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Top 30 Oakland Athletics Prospects To Target In Dynasty In 2024

The next stop on our Top 30 Organizational Prospect Rankings tour is the Oakland Athletics. The A’s are in the middle of a rebuild and although the farm system is not the best among the other 29 teams, it’s also not the worst. There are definitely some bright spot prospects to keep your eye on when building your dynasty teams. Let’s dive into the top 10 Oakland Athletics prospects to target in dynasty leagues now.

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Top 10 A’s Prospects

Tyler Soderstrom, C/1B

(77 GP, .252/.307/.526, 21 HR, 49 R, 62 RBI, 2 SB)

The numbers for Soderstrom were solid but not spectacular at Triple-A Las Vegas leading up to his major league debut. In 77 games, Soderstrom slashed .252/.307/.526 with 21 home runs, 62 RBIs, and two stolen bases. Once in the major leagues, Soderstrom didn’t exactly wow either, slashing just .160/.232/.240 with three home runs, nine runs, and seven RBIs across 45 games played.

I want to see more from Soderstrom if he is going to eventually move off catcher to first base. The walk percentage is just okay at 7.5% at Triple-A and he will have to get back to the 26.3% strikeout rate to remain in the Athletics lineup because the 31.2% he had in 138 plate appearances is not going to cut it.

Jacob Wilson, SS

(26 GP, .333/.391/.475, 1 HR, 17 R, 13 RBI, 4 SB)

Selected sixth overall in the 2023 MLB draft, Jacob Wilson is an advanced college hitter who could be a solid building block for the Athletics’ middle infield. In his last season at Grand Canyon University, Jacob Wilson slashed .412/.461/.635 with six home runs, 41 runs scored, 61 RBIs, and eight stolen bases in 49 games played. Once in the Athletics organization, Wilson played in rookie ball and High-A Lansing. While with the Lansing Lugnuts, Jacob Wilson slashed .318/.378/.455 with one home run, 13 runs scored, eight RBIs, and stole four bases in 23 games played.

For dynasty purposes, Jacob Wilson is not going to be a massive stat accumulator. He will more than likely hit for a high average and have a solid OBP at the major league level. There could be a solid chance for runs with Wilson who should bat near or at the top of the order. The power won’t be much the highest home run out-put Wilson had in college was 12 as a sophomore and that seemed to be a shock from the the 10 combined home runs in 2021 and 2022. There also isn’t much speed here as well as Wilson only stole 9 bases in 12 attempts in all three years at Grand Canyon University.

Lawrence Butler, OF

(42 GP, .211/.240/.341, 4 HR, 10 R, 10 RBI- MLB)

One of the exciting storylines for the Athletics in 2023 was the debut of Lawrence Butler. The 22-year-old Butler has been steadily rising through the levels of the Athletics since being drafted in the 6th round of the 2018 MLB draft out of high school. Prior to the call to the majors Butler played at Double-A Midland and Triple-A Las Vegas where he slashed .284/.350/.475 with 15 home runs, 67 runs scored, 70 RBIs, and stole 21 bases in 89 combined games.

For dynasty purposes, Lawrence Butler has power and speed and over the last three seasons in the minor leagues has been refining his swing and approach at the plate. This has resulted in Butler hitting for a better average against advanced pitchers and getting on base more frequently allowing him the opportunity to make something happen on the base paths. I believe Lawrence Butler will get a lot of runs on a young Oakland Athletics team in 2024 and could push into 12-team relevance with a strong season.

Mason Miller, RHP

(10 GP, 6 GS, 33.1 IP, 38 K, 10.3 K/9, 1.200 WHIP, 3.78 ERA- MLB)

The hard-throwing Mason Miller made a splash in 2023 with the Athletics primarily being used as a starter before going down with forearm tightness in May. The Athletics have come out and said they plan to use Mason Miller in the bullpen going forward. Now we know as dynasty managers what to expect going forward, high 90s fastball that touches triple-digits paired with a slider and change-up that can flash plus at times coming out of the bullpen to lock down games? We know that strikeouts are very high for Miller who had a 17.25 K/9 in 12 innings pitched at Triple-A and if he can continue to limit the walks he could be a force to be reckoned with.

Joe Boyle, RHP

(25 GS, 117.1 IP, 168 K, 12.9 K/9, 1.500 WHIP, 3.84 ERA)

Who doesn’t like 6’7” right-handers who throw triple-digits and might not know where it’s going? It’s not only his fastball that makes Joe Boyle exciting, He also features a plus curveball that has an excellent break and a slider that will flash plus at times. Surprisingly Joe Boyle has only had one appearance out of the pen since being drafted back in 2020 by the Reds but I say who cares! Joe Boyle was a reliever while he played at Notre Dame and frankly, the control is scary which leads me to believe it’s time for him to take his place in the Athletics bullpen.

In 2023 Boyle had a combined 25 starts with 168 strikeouts in 117.1 innings pitched good for a 12.9 K/9 and finished with a 3.84 ERA before making his major league debut. While with the Athletics Boyle started three games with 15 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched finishing with a 1.69 ERA. If he is moved to the bullpen like Mason Miller this could be the best one-two punch at the back end of a bullpen in the major leagues.

Max Muncy, SS

(123 GP, .275/.353/.411, 10 HR, 76 R, 62 RBI, 13 SB)

Wrapping up his second full season in the Oakland Athletics organization Max Muncy put together a solid season ascending two levels at just 20 years old. The first stop was High-A Lansing where Muncy slashed .255/.327/.386 with six home runs, 36 runs scored, 31 RBIs, and stole nine bases in 72 games played. The Athletics then promoted Muncy to Double-A Midland where he slashed .302/.387/.446 with four home runs, 40 runs scored, 31 RBIs, and stole four bases in 51 games played. Muncy hit well once he got down to Texas with the ball flying off the bat in the 233 plate appearances.

