Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 6/21/13
Glancing at the A’s haul in the 2013 MLB Draft requires a bit of a double take for any follower of baseball prospects and Major League’s version of “Christmas in June.” In one of the more underrated moves of the 2013 draft, the A’s selected the former No.14 overall selection of the 2010 draft, Dylan Covey. Covey’s name jumps out as Oakland’s fourth round selection, now  signed to a $370K signing bonus. Projected as a slam dunk first rounder entering the draft in 2010 as a high school pitcher, he landed in the middle of the first round with the Milwaukee Brewers three years ago. While all A’s fans are thrilled that the A’s were able to select Michael Choice with their No.10 pick in that draft, at the time they let Covey, a pitcher with the upside to have become a rotation-changing ace, slip past them and to No.14 and Milwaukee. As unrealistic as it may have been at the time that the A’s would select a high school pitcher with their top pick, Covey seemed to be worth the risk. As it t...
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