2015 JAVIER Oakland Athletics 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Derek Norris MLB 25 C 2075 5.64 Elite
Jarrod Parker MLB 25 RHP 366.4 3.29 Good
Drew Pomeranz MLB 25 LHP 242.7 2.83 Good
Sonny Gray MLB 24 RHP 292.3 1.83 Average
Colin Walsh AAA 24 2B 1833 1.30 Average
Billy Burns MLB 24 CF 1697 1.09 Average
Max Muncy AA 23 1B 1429 0.91 Average
Matt Olson A+ 20 1B 1405 0.67 Good
Tyler Marincov A+ 22 RF 776 0.52 Average
Rodolfo Penalo Rk 21 CF 526 0.52 Good
Sean Murphy AAA 25 RHP 490.7 0.49 Bad
Daniel Robertson A+ 20 SS 1324 0.45 Average
Zachary Neal AAA 25 RHP 595.5 0.39 Bad
Raul Alcantara AA 21 RHP 344 0.39 Average
Jaycob Brugman A+ 22 LF 677 0.38 Average
Jake Sanchez A+ 24 RHP 213.7 0.36 Average
Chris Jensen AA 23 RHP 494.9 0.35 Bad
Josh Whitaker AAA 25 RF 1766 0.34 Bad
Drew Granier AAA 25 RHP 499.6 0.30 Bad
Chad Oberacker AA 25 LF 1606 0.30 Bad
Ronald Herrera A 19 RHP 269.7 0.26 Average
Seth Streich A+ 23 RHP 262.1 0.24 Average
B.J. Boyd A 20 CF 988 0.24 Average
Tanner Peters AA 23 RHP 291.7 0.18 Bad
Lou Trivino A 22 RHP 200.4 0.13 Bad

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Dillon Overton A- 22 LHP 37 0.71 Good
Justin Higley A 21 LF 466 0.23 Average
Yairo Munoz A- 19 SS 461 0.21 Average
Dylan Covey A+ 22 RHP 199.3 0.10 Bad
Chad Pinder A+ 22 2B 597 0.09 Bad
Michael Ynoa A+ 22 RHP 161.1 0.04 Bad
Kyle Finnegan AA 22 RHP 182.3 0.03 Bad
Chris Kohler Rk 19 LHP 22.7 0.02 Bad
Miles Head AA 23 1B 1779 -0.01 Terrible
Renato Nunez A+ 20 3B 1502 -0.03 Terrible
Matt Chapman AA 21 3B 220 -0.03 Terrible
Boog Powell A+ 21 CF 756 -0.04 Terrible
Jean Carlo Rodriguez Rk 18 3B 115 -0.04 Terrible
Aaron Shipman A+ 22 LF 1222 -0.05 Terrible
Josh Bowman AA 25 RHP 599.8 -0.06 Terrible
Ryon Healy A+ 22 DH 784 -0.08 Terrible
Bobby Wahl A+ 22 RHP 75.1 -0.09 Terrible
Daniel Gossett A- 21 RHP 24 -0.09 Terrible
Dustin Driver Rk 19 RHP 11.3 -0.11 Terrible
Brett Graves A- 21 RHP 22 -0.11 Terrible
Trace Loehr Rk 19 SS 177 -0.11 Terrible
Vicmal De La Cruz Rk 20 RF 707 -0.11 Terrible
Jean Carlo Rodriguez Rk 18 RHP 0.3 -0.11 Terrible
Shawn Duinkerk Rk 19 1B 426 -0.12 Terrible
Sam Bragg A 21 RHP 104.3 -0.15 Terrible
B.A. Vollmuth A+ 24 1B 1597 -0.17 Terrible
Bobby Crocker A+ 24 LF 1691 -0.18 Terrible
Blake Hassebrock AA 24 RHP 337.3 -0.18 Terrible
Arnold Leon AAA 25 RHP 468.9 -0.18 Terrible
Ryan Huck A 23 1B 553 -0.21 Terrible
Iolana Akau A 18 C 101 -0.22 Terrible
Ryan Dull AA 24 RHP 148 -0.23 Terrible
Tucker Healy AAA 24 RHP 138.2 -0.27 Terrible
Bruce Maxwell AA 23 C 1135 -0.37 Terrible
Austin House AAA 23 RHP 189.8 -0.41 Terrible
Seth Frankoff AAA 25 RHP 385.7 -0.42 Terrible
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