we took high school outfielder Billy McKinney with our first round pick
@JaneMLB: A's select prep OF Billy McKinney with 24th overall pick. Left-handed bat."
"@JaneMLB: McKinney says on @MLBNetwork he's been an A's fan his whole life."
"@susanslusser: McKinney hit .372 with a .585 OBP for Plano West, walking 36 times in 130 PAs and striking out only six times. #Athletics"
Originally posted by SCOUTING REPORT: McKinney has one of the sweetest swings in the 2013 draft, and he has hit his way into the first round with a strong spring. He generates excellent bat speed from the left side of the plate, and he barrels balls with ease thanks to his hand-eye coordination and disciplined approach. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder has strength and should grow into solid power. The rest of McKinney's tools are fringy to average, but his arm and speed play up because he goes all-out all the time. Scouts love his makeup and are confident that he'll provide the offense required on an outfield corner. Texas Christian holds on to many of its top recruits, but the Horned Frogs will likely lose McKinney when he goes in the second half of the first round.:
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Jun 6, 2013 at 7:20 PM ]