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Q&A With A's Seventh Round Pick Brett Hunter

Hunter has good velocity on his fastball.

With their first pick on Day Two of the 2008 draft, the Oakland A's selected Pepperdine right-hander Brett Hunter. Some draft experts pointed to that pick as one of the potential steals of the draft, as Hunter was, at one time, considered a first-round pick before an injury this season dropped his stock. We spoke to Hunter about being selected, his expectations of pro ball and more…

The weather is almost always perfect in Malibu, but the air always got a little warmer there when Brett Hunter took the hill for the Pepperdine Waves. Hunter, a 6'4'', 215 pound right-hander, can really bring the heat. As a starter, Hunter's fastball sat regularly in the 92-96 range. As a closer, Hunter was regularly clocked in the upper-90s and even touched 100 MPH. Going into the 2008 season...

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