Future Watch: Oakland A’s Baseball Cards, a trio to collect – The Oakland A’s still play a version of “Money Ball” and as a result they must have a strong farm system to feed their successful major league roster. They have a solid player development component in the organization, so you can expect this trio of young prospects to play at some point at the major league level. One or two of them could be very high-caliber players.
Nick Allen was drafted by the Oakland A’s with the 81st overall pick in the 2017 MLB Entry Draft. At around 5-8, 160 pounds, his best position is shortstop, and the A’s have a need there.
In 2017, he drove in 14 runs and hit .254 at Rookie Ball. Not a great start but nothing to be worried about. In 2018, Allen played for the Beloit Snappers where he hit 17 doubles, six triples while driving in 34 with 24 steals.
In 2019, Allen played for two teams finishing out his season Stockton Ports in A+ Ball. In 288 at-bats, this prospect hit 22 doubles, five triples, three home runs with 25 RBI, and a .292 batting average.
2020 was a lost season for him, but in his first 69 at-bats in 2021, Allen drove in 13 runs in 18 games. He can field, he’s a contact hitter, and he’s been named to the USA Olympic qualifying roster. He could end up in Tokyo if he keeps hitting.
Future Watch: Oakland A’s Nick Allen, trio to collect – Three Key Cards
Logan Davidson was drafted 29th overall in 2019. The Charlotte North Carolina native was a high school star at Providence High School. So good that the Charlotte Observer named him their High School Baseball Player of the Year in 2016.
After high school, he attended Clemson University. This switch-hitting shortstop played for three seasons there. In his second season there in 2018, this prospect hit .292 with 60 runs, 18 doubles, and 15 home runs.
In 2019, Davidson had a 56-game on-base streak. He drove in a career-high 55 RBI and only made nine errors that season, and he was first in the ACC with 186 assists.
His father Mark played for the Minnesota Twins from 1986-1991. Davidson went from the A’s alternate site to AA in 2021. Keep an eye on his season.
Future Watch: Oakland A’s Logan Davison, trio to collect – Three Key Cards
Tyler Soderstrom was drafted 26th overall in 2020. This catcher and sometimes first baseman has a good bloodline as well. His dad, Steve, was drafted sixth overall in 1993 and pitched in the big leagues for one season with the San Francisco Giants in 1996.
In 2020, Soderstrom played at the A’s alternate site. That was the extent of his season. While playing for the Stockton Ports A-Ball in 2021, he drove in six runs and hitting .319 in his first 18 games.
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