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Oakland Athletics 2018 top-50 prospects: final edition

Our final version of the Oakland A’s 2018 top-50 prospects list.

A's prospects work out at Fitch Park / Photo by Chris Lockard

Over the past four months, we have been counting down our 2018 Oakland A’s top-50 prospect list, starting from 50 and ending at one. Now that the countdown is complete, we are releasing our final Oakland A’s top-50 prospect list, which accounts for transactions that impacted our original list. Below is the final ranking, as well as a look at our original ranking.

To read an overview of our methodology for making these rankings, please click here.

Final Oakland A’s 2018 top-50 prospects list

1. Franklin Barreto, SS/2B

2. A.J. Puk, LHP

3. Jorge Mateo, SS

4. Jesus Luzardo, LHP

5. Dustin Fowler, CF

6. Austin Beck, OF

7. Grant Holmes, RHP

8. Lazaro Armenteros, OF

9. James Kaprielian, RHP

10. Sean Murphy, C

11. Logan Shore, RHP

12. Renato Nunez, IF/OF

13. Sheldon Neuse, IF

14. Greg Deichmann, OF

15. Nick Allen, SS

16. Daulton Jefferies, RHP

17. Kevin Merrell, SS

18. Miguel Romero, RHP

19. Tyler Ramirez, OF

20. Dakota Chalmers, RHP

21. Ramon Laureano, OF

22. Bobby Wahl, RHP

23. Luis Barrera, OF

24. Will Toffey, 3B

25. Norge Ruiz, RHP

26. Nolan Blackwood, RHP

27. Casey Meisner, RHP (traded Mar. 31)

28. James Naile, RHP

29. Santis Sanchez, C

30. Jonah Heim, C

31. Richie Martin, SS

32. Lou Trivino, RHP

33. Wandisson Charles, RHP

34. Skylar Szynski, RHP

35. Dalton Sawyer, LHP

36. Eric Marinez, IF

37. Abdiel Mendoza, RHP

38. B.J. Boyd, OF

39. Skye Bolt, OF

40. Jean Ruiz, RHP

41. Anthony Churlin, OF

42. Oscar Tovar, RHP

43. Ryan Gridley, IF

44. Brian Howard, RHP

45. Eli White, SS/CF

46. Parker Dunshee, RHP

47. Brett Siddall, OF

48. Kyle Finnegan, RHP

49. Jake Sanchez, RHP

50. Seth Brown, 1B/OF

Original Oakland A’s 2018 top-50 prospects list, as of Nov. 9, 2017

1. Franklin Barreto, SS/2B

2. A.J. Puk, LHP

3. Jorge Mateo, SS

4. Jesus Luzardo, LHP

5. Dustin Fowler, CF

6. Yairo Munoz, UT (traded to St. Louis)

7. Austin Beck, OF

8. Grant Holmes, RHP

9. Lazaro Armenteros, OF

10. James Kaprielian, RHP

11. Sean Murphy, C

12. Logan Shore, RHP

13. Renato Nunez, IF/OF

14. Sheldon Neuse, IF

15. Greg Deichmann, OF

16. Max Schrock (traded to St. Louis)

17. Nick Allen, SS

18. Heath Fillmyer, RHP (traded to Kansas City)

19. Daulton Jefferies, RHP

20. Kevin Merrell, SS

21. Miguel Romero, RHP

22. Joey Wendle, IF (traded to Tampa Bay)

23. Tyler Ramirez, OF

24. Dakota Chalmers, RHP

25. Bobby Wahl, RHP

26. Luis Barrera, OF

27. Will Toffey, 3B

28. Norge Ruiz, RHP

29. Nolan Blackwood, RHP

30. Brandon Bailey, RHP (traded to Houston)

31. Casey Meisner, RHP

32. Brett Graves, RHP (lost in the Rule 5 draft)

33. James Naile, RHP

34. Santis Sanchez, C

35. Richie Martin, SS

36. Lou Trivino, RHP

37. Wandisson Charles, RHP

38. Skylar Szynski, RHP

39. Dalton Sawyer, LHP

40. Eric Marinez, IF

41. Abdiel Mendoza, RHP

42. B.J. Boyd, OF

43. Skye Bolt, OF

44. Jean Ruiz, RHP

45. Anthony Churlin, OF

46. Oscar Tovar, RHP

47. Ryan Gridley, IF

48. Brian Howard, RHP

49. Eli White, SS/CF

50. Parker Dunshee, RHP




  1. FreeBird

    March 12, 2018 at 8:29 am

    A little surprised to see the several latin players the A’s signed a few years ago not on this list (Bell jr, Vargas, Brito, Richards). These 4 signed the same time as Lazarito. Also absent is the prospect they got from Seattle in the Healy trade, Alexander Campos.

    • Melissa Lockard

      March 14, 2018 at 8:32 am

      We don’t rank players in the list until they have played in the US for the regular season, which is why Campos wasn’t on there yet. I expect him to be there next year. Bell and Richards haven’t made it over yet either. Vargas and Brito, in particular, were very close. Their absence is a reflection of the depth of the system. Next week, we’ll have some info on the guys who just missed the list.

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