There was no question that Zack Gelof could hit. The second round selection in the 2021 MLB Draft for the Oakland A’s was considered to be amongst the top players in terms of raw power in his class. It was just a matter of whether or not he would consistently be able to tap into his potential and establish himself as a player to watch.
Gelof showed his potential last year. He hit the ground running and never stopped, earning a brief stint in Triple-A during the final week of the minor league season. He produced an impressive .333/.422/.565 batting line in his 161 plate appearances across three levels, hitting seven homers and nine doubles while stealing 13 bases.
Zack Gelof ready to make his presence felt
That performance caused Gelof to rocket up the A’s prospect rankings. He is considered to be their third best prospect heading into the 2022 season according to MLB.com, holding his place despite the infusion of talent into the A’s system.
Considering how well Gelof performed, it would not be a surprise to see him begin the 2022 season in Double-A. If he can continue that strong start to his professional career during the upcoming season, a promotion to Triple-A could easily be in the works.
Likewise, it would not be a shock to see Gelof receive a lot more attention from prospect hounds. While he was not someone that received consideration for top 100 prospect lists, that could easily change next year. Gelof is not going to sneak up on people for much longer, especially as he continues to show that he can be a vital part of the A’s future core.
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Zack Gelof is ready to take his place amongst the top prospects in baseball. The Oakland A’s third baseman will rocket up the lists this season.