for his use of baseball metrics to build the team's roster. This use of sabermetrics ran counter to conventional baseball wisdom and changed the way teams did business. The practice was chronicled in Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," published in 2003.

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