Athletics’ top five rookies of 2016

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Jun 29, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Ryan Dull (66) is congratulated by catcher Stephen Vogt (21) after the end of the game against the San Francisco Giants at the Coliseum the Oakland Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants 7 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 29, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Ryan Dull (66) is congratulated by catcher Stephen Vogt (21) after the end of the game against the San Francisco Giants at the Coliseum the Oakland Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants 7 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 15, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Athletics second basemen Joey Wendle (52) tosses the ball to second base to force out Kansas City Royals base runner Jarrod Dyson (1) during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports /

While Manaea, Maxwell, Cotton, Healy and Dull all performed wonderfully during the 2016 regular season, they are not the only up and coming talents the Athletics have.

Joey Wendle and Chad Pinder platooned well at second base while Jed Lowrie was out with a foot injury that required surgery. Wendle performed especially well on both offense and defense but it was his defense that dazzled the A’s brass.

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Pitcher Frankie Montas and potential second baseman or shortstop of the future, Franklin Barreto, should be MLB ready sometime in 2017 based on both their performances with Triple-A Nashville last season and during the Arizona Fall League.

There are more still, who are on their way up to the majors and the A’s are hoping to have a strong core of young talented players in the relatively near future.

It should be fun to watch, the A’s farm system is underrated by many critics and based on the five players mentioned here, they just might be wrong.

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