Justin Richard Souza...graduated from Galt (CA) High School in 2003...was a 2nd Team All-League
Selection and MVP his senior season...attended American River College and Sacramento City College...
named to the first team All-Big 7 Conference in California...signed by Seattle scout Stacey Pettis.2009Was acquired by the A's from the Seattle Mariners organization for infielder Jack Hannahan July 11 and
was assigned to Double-A Midland...went 0-2 with a 10.35 ERA in five starts before a shoulder injury
ended his season Aug. 4...was 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA in 20 games, 14 starts, at Double-A West Tenn and
combined for a 6-8 record and a 4.78 ERA in 25 games, 19 starts, overall...it was the first time in his
career he had more starts than relief appearances...posted career highs in wins, losses, starts, innings
pitched (98.0), earned runs (52) and walks (28)...also hit a career high 10 batters, which tied for eighth
most among all Double-A pitchers...yielded just five home runs, or 0.46 per nine innings...allowed a
.274 opponents batting average, including .257 (44 for 171) against left-handed hitters and .288 (61
for 212) against righties...issued 19 of his 28 walks to lefties...his opponents average jumped to .359
with runners in scoring position...began the season in the bullpen and went 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in six
appearances...his final 19 outings were as a starter and he posted a 6-7 record and a 5.01 ERA in those
outings...his teams were 8-11 (.421) in his starting assignments...lasted fewer than 5.0 innings in nine
of his starts...tossed at least one inning in all six of his relief appearances and allowed 4 of 6 (66.7%)
inherited runners to score.2008Combined to go 5-4 with four saves and a 3.90 ERA in 44 games, five starts, for Single-A Wisconsin,
Triple-A Tacoma and Single-A High Desert...struck out 82 and walked just 26 in 83.0 innings...
allowed a .269 opponents batting average, including .235 by right-handed hitters and .312 against lefthanders...
yielded a .216 mark with runners in scoring position and .203 to batters leading off an inning...allowed 6 of 29 (20.7%) inherited runners to score...began the season with Wisconsin, appearing
in 30 games in relief...went 4 for 5 in save opportunities, including recording saves in back-to-back appearances,
May 14 vs. Burlington and May 16 vs. Kane County...was transferred to Tacoma July 9 and
appeared in two games before being transferred to High Desert July 15...moved to the starting rotation
on Aug. 8, making five starts...recorded the win, tossing a season-high 6.0 innings, Aug. 29 vs. Rancho
Cucamonga...participated in the Mariners Advance Development League in Peoria.2007Spent the season with Wisconsin, appearing in a team leading 49 games, including three starts...
went 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his three starts...averaged 0.80 walks per nine innings in his 46 relief
appearances, which was the lowest mark among Midwest League relievers...allowed a .304 batting
average, including .295 against lefties and .309 by righties...picked up wins in consecutive appearances,
June 12 at Quad Cities and June 17 at Cedar Rapids, allowing only three hits in a season-high
5.0 scoreless innings June 12...earned the 2007 Ellis Award, along with Tony Butler, for involvement
in the community.2006Began his professional career with Everett, appearing in 17 games in relief...opponents hit .267,
including .295 by left-handed hitters and .250 by right-handers...yielded a .156 average with runners in
scoring position...picked up his first career win, tossing 2.0 shutout innings July 19 at Boise...struck out
a season-high four batters in 2.0 innings July 26 at Eugene...earned his first save, tossing 2.0 scoreless
innings July 30 vs. Spokane.