John Sickles - Oakland Athletics Top 20 Prospects for 2013


1) Addison Russell, SS, Grade B+: Borderline A-. I really like him and am considering the A- since I assume he can play shortstop. He has some things to address, including more accurate throwing and a better read on breaking balls, but overall he was more refined than expected and he's got plenty of tools.

2) Michael Choice, OF, Grade B: Was just getting hot when he broke his hand. Enormous power to all fields stands out, but I still wonder if high strikeout rate will keep him from being a complete hitter.

3) A.J. Cole, RHP; Grade B: Hammered in High-A, turned things around in Low-A and was still decently young for the level at age 20. Remains a very high upside arm with a chance to be a number two starter, but we have to see how he handles a return to Stockton.


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