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A's 2008 Draft Analysis: Day One

The A's hope the sky is the limit for Weeks.

After seven hours of selections, the first day of the MLB draft finally ended around 6pm PST on Thursday. With their highest pick since 1999, there were high expectations for the Oakland A's 2008 draft. So how did they do? We take a closer look at the A's first six picks inside...

Overview For the second straight year, the Oakland A's talked a lot about picking players from the prep ranks rather than their traditional selection of college players. And for the second straight year, the A's leaned heavily towards four-year college players with their first day draft selections. The six selections that the A's took on Thursday don't all fit what has become the "traditional...

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