Here’s a quick recap of the players the A’s have chosen through the first 10 rounds of the 2013 MLB Draft, or as Bud Selig thinks it is, the “2000″ MLB Draft (the draft concludes in a flurry on Saturday with rounds 11-40):
Round 1 (24th overall): Billy McKinney, CF
Plano West Sr. HS (TX), 6’01″ 195lbs DOB: 08/23/94
There are few, if any, high school bats better than McKinney’s. With a balanced approach and a smooth swing from the left side, he projects to be a plus hitter with above-average power. He’s an average runner, at best, and will be limited to a corner outfield spot, but that’s just fine, as his bat will play there without question. The only thing that might be better than his hitting skills is his makeup. He plays the game the right way and is very competitive. McKinney’s character combined with his bat should get him off the board fairly early.
Round 2 (63rd overall): Dillon Overton, LHP
Oklahoma University, JR, L/L, 6’02″ 172lbs DOB: 08/17/91
Oklahoma’s Saturday starter