OAKLAND, Calif. -- No. 37 overall pick Daulton Jefferies breaks down the injury that sidelined him for two months of his junior season at California, and recalls meeting former Oakland Athletics general manager and current Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane at a Midland Rockhounds game when he was seven -- shortly after having his face crushed by an errant metal bat.
Midland, Tex., as luck would have it, is where Jefferies' mother, Lisa, hails from, as well as her side of the family. If Jefferies makes the big leagues with the A's, he said, his mother will be "the loudest one in the stands, which is saying a lot."
Jefferies talks about his draft day experience, and what he expects to get done while on rehab in Arizona.