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Oakland A's Top Prospects: 5-1

Where does Barton land on this list?

It's that time of the year when we take stock of the Oakland A's organization and analyze the top prospects. For the next few weeks, every Monday and Wednesday will be "Top Prospect List Day", as we will release our top 50 list in groups of five. Today, in the tenth of the series, we announce top-five prospects.

5. Kurt Suzuki, C All in all, Suzuki's 2005 campaign was pretty solid. Playing at Class-A Stockton, the former Cal-State Fullerton backstop hit .277/.378/.440 with 12 homers, 26 doubles and five triples. But while his offensive results were solid, his defensive abilities dropped off a bit. He committed 15 errors behind the plate, struggling with his footwork for long stretches and allowing 1...

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