Before doing the A’s system, I didn’t think there was a lot of depth and now I can definitely say…there’s not a lot of depth. I do like Tyler Soderstrom and see him as a Top 100 prospect with a chance to be an impact offensive player. Max Muncy, yeah, there’s another one, has potential, but he’s young with a raw hit tool. Brayan Buelvas and Pedro Pineda both have significant upside but are still teenagers with a long way to go. After that, there’s not a lot. Well, AJ Puk is still kicking around and if he can only stay healthy, there could be something there.
Having said that, I could re-read my A’s write-up from years past and see something similar. Yet, they find a way to develop prospects and remain competitive. Even with a down system, I would not count the team out.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Tyler Soderstrom
- Biggest Mover: Brayan Buelvas
- Emerging Prospect: Pedro Pineda