Oakland Athletics 2019 Top 50 Prospects

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Oakland Athletics 2019 Top 50 Prospects

At 97-65 and 6 games back of the Astros last year, the Oakland Athletics have a lot to be proud of. With one of the league’s lowest payrolls, they are constantly looking for ways to help their major club contend. Billy Beane is a mastermind behind managing the farm system and producing future major league caliber players.

With guys like Franklin Barreto, Matt Chapman, and Matt Olson making the stride to the majors last year, they are no longer considered prospects. However, don’t look past this farm system as there is still plenty of major league caliber ready guys. Jesus Luzardo, considered one of the top pitching prospects in the game, should be ready to compete for a spot in the rotation as early as Spring Training. His battery mate, Sean Murphy is also likely to get a crack at the major league roster at some point this year. They are both on the majority of Top 100 lists. There are other guys like Sheldon Neuse, A.J. Puk, and Jorge Mateo waiting in the wings ready to make their impression with the A’s.

This system is not considered elite, but in my opinion, has loads of potential for years to come. One major note regarding this list is OF Kyler Murray. I have decided to include him (basically as a 51st name on the list) to show people where he would be if he were to get drafted in dynasty leagues – and that is 4th in the system for me. However, reports from last week show that he is entering the NFL draft and will not honor his commitment to the A’s next season. This list was comprised from my personal knowledge as well as other websites, so there may be some guys that should be in different places. That is the beauty of lists like these. They are not perfect and they bring friendly debates.

Oakland Athletics Minor League Affiliates:

Las Vegas Aviators AAA

Midland Rockhounds AA

Stockton Ports A+

Beloit Snappers A-

Vermont Lake Monsters Short Season

Rookie level teams in Arizona and Dominican Republic (AZL/DSL)


*To quality for this list each prospect must be at or under the limit of 130 AB or 50 IP*

Prospects1500 Tiers:
Tier 1:
Players with high expectations of both making the majors and playing at an All-Star level for a number of years
Tier 2: Players with an above average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 3: Players with an average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 4: Players who have the potential of making the majors, or have high likelihood of making the majors but providing minimal impact (e.g. middle reliever, low-ceiling UT guys)
Tier 5: Players who are worth keeping an eye on, but likely to never make a team’s 40-man roster


Tier 1:
1. Jesus Luzardo, LHP
Opening Day Age: 21
2018 Highest Level: AAA
ETA: 2019
Luzardo is considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball right now. He burst through the scene in 2018 after being traded from the Nationals in the Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson trade. In 10 starts between Stockton, Midland, and Nashville he went 10-5 with a 2.88 ERA and 129 K’s. Those numbers right there show he has major potential and I think he will have the chance to show that come 2019 Spring Training. With multiple plus pitches, he will be a prospect to keep an eye on when he makes his debut in Oakland.


Tier 2:
2. Sean Murphy, C

Opening Day Age: 24
2018 Highest Level: AAA
ETA: 2019
Rated as the #4 catcher in 2019 by MLB.com, Murphy is pushing his way to Oakland and forcing the club to make a tough decision on when to promote him. Murphy missed a good portion of last season with a broken hamate cut that hurt his development, but made up for it with a strong showing between AA Midland and AAA Nashville last year when he returned and hit .285. He has the power and his plate skills are a work in progress, but he has the chance to be an all around great catcher for the A’s for years to come.

3. A.J. Puk, LHP
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: DNP
ETA: 2019
While Puk’s career hasn’t gone the way he would’ve hoped, he still has plenty of time to work on his skills. Having missed all of 2018 after undergoing elbow surgery in 2017, Puk is ready to start the season with either Stockton or Midland and hopefully make his way to the A’s sometime after the All-Star break or early 2020. With his build and lefty mentality, he is still dangerous on the mound and will look to get back to his old form during 2019. He has multiple plus pitches that once polished, will help him regain his former stardom.

4. Austin Beck, OF
Opening Day Age: 20
2018 Highest Level: A-
ETA: 2021
In his first full season, Beck hit .296 in Class A Beloit. “Beck is loaded with loud, promising tools. He generates well-above average bat speed from the right side of the plate, albeit with a swing that currently has some holes and inconsistencies.” (MLB.com) This is a good sign for someone only having one pro season under his belt. The power will come as he develops, and according to MLB.com, Beck also has plus speed and athleticism (8 SB last season). If Beck can work on hitting for more power and his fielding technique, he should be someone who makes his way up the system within a couple of years.

