A's first-round draft picks over the last decade
Famed A's General Manager Billy Beane is highly praised for his scouting ability. How many of his draft picks from the last ten years remain with the organization?
2003 -- Bradley Sullivan
Right-handed pitcher Bradley Sullivan was drafted out of Houston. He played five season in the A's organization but never reached higher than Single-A.
2004 -- Landon Powell
Landon Powell played 123 games for the Athletics before being released. Powell notably caught Dallas Braden's perfect game. He has played for two other organizations but has not reached the big leagues again.
2005 -- Cliff Pennington
Cliff Pennington was the longest tenured of the A's last decade of draft picks. He played 525 games for the Athletics and was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2012.
2005 -- Travis Buck
Travis Buck played 170 games with the Athletics. After a few floundering seasons in Oakland, he was non-tendered in 2010 and left as a free agent.
2007 -- James Simmons
James Simmons has played zero games for the A's. He reached the Triple-A level in 2013. Sullivan was featured in the Futures game this off-season but has yet to sniff the big leagues.
2008 -- Jemile Weeks
Jemile Weeks played 223 games for the Athletics. Weeks had early success in Oakland, and many thought he was snubbed in the 2011 AL Rookie of the Year voting. His success flat-lined the next season though, and he was demoted. He was traded to the Orioles for relief pitcher Jim Johnson in 2013.
2009 -- Grant Green
Grant Green played five games for the Athletics. In his five games he had 16 plate appearances with no hits and was quickly cast off by the A's. He was traded to the Angels in 2013.
2010 -- Michael Choice
Michael Choice played nine games for the Athletics. The highly touted prospect had mixed success in his lone season in Oakland. In his small window he hit .278 with two runs scored. He was traded to the Rangers in 2013.
2011- Sonny Gray
Sonny Gray has played 12 games for the Athletics. Gray burst on to the scene late in the 2013 season and excelled throughout the playoffs. He is still currently with the team and looks to be the future of the pitching staff.