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Oakland A's Top Players 25 and Under

1 Brett Anderson LHP
2 Jarrod Parker RHP
3 Sonny Gray RHP
4 Michael Choice OF
5 A.J. Cole RHP
6 Andrew Bailey RHP
7 Jemile Weeks 2B
8 Vicmal De La Cruz OF
9 Derek Norris C
10 Max Stassi C
11 Grant Green SS
12 Brett Hunter RHP
13 Renato Nunez 3B
14 Adrian Cardenas 2B
15 Brad Peacock RHP
16 Chad Lewis 1B
17 B.A. Vollmuth 3B
18 Aaron Shipman OF
19 Tyson Ross RHP
20 Tom Milone LHP
21 Rashun Dixon OF
22 Ryan Cook P
23 Yordy Cabrera 3B
24 Michel Ynoa RHP
25 Ian Krol LHP
26 Jordan Norberto LHP
27 Conner Crumbliss OF
28 Ethan Hollingsworth RHP
29 Cecil Tanner RHP
30 Royce Consigli OF
31 Nino Leyja SS
32 Dusty Coleman SS
33 Jason Christian 3B
34 Anthony Capra LHP
35 Stephen Parker 3B
36 Tyler Ladendorf 2B
37 Shane Peterson 1B
38 Christopher Bostick 2B
39 Argenis Raga C
40 Sean Doolittle 1B
41 Connor Hoehn RHP
42 Tyreace House OF
43 Ryan Ortiz C
44 Tanner Peters RHP
45 Dusty Robinson OF
46 Tony Thompson 3B
47 Jonathan Joseph RHP
48 Thomas Walz RHP
49 Matthew Thomson RHP
50 Julio Ramos LHP
51 Shawn Duinkerk DH
52 Joshua Leyland 1B
53 Arnold Leon RHP
54 Bobby Crocker OF
55 Wilfredo Solano 3B
56 Colin O'Connell RHP
57 Daniel Thomas P


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2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
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18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
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