For dynasty managers, this season was a welcome sight to see Max Muncy shake off the subpar results in 2022 and hit for average in 2023. There will more than likely be more pop-in-the-bat like what we saw in 2022 with 19 home runs going forward it seems like Muncy wanted to get back to solid contact and not sell out for power. There could be 20-plus home run power here with double-digit stolen base potential early on in Muncy’s career. Hopefully, the adjustments with the bat carry over into 2024 and beyond for Max Muncy.

Edgar Montero, 3B

(Signed in the 24’ International signing period)

The Athletics could be getting an impact power bat in this year’s international signing period with Edgar Montero. The 6’1” Montero will continue to build muscle and fill into his frame. The power is a plus potential and has been the tool that stands out. The bat-to-ball skills are solid for Montero but his swing can get a little long at times he will need to fix this as pitchers will adjust to this in the higher minor leagues. There is a chance he could move out to the outfield with a strong arm if the range doesn’t cut or third base. Overall a solid prospect to nab in FYPD drafts later on.

Darell Hernaiz, SS

(131 GP, .321/.386/.456, 9 HR, 87 R, 71 RBI, 13 SB)

This is a name that should be on everyone’s radars going into the 2024 season. Darell Hernaiz split time at Double-A Midland and Triple-A Las Vegas during the 2023 season. In 71 games with the Midland RockHounds Hernaiz slashed .338/.393/.486 with five home runs, 43 runs scored, 43 RBIs, and seven stolen bases. The Athletics then promoted the 21-year-old Hernaiz to Triple-A Las Vegas where he slashed .300/.376/.418 with four home runs, 44 runs scored, 28 RBIs, and six stolen bases for the Aviators in 60 games played.

For dynast managers, this is an interesting prospect to stash right now as he could be up with the A’s in short order. This must be said that Darell Hernaiz played in a notoriously hitter-friendly environment in both Midland and Las Vegas where we do typically see higher offensive stats from batters. Though I will say there is average pop here with above-average speed and as Hernaiz has shown over two seasons now the bat is advanced. Look for him to get an opportunity this season with the young Oakland Athletics.

Denzel Clarke, OF

(64 GP, .261/.381/.496, 12 HR, 54 R, 43 RBI, 11 SB)

The fourth-round pick by the Oakland Athletics in 2021 had a solid season in Double-A Midland. Across 64 games played Clarke slashed .261/.381/.496 with 12 home runs, 54 runs scored, 43 RBIs, and stole 11 bases in 12 attempts with the RockHounds. Clarke had a strong 12.9% walk percentage but continued to struggle with the strikeouts as he finished the season with 29.7%. There is big power in Clarke’s bat but has been just as equally big swing and miss as Clarke’s swing can get long at times.

There is plus speed here right now for Clarke and has shown he can steal bases effectively I would count on 20-30 stolen bases at the major league level. Denzel Clarke’s season came to an end with shoulder strain in 2023 derailing a solid season I would expect him to bounce back and flirt with a 20-30 season in Double-A and Triple-A in his age 24 season.

Daniel Susac, C

(112 GP, .301/.365/.428, 8 HR, 49 R, 62 RBI, 9 SB)

We are in the age of the catcher it seems with young catchers like Adley Rutschman and William Contreras taking their place in the major leagues. Daniel Susac might not have big power but the solid bat and skills behind the plate will ensure he has a long career. In 2023 Susac played at both High-A Lansing and Double-A Midland. While with the Lugnuts Susac slashed .303/.373/.437 with seven home runs, 47 runs scored, 54 RBIs, and stole eight bases in 99 games played. The walk percentage for Sasac in Lansing was 9.5% with a 21.5% strike-out rate in 410 plate appearances.

The Athletics then promoted Susac to Double-A Midland where he continued to hit for average. In 13 games played with the Rockhounds Susac slashed .280/.304/.360 with one home run, eight RBIs, and stole one base. For dynasty purposes, I believe we are still probably two seasons away from seeing Susac in the major leagues but he could be a solid catching prospect to stash as I believe he should hit for average, and am curious if the power can get to 10-15 home runs annually.

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Top 30 Oakland Athletics Prospect Rankings

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RnkPlayerPosAgeETAOverall Rnk
1Tyler SoderstromC/1B22Debuted42
2Jacob WilsonSS222025113
3Lawrence ButlerOF23Debuted152
4Mason MillerRHP25Debuted181
5Joe BoyleRHP24Debuted257
6Max MuncySS212025284
7Edgar Montero3B172028NR
8Darell HernaizSS222024360
9Denzel ClarkeOF232025184
10Daniel SusacC222024280
11Brett Harris3B252024249
12Gunnar HoglundRHP242025385
13Luis MoralesRHP212025NR
14Royber SalinasRHP222024NR
15Henry BolteOF202026268
16Steven EchavarriaRHP182026NR
17Myles NaylorSS182026NR
18Colby ThomasOF222026NR
19Jose RamosSS172028NR
20Euribiel AngelesSS212025NR
21Cole MillerRHP182028NR
22Jonah CoxOF222027NR
23Joey EstesRHP22DebutedNR
24Clark ElliottOF232026NR
25Lazaro ArmenterosOF242025NR
26Brennan Milone3B222026NR
27Mitch SpenceRHP252024NR
28Erick MatosRHP172028NR
29Feddy TarnokRHP25DebutedNR
30Ryan CusickRHP242024NR
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