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Q&A With A's 26th-Round Pick Sam Roberts

Roberts has 15 walks in 26 games this season.

TROY, NY - When the 26th round rolled around during this year's MLB draft, the Oakland A's had a decision to make. They not only had to decide whether to take Sam Roberts out of VMI, but they also had to determine whether to take him as a pitcher or an infielder. When the pick was announced, both decisions were made: the A's took Roberts as an infielder. Donald Moore spoke with the former VMI star

The Virgina Military Institute isn't necessarily known as a baseball powerhouse, but the program has produced a number of professional baseball players over the past several years. In each of the past seven drafts, a player from VMI has been selected, including in 2008 when Sam's older brother Mike was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers. Mike is currently playing in the High-A Florida State League...

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