The Oakland Athletics have a number of prospects in the system worth getting excited about. From guys who made their debuts in 2023 and are still prospect eligible, to players who will look to build off strong minor league campaigns, there are a few reasons to be optimistic about the Athletics future on the field.
Off the field, there's still a bit of room left to hope that the A's don't end up leaving Oakland. The Las Vegas stadium financing piece hasn't been completely sorted out, and John Fisher might be forced back to the bargaining table with Oakland.
At mid-season in 2023, MLB.com ranked the Athletics' system as the 26th best in baseball. The industry perception of the A's system as a whole isn't great, especially after the graduation of Zack Gelof last year. However, there are some top-line guys worth keeping an eye on in 2024 and beyond.