Corona, CA: A's agree to terms with 22 players from 2011 First-Year Player Draft

The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with 22 players from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft held last week, including center fielder Bobby Crocker (4th round, Cal Poly-SLO), catcher Beau Taylor (5th, Central Florida), center fielder Dayton Alexander (6th, Feather River College) and right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen (7th, South Dakota State).

Crocker was a First Team All-Big West Conference selection and was named Team MVP after batting .339 with 13 doubles, a triple and five home runs this year. Taylor batted .325 with five home runs and 47 RBI as a junior after hitting .354 as a sophomore. Alexander hit .382 and stole 18 bases in 38 games for Feather River College. Treinen was 7-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 13 games, all starts, and struck out 84 in 84.0 innings.

The other 18 players include outfielder Xavier Macklin (12th round, North Carolina A&T State), third baseman Jacob Tanis (13th, Mercer), catcher Nicholas Rickles (14th, Stetson), right-handed pitcher T.J. Walz (15th, Kansas), right-handed pitcher Tanner Peters (16th, UNLV), shortstop Sean Jamieson (17th, Canisius College), left-handed pitcher Brent Powers (18th, Sam Houston State), left-handed pitcher Eric Potter (19th, Maryland), right-handed pitcher Kurt Wunderlich (20th, Michigan State), outfielder Rhett Stafford (22nd, Marshall), right-handed pitcher Cecil Tanner (23rd, Georgia), center fielder Chad Oberacker (25th, Tennessee Tech), shortstop Sam Roberts (26th, Virginia Military Institute), right-handed pitcher Thomas Girdwood (28th, Elon University), right-handed pitcher Nate Eppley (29th, Rider University), right-handed pitcher Nathan Kilcrease (30th, Alabama), right-handed pitcher Drew Granier (32nd, Louisiana-Monroe and right-handed pitcher Maxwell Perlman (35th, Harvard).

Oakland Athletics Selections in 2011 First-Year Player Draft


1 Sonny Gray, RHP Jr. Vanderbilt / Smyrna, TN

3 Bryan Vollmuth, 3B Jr. Southern Mississippi / Biloxi, MS

4 Bobby Crocker, CF Jr. Cal Poly-SLO/ Aromas, CA

5 Beau Taylor, C Jr. Central Florida / Rockledge, FL

6 Dayton Alexander, CF JC Feather River Col / Wailuku, HI

7 Blake Treinen, RHP Sr. South Dakota St. / Osage City, KS

8 Colin O'Connell, RHP Jr. Cal State Fullerton / Riverside, CA

9 Jace Fry, LHP HS Southridge HS / Beaverton, OR

10 Dusty Robinson, OF Jr. Fresno State / Bakersfield, CA

11 Christopher Lamb, LHP Jr. Davidson / Berkeley, CA

12 Xavier Macklin, OF Jr. North Carolina A&T St. / Greensboro, NC

13 Jacob Tanis, 3B Jr. Mercer / Peachtree City, GA

14 Nicholas Rickles, C Jr. Stetson / Loxahatchee, FL

15 T.J. Walz, RHP Sr. Kansas / Omaha, NE 16 Tanner Peters, RHP Jr. UNLV / Simi Valley, CA

17 Sean Jamieson, SS Sr. Canisius College / Prince George, VA

18 Brent Powers, LHP Sr. Sam Houston State / Richardson, TX

19 Eric Potter, LHP Sr. Maryland / Odenton, MD

20 Kurt Wunderlich, RHP Sr. Michigan State / Des Peres, MO

21 Brandon Magee, OF Jr. Arizona State / Corona, CA

22 Rhett Stafford, OF Jr. Marshall / Cherau, SC

23 Cecil Tanner, RHP Jr. Georgia / Waycross, GA

24 Robert Kuhn, SS HS Zionsville Community HS / Zionsville, IN

25 Chad Oberacker, CF Sr. Tennessee Tech / Erie, PA

26 Sam Roberts, SS Sr. Virginia Military Inst. / Prince Georgia, VA

27 Derrek Self, RHP Jr. Louisville / Cove City, KY

28 Thomas Girdwood, RHP Sr. Elon University / Charlotte, NC

29 Nate Eppley, RHP Sr. Rider University / Dillsburg, PA

30 Nathan Kilcrease, RHP Sr. Alabama / Phenix City, AL

31 Nicholas Kuebel, LHP HS St. Louis Univ. HS / St. Louis, MO

32 Drew Granier, RHP Sr. Louisiana-Monroe / Thibodoux, LA

33 Austin Booker, 2B Sr. California / Fairfax, VA

34 Alfredo Unzue, LHP -- No school / Ciego De Avila, Cuba

35 Maxwell Perlman, RHP Sr. Harvard / Longwood, FL

36 Brenden Farney, SS HS Vacaville HS / Vacaville, CA

37 Eric Wood, 3B -- No school / Oshawa, Ontario, CAN

38 Alex Blandino, SS HS St. Francis HS / San Jose, CA

39 Shane Boras, 2B So. USC / Newport Coast, CA

40 Nic Coffman, 3B HS Wilson HS / Portland, OR

41 Brett Bittiger, SS HS Pius X HS / Saylorsburg, PA

42 Brett Geren, C HS San Ramon Valley HS / Danville, CA

43 Adam Frank, LHP HS Williams Field HS / Gilbert, AZ

44 Christopher Bostick, SS HS Aquinas Institute / Rochester, NY

45 C.J. Jacobe, OF HS Vacaville HS / Vacaville, HS

46 Nathan Esposito, C HS Granite Bay HS / Granite Bay, CA

47 Jeriel Waller, OF JC Grossmont College / San Diego, CA

48 Travis Feeney, OF HS Pinole Valley HS / Richmond, CA

49 Charles Sheffield, OF HS The Pendleton School / Columbus, GA

50 Travis Pitcher, RHP JC Cypress College / Yorba Linda, CA

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