Ethier continues tear in Arizona

Ethier continues to tear up the desert

OAKLAND -- Andre Ethier, the MVP of the Texas League in 2005, batted .391 during the Arizona Fall League's first week and carried his hot streak through Week No. 2. The former second-round draft pick went 5-for-14 (.357) with three walks to lower his season batting average to .378. He scored four times and picked up three RBIs. In 10 games, he has struck out just twice.

Ethier has also played errorless ball, splitting time in left and right field.

Here's how the other A's prospects performed over the past week:

1B Daric Barton -- The former first-round draft pick went 3-for-13 (.231) with three RBIs, a triple, a double and three walks.

RHP Shawn Kohn -- Kohn made three relief appearances, giving up one run on two hits over four innings. He recorded one strikeout and did not walk a batter. On Oct. 18, the 25-year-old Wisconsin native limited the Rafters to one hit over two scoreless innings.

RHP Shane Komine -- The 25-year-old Hawaiian suffered a hard-luck loss in his only start, surrendering two runs (both unearned) on five hits over five innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter, lowering his ERA to 1.32.

LHP Matt Lynch -- The former 10th-round draft pick made three relief appearances, allowing two runs on three hits in three innings. For the season, Lynch is 1-0 despite his 7.36 ERA.

C Kurt Suzuki -- In his only game, Suzuki went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts to lower his average to .250. In five games this season, the former second-round draft pick is 3-for-12 with a double and five RBIs.

Zack Hample is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.