Learning the Oakland A’s draft spot
The Oakland A’s were already looking forward to the Winter Meetings for one reason in particular.
Yes, those in person conversations can help make facilitating a trade easier. Plenty of attention will be on that front, especially considering the rumors around Sean Murphy. But the A’s are also hoping for another answer to help secure their future core as well.
On Tuesday, the A’s will finally learn what pick they will hold in the 2023 MLB Draft. Although they finished with the second worst record in the majors, the new draft lottery means that they are not guaranteed that selection. The A’s could pick anywhere from first overall, which they hold a 16.5% chance of getting, to eighth.
Falling to the eighth spot, while unlikely would easily be the worst possible outcome for the A’s. Their rebuilding process had been geared around tanking and grabbing as good of a draft pick as possible. The lottery is designed to keep teams from tanking, so this will be a test of the system.
The Oakland A’s are ready to learn where they will pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. That could be the most important news of the Winter Meetings.