2012 Oakland Athletics Consensus Top 33 Prospects


I have created a cumulative prospect list for each team based on other (more knowledgeable) peoples’ lists. Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (21 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first. I will be posting each team once they have been completed by all of my sources. You can find a link to all of the other teams top prospects on the Team Prospects page. Clicking on the links below will take you to the team’s list on each respective site.

Three of the lists were not updated to account for the A.J. Cole, Brad Peacock and Derek Norris acquisitions. In order to account for this, I found each prospect’s average ranking from the rest of the lists and ranked him there on the three lists that missed him. I then re-ranked everyone else below him on that list. The points are still added up in the same way as before.

Lists with reports

Baseball America (scouting reports for subscribers)

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs (scouting reports for top 10)

John Sickels

Jonathan Mayo

Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus (scouting reports for top 11 for subscribers)

MLB Dirt

Outside Corner

Perfect Game

Other lists

Beyond the Box Score

Keith Law, ESPN (Subscription required)

MLB Prospect Portal

Top Prospect Alert

The List

Rank Player Total
1 Jarrod Parker 314
2 Michael Choice 291
3 A.J. Cole 278
4 Sonny Gray 267
5 Brad Peacock 264
6 Grant Green 248
7 Derek Norris 240
8 Chris Carter 181
9 Michael Taylor 104
10 Vicmal De La Cruz 99
10 Collin Cowgill 99
12 Yordy Cabrera 80
13 Raul Alcantara 69
13 Tom Milone 69
15 Aaron Shipman 66
16 Max Stassi 55
17 Renato Nunez 53
18 B.A. Vollmuth 40
19 Josh Donaldson 22
20 Stephen Parker 21
21 Jermaine Mitchell 19
22 Ian Krol 14
23 Bobby Crocker 13
23 Fautino De Los Santos 13
25 Nick Rickles 11
26 A.J. Griffin 10
27 Miles Head 9
27 Dusty Robinson 9
29 Ryan Cook 7
29 Blake Hassebrock 7
31 Seong-Min Kim 6
32 Chih Fang Pan 3
32 Daniel Straily 3

Here is a spreadsheet that contains all of the Oakland A’s team rankings in one place.
And this page links to all of the different team’s rankings from all of the sites.


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