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Oakland Athletics First Round Draft Picks

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The Oakland Athletics first round draft picks include 80 players, with 36 being pitchers and 56 of those being drafted out of college. The A’s have selected 15 outfielders, 13 shortstops, six catchers, five third basemen, four first baseman and one second baseman in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the A’s have selected 27 right-handers and nine left-handers.

The A’s have only drafted 24 high school players with their first round selection, with the last being Austin Beck in 2017. Oakland has drafted 23 players that have come from universities and high schools in the state of California. The A’s have selected first one time, with the team picking Rick Monday in 1965.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Rick Monday OF Arizona State University 1 $100,000
1966 Reggie Jackson OF Arizona State University 2 $80,000
1967 Brian Bickerton LHP Santana HS (CA) 7
1968 Pete Broberg RHP Palm Beach HS (FL) 2 Did Not Sign
1969 Don Stanhouse RHP DeQuoin HS (IL) 9
1970 Dan Ford OF Fremont HS (CA) 18
1971 William Daniels RHP Mackenzie HS (MI) 17
1972 Chet Lemon SS Fremont HS (CA) 22
1973 Randy Scarbery RHP USC 23
1974 Jerry Johnson C McCallum HS (TX) 22
1975 Bruce Robinson C Stanford University 21
1976 Thomas Sullivan RHP Garfield HS (VA) 24
1977 Craig Harris RHP Buena HS (AZ) 18
1978 Mike Morgan RHP Valley HS (NV) 4
1978 Tim Conroy LHP Gateway Senior HS (PA) 20
1979 Juan Bustabad SS Miami Lakes HS (FL) 5 Did Not Sign
1979 Mike Stenhouse OF Harvard University 26 Did Not Sign
1980 Mike King LHP Morningside College 4
1981 Tim Pyznarski 3B Eastern Illinois University 15
1983 Stan Hilton RHP Baylor University 5
1984 Mark McGwire 1B USC 10
1985 Walt Weiss SS University of North Carolina 11
1986 Scott Hemond C University of South Florida 12
1987 Lee Tinsley OF Shelby County HS (KY) 11
1988 Stan Royer C Eastern Illinois University 16
1990 Todd Van Poppel RHP Martin HS (TX) 14 $500,000
1990 Don Peters RHP St. Francis College 26 $175,000
1990 David Zancanaro LHP UCLA 34
1990 Kirk Dressendorfer RHP University of Texas 36
1991 Brent Gates SS University of Minnesota 26 $205,000
1991 Mike Rossiter RHP Burrough HS (CA) 38
1992 Benji Grigsby RHP San Diego State University 20 $380,000
1993 John Wasdin RHP Florida State University 25 $365,000
1993 Willie Adams RHP Stanford University 36
1994 Ben Grieve OF Martin HS (TX) 2 $1,200,000
1995 Ariel Prieto RHP Fajardo University 5 $1,200,000
1996 Eric Chavez 3B Mount Carmel HS (CA) 10 $1,140,000
1997 Chris Enochs RHP West Virginia University 11 $1,204,000
1997 Eric DuBose LHP Mississippi State University 21 $860,000
1997 Nathan Haynes OF Pinole Valley HS (CA) 32
1997 Denny Wagner RHP Virginia Tech 42
1998 Mark Mulder LHP Michigan State University 2 $3,200,000
1999 Barry Zito LHP USC 9 $1,590,000
2001 Bobby Crosby SS Long Beach State University 25 $1,350,000
2001 Jeremy Bonderman RHP Pasco High School (WA) 26 $1,350,000
2001 John Rheinecker LHP Missouri State University 37 $600,000
2002 Nick Swisher 1B Ohio State University 16 $1,780,000
2002 Joe Blanton RHP University of Kentucky 24 $1,400,000
2002 John McCurdy SS University of Maryland 26 $1,375,000
2002 Ben Fritz RHP Fresno State University 30 $1,200,000
2002 Jeremy Brown C University of Alabama 35 $350,000
2002 Stephen Obenchain RHP University of Evansville 37 $750,000
2002 Mark Teahen 3B St. Mary's College of California 39 $725,000
2003 Bradley Sullivan RHP University of Houston 25 $1,360,000
2003 Brian Snyder 3B Stetson University 26 $1,325,000
2003 Omar Quintanilla SS University of Texas 33 $992,500
2004 Landon Powell C University of South Carolina 24 $1,000,000
2004 Richard Robnett OF Fresno State University 26 $1,325,000
2004 Danny Putnam OF Stanford University 36 $950,000
2004 Huston Street RHP University of Texas 40 $800,000
2005 Cliff Pennington SS Texas A&M University 21 $1,475,000
2005 Travis Buck OF Arizona State University 36 $950,000
2007 James Simmons RHP University of California, Riverside 26 $1,192,500
2007 Sean Doolittle 1B University of Virginia 41 $742,500
2007 Corey Brown OF Oklahoma State University 59 $544,500
2008 Jemile Weeks 2B University of Miami 12 $1,910,000
2009 Grant Green SS University of Southern California 13 $2,750,000
2010 Michael Choice OF University of Texas, Arlington 10 $2,000,000
2011 Sonny Gray RHP Vanderbilt University 18 $1,540,000
2012 Addison Russell SS Pace HS (FL) 11 $2,625,000
2012 Daniel Robertson SS Upland HS (CA) 34 $1,500,000
2012 Matt Olson 1B Parkview HS (GA) 47 $1,079,700
2013 Billy McKinney OF Plano West Senior HS (TX) 24 $1,800,000
2014 Matt Chapman 3B California State University 25 $1,750,000
2015 Richie Martin SS University of Florida 20 $1,950,000
2016 A.J. Puk LHP University of Florida 6 $4,069,200
2016 Daulton Jeffries RHP University of California 37 $1,600,000
2017 Austin Beck OF North Davidson HS (NC) 6 $5,303,000
2017 Kevin Merrell SS South Florida 33 $1,800,000
2018 Kyler Murray OF University of Oklahoma 9 $4,660,000

Hall of Fame

Reggie Jackson (1993)

World Series Winners with Athletics

Reggie Jackson (1972-1974), Mark McGwire (1989), Walt Weiss (1989)

AL MVP Award Winners with Athletics

Reggie Jackson (1973)

AL Cy Young Award Winners with Athletics

Barry Zito (2002)

Rookie of the Year Award with Athletics

Mark McGwire (1987), Walt Weiss (1986), Ben Grieve (1994), Huston Street (2004)

500 Home Run Club

Reggie Jackson (563)

Mark McGwire (583)

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