2013 #1 Draft Pick Called Up to Vermont

The 2013 #1 Draft Pick of the Oakland Athletics Billy McKinney will be joining the Vermont Lake Monsters for their final 9 games of the season.  Billy had been playing with the AZL Athletics where he was batting .320 with 2 home runs and 20 RBIs.

Billy just turned 19 on August 23rd and becomes the first player in Lake Monsters history to be born after Vermont’s first game in the New York-Penn League on June 14, 1994.

Billy McKinney was drafted in the 1st round of the 2013 Draft, 24th overall, by the Oakland Athletics out of Plano West High School in Texas.  Billy signed with the Athletics on June 14, 2013.  His 1st professional game was the AZL Athetics on June 20, 2013 where he went 3 for 6 against the AZL Giants.


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