Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects

The Oakland Athletics do not have a deep farm system. If it weren’t for super prospect Addison Russell, there is a solid chance this would be the worst system in baseball. Russell should become a star and McKinney and Alcantara could become good players. None of the other prospects on this list project as above average Major League players. The rest of the players are either flawed...
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A's notes: Coco Crisp, Addison Russell, Craig Gentry, Stephen Vogt

Plenty of injury news has already come out of Oakland this season, from Jarrod Parker's season-ending surgery to A.J. Griffin's arm trouble. Here are updates on four more Athletics players who are dealing with injury issues:Coco CrispCrisp has been dealing with wrist inflammation, a problem he struggled with last year. On Monday he received a cortisone shot and he sat...
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45 Prospects in 45 Days: Oakland’s Addison Russell

Profile Addison Russell was the Oakland A’s first round pick in 2011 (11th overall) out of Pace High School in Florida. He was the highest-drafted high-school player by Oakland since they chose Eric Chavez with the tenth pick overall in the 1998 draft. The 6’ 195 lb right handed hitter is entering his age 20 season having touched AAA in 2013, but spent most of his season in high...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Addison Russell Has a Long Road to the Show

Bill Mitchell D.J. O’Connor Oakland A’s Writer With the 11th overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft the Oakland A’s got their shortstop of the future in Addison Russell.  He is a five-tool prospect and he is the top-rated prospect in the Oakland A’s organization. Unfortunately for Russell though, the A’s traded for their shortstop of the present within a year of drafting...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A's prized prospect Russell trying to keep an even keel

As he sat at a table eating breakfast Wednesday, Addison Russell looked just like any other young prospect trying to fit into the Oakland A’s clubhouse. Of course, he’s not just any prospect. He knows that. The A’s know that. And anyone who has watched the highly touted shortstop knows it. Russell, picked by ESPN as the No. 3 overall prospect in the major leagues, will be...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Addison Russell, The Lone Athletic On The Top 100 Prospects List

Shortstop Addison Russell was the only A’s minor leaguer to make it into’s list of top 100 prospects. recently released its new Top 100 Prospects list and the Oakland A’s lone representative is shortstop Addison Russell. Russell, the A’s 20-year-old minor league shortstop and 2012 first-round draft pick, is currently the No. 12 prospect in the game according...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletic’s Shortstop Addison Russell Rated the 12th Best Prospect in Baseball

Entering just his second full season of professional baseball, Addison Russell has jumped to the upper rankings of Major League Baseball’s Top-100 prospect list, finishing his climb at 12th in the annual ranking. The A’s first-round draft pick in 2012, Russell, who just turned 20 this past Thursday, rose from his spot as the 48th best prospect on last year’s list. He spent...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Russell Named to Arizona Fall League All-Star Team

Addison Russell, the 19-year old shortstop phenom working his way through the Oakland Athletics‘ minor league system, was named to the Arizona Fall League’s All-Star team on Monday. This Saturday, November 2nd, the Fall Stars Game (previously known as the Rising Stars Game) will take place at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona. The game, pitting 21 of’s top 100 MLB...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Addison Russell,Oakland A’s Shortstop of The Future, is Tearing up The Cal League

It was 93 degrees in Stockton, and even with the cool breeze blowing off McLeod Lake, the sweat was still dripping off his forehead. We were standing outside the clubhouse at Banner Island Ballpark, and the player who has been widely described as the Oakland A’s shortstop of the future sounded exactly like an A’s player of the present. “Baseball is just a game within a game...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Prospect Addison Russell Turning Corner for Oakland in Minors

After a successful first season in professional baseball in 2012, Oakland Athletics top prospect Addison Russell got off to a slow start to the 2013 season, a slow start which has recently begun to shed throughout the month of June.A 11th-overall draft pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft out of Pace High School (Pace, Florida), Russell quickly ascended the ranks of the Oakland farm...
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June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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