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Oakland A's 2010 Draft Q&A: Eric Kubota

The A's liked what they saw from Thompson in '09.

What drew the Oakland A's to Michael Choice? What kind of pitcher is fifth-round pick Tyler Vail? Who are some sleepers in the A's draft class? We got those answers and more from Oakland A's Scouting Director Eric Kubota in a conversation on Monday.

OaklandClubhouse: How do you feel coming out of the draft? Did it go the way that you hoped it would? Eric Kubota: I'm not sure you can ever really predict how it is going to go, but we were certainly pleased with how things fell. OC: What drew you to Michael Choice [the A's first pick]? EK: Just the power, first of all, the power and the strength and the hand speed. We felt as far as that goes...

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