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Oakland Athletics MLB Draft Results 2011, Day Three: A's Draft Brett Geren, Son Of Manager

The Oakland Athletics wrapped up the 2011 MLB Draft Draft picks with twenty picks that brought them through the 50th round, with their last pick of Travis Pitcher out of Cypress College with pick number 1,516. Fittingly enough, Pitcher is a right handed pitcher. These are the kinds of exciting tidbits you learn on day three of the Major League Baseball draft. People think NFL sixth and seventh rounders are obscure, but MLB late round picks go well beyond that. It's why guys like Mickey McConnell get drafted late.

The most "notable" day three pick for the Oakland A's was probably Brett Geren, a high school catcher from San Ramon. For those who think the name sounds familiar, he's the son of manager Bob Geren. The latter part of day three of the MLB Draft can often turn into the ultimate in nepotism as teams often draft the sons of managers and general managers. It's one of the many joys of a 50 round draft.

Here is a full list of the A's day three draft picks via mlb.com. Earlier today we took a look at the A's day two draft picks. You can view all our notes on the 2011 MLB Draft in the current story stream.

946 Kuebel, Nicholas St. Louis University HS (MO) LHP R/L 6'01" 196 1992-07-02 HS
976 Granier, Andrew U Louisiana Monroe RHP R/R 6'00" 180 1988-11-24 SR
1006 Booker, Austin UC Berkeley 2B L/R 5'10" 170 1988-04-11 5S
1036 Unzue, Alfredo
LHP L/L 6'01" 175 1985-08-16 NS
1066 Perlman, Max Harvard U RHP R/L 6'07" 235 1988-02-02 SR
1096 Farney, Brenden Vacaville HS (CA) SS L/R 5'10" 185 1993-07-18 HS
1126 Wood, Eric No School 3B R/R 6'02" 195 1992-11-22 NS
1156 Blandino, Alessandre St Francis HS (CA) SS L/R 6'00" 180 1992-11-06 HS
1186 Boras, Shane USC 2B S/R 5'09" 160 1989-11-24 JR
1216 Coffman, Nic Woodrow Wilson HS (OR) 3B R/R 6'03" 180 1992-12-15 HS
1246 Bittiger, Brett Pius X HS (PA) SS R/R 5'10" 175 1992-10-23 HS
1276 Geren, Brett San Ramon Valley HS (CA) C R/R 5'10"
1992-07-14 HS
1306 Frank, Adam Williams Field HS (AZ) LHP L/L 6'00" 195 1993-03-02 HS
1336 Bostick, Chris Aquinas Institute (NY) SS R/R 5'11" 185 1993-03-24 HS
1366 Jacobe, CJ Vacaville HS (CA) OF L/L 6'00" 190 1992-11-09 HS
1396 Esposito, Nathan Granite Bay HS (CA) C R/R 5'11" 180 1993-06-25 HS
1426 Waller, Jeriel Grossmont Col OF L/L 5'10" 165 1989-12-07 J2
1456 Feeney, Travis Pinole Valley HS (CA) LF R/R 6'04" 205 1992-11-18 HS
1486 Sheffield, Charles The Pendleton School (FL) OF R/R 6'03" 180 1992-12-07 HS
1516 Pitcher, Travis Cypress Col RHP R/R 6'04" 200 1991-01-30 J2

We'll be here for the next three days covering the 2011 MLB Draft. For more in-depth discussion about the Oakland A's head to Athletics Nation. For more general minor league and draft discussion, check out Minor League Ball and Baseball Nation.