A’s Draft 3 High School Infielders on Day 1 of 2012 Amateur Draft

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Thanks to the loss of free agent outfielders Josh Willingham and David DeJesus, the A’s were fortunate to have 3 picks coming to them before the 2nd round of this year’s amateur player draft. Of course, the A’s are known for preferring to focus on college players, having not taken a high school player in the 1st round since selecting Jeremy Bonderman way back in 2001. But with a lack of college talent available in this year’s draft, the A’s decided to go with 3 talented high school infielders with their first 3 selections.

The organization’s first 2 picks – Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson – primarily played shortstop in their senior seasons in high school, but it’s expected that one of them will eventually end up being shifted to third base. The A’s have 2 selections coming to them in the 2nd round, which will be taking place on Tuesday. So stay tuned for more tomorrow. But in the meantime, here’s the basic lowdown on the A’s first 3 picks of the 2012 amateur draft who could potentially end up forming the core of the A’s infield in, hmmm, let’s say 2017. Whatever happens, you know we’ll be following their progress every step of the way right here on A’s Farm


#1 (11th Overall)

Addison Russell

Shortstop

Pace High School / Pace, Florida

Age: 18

6’1” / 210 lbs.

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .358 AVG / .532 OBP / .815 SLG

Let’s Go To The Video: Addison Russell


#2 (34th Overall)

Daniel Robertson

Shortstop

Upland High School / Upland, California

Age: 18

6’1” / 190 lbs.

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .560 AVG / .696 OBP / 1.000 SLG

Let’s Go To The Video: Daniel Robertson


#3 (47th Overall)

Matt Olson

First Base

Parkview High School / Lilburn, Georgia

Age: 18

6’4” / 225 lbs.

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .353 AVG / .421 OBP / .765 SLG

Let’s Go To The Video: Matt Olson


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