After an offseason that saw the Oakland A's send Michael Choice, Chris Bostick, Jemile Weeks and David Freitas to other teams, the organization's minor league prospects have taken a slight hit.
That's not to say it's a weak farm by any means.
The team held on to top prospects Addison Russell and Billy McKinney, brought in outfielder Billy Burns and has quite a few quality arms in the system. But while some positions are solid, others are a bit depleted.
Here's a look at the top prospect at each position within the A's organization.
All information and quotes from Melissa Lockard of Scout.com were obtained firsthand by Nick Houser in an e-mail exchange.