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2021 Oakland Athletics Top MLB Prospects



By Mark Chiarelli

After graduating Jesus Luzardo and Sean Murphy last year to supplement a team on a 97-win pace for the third season in a row, the A's system is short on the high-end upside of previous years. But there's optimism building in the next wave, headlined by 2020 first-rounder Tyler Soderstrom. 

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in their system entering 2021. 

We will chat A's prospects at 3 p.m. ET. You can submit your questions here.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses. 

Catcher: Sean Murphy (29)
First Base: Matt Olson (30)
Second Base: Logan Davidson (26)
Third Base: Matt Chapman (31)
Shortstop: Nick Allen (25)
Left Field: Tyler Soderstrom (22)
Center Field: Ramon Laureano (29)
Right Field: Luis Barrera (28)
Designated Hitter: Greg Deichmann (29)

No. 1 Starter: Jesus Luzardo (26)
No. 2 Starter: Frankie Montas (31)
No. 3 Starter: A.J. Puk (30)
No. 4 Starter: Sean Manaea (32)
No. 5 Starter: Daulton Jefferies (28)
Closer: Lou Trivino (32)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Oakland's Top 10, click here

Best Hitter for Average: Sheldon Neuse
Best Power Hitter: Kyle McCann
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Jonah Heim
Fastest Baserunner: Buddy Reed
Best Athlete: Buddy Reed
Best Fastball: Wandisson Charles
Best Curveball: Miguel Romero
Best Slider: Richard Guasch
Best Changeup: Daulton Jefferies
Best Control: Daulton Jefferies
Best Defensive Catcher: Drew Millas
Best Defensive Infielder: Nick Allen
Best Infield Arm: Jeremy Eierman
Best Defensive Outfielder: Buddy Reed
Best Outfield Arm: Buddy Reed




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