Once viewed as the Yankees’ top prospect, Jorge Mateo now finds himself on the Oakland Athletics 40-man roster and ranked as the seventh best prospect in the organization. A mid-season All-Star in his return to Class A Advanced Tampa in 2017, Mateo reached Double-A Trenton for the first time in June and was hitting .300/.381/.525 when the Yankees dealt him to Oakland as part of the Trade Deadline blockbuster for Sonny Gray. He continued to produce as Double-A Midland’s shortstop after the trade and ultimately played a major role in helping the Rockhounds secure their fourth straight Texas League title.

Mateo has a tremendous set of tools, but it’s his elite speed that enables him to truly impact games. He led the Minors with 82 steals in 2015 and tied for third with 52 in ’17 to push his career total to 234 stolen bases in his first six pro seasons. Mateo’s wheels are equally dynamic out of the box, as he regularly turns in top-of-the-scale run times from home to first. His deceptive strength translates to sneaky raw power. Mateo has all the tools to make him an elite shortstop at the Major Leagues, most notably outstanding range and plus arm strength.

Mateo is married to wife, Ana and has two children, Jasiel and Chrisley. He resides in his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.