2022 Oakland Athletics Top MLB Prospects
Oakland's farm system ranked as one of the lightest in baseball in 2021, but the early returns on notable names in the Athletics' recent amateur classes, both in the draft and internationally, appear promising.
Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in the Athletics system as it enters 2022.
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Here's how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses.
PROJECTED 2025 LINEUP
Catcher: Sean Murphy (30)
First Base: Matt Olson (31)
Second Base: Max Muncy (22)
Third Base: Matt Chapman (32)
Shortstop: Nick Allen (26)
Left Field: Zack Gelof (25)
Center Field: Ramon Laureano (30)
Right Field: Tyler Soderstrom (23)
Designated Hitter: Lawrence Butler (24)
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: Tyler Soderstrom
Best Power Hitter: Lawrence Butler
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Jonah Bride
Fastest Baserunner: Denzel Clarke
Best Athlete: Denzel Clarke
Best Fastball: Wandisson Charles
Best Curveball: Pedro Santos
Best Slider: Jack Weisenburger
Best Changeup: Jeff Criswell
Best Control: Jack Cushing
Best Defensive Catcher: CJ Rodriguez
Best Defensive Infielder: Nick Allen
Best Infield Arm: Jeremy Eierman
Best Defensive Outfielder: Buddy Reed
Best Outfield Arm: Buddy Reed