20. “DatDude” for Brandon Phillips
19. “Crush” for Chris Davis, “Khrush” for Khris Davis
18. “Millville Meteor” for Mike Trout. He’d be No. 1 if he went with GOAT
17. “Stink” for Rougned Odor
16. “Captain Underpants” for Hunter Pence
Need to know: Mike Trout would be No. 1 if he went with “GOAT” on the back instead of his actual nickname. Same with Clayton Kershaw. Great jersey name simplicity in Crush and Khrush. Even if you didn’t know Hunter Pence was connected to the nickname “Captain Underpants” he’d probably be on your short list of guesses for players with that nickname, right?
The A's have a few other players they could make available at the trade deadline, such as Ryan Madson and Santiago Casilla , though their contracts may be an obstacle. They're signed through next year. I could see the A's trying to cash in on Andrew Triggs ' surprising success before the other shoe drops. Would they trade Sean Manaea ? I wouldn't rule it out, but it would surprise me. Gray is, far and away, Oakland's best trade chip at the moment. Others like Alonso, Doolittle, and Lowrie figure to generate some trade interest as well.
The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.