4(a). Kyler Murray, OF (see note in my intro regarding his inclusion here)
Opening Day Age: 21
2018 Highest Level: DNP
ETA: 2021
Murray was hoping to become the next Bo Jackson and try his luck at professional football and baseball. Looks like that won’t be happening as there are reports saying that Murray will be entering the NFL draft and forgoing his commitment to the A’s organization. While that is a huge blow for an already great system, football is where Murray belongs (in my opinion). As a Longhorn fan, watching Murray play football, he looks like a natural, just slinging the ball down the field each and every play. This helped him win the Heisman Trophy in 2018 and he should be a high 1st round pick in the 2019 draft. He was a good 2 sport athlete at the University of Oklahoma, but his baseball skills weren’t as ideal as his gridiron skills.

5. Lazaro Armenteros, OF
Opening Day Age: 19
2018 Highest Level: A-
ETA: 2021

Photo credit @PatrickCavey, Breaking Down the Future

Ever since he was signed by the A’s in 2017, Armenteros has garnered all the interest. The A’s came out of nowhere and plucked Armenteros from Cuba and he has not disappointed. He is already stateside playing in Beloit at the age of 19, so you have to figure his skills are not all there yet. According to MLB.com, Armenteros stands out for his “hitting ability, raw power, speed, and overall athleticism”. He is well on his way to becoming an all-around player that will help him get to Oakland.


Tier 3:
6. Jorge Mateo, SS/OF

Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: AAA
ETA: 2019
Mateo has not had the career that anyone had hoped for. Coming over in the Sonny Gray trade, Mateo has lost some of his prospect status, but still maintains power and speed in AAA. While he is 23 and entering his 4th full season, he still needs work if he wants to get called up. He is known for his blazing fast speed on the bases (52 in 2017 and 25 in 2018), but his bat needs some work. He has not hit above .280 the past two seasons and has a high K/BB ratio. I still believe that Mateo can make a big stride in 2019 and have a spot on the MLB roster (bench capacity), but he will need to use the offseason and Spring Training to show that he is still capable of making it to the next level.

7. James Kaprielian, RHP
Opening Day Age: 25
2018 Highest Level: DNP
ETA: 2020
Along with Puk, Kaprielian sat out the 2018 season after Tommy John ended his 2017 season and had multiple setbacks in 2018. He still has front to middle of the rotation potential, but he will need a solid year at AA to help rebuild his status. When healthy, he has the potential to reach 99 MPH and multiple plus pitches. He is behind on his curveball development according to MLB.com, so that is a pitch he will need to work on during Spring Training. The Yankees drafted him with the hopes of becoming a #3 starter, and the A’s see nothing different. With a bounce back year, I expect to see Kaprielian up in Oakland at some point this year if not early next.

8. Sheldon Neuse, 3B
Opening Day Age: 24
2018 Highest Level: AAA
ETA: 2019
Having watched Neuse during the AFL, I think he has potential to be a great utility player in the next year or two for the A’s. He was part of the deal with Luzardo, but has not seen the same amount of success. He played all of last season with AAA Nashville where he hit .263 but has 172 SO. Like most minor league power hitters, strikeouts are a big issue and that’s something that Neuse needs to cut down on for a chance in Oakland. According to MLB.com, Neuse profiles as an average defender at the hot corner, with soft hands, good range and a plus arm. If he can work on his power and keep the arm healthy, he will have a chance to be a solid addition to the A’s roster behind Matt Chapman.

9. Jameson Hannah, OF
Opening Day Age: 21
2018 Highest Level: Short Season
ETA: 2021
The A’s 2nd rounder in 2018 is a special one. Hannah was named the Missouri Valley conference co-freshmen of the year in 2016 and he didn’t look back on his way to getting drafted by the A’s. During his first pro season in short season Vermont, Hannah hit .279 with 24 hits in a limited showing. He got off to a great start and is expected to continue his success whether he stays with Vermont or moves up to Beloit. MLB.com describes Hannah as someone who gets plus-plus grades for his speed and was a successful if not especially prolific basestealer in college. Hannah’s speed will only get him so far, but at 21 years of age he is still developing and I see him making an impact during 2019.

