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2019 Rule 4 Draft 62

The downside of winning 97 games (apart from the inevitable playoff heartbreak) is a low spot in the draft. This year Oakland picks 29th, although to be fair whoever we get at that spot is still a good bet to produce more value than last year’s #9. Jonathan Mayo’s latest mock has Oakland taking Seth ...

The 2016 Budget and Funding the Draft 15

This summer presents Oakland with the opportunity to make the single, largest financial investment towards amateur talent in franchise history. Finishing the 2015 season with the worst record in the American League “earned” the Athletics a Draft bonus pool of $9,883,500 for this June, with an additional $3,818,700 being allowed for International spending during the ...

Draft Thread 59

The draft is almost here. Possibilities for the A’s pick: Mike Leake RHP ASU: Great command, good offspeed stuff, not that great of a fastball. Cheap. Many sources predict he will go to the A’s. Grant Green SS USC: It would be awesome to get a SS. Many sources have him falling to the A’s. ...