A closer look at the four A’s prospects in the Top 100

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Sep 7, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jharel Cotton (45) pitches the ball against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /

Over the next few seasons the Oakland Athletics will be adding quite a bit of talented youth to the big league club.

Chapman, Holmes, Barreto and Puk are just a few of the very good prospects in their seriously underrated farm system.

Even though Barreto didn’t start the A’s off at number 52, that doesn’t mean the A’s have a poor group minor leaguers.

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The pitchers who came along with Holmes, Cotton and Montas, have been stellar at their respective levels and for Cotton in 2016 that meant making some pretty spectacular starts for the Athletics in September.

The kid with the handlebar mustache, much like Rollie Fingers back in the 1970’s, Daniel Mengden pitched on and off for the Athletics in 2016, is another name likely to be heard and seen in 2017.

Sean Manaea is already slated as the A’s starter based off of his performances for the A’s in 2016.

Joey Wendle and Chad Pinder also impressed in September last season at second base.

Plus, the A’s also have future big league outfielders Jaycob Brugman and Skye Bolt who are on track to be called up to the show in the next few years.

By the time it’s 2020, the A’s will have a whole new look and it will be a good one.

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The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is one of the oldest stadiums in baseball and the only one that still hosts NFL games. A new stadium is on the horizon for the Athletics but will it be ready in time for these new prospects?

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