10. Skye Bolt, OF
Opening Day Age: 25
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2019
I also had the chance to see Bolt in the fall league and he was fun to watch. While he is only #30 on MLB.com‘s top prospect list, he is already in AA after just 3 seasons. He is 25 which means he is slightly behind on development, but the AFL should have given him some extra at-bats to help. Oakland Clubhouse writer Melissa Lockhard calls Bolt a “switch hitter that has significant swing-and-miss to his game, but his ability to hit for power, work a walk, run and play a plus-center field make him a unique talent”. While he may not be an everyday contributor, I can see Bolt making himself a great utility player for the A’s in a couple of years. This season at Midland will show if he took what he learned in the AFL and if he is ready for the big leagues.


Tier 4:
11. Nick Allen, SS

Opening Day Age: 20
2018 Highest Level: A-
ETA: 2021

Photo credit @PatrickCavey, Breaking Down the Future

Drafted in the same year as Beck, Allen is making a name for himself early. He only hit .239 last year in Beloit, but had 110 hits, so the season wasn’t a total loss. He does have the speed however as he stole 24 bases in 2018. Lockhard mentions that Allen might be the best defensive infielder in the whole system (behind Chapman). That is a bold statement and 2019 should prove whether or not his defense is all the hype.

12. Jeremy Eierman, SS
Opening Day Age: 22
2018 Highest Level: Short Season
ETA: 2022

Photo credit @PatrickCavey, Breaking Down the Future

I have heard many good things about Eierman and the Competitive Balance Pick last year has lots of potential. He was just one of two NCAA D1 players to have 20 homers and 15 steals back in 2017 (Brent Rooker being the other), and he saw his draft stock rise. He hit .235 in his first full season in Vermont, so he will definitely need some adjustments to be made this season. MLB.com says that Eierman’s bat speed and strength create natural power from the right side of the plate, but he sold out for home runs as a junior with negative results. Getting his power to where he wants it to be and where he can be ready for the MLB is crucial early in his development.

13. Daulton Jefferies, RHP
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: A+
ETA: 2020
Jefferies joins Puk and Kaprielian as the injury plagued prospects in the A’s system. Drafted in 2016, Jefferies first full season did not go as planned. He made only two starts before he was diagnosed with TJ and missed all of 2018. He should enter 2019 with Stockton and possibly join Midland, but he will need to further his development. MLB.com mentions that he can reach 95 MPH when healthy and has a plus changeup pitch. If he can stay healthy he should make a great starting pitcher for the A’s down the road (4 or 5 starter).

14. Tyler Ramirez, OF
Opening Day Age: 24
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2020
Drafted out of North Carolina in 2016, Ramirez is a mid-level prospect that has already made it to Midland. His last two seasons have been solid as he hit .304 and .287 respectively. He strikes out almost as much as he gets a hit, so his bat is in need of some work. Oakland Clubhouse loves everything about Martinez as they say he “does everything well, hitting for average, getting on base, running well, hitting for some power, and fielding his position”. All those tools when working properly are the signs of a potential all-star in the making.

15. Parker Dunshee, RHP
Opening Day Age: 24
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2020
Dunshee was drafted in 2017 by the A’s and already has reached AA. Having already pitched over 170 innings in his first two pro seasons, he has a 163/31 SO/BB ratio. He has average velocity (89-92 MPH) according to MLB.com, but his repeatable delivery and pitch spots are what makes him a solid pitcher. Look for Dunshee to continue his success with Midland to start the season in 2019.

16. Grant Holmes, RHP
Opening Day Age: 22
2018 Highest Level: A+
ETA: 2020
Holmes has not lived up to his hype when he was drafted by the Dodgers in 2014, 22nd overall. He was traded to the A’s in 2016 as part of the Montas and Cotton deal only to have injury problems that have hurt his development. According to Oakland Clubhouse, when healthy, Holmes is a workhorse with a plus fastball and curveball as well as solid changeup and slider. He needs to work on his pitches and hopefully find success and reach his peak. I think he can regain his former self, but he will need to stay healthy in order to improve.

