A's select 28 players in second day of draft


A's select 28 players in second day of draft

June 7, 2011A'S PAGE A'S VIDEO
CSNBayArea.com staff

The Oakland A's picked 28 players in Day 2 of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, covering rounds two through 30.

In the first two days of the draft Oakland has selected 27 college players and two high school athletes. They have totaled 15 pitchers, two catchers, five infielder and seven outfielders.

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Below is a table of all 29 draft picks so far:

1 Sonny Gray, RHP Jr. Vanderbilt Smyrna, TN
3 Bryan Vollmuth, 3B Jr. Southern Mississippi Biloxi, MS
4 Bobby Crocker, CF Jr. Cal Poly-SLO Aromas, CA
5 Beau Taylor, C Jr. Central Florida Rockledge, FL
6 Dayton Alexander, CF JC Feather River Col Wailuku, HI
7 Blake Treinen, RHP Sr. South Dakota St. Osage City, KS
8 Colin OConnell, RHP Jr. Cal State Fullerton Riverside, CA
9 Jace Fry, LHP HS Southridge HS Beaverton, OR
10 Dusty Robinson, OF Jr. Fresno State Bakersfield, CA
11 Christopher Lamb, LHP Jr. Davidson Berkeley, CA
12 Xavier Macklin, OF Jr. North Carolina A&T St. Greensboro, NC
13 Jacob Tanis, 3B Jr. Mercer Peachtree City, GA
14 Nicholas Rickles, C Jr. Stetson Loxahatchee, FL
15 T.J. Walz, RHP Sr. Kansas Omaha, NE
16 Tanner Peters, RHP Jr. UNLV Simi Valley, CA
17 Sean Jamieson, SS Sr. Canisius College Prince George, VA
18 Brent Powers, LHP Sr. Sam Houston State Richardson, TX
19 Eric Potter, LHP Sr. Maryland Odenton, MD
20 Kurt Wunderlich, RHP Sr. Michigan State Des Peres, MO
21 Brandon Magee, OF Jr. Arizona State Corona, CA
22 Rhett Stafford, OF Jr. Marshall Cherau, SC
23 Cecil Tanner, RHP Jr. Georgia Waycross, GA
24 Robert Kuhn, SS HS Zionsville Community HS Zionsville, IN
25 Chad Oberacker, CF Sr. Tennessee Tech Erie, PA
26 Sam Roberts, SS Sr. Virginia Military Inst. Prince Georgia, VA
27 Derrek Self, RHP Jr. Louisville Cove City, KY
28 Thomas Girdwood, RHP Sr. Elon University Charlotte, NC
29 Nate Eppley, RHP Sr. Rider University Dillsburg, PA
30 Nathan Kilcrease, RHP Sr. Alabama Phenix City, AL

Instant Replay: Kings' bid for revenge against Knicks falls short

Instant Replay: Kings' bid for revenge against Knicks falls short


SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings had plenty of chances Friday night at Golden 1 Center, but they just can’t figure out how to win the close ones. Needing a 3-pointer to tie the game late, DeMarcus Cousins hoisted a half court shot at the buzzer that rimmed out, as Sacramento fell to the New York Knicks by a 103-100.

Carmelo Anthony was incredible for New York, scoring 23 of his 33 points before the intermission. When he gets hot, the 11-time All-Star is tough to stop. Joerger tried plenty of different looks on the 32-year-old forward, but he was relentless.

The Kings had Kristaps Porzingis’ number for most of the night, but the second-year big got loose to start the fourth. The high-scoring 7-footer, scored 17 points on 6-for-19 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Knicks.

With Derrick Rose out with a knee issue, backup point guard Brandon Jennings pulled the start. Jennings proved worthy of the challenge, finishing the night with 13 points and seven assists.  

With scorers all around him, Kyle O’Quinn went did the dirty work, finishing with eight points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

Cousins continued his early-season dominance. The two-time All-Star came into the night averaging 28.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per night and matched those numbers against New York. Cousins dropped in a team-high 28 points and added 12 rebounds and six assists in the loss.

Darren Collison came up huge in the fourth, dropping in a big 3-ball and finishing at the rim on the break. The veteran point guard finished the game with 14 points and three assists.

