Oakland A’s: Three under the radar prospects to watch

MESA, AZ - February 29: Lazaro Armenteros #95 of the Oakland Athletics bats during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Hohokam Stadium on February 29, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - February 29: Lazaro Armenteros #95 of the Oakland Athletics bats during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Hohokam Stadium on February 29, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /
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Brayan Buelvas

It is difficult to project Brayan Buelvas as he has yet to appear above rookie ball, but his scouting report and tools make him a prospect to watch on the Oakland A’s.

However, it is natural to look at those statistics and wonder. Buelvas produced a .282/.372/.450 batting line in 274 plate appearances in Rookie Ball in 2019, hitting 15 doubles while stealing 16 bases. He showed a bit of pop and intriguing speed, making him someone worth keeping an eye on.

His scouting report is similar to his production that year. While he does not have one specific area that would cause anyone to stop and watch, Buelvas is expected to be above average in every aspect of the game. He could be a 20 homer, 20 stolen base player with a knack for hitting line drives all over the park should he develop as expected.

But that is going to take time. Buelvas will turn 19 years old during the season and is years away from making an impact on the Oakland A’s. However, he is the type of player that will be worth watching in the box scores, as he could move through the system quickly should his all around game develop faster than anticipated.

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Brayan Buelvas may not have the tools that would make him appear to be a future superstar, but he could rocket up the prospect rankings in 2021.

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