A's 2013 Draft Recap


A's finished up their draft by taking three local kids within the last six rounds: 2 from De La Salle and one from Bishop O'Dowd. Those drafts are pretty much courtesy drafts and highly unlikely to sign. However, you never know when someone may surprisingly choose to sign, like Chris Bostick.

They didn't quite have as strong of a draft as last year but it was still very solid nonetheless, especially day 2 (rounds 3-10). On day two they were able to grab a top 100 player, according to Jonathan Mayo, until their 8th round pick. They went with signable LHP college seniors with their round 9 and 10 picks, possibly with the intent of signing them to well below slot deal as to save money for Dustin Driver (round 7 pick) who's a HS RHP committed to UCLA. Those kind of commitments that late in the draft tend to be tough to break unless you can pay them Day 1 type money (1st and 2nd round in this case). They focused a lot more on pitching this year than last year, taking pitchers with 8 of 12 top ten round picks. As the old saying goes "you can never have enough pitching."

Best values in the top 10 rounds: Dylan Covey (4th round), Bobby Wahl (5th round), and Dustin Driver (7th round). Kyle Finnegan was a good pick but he's a relief prospect through and through, although like Nolan Sanburn, he'll most likely be sent out as a starter to begin his career.

From rounds 11-40, there's no technical cap, but anything paid over $100,000 goes towards the team's assigned bonus pool for rounds 1-10. There they were able to nab a quality relief prospect who dropped due to injury concerns, AJ Vanegas. His fastball can run up to 98 and he has a hard slider. They also drafted SS Edwin Diaz from Puerto Rico a year after drafting and signing a player from Puerto Rico for the first time. Dakota Freese is an interesting prospect, however you'll hate who's delivery his has been compared to: Tim Lincecum.

Here's a list of A's picks (if you want more information and videos, click here for the draft tracker). I'll cross each name out as they're announced to sign. I'll also try and link to videos of players that sign.

1-24 McKinney, Billy Plano West Sr. HS (TX) CF L/L . HS
2-63 Overton, Dillon Oklahoma (OK) LHP L/L

Comp B-71 Pinder, Chad Virginia Tech (VA) SS R/R

3-100 Healy, Ryon Oregon (OR) 1B R/R

Sup-106 Kohler, Chris Los Osos HS (CA) LHP L/L

4-131 Covey, Dylan University of San Diego (CA) RHP R/R

5-161 Wahl, Bobby Ole Miss (MS) RHP R/R

6-191 Finnegan, Kyle Texas State (TX) RHP R/R

7-221 Driver, Dustin Wenatchee HS (WA) RHP R/R

8-251 Marincov, Tyler University of North Florida (FL) OF R/R
9-281 Stalcup, Matt Pittsburg State University (KS) LHP L/L

10-311 Grundy, Jerad Kentucky (KY) LHP L/L

11-341 Trivino, Lou Slippery Rock University (PA) RHP R/R

12-371 Freese, Dakota Des Moines Area CC (IA) RHP R/R

13-401 Higley, Justin Cal St Sacramento (CA) OF L/R

14-431 Lomangino, James St. Johns (NY) RHP R/R

15-461 Diaz, Edwin Ladislao Martinez HS (Puerto Rico) SS R/R

16-491 Mendez, Junior Southern New Hampshire U (NH) RHP R/R

17-521 Brugman, Jaycob Brigham Young (UT) RF L/L

18-551 Bragg, Sam Georgia Perimeter College (GA) RHP S/R

19-581 Vanegas, A.J. Stanford (CA) RHP R/R

20-611 Akau, Iolana Saint Louis School (HI) C R/R

21-641 Masik, Scott Cal St Los Angeles (CA) CF R/R

22-671 Bayless, Trevor University of San Diego (CA) RHP R/R

23-701 Miller, Josh U South Carolina Aiken (SC) C R/R

24-731 Johnson, Kevin University of Illinois (IL) RHP R/R

25-761 Massad, Jon Southern New Hampshire U (NH) RHP R/R

26-791 Wheeler, Kyle Belhaven Col (MS) C R/R

27-821 Huck, Ryan Western Kentucky U (KY) 1B R/R

28-851 Bennie, Joe East Stroudsburg U (PA) 2B R/R

29-881 McMullen, Blake U Science & Arts Oklahoma (OK) RHP R/R

30-911 McQuown, Ben Campbell U (NC) CF R/R

31-941 Burke, A.J. Western Oregon State (OR) RHP R/R

32-971 Vattuone, Dominique UNC Greensboro (NC) RHP R/R

33-1001 Michaud, Joseph Bryant U (RI) RHP R/R

34-1031 Kubala, A.J. Arlington Country Day School (FL) 1B R/R

35-1061 Puckett, A.J. De La Salle HS (CA) RHP R/R

36-1091 Goldby, Cooper Yuba City HS (CA) C R/R

37-1121 Christy, Francis Casa Grande HS (CA) C L/R
38-1151 Mercado-Hood, Hunter De La Salle HS (CA) OF L/R

39-1181 Howard, Hayden Seward County CC (KS) LHP R/L


Miroglio, Dominic Bishop O'Dowd School (CA) C R/R