The A's agreed to terms with four more draft picks Wednesday, including Wright State catcher Sean Murphy, their third round pick.
Oakland has now signed or agreed to terms with 28 of its 41 drafted players.
Murphy hit .287 with six home runs, 34 RBI and 38 runs scored in 39 games with Wright State this year to earn Second Team All-Horizon League honors. He also walked 25 times for a .408 on-base percentage. Wright earned first team All-League honors in 2015 and was named to the All-Freshman Team in 2014.
Third baseman JaVon Shelby (5th, Kentucky) hit .212 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI in 54 games for Kentucky and finished third in the SEC in home runs. He was a First-Team All-SEC selection in 2015 and was named to 2014 All-SEC Freshman team in 2014. Shelby is the son of John Shelby, who played 1036 games in 11 seasons in the majors with Baltimore (1981-87), the Dodgers (1987-90) and Detroit (1990-91).
Center fielder Tyler Ramirez (7th, North Carolina) hit .333 with eight home runs and 47 RBI in 54 games with North Carolina. He led the Tar Heels in home runs, walks (50), slugging percentage (.540) and on-base percentage (.482) and was a second team All-ACC selection.
Right-handed pitcher Nolan Blackwood (14th, Memphis) was 3-4 with seven saves and a 3.76 ERA in 27 relief appearances for Memphis. He set Memphis career records for saves (24) and games pitched (83), while compiling a 2.32 ERA.
The A’s on Thursday also agreed to terms with their fourth round selection in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, right-handed pitcher Skylar Szynski from Penn High School in Indiana, and their 16th round pick, outfielder Anthony Churlin from Island Coast High School in Florida.
Szynski went 10-1 with a 2.47 ERA for Penn HS and was named Northern Indiana Conference MVP. He had 81 strikeouts in 68.0 innings and surrendered just one home run. Szynski went 27-4 with a 2.04 ERA in his high school career, which included a no-hitter and a perfect game.
The A’s have now signed or agreed to terms with 30 of their 41 selections from the draft, including 17 of the first 20. The only players in the A’s first 20 picks that have not signed are playing in the College World Series with Florida (A.J. Puk and Logan Shore) and Texas Tech (Ty Damron).
Oakland A's media services contributed to this report