The A's are known for doing two things in the draft: taking collegiate players and drafting their perceived best player available. They will be seeking an impact player with the No. 11 overall pick in Monday's draft.
The A's have the tough task of quieting Josh Hamilton's loud bat as they open a four-game series against the division-leading Rangers.
After a nine-run outburst on Saturday, the A's bats were once again silenced on Sunday as they dropped the rubber-match of their three-game series with the Royals, 2-0.
With Jemile Weeks tweaking his hip, A's manager Bob Melvin is forced to shake up a lineup that brought in nine runs against Kansas City on Saturday.
Jemile Weeks left Saturday's game against the Royals with a sore hip, becoming the fourth streaking Athletic to be hampered by injury this season.