17. Greg Deichmann, OF
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: A+
ETA: 2020
Deichmann had some success in college with LSU, but he has not been able to translate that success during his two pro seasons with AZL and Stockton. MLB.com says that power is what Deichmann is known for, but he will need to improve on that after only hitting .216 last season. Strikeouts are a problem for him just like other players, but if he can regain his hitting like he did in LA, he can work his way up through the A’s system.

18. Kevin Merrell, SS
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: A+
ETA: 2020
An all-around player at USF, Merrell was drafted 33rd overall in 2017. In just 9 games between AZL and Vermont in 2018, Merrell hit .267 with 72 hits. He has plus speed to go along with his bat, so when he plays a full season, it will be worth seeing how he handles himself.

19. Luis Barrera, OF
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2019
Barrera, another AFL representative I had a chance to take a look at this past year, has the potential to be a solid bench player according to MLB.com. While that is not much, Barrera hit almost .300 (.297) last year. His bat has helped him since being signed in 2012, so he will just need to improve his skills this season.

20. Wyatt Marks, RHP
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: A+
ETA: 2020
Marks is a power righty who had some success last season between Beloit and Stockton. He pitched to a 3.30 ERA and struck out 159 over 133.2 innings. He needs to work on his command according to Oakland Clubhouse, but has some future potential.

21. Brian Howard, RHP
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2019
Howard is a tall righty (6’9”) with a stellar arsenal. Pitched to 2.91 ERA over 139.1 IP last year and has a FB that tops 90 and CB that sits in the low 70’s. His command has helped him so far through his career, but he will need to work on all his pitches if he wants to make it the next level.

22. Marcos Brito, 2B/SS
Opening Day Age: 19
2018 Highest Level: Short Season
ETA: 2022
Brito was part of the same class as Armenteros, but has developed slower. He made his full season debut last year and hit .241. He is still short and skinny, but as he gets older, he should add some more strength and the power should follow. Look for 2019 to show what kind of player Brito can become.

23. Alexander Campos, SS
Opening Day Age: 19
2018 Highest Level: AZL
ETA: 2022
Campos was part of the Ryon Healy deal back in 2017. He made his stateside debut with the AZL after spending some time in the Dominican in 2017. Ranked as the #19 prospect according to MLB.com, people believe he has the potential to stick at SS due to his above average speed and plus arm strength. Look for Campos to start with AZL again or move up to Short Season Vermont.

24. Alfonso Rivas, 1B/OF
Opening Day Age: 22
2018 Highest Level: Short Season
ETA: 2021
Rivas was drafted in the 4th round by the A’s during the 2018 draft out of the University of Arizona. He hit .285 in his debut, with 61 hits. Oakland Clubhouse says that Rivas “has an excellent approach and a smooth, line-drive swing, but he’ll need to add more power since he is limited defensively to corner outfield and to first base.” Look for Rivas to improve on his skills during his first full season with the A’s.

25. Lawrence Butler, OF
Opening Day Age: 18
2018 Highest Level: AZL
ETA: 2022
Butler was the only high school draft pick the A’s selected in the first 10 rounds last year. Only 17 years old, Butler has plenty of time to sharpen his talent and move up through the system. He hit .226 in the AZL last year with a modest .339 OBP. At 6’4”, “he has a smooth swing that should add power as he gets older” says Oakland Clubhouse.

26. Jonah Heim, C
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2020

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Acquired from the Rays at the end of the 2017 season, Heim is currently at AA Midland. He should be a backup if he reaches the majors, but still needs to refine his catching skills.

27. Hogan Harris, LHP
Opening Day Age: 22
2018 Highest Level: DNP
ETA: 2022
Selected in the 3rd round last year, Harris was the first Louisiana Lafayette player to be drafted in the first five rounds since the beginning of the century. Hits 91-94 MPH, but hit 98 once. MLB.com says that he needs lots of work if he wants to stay a starter and move through the system.

28. Dairon Blanco, OF
Opening Day Age: 25
2018 Highest Level: A+
ETA: 2020
Blanco was signed before the 2018 season (International draft), and was injured before he could finish the season (hamate bone). Hit .291 with 91 hits in Stockton during his first season.

29. James Naile, RHP
Opening Day Age: 26
2018 Highest Level: AAA
ETA: 2019
Naile was drafted in 2015 and has reached as high as AAA. According to MLB.com, Naile relies on his sinker where he reaches low 90’s that he consistently throws for strikes. While a sinker is not a normal go-to pitch, Naile will need to prove himself because he is not far from becoming a bullpen piece in the next year or two.

30. Norge Ruiz, RHP
Opening Day Age: 24
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2020
The A’s bargained with Ruiz and signed him to a 7 figure deal before the 2017 season. He missed half the season, but before made his debut with A+ Stockton. He struggled with a 4.37 ERA in 2017 and did not find much success pitching to a 4.89 ERA between Midland and Nashville in 2018. I see him as a potential back end bullpen piece if he finds his stride.

31. J.B. Wendelken, RHP
Opening Day Age: 25
2018 Highest Level: AAA
ETA: 2019
Wendelken got his first taste of the big leagues back in 2016 with Oakland when he threw 12.2 IP, but had a 9.95 ERA. Unfortunately he missed all of 2017 with Tommy John, but came back in 2018 to a 2.96 ERA and then pitched another 13 games for the A’s. If Wendelken can stay healthy, expect him to be part of the bullpen for the A’s in 2019.

32. Sam Bragg, RHP
Opening Day Age: 26
2018 Highest Level: AAA
ETA: 2019
Bragg spent most of 2018 at AA Midland with one game at AAA Nashville. His career 3.43 ERA in 6 minor league seasons could play in the majors. He’s likely another bullpen arm as he only started 6 out of 34 games this past season.


Tier 5:
33. Miguel Romero, RHP

Opening Day Age: 24
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2020
Romero was signed out of Cuba before the 2017 season. He has had a rocky career so far while still making it to Midland. He did find some success with Stockton in the early part of 2018 when he pitched 29.1 Innings and a 1.84 ERA, but got to Midland and fell apart. Look for him to return to Midland and improve on a sub-par season.

34. Skylar Szynski, RHP
Opening Day Age: 21
2018 Highest Level: DNP
ETA: 2020
Szynski has been bitten by the injury bug and had elbow surgery and TJ surgery. Last pitched in 2016, so will have to see what 2019 holds for him. Expect him to start with AZL or Vermont.

35. Jordan Diaz, 3B
Opening Day Age: 18
2018 Highest Level: AZL
ETA: 2021
Diaz made the full season leap 2017 with AZL and found his stride last year when he hit .277 with the AZL A’s. Oakland Clubhouse mentions that Diaz has an advanced approach at the plate with a strong throwing arm.

36. Rafael Rincones, OF
Opening Day Age: 19
2018 Highest Level: AZL
ETA: 2022
Acquired from the Red Sox for Rajai Davis in 2017, Rincones just made his stateside debut with the AZL A’s in 2018. Expect him to start with AZL in 2019 and work on his hitting.

37. Dalton Sawyer, LHP
Opening Day Age: 25
2018 Highest Level: DNP
ETA: 2021
Signed in 2016 as a 9th rounder, Sawyer has had minimal success during his only pro season in 2017. Had TJ surgery that cost him all of 2018. Look for him to bounce back in 2019 with either Beloit or Stockton.

38. Yerdel Vargas, IF
Opening Day Age: 19
2018 Highest Level: AZL
ETA: 2022
Vargas was part of the same class as Brito and Armenteros, but according to Oakland Clubhouse, has progressed slower than the others. Hit .180 with 11 hits last year in the AZL. Still has plenty of time to develop and build his frame.

39. Wandisson Charles, RHP
Opening Day Age: 22
2018 Highest Level: A-
ETA: 2021
Lockhard calls calls Charles the hardest thrower in the A’s system but struggles with his command. This is a common problem with tall pitchers, but he will look to work on his skills during Spring Training and return to Beloit hoping for better success.

40. Payton Squier, OF
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: Short Season
ETA: 2021
Squier, a 16th round pick out of UNLV in 2017 has slowly moved his way through the system. Hit .323 in 43 games with Vermont last year; bat will come around and he should be interesting to watch in 2019.

