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A's Bostick A Prospect On The Rise

WEST SACRAMENTO - He may not be a household name amongst Oakland A's prospect watchers yet, but Chris Bostick is threatening to join the ranks of the elite A's prospects after a strong start to his professional career. A little known 44th-round pick last season, Bostick made an immediate impression on the A's coaching staff after signing late last summer.

If the draft rules hadn't changed in June 2007, there is a chance that Oakland A's prospect Chris Bostick would be playing for a junior college somewhere in the Northeast while the A's spent the year evaluating his performance. Back before the rule change, teams had nearly a year after drafting a player to decide whether or not to sign him, as long as that player didn't suit up for a four-year...

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