Omri Casspi gave Dave Joerger a spark off the bench, hitting the Knicks for 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting and Ben McLemore added 10 points and four rebounds in his second straight game as a starter.

Rudy Gay struggled on the defensive end, allowing Anthony to get hot early. On the offensive end, Gay managed to post 13 points and grab five rebounds.  

After playing sparingly over the last few weeks, Anthony Tolliver was the first sub for coach Joerger. The veteran forward gave quality minutes, finishing with 10 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes.

STANDOUT PERFORMER -- Anthony got it going early and often for the Knicks, scoring 15 in the opening quarter on his way to a 33-point night. Sacramento tried different looks all night, but with little success.

TURNING POINT -- Cousins grabbed a rebound with 2.5 seconds remaining and barely missed a 60-footer at the buzzer to tie the game.

INJURY UPDATE -- Matt Barnes sat out the game for what Dave Joerger deemed “scheduled rest.”

WHAT'S NEXT -- One and done. After a five-game road trip, the Sacramento Kings played a single game at Golden 1 Center before heading out on the road again for a back-to-back Saturday night in Utah.

Instant Replay: Sharks' comeback thwarted by Lindholm goal


Instant Replay: Sharks' comeback thwarted by Lindholm goal


ANAHEIM – For the second straight game, the Sharks fell into an early 2-0 hole.

And for the second straight game they erased that deficit, only to lose on a late third period marker. Hampus Lindholm scored with 5:38 to go in regulation, pushing the Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Sharks at Honda Center on Friday night.

Lindholm snapped a 2-2 tie when he found open ice at the top of the circle and buzzed a wrist shot past Martin Jones, for the defenseman’s first of the season.

Anaheim improved to 5-0-1 in the last six head-to-head matchups between the Pacific Division rivals, and moved ahead of the Sharks by two points in the standings.

The Sharks lost their second straight game, including a 4-2 defeat to Ottawa on Wednesday night at SAP Center. They have scored two or fewer goals in nine of their last 12 games, going 6-5-1 over that span.

Rickard Rakell opened the scoring at 4:44. The forward found the rebound of a Shea Theodore shot after Marc-Edouard Vlasic failed to clear the zone for his 11th goal.

Antonie Vermette increased the lead to 2-0, finishing off a rush at 15:06 when he slid the puck past Jones’ far side.

San Jose got one back just before the intermission, though. One second after a power play had expired, Brent Burns hammered home a one-timer from the circle on a pass from Patrick Marleau with just six seconds left in the period, after Vlasic nicely kept the puck in at the offensive blue line.

Burns has now scored one goal in each of the past three games, and has six in the last nine games overall.

The Sharks pushed the pace early in the second period, but Jonathan Bernier made stops on Mikkel Boedker, Joonas Donskoi, Joe Pavelski and Melker Karlsson to keep the Ducks lead intact. That is, until Kevin Labanc knotted it at 2-2, finishing off a cross-ice pass by Logan Couture at 8:40 for the rookie’s third of the season.

The Sharks had a great chance to take their first lead of the night early in the third period, but Joe Pavelski missed a wide open net less than three minutes into the final frame.

The Sharks and Ducks split the first two meetings of the season series. San Jose returns to Honda Center later this month on Dec. 27.

Special teams

The Sharks were officially 0-for-1 on the power play. They killed off all three Anaheim advantages, ending a three-game streak of one power play goal against.

In goal

Starting for the 10th time in the last 11 games, Jones allowed three goals on 32 shots. He fell to 3-7-0 in his career against Anaheim.

Bernier was playing for the first time since giving up eight goals to Calgary on Dec. 4. He made 22 saves to pick up the win.


Defenseman David Schlemko missed his second straight game with a right ankle injury. Mirco Mueller was recalled on Friday morning, but did not play.

Rakell returned from being out for the last two games with an upper body injury.

Up next

The Sharks return home for the second of a back-to-back on Saturday against the Hurricanes, who claimed a 1-0 win in Carolina on Nov. 15.

A four-game road trip begins in Toronto on Tuesday, Dec. 13.