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Oakland A's 2016 Community Prospect List intro: Nominations before our first vote!

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Welcome to the beginning of our 2016 Oakland A's Community Prospect List! We've been creating our CPL via crowdsource vote for years, and it's time to get started on the next edition.

In this intro post, we'll simply be nominating players for our initial ballot, which we'll vote on next time. Here is the process (we're only doing the first two bullet points in this post):

  • In the comments, commenters will nominate a player to be put onto the ballot for the next round. After the first nomination for a player has been put in, all other votes for that player will come from Rec'ing that comment. The player with the most Rec's earns the nomination.
  • The format for the comment should be "Nomination: Player Name".
  • Five nominees will appear on the ballot. The one who receives the most votes earns the next spot on the CPL, while the remaining four players move on to the next ballot where they are joined by the next nominee.
  • If a prospect is traded, his name will be crossed out, and all other players will be moved up a space. If a prospect is acquired, a special vote will be put up to determine where that player should rank.

We will take the top five nominees in this post for our initial ballot. In the next post, we will vote on those five nominees to determine the No. 1 prospect, and then we will add one new nominee to the ballot for the next time, and so on.

So, who should you nominate? I'll get things started by nominating the top eight guys from the MLB.com Top 30 list, but below you'll find a few resources to help you remember all the available names. To learn more about each name, check out the StoryStream from last year's CPL, which includes my Prospect Watch series in which we followed the prospects' performances throughout the season. You can also check out the CPL Preview from Monday, which notes whether each prospect's stock went up or down from last winter.

The 2015 CPL:

Players in underlined italics have graduated to MLB and no longer qualify as prospects. Players in strikethrough are no longer in the organization. Remember that this list doesn't include any of last year's trade acquisitions or draft picks.

Oakland A's 2015 Community Prospect List
# Name Pos Age Level 2015 Stats
1 Matt Olson 1B 21 AA 585 PAs, 132 wRC+, 17 HR, 17.9% BB, 23.8% Ks
2 Franklin Barreto SS 19 A+ 364 PAs, 122 wRC+, 13 HR, 4.1% BB, 18.4% Ks
3 Matt Chapman 3B 22 A+ 352 PAs, 139 wRC+, 23 HR, 11.1% BB, 22.4% Ks
4 Renato Nunez 3B 21 AA 416 PAs, 124 wRC+, 18 HR, 6.7% BB, 15.9% Ks
5 Dillon Overton LHP 23 AA 13 starts, 3.06 ERA, 64⅔ ip, 47 Ks, 15 BB, 4 HR, 3.34 FIP
6 Kendall Graveman RHP 24 MLB 21 starts, 100 ERA+, 115⅔ ip, 2.03 K/BB, 4.60 FIP, 0.4 fWAR
7 Yairo Munoz SS 20 A+ 165 PAs, 132 wRC+, 4 HR, 6.7% BB, 12.1% Ks
8 Sean Nolin LHP 25 MLB 6 games, 77 ERA+, 29 ip, 1.25 K/BB, 5.13 FIP, 0.0 fWAR
9 Raul Alcantara RHP 22 A+ 15 starts, 3.88 ERA, 48⅔ ip, 29 Ks, 8 BB, 3 HR, 4.00 FIP
10 Joey Wendle 2B 25 AAA 618 PAs, 101 wRC+, 10 HR, 3.6% BB, 18.4% Ks
11 R.J. Alvarez RHP 24 MLB 21 games, 41 ERA+, 20 ip, 1.77 K/BB, 7.33 FIP, -0.5 fWAR
12 Rangel Ravelo 3B 23 AAA 112 PAs, 86 wRC+, 1 HR, 6.3% BB, 19.6% Ks
13 Mark Canha 1B/OF 26 MLB 485 PAs, 106 wRC+, 16 HR, 6.8% BB, 19.8% Ks, 1.4 fWAR
14 Chad Pinder SS 23 AA 522 PAs, 135 wRC+, 15 HR, 5.4% BB, 19.7% Ks
15 Chris Bassitt RHP 26 MLB 18 games, 113 ERA+, 86 ip, 2.13 K/BB, 3.76 FIP, 1.4 fWAR
16 Dustin Driver RHP 20 A- 14 games, 4.99 ERA, 52⅓ ip, 32 Ks, 35 BB, 4 HR, 5.41 FIP
17 Billy Burns OF 25 MLB 555 PAs, 102 wRC+, 26 SB, 4.7% BB, 14.6% Ks, 2.3 fWAR
18 Max Muncy 1B/3B 24 MLB 112 PAs, 80 wRC+, 3 HR, 8.0% BB, 27.7% Ks, -0.5 fWAR
19 Tyler Ladendorf IF/OF 27 *AAA 90 PAs, 76 wRC+, 1 HR, 5.6 BB%, 25.6 K%
20 Daniel Gossett RHP 22 A 27 starts, 4.73 ERA, 144⅔ ip, 112 Ks, 52 BB, 16 HR, 4.49 FIP
21 Bobby Wahl RHP 23 AA 24 games, 4.18 ERA, 32⅓ ip, 36 Ks, 14 BB, 2 HR, 3.17 FIP
22 Chris Kohler LHP 20 A- 11 games, 4.66 ERA, 38⅔ ip, 37 Ks, 10 BB, 2 HR, 3.52 FIP
23 Pat Venditte SHP 30 MLB 26 games, 93 ERA+, 28⅔ ip, 1.92 K/BB, 4.15 FIP, 0.1 fWAR
24 Jaycob Brugman OF 23 AA 566 PAs, 105 wRC+, 6 HR, 11.0% BB, 15.7% Ks
25 Brett Graves RHP 22 A 28 starts, 5.36 ERA, 142⅔ ip, 91 Ks, 44 BB, 15 HR, 4.49 FIP

The other major preseason prospect lists:

2015 an cpl

The current depth chart, from the MLB team down through Rookie League. Players are listed at the highest level at which they played at least 5 games in 2015, and only the players below the cutoff (the line with the positions SP, RP, C, etc.) are eligible as prospects:

A's prospect depth 01-2016 v5

Make your nominations in the comments!