Flashback: Oakland A's 2002 Draft Premium Story

Joe Blanton was the A's second pick in 2002.
Joe Blanton was the A's second pick in 2002.
By Melissa Lockard
Senior Editor
Date: Oct 13, 2008

While an organization can be built in many different ways, the Oakland A’s have always been a team that has built its core through the minor league system. The lifeblood of any minor league system is the draft. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look back at the A’s drafts in 2002-2006 to see what Oakland got out of those drafts. In the first of this series, we take a look at the 2002 draft.

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