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Open Thread: Amateur draft Day 1

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The A's will pick at #20 and #63 today, rounds 3-10 (97, 128, 158, 188, etc etc) tomorrow, then rounds 11-40 on Wednesday.

"Don't worry, I'm teaching Manfred how to mispronounce Lass Angeleez and forget what year it is when announcing the draft year"- Selig
"Don't worry, I'm teaching Manfred how to mispronounce Lass Angeleez and forget what year it is when announcing the draft year"- Selig
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The A's have been linked almost exclusively to college players so far, from pitchers like Walker Beuhler to hitters like Donnie Dewees and Kevin Newman. The general thought is that this is a "weaker", less low risk/high reward type players, class than previous years. Something this draft does have is overall and up the middle depth.

Here's a roundup of the players I took during the Community Mock Draft at John Sickels' site.

Here's the draft rankings: MLB Pipeline, Keith Law ($$), Baseball America ($$ for scouting reports), Matt Garrioch, Kiley McDaniels

Here's a bunch of mock drafts from earlier today: MLB PipelineKeith Laww ($$), Baseball America, Kiley McDaniels