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2006 Draft Coverage: What Might The A's Do?

Not since 2000 have the A's gone into a draft without a first round draft choice. With an off-season spent adding players rather than subtracting them, the A's find themselves in an unusual position – watching the first round from the sidelines. We take a look at what strategies the A's might employ for their first pick and for the rest of the draft inside…

Overview Last season, the Oakland A's surprised a number of pundits when they veered off of their normal course of targeting mostly college players. Oakland used six of their first nine picks on high school players. All but one of those high schoolers were right-handed pitchers. The other was a slick-fielding shortstop. Traditionally, the A's have gone the college route when drafting players...

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