The draft order goes
- White Sox
- Blue Jays
- Blue Jays (for not signing Phil Bickford in 2013)
- Red Sox
A's pick in the second round is the 65th pick. In the latest round of mock drafts they kept getting linked to Ti'quan Forbes and Monte Harrison, as well as Alex Blandino, a Stanford 3B/2B with a decent bat, and Tyler Beede, a Vandy pitcher, which was a surprise. Other names to watch for are Jacob Gatewood, Forrest Wall, Michael Chavis, Derek Hill, and Matt Imhof.
Now is when I shamelessly plug in my results for the Community Mock Draft over at Minorleagueball.com, which I can guarantee will look nothing like what the A's draft will actually be. War room and Round 1
1-25: Derek Hill, HS OF. Ti'quan Forbes, Monte Harrison, and Jacob Gatewood were all off the board so it was between Hill and Forrest Wall
2-65 Alex Verdugo HS LHP, was hoping Matt Imhof would drop here. He ended up being nabbed at around the 60th pick. Was pleasantly surprised Verdugo dropped though.
3-102: Greg Allen 4-year OF. Once again, was hoping a few college pitchers would drop but they ended up being taken within ten to fifteen picks before mine
4-133: Nick Torres 4-year OF: Same story as Allen
Get ready for surprises like players dropping below their projected slots and teams making reaches for players who were projected to be 2nd or 3rd rounders at 3 PM PDT on MLB Network! I'll put up a post-draft thread on Monday.