Down On The Farm: 2013 Draft Picks Progress Report

Leon Halip

It's been about two months since this year's amateur draft and about six weeks since most of the players picked by the A's began playing with either the rookie-ball Arizona League A's or the Class-A Vermont Lake Monsters. Fortunately, the A's managed to sign all of their top 12 draft picks from the first 10 rounds this year. So with about six weeks of play now in the books, I took the opportunity on my A's Farm blog this week to take a look at how some the A's newest prospects have been performing down on the farm, and I thought some of you might also enjoy seeing that progress report here on A's Nation. And just so you know, I've updated all the players' stats to reflect games through Sunday...

So far, the A's top 2013 draft pick, center fielder Billy McKinney, has been living up to his reputation as a sweet swinger, but he missed most of the last week with a sprained ankle. The team's second pick, LHP Dillon Overton, started off his career with the A's by undergoing Tommy John surgery, and we probably won't be seeing him until sometime late next year. Meanwhile, the A's 7th overall pick, RHP Bobby Wahl, has already shown the ability to get lots of swings-and-misses, while the team's 8th overall pick, RHP Kyle Finnegan, has demonstrated exceptional command and control.

The fastest-riser of this year's draft class has been the A's 6th overall pick, RHP Dylan Covey, who is the only member of this year's crop to make it all the way up to the Beloit Snappers of the Class-A Midwest League. Covey earned the promotion after striking out 15 and not allowing an earned run in his first 12 innings at Vermont, though he has struggled a bit since joining Beloit.

You'll find the A's top 12 picks from the first 10 rounds of the 2013 draft along with their current statistics through Sunday, August 4th below. The teams they've played for so far this season are noted, with the team they've appeared in the most games with listed first and their current team in bold. So let's take a look at the top picks of the A's 2013 farm crop...


#1 - 1st Round

Billy McKinney

Age: 18 / Outfielder

AZL A's

1 HR / 11 BB / 21 K / .330 AVG / .383 OBP / .417 SLG / .800 OPS


#2 - 2nd Round

Dillon Overton

Age: 21 / Left-Handed Pitcher

Tommy John Surgery

Has Not Played


#3 - 2nd Round Supplemental

Chad Pinder

Age: 21 / Shortstop-Third Baseman

Vermont Lake Monsters

2 HR / 5 BB / 18 K / .167 AVG / .246 OBP / .267 SLG / .513 OPS


#4 - 3rd Round

Ryon Healy

Age: 21 / First Baseman-Third Baseman

AZL A's + Vermont Lake Monsters

2 HR / 4 BB / 9 K / .266 AVG / .300 OBP / .422 SLG / .722 OPS


#5 - 3rd Round Supplemental

Chris Kohler

Age: 18 / Left-Handed Pitcher

AZL A's

12 2/3 IP / 9 H / 5 ER / 6 BB / 17 K / 3.55 ERA / 1.18 WHIP


#6 - 4th Round

Dylan Covey

Age: 21 / Right-Handed Pitcher

Beloit Snappers + Vermont Lake Monsters

35 IP / 41 H / 13 ER / 10 BB / 26 K / 3.34 ERA / 1.46 WHIP


#7 - 5th Round

Bobby Wahl

Age: 21 / Right-Handed Pitcher

Vermont Lake Monsters + AZL A's

13 1/3 IP / 11 H / 3 ER / 4 BB / 16 K / 2.03 ERA / 1.13 WHIP


#8 - 6th Round

Kyle Finnegan

Age: 21 / Right-Handed Pitcher

Vermont Lake Monsters

36 IP / 28 H / 7 ER / 6 BB / 23 K / 1.75 ERA / 0.94 WHIP


#9 - 7th Round

Dustin Driver

Age: 18 / Right-Handed Pitcher

AZL A's

2 IP / 3 H / 3 ER / 3 BB / 1 K / 13.50 ERA / 3.00 WHIP


#10 - 8th Round

Tyler Marincov

Age: 21 / Outfielder

Vermont Lake Monsters

2 HR / 18 BB / 34 K / .220 AVG / .323 OBP / .326 SLG / .648 OPS


#11 - 9th Round

Matt Stalcup

Age: 23 / Left-Handed Pitcher

Vermont Lake Monsters

19 IP / 18 H / 9 ER / 10 BB / 11 K / 4.26 ERA / 1.47 WHIP


#12 - 10th Round

Jerad Grundy

Age: 22 / Left-Handed Pitcher

Vermont Lake Monsters

23 2/3 IP / 28 H / 18 ER / 13 BB / 14 K / 6.85 ERA / 1.73 WHIP


*TOP HITTER*

#1 - 1st Round

Billy McKinney

Age: 18 / Outfielder

AZL A's

1 HR / 11 BB / 21 K / .330 AVG / .383 OBP / .417 SLG / .800 OPS


*TOP PITCHER*

#8 - 6th Round

Kyle Finnegan

Age: 21 / Right-Handed Pitcher

Vermont Lake Monsters

36 IP / 28 H / 7 ER / 6 BB / 23 K / 1.75 ERA / 0.94 WHIP


You can check out my blog - Athletics Farm - for daily updates on the A's minor league teams and all the top prospects down on the farm.

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