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2007 Year In Review: The Draft Class

James Simmons had an encouraging debut.

With the 2007 minor league season officially in the books, it is time for us to take a look back at the season that transpired. In this edition of "2007 Year in Review," we take a close look at the first professional seasons for the Oakland A's 2007 draft class, pick-by-pick.

Note: The number before the draft pick's name is the number of the pick that he was in the A's draft, not the round in which he was selected. 1. James Simmons, P: The A's challenged their top pick right away, and, for the most part, Simmons responded to that challenge. The right-hander became the A's first pitching draft pick to be sent directly to a level above A-ball since Mark Mulder made his...

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