The Oakland A’s selected college players with eight of their first 10 picks in this year’s draft. The breakdown includes seven pitchers and three infielders.
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Matt Chapman may not have been drafted out of high school, but the A’s were definitely aware of him going back to his prep days.
The A’s selected Cal State Fullerton third baseman Matt Chapman with their first round pick (25th overall) in Thursday’s amateur draft.
The A’s didn’t complete the sweep they wanted in New York, but as they head for Baltimore they could be encouraged by what they saw Thursday from starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz.