Getting To Know: The A’s 2014 Top 10 Draft Picks

Matt Chapman

A’s top pick Matt Chapman

Yesterday, we gave you the lowdown on the A’s top 2 picks selected on Day 1 of the amateur draft. And now that Day 2 is complete, it’s time to run down the A’s top 10 picks of the 2014 draft.

After taking a third baseman with their top pick this year, the team focused on pitching on Day 2. And 7 of the A’s top 10 picks turned out to be pitchers this year, only one of whom is a high school hurler.

Besides the team’s top pick, Matt Chapman, the other two position players who ended up in the A’s top 10 were both shortstops. High school shortstop Trace Loehr is an Oregon State recruit, so he there could potentially be a signing issue with him. The only other high-schooler taken by the A’s in the top 10 was RHP Branden Kelliher out of Washington. But otherwise, the team targeted half a dozen college hurlers, highlighted by Clemson’s Daniel Gossett and Missouri’s Brett Graves.

We’ll be learning a lot more about all the A’s top picks in the coming days and should be getting the chance to see most of them in Vermont or Arizona, or possibly even Beloit, before the month is through. So stay tuned to A’s Farm to see how the A’s latest batch of top prospects pans out!

 

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Matt Chapman

Third Baseman

Cal State Fullerton (CA)

Age: 21 / 6’2” – 215 lbs.

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

2014 College Stats: 6 HR / 27 BB / 26 K / .312 AVG / .412 OBP / .498 SLG

 

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Daniel Gossett

Right-Handed Pitcher

Clemson University (SC)

Age: 21 / 6’1” – 195 lbs.

Throws: Right / Bats: Right

2014 College Stats: 107 1/3 IP / 78 H / 23 ER / 30 BB / 107 K / 1.93 ERA

 

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Brett Graves

Right-Handed Pitcher

University of Missouri (MO)

Age: 21 / 6’1” – 173 lbs.

Throws: Right / Bats: Right

2014 College Stats: 93 IP / 98 H / 40 ER / 18 BB / 64 K / 3.87 ERA

 

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Jordan Schwartz

Right-Handed Pitcher

Niagara University (NY)

Age: 22 / 6’2” – 195 lbs.

Throws: Right / Bats: Right

2014 College Stats: 95 1/3 IP / 76 H / 33 ER / 35 BB / 109 K / 3.12 ERA

 

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Heath Fillmyer

Right-Handed Pitcher

Mercer County Community College (NJ)

Age: 20 / 6’1” – 190 lbs.

Throws: Right / Bats: Right

2014 College Stats: 66 IP / 38 H / 5 ER / 25 BB / 94 K / 0.68 ERA

 

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Trace Loehr

Shortstop

Rex Putnam High School (OR)

Age: 19 / 5’10” – 175 lbs.

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

2014 High School Stats: 1 HR / 19 BB / 8 K / .393 AVG / .562 OBP / .803 SLG

 

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Branden Cogswell

Shortstop

University of Virginia (VA)

Age: 21 / 6’1” – 180 lbs.

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

2014 College Stats: 0 HR / 35 BB / 17 K / .295 AVG / .394 OBP / .341 SLG

 

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Branden Kelliher

Right-Handed Pitcher

Lake Stevens High School (WA)

Age: 18 / 5’11” – 175 lbs.

Throws: Right / Bats: Right

2014 High School Stats: 1.32 ERA

 

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Mike Fagan

Left-Handed Pitcher

Princeton University (NJ)

Age: 22 / 6’0” – 185 lbs.

Throws: Left / Bats: Right

2014 College Stats: 58 IP / 46 H / 15 ER / 18 BB / 77 K / 2.33 ERA

 

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Corey Miller

Right-Handed Pitcher

Pepperdine University (CA)

Age: 22 / 6’3” – 190 lbs.

Throws: Right / Bats: Right

2014 College Stats: 113 IP / 92 H / 22 ER / 29 BB / 80 K / 1.75 ERA

 

#11 RHP Joel Seddon (South Carolina), #12 RHP Tyler Willman (Western Illinois), #13 2B Max Kuhn (Kentucky), #14 C Casey Schroeder (Polk State), #15 2B Trent Gilbert (Arizona), #16 3B Jose Brizuela (Florida State), #17 C Eric Cheray (Missouri State), #18 LHP Michael Nolan (Oklahoma City U.), #19 C Tom Gavitt (Bryant), #20 RHP Koby Guana (CSU Fullerton)

#21 SS Tim Proudfoot (Texas Tech), #22 RHP Brendan McCurry (Oklahoma State), #23 1B Collin Ferguson (St. Mary’s), #24 RHP Dawson Brown (U. West Florida), #25 CF Joseph Estrada (Colegio Hector Urdaneta HS), #26 RHP Rob Huber (Duke), #27 CF J.P. Sportman (Cent. Conn. State), #28 RHP Corey Walter (West Virginia), #29 LHP Cody Stull (Belmont Abbey), #30 LHP Derek Beasley (South Carolina-Aiken)

#31 RHP Tyler Schimpf (Capital Christian HS), #32 CF Denz’l Chapman (Junipero Serra HS), #33 C Michael Rivera (Venice HS), #34 1B John Nogowski (Florida State), #35 CF Austen Swift (Bishop Allen Academy HS), #36 OF Tyler Spoon (Arkansas), #37 OF Brock Lundquist (Fountain Valley HS), #38 CF Colt Atwood (Sam Houston State), #39 2B Payton Squier (Greenway HS), #40 SS Bryson Brigman (Valley Christian HS)

 

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