Ranking the Oakland Athletics’ Top 5 Pitching Prospects

Ranking the Oakland Athletics' Top 5 Pitching Prospects

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If the Oakland Athletics had not of had a good few options when it comes to young pitchers, their season likely would have gone much different thus far. As it stands they are right with the Texas Rangers as the same two teams appear ready to fight it out for the division all year long. Do the Athletics have more good young starters in the minors waiting to hit MLB? Take a look at their top five pitching prospects to find out.

5 – Michael Ynoa – RHP

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5 – Michael Ynoa – RHP

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Through three relief appearances, Ynoa has a huge 20.25 ERA and 3.00 WHIP. The A's are certainly hoping he can do better than that for the rest of the season.

4 – Nolan Sanburn – RHP

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4 – Nolan Sanburn – RHP

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Sanburn has done well in eight relief appearances. He has a 3.52 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 2 saves to his credit.

3 – Dillon Overton – LHP

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3 – Dillon Overton – LHP

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Overton was the A's 2013 second round draft pick. He has a ton of potential but has yet to play in 2014.

2 – Bobby Wahl – RHP

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2 – Bobby Wahl – RHP

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Three starts have not been kind to Wahl who has a 7.71 ERA and 2.06 WHIP across that span.

1 – Raul Alcantara – RHP

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1 – Raul Alcantara – RHP

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Alcantara has been the best of this group through three starts with a 2.29 ERA and 1.12 WHIP.

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