A fluke injury cut Oakland A's 2012 supplemental first-round pick Daniel Robertson's Instructional…
Oakland A's Top-50 Prospects: 10-6
For the entire 2013 Oakland A's Top-50 Prospects list, please click here. 10. Max Stassi, C Stassi improved at the plate with the Ports. The first thing major league teams look for in a catcher is his ability to handle the pitching staff and keep balls in front of him behind the plate. If a catcher can hit, it is a pleasant bonus. It is for those reasons that Stassi has the chance to be a very valuable player in the major leagues. Already a standout defensive player, Stassi is starting to show promise at the plate, as well. The 2012 season was a "take two" for Stassi with the High-A Stockton Ports. He was slated to spend the 2011 season with the Ports, but he developed soreness in his right shoulder at the end of spring training. He began the year as the Ports' DH with the hope that rehab would correct the shoulder issue, but when it became apparent that the shoulder wasn't improving with rehab, he had surgery in early May. The surgery cost Stassi the majority of the 201...
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