The Athletics have agreed to terms with first-round pick Max Muncy, reports Carlos Collazo of Baseball America (via Twitter). Muncy, the No. 25 overall pick, will receive a $2.85MM bonus that sits a bit north of his $2,740,300 slot value.
Not to be confused with the Dodgers slugger (and 2012 A’s draftee) of the same name, Muncy is a high school shortstop out of Thousand Oaks High School in California. A late riser up draft boards, Muncy landed 26th on the pre-draft rankings of ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel and was generally ranked in the 35 to 50 range on prospect rankings at Baseball America, MLB.com, FanGraphs and The Athletic. He’d committed to Arkansas but will now forgo his college career to ink an above-slot deal with the A’s.
Muncy, 18, draws praise for his plus power, a strong throwing arm, above-average speed and the athleticism to play multiple other positions if outgrows shortstop. Like most high school draftees, there’s a good bit of projection (and risk) baked into the Muncy selection, but he’ll add a high-ceiling, potential middle infielder to the A’s system. He headlines a position-player heavy crop of Oakland draftees in 2021, as the A’s only took a pair of pitchers in their first 10 selections this year before focusing on arms in the back half of their draft class.
Cant wait to see us DFA him when he is up in the majors just for the dodgers to pick him up and go on to mash HRs everywhere.
Bang bang Maxwell’s silver slugger…
Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Hey hopefully you just jinxed that outcome.
Watch him go to the Dodgers
This new Max Muncy guy really needs to go by Maxwell or Maximilian or Maxell or Memorex or give himself a middle initial or something, soooo confusing…
DarkSide wins with Maximum Muncy lol
Call him medium muncy…
“XL290”Muncy??? You made me laugh….thank you!
does he have a middle name? he can pull a Michael B Jordan and be like Max J Muncy or something
I Beg To Differ
If at first you don’t succeed, try drafting the same name again until you do.
It’s pretty wild how both max muncys have the same birthday too
Hosmer for HOF
They’re from the same hometown as well don’t look any further into it it gets weirdly similar lol.
The day the As drafted the younger, the older hit a walkoff like 15 minutes later.
Max Muncy, the Dodger, grew up in Keller, Texas.
Max Muncy, the Athletic, grew up in Camarillo, California.
Am I missing something? But those aren’t the same town at all.
Did he really grow up in Camarillo? I thought he was from T.O.
It’s sarcastic lol
Big Max is from Texas and the other’s from California. IDK how you came to the same hometown conclusion
Lol it’s a joke. He was being sarcastic
run it back
He could have been named Logan Allen; then Cleveland would have drafted him.
or have traded for him later.
How the heck can there possibly be two Max Muncys in baseball? How common is that name?
There are two different guys named Adam Eaton. Anything’s possible.
Heh, but Eaton is a somewhat common surname. Adam is a very common first name. Max? Muncy?
Funny enough Adam Eaton II (Diamondback) received a royalty check that should have been directed to the other Adam Eaton (Padres). I remember the radio announcers making a big deal about it because the second Adam Eaton reacted like “Cool, I’m getting checks for nothing!”
it happens, I worked at a job once where they deposited all my paychecks to a coworker’s bank account because we had a 1 letter difference in our names
I would love to see a day where they are on same team. Batting first max muncy. Up next batting second max muncy. It’s almost like when Will Smith pitched to Will smith. And the pitch from will Smith and swing and a miss by will Smith
There can only be one Highlander… and Max Muncy.
The only thing I disagree with you on Steve is that he’s a plus runner. He has average foot speed. But he does have the potential for above-average power. His power and arm are above average. But given his positional value, as well as his very high motor – that’s a valuable prospect.
Your future las Vegas A’s shortstop
I don’t know why but them drafting another Max Muncy and him somehow having no relation to the Dodgers Max Muncy is one of my favorite things about baseball in 2021.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the original Max Muncy is back with the A’s after he has started his decline and he becomes an inexpensive lefty DH option (like current Mitch Moreland). Maybe the young Max Muncy will be with the A’s by that point.
Didn’t the real max muncy start his career though the A’s system not this fake clone imposter
Now he needs to tell Bumgarner to go get it out of the ocean.
The Brady Feigl thing is much creepier.
Whats in a name?
At least he’s not a QB.
The truth hurts
A common name in baseball is Dave Roberts. Four players by that name have played in MLB and three of them played with the San Diego Padres.
This headline and the comments are a wild ride
Will most likely never put on an A’s uniform.
Should be traded in the next 2-4 years