Here's where A's Top 30 prospects are starting '22

April 6th, 2022

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the A’s Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

1. Tyler Soderstrom (MLB No. 56), C -- Lansing (High-A)
2. Shea Langeliers (MLB No. 59), C -- Las Vegas (Triple-A)
3. Zack Gelof, 3B -- Midland (Double-A)
4. Cristian Pache, OF -- Oakland (MLB)
5. Nick Allen, SS -- Las Vegas (Triple-A)
6. Max Muncy, SS -- Stockton (Single-A)
7. Gunnar Hoglund, RHP -- Injured list (Tommy John rehab)
8. J.T. Ginn, RHP -- Midland (Double-A)
9. Ryan Cusick, RHP -- Midland (Double-A)
10. Brayan Buelvas, OF -- Lansing (High-A)
11. Euribiel Angeles, INF -- Lansing (High-A)
12. Pedro Pineda, OF -- Stockton (Single-A)
13. Colin Peluse, RHP -- Midland (Double-A)
14. Daulton Jefferies, RHP -- Oakland (MLB)
15. A.J. Puk, LHP -- Oakland (MLB)
16. Jordan Diaz, 3B -- Midland (Double-A)
17. Kevin Smith, SS -- Oakland (MLB)
18. Denzel Clarke, OF -- Stockton (Single-A)
19. Joey Estes, RHP -- Lansing (High-A)
20. Mason Miller, RHP -- Injured list (scapula strain)
21. Lawrence Butler, 1B -- Lansing (High-A)
22. Jeff Criswell, RHP -- Lansing (High-A)
23. Zach Logue, LHP -- Las Vegas (Triple-A)
24. Robert Puason, SS -- Stockton (Single-A)
25. Adrian Martinez, RHP -- Las Vegas (Triple-A)
26. Jorge Juan, RHP – Extended spring training
27. Luis Barrera, OF -- Las Vegas (Triple-A)
28. Logan Davidson, SS -- Midland (Double-A)
29. Cody Thomas, OF -- Injured list (achilles)
30. Jonah Bride, C -- Midland (Double-A)

Team to watch
Midland leads the way with seven Top 30 prospects on the Opening Day roster, led by No. 3 Zack Gelof. There are two other top 10 guys on the Double-A squad in right-handers J.T. Ginn and Ryan Cusick, both recent trade acquisitions.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Triple-A Las Vegas
Double-A Midland
High-A Lansing

New faces
It might be easier to talk about who isn’t a new face. There are eight members of the Top 30 who joined the organization via the trading frenzy the A’s underwent after the lockout ended. Five of the top 10 are recent trade acquisitions, starting with No. 2 prospect Shea Langeliers, now with Triple-A Las Vegas.

On the shelf
Another trade pickup, Gunnar Hoglund, is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, and should be back at some point this year. Mason Miller, the A’s third-round pick from 2021, has a scapula strain and could miss a good amount of time, while Cody Thomas is making his way back from offseason Achilles surgery.