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Earlier in the year, we completed the Community Prospect List. Now, we find ourselves a little over a month into the season, and it is a good time to revisit the list to see how all of our prospects are doing back down in the minors. So with out further ado, lets take a look at the state of our list.


Chris Carter

1B / OF

#1 – 66%


This season has not been kind to Carter thus far. A thumb injury has plagued him, and he has started the season extremely slow, and the .226 BABIP can't be helping. Still, a .316 wOBA from your top prospect is not acceptable, and I am starting to have concerns about Verge Carter.

2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
SAC PCL .173 14 52 5 9 3 0 2 13 18 11 20 1 0 .323 .346

.669

 

#2 – 58%

Grant Green

SS



Grant Green started the season hot, but cooled down soon after a while. Still, he is holding a respectable line at AA Midland, and should still be on track to produce this year once he gets hot and accustomed to AA. 

2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
MID TEX .293 27 116 13 34 6 1 2 20 48 9 26 0 0 .346 .414 .760


#3 – 35%

Michael Choice

CF



A bright spot on the prospect chart, Choice has been hitting well at A+ Stockton. Together with Green and Parker, he is the core of the upcoming offensive prospects.

2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
STK CAL .247 25 97 19 24 7 1 4 19 45 17 33 3 0 .359 .464 .823


#4 – 37%

Stephen Parker

3B



The top prospect in the system in my eyes, Parker has been an eye opener ever since we got him. Considering our struggles at 3B this year and last, I think it is very possible that we will see Parker up in the bigs very soon.

2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
MID TEX .284 27 102 13 29 7 1 4 21 50 12 23 0 0 .357 .490 .847


#5–42%

Michael Taylor

OF



Not much to say about Taylor other than disappointed. Taylor is still in extended spring training. Meanwhile, Brett Wallace is kicking ass in Houston, and Carlos Gonzalez is a superstar.


#6–33%

Adrian Cardenas

IF



Cardenas is doing what he has always done, it seems. Start out at a level he has been at before and kick ass. This time, he has seemingly mastered AAA, and like Parker's situation, albe closer to the majors, Cardenas could make it to the majors very very soon, either to replace Ellis or Kouzmanoff.

2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
SAC PCL .347 25 101 17 35 6 1 1 11 46 9 12 1 0 .405 .455 .861


#7–47%

Tyson Ross

SP



Ross has excelled in his brief stint as the A's 5th starter, taking over for the injured Braden. I would think it is likely that he will stick around after Braden gets back and stay in the pen, though the A's might feel that he is better in AAA working full time as a Starter, waiting another injury by our more fragile members of our staff (IE: Braden, Anderson or McCarthy).

2011 Season
Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
MLB   1 2 2.38 6 3 0 0 0 22.2 20 7 6 0 9 12 1.17 .247


#8–43%

Ian Krol

SP



Extended Spring Training.


#9–38%

Jemile Weeks

2B



Is this the year that Weeks is finally healthy? And productive? He is doing well at AAA Sacramento, and if all things go well, perhaps he can take over for Ellis?

2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
SAC PCL .333 19 75 14 25 4 3 2 10 41 14 17 3 2 .440 .547 .986


#10–30%
R/O–51%

Eric Sogard

2B



Not much to say about Sogard other than he is there and doing well. If he can handle SS full time, there is a real chance that if LaRoche starts struggling, he can make it back to the Majors, but with Rosales coming back soon that might be unlikely. Sogard really needed to excel  in Spring Training, but the lost job to LaRoche probably hurt him greatly.


#11–41%

Josh Donaldson

C



2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
SAC PCL .169 22 83 10 14 5 0 2 11 25 9 23 3 0 .247 .301 .549


#12–44%

Fautino De Los Santos

RP



2011 Season
Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
MID TEX 0 0 2.89 8 0 0 0 3 9.1 8 3 3 1 4 15 2.25 .222
SAC PCL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.50 .250
Minors   0 0 2.61 9 0 0 0 3 10.1 9 3 3 1 4 15 1.67 .225


#13–52%

Max Stassi

C



2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
STK CAL .238 20 80 16 19 4 0 2 14 29 11 18 0 0 .344 .363 .707


#14–42%

Yordy Cabrera

IF



2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
BUR MID .286 17 63 13 18 4 1 1 7 27 5 15 6 1 .338 .429 .767


#15–39%

Michael Ynoa

SP



Injured with TJS


#16–41%

Rashun Dixon

OF



2011 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
STK CAL .193 24 88 14 17 3 1 3 12 31 12 26 1 0 .287 .352 .639


#17–32%

Matt Thomson

SP



No Info Available?


#18–28%

Renalto Nunez

3B



N/A


#19–31%

Aaron Shipman

OF



N/A


#20–41%

Sean Doolittle

1B



Injured.

 

In a sense, I do not know what to think about our system. Many of our offensive prospects are finally hitting again, but a large chunk of our top 20 is MIA, either due to Injuries, Extended Spring Training, or are simply not playing yet. The bottom of the list especially features a chunk of absent players.

I have hopes for Parker, Weeks, Green and Cardenas, with all of but Green being possibilities for the A’s in 2011, and all four for 2012. Carter I am concerned about with his slow start, as the A’s desperately need a power hitter in the lineup, but there is no place for him in Oakland at the moment anyways, so the issue is not critical (unless Matsui keeps forgetting how to hit). Taylor is almost a non entity, however, and that is a very sad end to the Matt Holliday fiasco.