On Wednesday, we looked at how the top 5 picks of the annual MinorLeagueBall mock might shake out.
Since virtual GM's plans are laid out in the open in the form of MODs, we can spy on those and also look at the pick through a team identity/philosophical lens.
On to the A's...
2015 A's - RHP Walker Buehler (1.20)
2015 A's - 3B Trey Cabbage (2.63)
2014 A's - OF Derek Hill (1.25)
2014 A's - LHP Alex Verdugo (2.65)
2013 A's - OF Phil Ervin (1.24)
2013 A's - LHP Garrett Williams (2.63)
Oakland drafter guessatomo is a seasoned mock veteran and will be manning his Swingin' A's for the fourth consecutive year.
'Tomo's approach in the past is best described as value-based with a willingness to mix in athletic prep players in the meat of the draft. His work at the back-end of the early rounds is nice to know, but with the A's holding a premium pick this year, it will be more instructive to look at what's in play at 6 by creeping on his informative initial MOD.
Though the post is over two weeks old, its popularity among the Green and Gold faithful leaves us with a number of thoughts, lists, and resources that provide the thinking behind Oakland's first pick. We should be able to construct a reasonable facsimile of their current board:
- Jason Groome
- Riley Pint
- Delvin Perez
- Corey Ray
- Mickey Moniak
- Nick Senzel
- Blake Rutherford
- Dakota Hudson