41. Seth Brown, 1B/OF
Opening Day Age: 26
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2020
Brown definitely has some power after hitting 30 HR with Stockton in 2017 and followed up by hitting .283 with Midland in 2018. Look for Brown to continue working on his swing and move through the system.

42. Nate Mondou, 2B
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: AA
ETA: 2021
Mondou was drafted by the A’s in 2016 and has had a steady career hitting wise. He hit .287 in 2017 between 2 levels then last year hit .279 between Stockton and Midland. According to Oakland Clubhouse, Mondou has logged time at multiple positions making him pretty versatile.

43. Brady Feigl, RHP
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: A-
ETA: 2021
Feigl, who was drafted in the 5th round in last years draft, had a solid first year between Vermont and Beloit. In 11 games after he got drafted, he pitched to a 1.73 ERA with 34 SO. Oakland Clubhouse mentions that Feigl “relies primarily on his fastball and slider, but is working on improving his changeup.” If he can get three plus pitches working, he will move rapidly through the system.

44. Gus Varland, RHP
Opening Day Age: 22
2018 Highest Level: A-
ETA: 2021
Varland, a 14th round pick out of St. Paul, MN in last years draft, split 2018 between three teams and pitched to a 0.95 ERA in 38 IP. He will look to build on those impressive stats next year where he should start in Beloit.

45. JJ Schwarz, C
Opening Day Age: 22
2018 Highest Level: Short Season
ETA: 2022
Continuing with the 2018 draft trend, Schwarz was drafted in the 8th round out of powerhouse Florida. Between the AZL and Vermont he hit .266/.398/.354. He will look to continue on his College World Series/pro debut season in 2019.

46. Calvin Coker, RHP
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: AAA
ETA: 2022
Coker was drafted in the 15th round of last years draft and spent most of the season in the Arizona league before going to Vermont and a short stint in Nashville. He then took over Grant Holmes spot in the Arizona Fall League and threw 11 innings with 11 SO. Having that extra practice will benefit him for 2019, where he will look to make the jump to Stockton.

47. Chase Cohen, RHP
Opening Day Age: 21
2018 Highest Level: Short Season
ETA: 2022
Cohen, a 9th rounder from the 2018 draft out of Georgia Southern split his first pro season between AZL and Vermont. He struck out 42 in 33.2 IP. Oakland Clubhouse says that walks were an issue for Cohen in college and even though he lowered that slightly in his debut, he will need to refine his command. “He has two potential plus pitches in a fastball that sits 92-94 and can touch 98 and a hard curveball.”

48. Matt Milburn, RHP
Opening Day Age: 25
2018 Highest Level: AAA
ETA: 2021
Milburn was drafted in 2016 and has moved his way up slowly all the way to Stockton, where he pitched most of the 2018 season. He threw 142 IP and 111 SO before making some starts in Nashville. Will look to build on last year, but hard to see him making a big impact.

49. Luke Persico, OF/1B
Opening Day Age: 23
2018 Highest Level: A+
ETA: 2021
Persico was drafted in the 12th round of 2016 and just like Milburn made his way to Stockton last season. With Stockton, he hit .287/.351/.420. He played all three outfield positions at some point last season showing his versatility. “He makes a lot of contact at the plate but will need to add more power to his game to take it to the next level” says Oakland Clubhouse.

50. Joe DeMers, RHP
Opening Day Age: 22
2018 Highest Level: DNP
ETA: 2022
Drafted in the 11th round, DeMers pitched Washington through the College World Series, leading the A’s to shut him down the rest of 2018. Will look to come out strong in his first full season.




About Jake Plotkin 4 Articles
Hello Everyone! My name is Jake Plotkin and I will be covering the Oakland A's prospects for Prospects1500 this season. As a lifelong Texas Rangers fan, switching to the A's will be a unique twist, but I'm looking forward to learning more about an up and coming system. I will provide up to date information on each team in the system as well as profiles on players I believe will make an impact in the future. I am been fortunate enough to have worked in baseball for the past two summers, so I have gotten to see some very young talent up and close. Prospects are the future of baseball and that is one of the big reasons on why I am so interested in discovering the next superstar. I hope you will join me along this journey and feel free to comment. I recently graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Sports Business & History. My previous journalism experience included being on my high school newspaper, so it's been awhile since I have written, but I look forward to start reviving my journalistic talent.

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