Where the A's top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the A's top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the A's top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Matt Olson -- Midland RockHounds (AA)
2. Franklin Barreto -- Stockton Ports (A Adv)
3. Matt Chapman -- Extended spring training -- DL
4. Renato Nunez -- Extended spring training -- DL
5. Dillon Overton -- Stockton Ports (A Adv)
6. Kendall Graveman -- Oakland Athletics (MLB)
7. Sean Nolin -- Oakland Athletics (MLB) - DL
8. Yairo Munoz -- Beloit Snappers (A)
9. Chad Pinder -- Midland RockHounds (AA)
10. Raul Alcantara -- Extended spring training -- DL
11. Chris Bassitt -- Nashville Sounds (AAA)
12. R.J. Alvarez -- Oakland Athletics (MLB)
13. Joe Wendle -- Nashville Sounds (AAA)
14. Bobby Wahl -- Midland RockHounds (AA)
15. Rangel Ravelo -- Extended spring training -- DL
16. Jesus Lopez -- Extended spring training
17. Brett Graves -- Beloit Snappers (A)
18. Daniel Gossett -- Beloit Snappers (A)
19. Chris Kohler -- Extended spring training
20. Mark Canha -- Oakland Athletics (MLB)
21. Billy Burns -- Oakland Athletics (MLB)
22. Jaycob Brugman -- Midland RockHounds (AA)
23. Trace Loehr -- Extended spring training
24. Max Muncy -- Nashville Sounds (AAA)
25. Ryon Healy -- Midland RockHounds (AA)
26. Heath Fillmyer -- Beloit Snappers (A)
27. Dylan Covey -- Stockton Ports (A Adv)
28. Bruce Maxwell -- Midland RockHounds (AA)
29. Arnold Leon -- Nashville Sounds (AAA)
30. Jordan Schwartz -- Beloit Snappers (A)

Team to watch
Shortstop Franklin Barreto was one of the key pieces they A's received from the Blue Jays in the November trade that sent Josh Donaldson to Toronto. Barreto led the Northwest League in a host of offensive categories last year as an 18-year-old and will now skip over the Midwest League to make his organizational debut with Class A Advanced Stockton. Joining him on the Ports roster is left-hander Dillon Overton, the A's top pitching prospect.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Nashville Sounds
Midland RockHounds

On the shelf
Third basemen Matt Chapman and Renato Nunez will both begin the season in extended spring training recovering from injuries. Chapman, the A's first-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, sprained his left knee, while Nunez has dealt with some nagging injuries this spring. Right-hander Raul Alcantara continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery last May, and first baseman Rangel Ravelo is expected to miss the first month of the season following wrist surgery he underwent during Spring Training.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.