The 2021 MLB Draft is on to its third and final day, with teams making picks in Round 11-20 to complete their new prospect classes. Day 1 featured the 1st round, and Day 2 included nine more rounds, and you can catch up with the Oakland A’s selections using the links below:
The next 10 rounds don’t hold the same fanfare as the earlier proceedings, but there are still gems to be uncovered here. Among the current A’s roster, Lou Trivino (11th round), Chris Bassitt (16th), Ramon Laureano (16th), Mitch Moreland (17th), and Seth Brown (19th) were all drafted within this range.
Day 3 already got started with the 11th round at 9 a.m. PT, so take a look below to find out who Oakland picked.
- 11th round (No. 338): Eduardo Rivera, LHP, high school
- 12th round (No. 368): Mitch Myers, RHP, Pittsburgh
- 13th round (No. 398): Aaron Holiday, RHP, Old Dominion
- 14th round (No. 428): Jonny Butler, OF, NC State
- 15th round (No. 458): Luke Anderson, RHP, Central Oklahoma
- 16th round (No. 488): Colton Johnson, LHP, Illinois State
- 17th round (No. 518): Kyle Virbitsky, RHP, Penn State
- 18th round (No. 548): Mariano Ricciardi, 2B, Dayton
- 19th round (No. 578): Blake Beers, RHP, Michigan
- 20th round (No. 608): Hunter Breault, RHP, Oregon
Of the college players, Holiday and Anderson are juniors and the rest are seniors. Rivera and Virbitsky each stand 6’7” tall. Butler won the conference batting title in the ACC this season, and his nickname is Jonny Barrels. Ricciardi is the son of J.P. Ricciardi, who was once a prominent A’s front office exec and later the GM of the Blue Jays, and now works for the Giants.
In the last 3 years, the #Athletics have drafted both Jack Weisenburger and Blake Beers out of the same school (Michigan). There was another Michigan player named Matt Frey available this year, they could have completed the meal. (But they did get Jeff Criswell-done last year.)— Alex Hall (@AlexHallAN) July 13, 2021