A converted OF, McBeth has quickly become one of the A's better pitching prospects. He's posted great numbers despite pitching for such a short while and he has the stuff to get even better. He has the potential for 3 plus pitches, including a 95 MPH fastball. The A's could challenge him in AAA next season.
For the second straight season Turner failed to make the leap to AA Midland. At 26 years old, Turner may have spent his last season in the organization. Turner is quick, and can play some middle infield, so he may be able to spend a few more years in professional baseball with another organization.
I've long been a big fan of Baker, mostly because he went to high school right near me. He's seen better days as a prospect and at one time looked to be a potential fringe regular. His 2005 season though was one of the bigger let downs in the organization and he was waived and claimed by Florida. The A's were then able to get Baker back when Florida placed Baker on waivers literally days later. After a very solid 2006 splitting time with Jeremy Brown, Baker once again looks like a potential major leaguer, though as a backup. The problem though is that he has almost no chance of getting ahead of Jeremy Brown or Kurt Suzuki, so to avoid being stuck in AAA for years, he'll need to find his way to another organization.
I was thinking about going in alphabetical order, but chose to go the random route...And I couldnt open with someone that may be a bit boring.
Sulentic, in my opinion, is the top prospect in the A's system. The reason for that can be found here. Sulentic did end the season with some trouble in the MWL, but as such a young player, he was basically playing with house money. By the time he began to struggle, he had already established himself as one of the elite prospects in baseball. I will concede that I'm going by a small sample size, but I dont think you can fluke Sulentic's numbers with his background, age and level considered. He has the potential to see time in Oakland by 2009 and be an all star not much after.