OAKLAND -- After snagging a pair of outfielders and an infielder with their first three Draft selections on Monday, the A's began Day 2 on Tuesday by reeling in three more position players before picking up four pitchers consecutively.The A's concluded their day by taking an outfielder, giving them three
OAKLAND -- After snagging a pair of outfielders and an infielder with their first three Draft selections on Monday, the A's began Day 2 on Tuesday by reeling in three more position players before picking up four pitchers consecutively.
The A's concluded their day by taking an outfielder, giving them three in a haul that also includes three infielders and a catcher. Of their first 11 selections, eight have come from the collegiate ranks.
The Draft concludes on Wednesday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 9 a.m. PT.
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Round 3 (81st overall), Nick Allen, SS, Francis Parker High School (San Diego)
Allen, though small in size at 5-foot-9, is known to have a great glove and has drawn consistent praise for his range, arm and feet. He hit .297 with 10 doubles and 17 steals as a senior this season.
Allen, who has a college commitment to USC, lacks power but has the potential to hit for decent power while relying on his speed and aggressiveness on the bases. Along with his quality defense, his makeup is considered off the charts.
Round 4 (111th overall), Will Toffey, 3B, Vanderbilt
Toffey, a left-handed hitter, rebounded from an uninspiring sophomore campaign to lead the Commodores with a .354 average, including a .491 mark over his final 13 games. He also ranked first on the team with 12 homers, compiling 64 RBIs in 56 games, and reached base at a .475 clip, drawing 48 walks against just 30 strikeouts, to compile a 1.077 OPS.
Toffey's bat, considered highly advanced for a college hitter, can carry him to the big leagues. His defense at third base, meanwhile, remains a question mark, but he's thought to be versatile enough to project as a potential big league utility player.
Round 5 (141st overall), Santi Sanchez, C, Colegio Hector Urdaneta
The A's went back to the high school ranks in the fifth round to grab a catcher out of Puerto Rico. Sanchez began 2017 on the Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason Third Team All-American list and was named to the First Team for the Canada/Puerto Rico Region, demonstrating solid power and a good arm.
Round 6 (171st overall), Logan Salow, LHP, University of Kentucky
The A's used their sixth-round selection to snag their first pitcher of the Draft. Salow, who closed for the Wildcats this season, posted a 1.95 ERA and totaled 12 saves in his senior season, striking out 73 batters in 55 1/3 innings.
Salow's fastball typically tops out at 92 mph, but it has great movement, and he's also equipped with a swing-and-miss slider.
Round 7 (201st overall), Parker Dunshee, RHP, Wake Forest
Wake Forest's ace and all-time strikeout leader comes to the A's after four seasons with the Demon Deacons, having turned down an opportunity to sign with the Cubs as a 14th-round Draft pick last year.
Dunshee was 9-1 with a 3.91 ERA in a team-leading 17 starts this season, fanning 111 batters in 103 2/3 innings. The 6-foot-1 right-hander finished his collegiate career with 330 strikeouts in 326 1/3 innings, with time for more, as Wake Forest continues competition in the Gainesville Super Regional this week.
Round 8 (231st overall), Brian Howard, RHP, Texas Christian University
Just Sunday, Howard clinched his fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament win dating to last season, racking up 11 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings against Missouri State to help TCU secure its fourth straight trip to the College World Series.
The senior right-hander is 11-3 this season, becoming the first TCU pitcher with consecutive 10-win seasons. Howard, who stands 6-foot-9, was originally drafted by the Astros last year as a 17th-round pick.
Round 9 (261st overall), Jared Poche, LHP, LSU
Poche turned down a $150,000 signing bonus from the Padres after being selected in the 14th round last year to return to LSU. Poche's stock has since risen, as he's turned in a 10-3 record and a 3.42 ERA, giving him 37 wins as a Tiger. He needs one more victory to tie the school record for career wins.
He becomes the second LSU player to be drafted by the A's this year, joining outfielder Greg Deichmann, taken in the second round at No. 43 overall.
Round 10 (291st overall), Jack Meggs, OF, University of Washington
Meggs turned in a .265 batting average with three home runs and 15 doubles as a senior. He finished his college career ranked fourth all time at Washington in games played (212).
Meggs can cover a lot of ground in center field, where he showcases good instincts and respectable speed.
Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010.