Addison Russell, Kyle Crick crack top prospect list

Addison Russell, Kyle Crick crack top prospect list
July 8, 2013, 11:00 am
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Addison Russell (left) and Kyle Crick are considered two of the top 50 prospects in baseball. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The A's and Giants don't have loaded minor league systems, but that doesn't mean they don't have highly-touted prospects.

Baseball America released their Midseason Top 50 Prospects on Monday morning and each team had one prospect that made the cut.

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Addison Russell, the A's first-round pick in 2012, comes in at No. 19 on the updated list. He began the season ranked No. 48 on Baseball America's preseason ranking.

Through July 7, in 72 games with High-A Stockton this season, the 19-year-old Russell is hitting .258 (76-for-295) with 22 doubles, seven triples, nine home runs, 37 RBI and 12 stolen bases. He has posted a .337 On-base Percentage and a .471 Slugging Percentage.

As for the Giants, right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick is their lone representative on the list, just making the cut at No. 49. He entered the season at No. 66 on the preseason list.

Crick has only made six starts for High-A San Jose due to an oblique injury that kept him out for two months. On the season, the 20-year-old Crick has compiled an impressive 40 strikeouts and 1.46 ERA in 24.2 innings. In his three starts since returning from the disabled list, Crick has 28 strikeouts in 15 innings.

Both players are still in the early stages of their development and aren't expected to contribute in the big leagues for a few seasons.

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