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Q&A With A's 8th Round Pick: Daniel Schlereth

With their 8th round selection, the Oakland A's chose Arizona LHP Daniel Schlereth. Schlereth, who is the son of former Denver Bronco and current ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth, has made a niche for himself at the back of the Arizona bullpen. We spoke with Schlereth about what it will take for Oakland to sign him, how his father's career shaped his sports career, his thoughts on closing and more…

Name: Daniel Schlereth School/Year: Arizona, Red-shirt SO Position: RP Throws: Left Round Selected: Eighth Short Bio: Schlereth began his career at San Diego State, but missed his only season with the Aztecs after he underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow. He then transferred to Arizona, where he has been a closer for the past two seasons. Schlereth is a sturdy left-hander who was a...

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