Giants add another arm to arsenal 

click to enlarge Chris Stratton was the Giant's No. 20 pick overall.
  • Chris Stratton was the Giant's No. 20 pick overall.

The Giants went with a college pitcher, while the A’s selected a trio of high schoolers on the first day of the baseball draft Monday.

San Francisco selected right-hander Chris Stratton, a 6-foot-3, 198-pounder out of Mississippi State, with the No. 20 overall pick.

Stratton, who’s aunt and uncle live in San Francisco, led the Southeastern Conference with 11 wins and a 2.21 ERA.

He struck out 123 batters in 102 innings this season.

Stratton’s standout game this season was a 17-strikeout performance against LSU on March 16.

Baseball America had Stratton ranked as the 18th-best prospect entering the draft.

Across the Bay, the A’s took Addison Russell, a shortstop from Pace (Fla.) High School, No. 11 overall, shortstop Daniel Robertson from Upland High School in Southern  California No. 34 overall and first baseman Matt Olson from Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga., with the 47th overall choice. Russell is the first high school pick by the A’s in the first round since 2001, when they drafted Jeremy Bonderman with the 26th selection.

The draft resumes today at 9 a.m. with rounds 2 through 15.

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