ESPN's Keith Law took some time Friday to break down sleepers in the 30 MLB organizations. Given the size of every farm system, picking a single sleeper is not an easy task. Furthermore, given how much turnover there is in minor league baseball and the amount of time it takes for players to climb the organization ladder, choosing a sleeper can be as siple as throwing a dart against a dart board.
In looking over the Oakland Athletics organization, Keith Law pointed to infielder Chris Bostick as a potential sleeper.
Here is Law's take on Bostick:
The A's took infielder Chris Bostick in the 44th round out of high school in Rochester, N.Y., then tracked him over the summer as he played well against older competition in the New York Collegiate Baseball League. He's a shortstop who might end up at second base, but has a live body, above-average speed and a quick, direct swing that produces solid line-drive contact.
The A's drafted Bostick in the 44th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. After letting Bostick play in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, they sent him to their rookie league team in Arizona. Over the course of 57 at bats in 14 games, Bostick hit .442/.482/.654 with a home run and five RBIs. Bostick was drafted as a shortstop but got some time at second base as well in Arizona. In 2012, the worst case has him starting the season with Class A Burlington. However, there is a decent chance he starts at Advanced A with the Stockton Ports.
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