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Farhan Zaidi Talks Oakland A's Draft

The A's were thrilled to take Michael Choice.

On Thursday morning, we had a long conversation with Oakland A's Director of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi. In the first part of our conversation, we focused on the recently completed draft. We cover the first four picks, as well as the team's drafting philosophy and the role Grady Fuson had in the front office during the draft process.

OaklandClubhouse: What were your overall impressions of the draft? Did things play out the way that you expected them to, especially in the first round, or were things a lot different? Farhan Zaidi: Michael Choice was a guy who we had earmarked pretty early on in the process. We had a lot of our senior evaluators go in and see him and really be excited by the offensive potential that he presented...

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