The Oakland A's are quickly bringing many of their 2013 draft picks into the fold. The A's announced that they had signed 25 players. They have also agreed to terms with top pick Billy McKinney. McKinney's signing is expected to be official by the end of the week.
The A's have also agreed to terms with seventh-round pick Dustin Driver. Driver announced his decision to sign with the A's on Twitter. The high school right-hander from the state of Washington was expected to be a difficult sign.
The A's were able to sign five of their top-10 round picks within days of the draft: supplemental third-round pick Chris Kohler, fourth-round pick Dylan Covey, eighth-round pick Tyler Marincov, ninth-round pick Matt Stalcup and 10th-round pick Jerad Grundy. Kohler is a left-handed pitcher from Los Osos High School in Southern California.
In addition to those signings, the A's have inked: Louis Trivino (11th round), Dakota Freese (12th round), Justin Higley (13th round), Junior Mendez (16th round), Jaycob Brugman (17th round), Sam Bragg (18th round), Scott Masik (21st round), Trevor Bayless (22nd round), Josh Miller (23rd round), Kevin Johnson (24th round), Jon Massad (25th round), Kyle Wheeler (26th round), Ryan Huck (27th round), Joe Bennie (28th round), Blake McMullen (29th round), Ben McQuown (30th round), A.J. Burke (31st round), Dominique Vattuone (32nd round), Joe Michaud (33rd round), A.J. Kubala (34th round). Kubala is the only player from this group from high school. Freese is a junior college pick.
All of these players are reporting to the A's rookie minicamp in Phoenix. They will then be assigned to one of the A's two short-season clubs.
For more information about these players and all of the A's 2013 draft class, visit our 2013 MLB Draft Coverage page for links to our pick-by-pick analysis.