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Oakland Athletics reach deal with first-round pick Max Muncy

Thousand Oaks High's Max Muncy celebrates after touching home plate after hitting a game-tying home run in the bottom of the sixth inning against Westlake in a Marmonte League game on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The Lancers won 10-8 to improve to 17-0 overall and 9-0 in league.

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Thousand Oaks High’s Max Muncy celebrates after touching home plate after hitting a game-tying home run in the bottom of the sixth inning against Westlake in a Marmonte League game on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The Lancers won 10-8 to improve to 17-0 overall and 9-0 in league. Thousand Oaks Westlake Baseball 3

The Oakland Athletics signed first-round pick Max Muncy on Monday.

Muncy, who is not related to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ All-Star slugger with the same name, was selected with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Baseball America reported that Muncy signed for $2.85 million, about $110,000 over the slot value for the pick.

Muncy, 18, is a shortstop from Thousand Oaks High School in Southern California. He had committed to play college baseball at Arkansas before signing with Oakland.

–Field Level Media