OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's agreed to terms with nine players from the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, including right-handed pitcher Dakota Chalmers (3rd round, North Forsyth HS), the club announced today. The other eight are first baseman Chris Iriart (12th, Houston), second baseman Ryan Howell (15th, Nevada), right-handed pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt (16th, Tabor), catcher Brett Sunde (18th, Western Michigan), outfielder Seth Brown (19th, Lewis-Clark State), left-handed pitcher Andrew Tomasovich (21st, Charleston Southern), catcher Jordan Devencenzi (26th, Nevada) and shortstop Tim Proudfoot (35th, Texas Tech).
Chalmers went 4-4 with a 1.50 ERA in 12 games, including five starts, as a senior at North Forsyth HS. He struck out 82 in 51.1 innings and did not surrender a home run while holding the opposition to a .166 batting average.
Howell hit .312 with 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 56 games for Nevada. He ranked sixth in Division I in home runs and 15th in RBI. Howell graduated from Heritage HS in Brentwood, Calif. and also attended Chabot College. Devencenzi batted .294 with Nevada and is a graduate of West High School in Tracy, Calif.