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2006 Draft Leans Towards College Talent

The 2006 draft is shaping up with few standout players in the first round. Although the stars might be limited, the overall depth is considered average, or slightly above average. The A's won't pick until the 22nd pick of the second round. Although the A's won't have a first round pick, there may be some decent college talent still available in the second round. Bobby Vangelatos spoke with a number of area scouts to get a feel for this year's crop of talent.

The majority of scouting directors had the same thing to say about this years draft class. The final verdict is not promising. Countless scouting directions knew the 2006 class was shaping up as a weak class once the 2005 draft ended, however, those scouting directions were hoping players would step up their game in 2006. "There are no dominant players that will go in the top five or ten picks...

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