I am now working on the Miami Marlins Top 20 prospects list for 2016. The next team in line is the Oakland Athletics, to be followed by the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Texas Rangers.
Use this thread to discuss the Oakland Athletics organization. Possible points for discussion include, but are certainly not limited to,
***The Athletics finished 68-94 in fifth place in the American League West. What is a realistic expectation for 2016? Can you get this team back to .500 or better?
***True or False: 2015 will be the best season of Mark Canha's major league career.
***True or False: 2015 will be the best season of Billy Burns' major league career.
***What are your expectations for Kendall Graveman and Chris Bassitt? Are they just decent inning-eaters or can either of them become more than that?
***Project a development path for Matt Olson and Renato Nunez. If they play well in 2016, how quickly would you promote them?
***As always, feel free to discuss sleepers, overlooked prospects, overrated prospects, or anything else related to the Athletics.