- Full name Alexander Jose Campos
- Born 02/20/2000 in Cumana, Venezuela
- Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 178 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Organization Prospect Rankings
Emilio Pagan in a November trade that sent first baseman Ryon Healy to the Mariners. Oakland had interest in Campos as an amateur before Seattle signed him in July 2016 for $575,000. Campos is more highly regarded for his defensive skills--his arm rates as plus--than for his offense at this point, but he put up solid numbers in the Dominican Summer League in 2017, batting .290/.413/.367. Perhaps most impressive was the fact he drew more walks (41) than strikeouts (39) in 254 plate appearances. Campos doesn't project to have a ton of power, but he does hit the ball to all fields. He's considered a plus runner, but he stole just seven bases in 17 attempts in the DSL. Oakland seems to have an abundance of promising shortstops--he's one of six included in the system's Top 30 Prospects--but his defense ought to be good enough to keep him at the position for the foreseeable future. He figures to begin 2018 in the Rookie-level Arizona League.