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A's Picks 31-40 Have Options

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We conclude our close look at the Oakland A's 2014 draft class with picks 31-40. Among this group are high school and college players with attractive options to play at the collegiate level in 2015 should they not sign with the A's.

With their 31st-round pick, the A's traveled on the I-80 corridor to select Sacramento-area product Tyler Schimpf. Schimpf, a 6'5'' right-hander, was a two-way player at Capital Christian HS, but he was drafted as a pitcher. Schimpf has a strong commitment to the University of Texas, and he, like most of the A's high school picks in the later rounds, is likely to go to college. Schimpf was...

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