Found August 27, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
For the Oakland A’s, there have been a lot of misses. From 2003 to 2007, they drafted six players, one of whom made it to the majors. However, their prospects of late have actually looked rather promising. Here’s a look at the past ten years of first round drafting by the A’s. 2013: Billy McKinney, OF, 24th overall The A’s drafted McKinney out of Plano West High School with the 24th overall pick in the draft, their second consecutive first-rounder out of high school. In the minors, the young lefty outfielder hasn’t disappointed. After batting .415 throughout his four years of high school, McKinney is hitting .320 with a .383 OBP in 206 plate appearances with the A’s Rookie level team. 2012: Addison Russell, SS, 11th Russell was taken 11th overall straight out of high school, and he’s lived up to his draft spot thus far. He started off his minor league career by hitting a torrid .415 in Rookie ball, then finished the year hitting over .300 in single A. He finished 2012 with a .369 ba...
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