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Flashback: 2005 Oakland A's Draft

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 them. In the fourth of this series, we take a look at the 2005 draft.

Number of Draft Picks: 40 Number Signed: 32 Number of Drafted Players to Reach Majors: 3 Number of Signed Players to Reach Majors: 3 Number of First-Round Picks: 2 Best Player Drafted: Travis Buck Best Player Signed: Travis Buck Draft Highlights After having six picks in rounds one and two in 2004, the Oakland A's had a more modest total of four picks in the first two rounds in 2005. Thanks to...

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