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McKinney Up For The Cal League Challenge

Billy McKinney has three homers in seven games.

STOCKTON - The Oakland A's are showing a lot of faith in their 2013 top pick by assigning him to the High-A California League. The 19-year-old is already showing that he can hang with players significantly older and more experienced than him and looks up to the challenge of his advanced assignment.

CHALLENGED FROM THE START Where the A's have assigned top picks for their first full pro seasons, since 2005 Cliff Pennington, 2005: Stockton, '06 Trevor Cahill, 2006: Kane County, '07 James Simmons, 2007: Midland, '08 Jemile Weeks, 2008: Stockton, '09 Grant Green, 2009: Stockton, '10 Michael Choice, 2010: Stockton, '11 Sonny Gray, 2011: Midland, '12 Addison Russell, 2012: Stockton, '13 Billy...

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