The Oakland A’s began the third day of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by selecting Slippery Rock University’s right handed pitcher Lou Trivino with their eleventh round selection (341st pick). Number 37 is a high school graduate of Upper Bucks Christian in Greenlane, Pennsylvania.
Trivino posted a quality start in each of his twelve starts but one. Lou posted a 1.83 ERA with a 7-5 mark on the hill in 83 2/3 innings of work. Trivino struck out 92 batters compared to only 18 walks and went coast to coast in 8 of his starts.
The A’s pick marks the first time since 2000 (Tom Sullivan and Greg Stokes) that a Rock pitcher has been taken in the MLB Draft. Also, this is the earliest a SRU player has been taken since Gary Gill (1B) was chosen in the 8th round of the 1982 Draft (205th pick).
Oakland’s 1st 11 Rounds
1st Round – 24th Pick: Billy McKinney, OF/Plano West High School (TX)
2nd Round – 63rd Pick: Dillon Overton, LHP/Oklahoma
2nd Round – 71st Pick (B): Chad Pinder, SS/Virginia Tech
3rd Round – 100th Pick: Ryon Healy, 1B/Oregon
3rd Round – 106th Pick (C): Chris Kohler, LHP/Los Osos High School (CA)
4th Round – 131st Pick: Dylan Covey, RHP/San Diego
5th Round – 161st Pick: Bobby Wahl, RHP/Ole Miss
6th Round – 191st Pick: Kyle Finnegan, RHP/Texas State
7th Round – 221st Pick: Dustin Driver, RHP/Wenatchee High School (WA)
8th Round – 251st Pick: Tyler Marincov, OF/North Florida
9th Round – 281st Pick: Matt Stalcup, LHP/Pittsburg State
10th Round – 311st Pick: Jerad Grundy, LHP/Kentucky
11th Round – 341st Pick: Lou Trivino, RHP/Slippery Rock