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Two A's prospect lists on the web

Kevin Goldstein and John Sickels are perhaps the two most respected and revered prospect mavens in the world of baseball writing today. Both have recently released their lists for the top A's prospects for 2010. Let's have a looksie!


John Sickels' list on his blog, Minor League Ball (an SBN community!):

1) Chris Carter, 1B-OF, Grade A-

2) Michael Taylor, OF, Grade B+: Borderline A-

3) Grant Green, SS, Grade B+

4) Grant Desme, OF, Grade B

5) Adrian Cardenas, 2B, Grade B-

6) Jemile Weeks, 2B, Grade B-

7) Tyson Ross, RHP, Grade B-

8) Max Stassi, C, Grade B-

9) Josh Donaldson, C, Grade B-

10) Sean Doolittle, OF-1B, Grade B-

11) Henry Rodriguez, RHP, Grade B-

12) Corey Brown, OF, Grade C+

13) Fautino De Los Santos, RHP, Grade C+

14) Michael Ynoa, RHP, Grade C+

15) Arnold Leon, RHP, Grade C+

16) Pedro Figueroa, LHP, Grade C+

17) Ben Hornbeck, LHP, Grade C+

18) Sam Demel, RHP, Grade C+

19) Anthony Capra, LHP, Grade C+

20) Connor Hoehn, RHP, Grade C+

21) Justin Marks, LHP, Grade C+

22) Mickey Storey, RHP, Grade C+

OTHERS: (Grade C): Jeremy Barfield, OF; Bobby Cassevah, RHP; Jason Christian, 3B; Dusty Coleman, SS; Conner Crumbliss, 2b-OF; Rashun Dixon, OF; Brad Kilby, LHP; Ian Krol, LHP; Tyler Ladendorf, SS; Josh Leyland, C; Clayton Mortensen, RHP; Ryan Ortiz, C; Shane Peterson, OF-1B; James Simmons, RHP; Paul Smyth, RHP; Wilfredo Solano, SS-3B; Justin Souza, RHP; Matt Sulentic, OF.

Now Kevin Goldstein's list, over on Baseball Prospectus (sadly, you need a subscription to read this content - which I highly recommend, they have a lot of great content over there and it's especially great for when an article like this pops up):

Five-Star Prospects
1. Chris Carter, 1B
2. Michael Taylor, LF
Four-Star Prospects
3. Michael Ynoa, RHP
4. Grant Desme, CF
5. Grant Green, SS
Three-Star Prospects
6. Max Stassi, C
7. Jemile Weeks, 2B
8. Tyson Ross, RHP
9. Adrian Cardenas, 2B
10. Corey Brown, OF
11. Pedro Figueroa, LHP

Four More:
12. Fautino De Los Santos, RHP
13. Anthony Capra, LHP
14. Shane Peterson, OF
15. Ian Krol, LHP

They both have a bunch of comments on the individual players so I recommend going to the sites to see what they have to say. I'm sure you'll all find plenty on these lists to be plenty controversial (Grant Green at #3? Tyson Ross over Cardenas? Desme eight spots higher than Corey Brown? NO JOSH DONALDSON!?!?), and so do I, but at least most of us can agree on #'s 1 and 2.

P.S. If this is taking too much content from other web pages for legal reasons I'll take it down. I don't believe it is, but I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes here.

Now, a poll for no reason!

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