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Mock Draft/Real Draft Oakland Athletics

1) Casey Weathers, RHP, Vanderbilt (1st round to Rockies in real draft)
S) Kyle Russell, OF, University of Texas (4th round to Cardinals in real draft)
S) Sean Doolittle, 1B, University of Virginia
2) Mitch Canham, C, Oregon State (supplemental round to Padres in real draft)
2) Danny Payne, OF, Georgia Tech (supplemental round to Padres in real draft)
3) Darwin Barney, SS, Oregon State (4th round to Cubs in real draft)
4) Brad Meyers, RHP, Loyola Marymount (5th round to Nationals in real draft)
5) Nolan Gallagher, RHP, Stanford (4th round to Mariners in real draft)

1) James Simmons, RHP, UC Riverside (supplemental round to Giants in Mock Draft)
S) Sean Doolittle, 1B, University of Virginia
S) Corey Brown, OF, Oklahoma State (1st round to Giants in Mock Draft)
2) Grant Desme, OF, Cal Poly (supplemental round to Rangesr in Mock Draft)
2) Josh Horton, SS, North Carolina (2nd round to Braves in Mock Draft)
3) Sam Demel, RHP, TCU (2nd round to Reds in Mock Draft)
4) Travis Banwart, RHP, Wichita State (3rd round to Mariners in Mock Draft)
5) Andrew Carignan, RHP, North Carolina (not selected in Mock Draft)

COMMENT: The names may differ, but this is Moneyball all the way in both drafts. Weathers wasn't available in Real Life but I like Simmons a lot in that slot. On the Mock List I don't particularly like Barney and am very suspicious of Nolan Gallagher, but I love Canham and Payne, and you have to respect Russell's power. In the real draft I like Brown, Desme, Horton, and Demel...heck I like them all really. For the sake of form I would probably have tried to pop a high-ceiling high school guy in there somewhere if I'd been running the draft, but I think both classes are solid in terms of picking up very nice college talent.