Christian Arroyo was the San Francisco Giants top pick in 2013 MLB Draft as the #25 pick. Photo Credit: Denise Walos

MLB Draft 2014: San Francisco Giants first round draft picks


The MLB draft kicks off today and the San Francisco Giants have the #14 pick in the first round. It’s really anyone’s guess as to who the Giants will pick in the first round given that they don’t always follow traditional baseball rules with their picks.

Baseball America’s latest mock draft thinks they’ll draft outfielder Derek Hill. He’s a high school player and his dad is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It would be an interesting pick all the same. Here’s what BA says about Hill:

14. GIANTS: Rumors related to San Francisco are all over the board. This is our current favorite: Derek Hill isn’t a consensus top 15 pick, but he has the plus center-field defensive tools that fit with the cavernous parks of the National League West. Plus, his dad Orsinio Hill scouts for the Dodgers, so there’s a rivalry tweak for added fun.

- Baseball America Mock Draft 4.0

The Giants also have the #52 pick, which comes in the second round of the draft. For some historical record of the players the Giants have drafted in the first round, here’s every first round pick they have made. There are some pretty good ones on there, but also some you have to wonder what the heck happened to them.

Personally, I’m not convinced draft standings mean a whole lot. Obviously the Giants have had some success in recent years, but even the #1 overall draft pick can be hit or miss. Chris Haft of MLB.com has a pretty good write-up on what we can possibly expect from the Giants.

 

MLB First Round Draft Picks – San Francisco Giants
SEASON PLAYER POS SCHOOL/HOMETOWN PICK
2013 Christian Arroyo SS Hernando High School, Brooksville, Fla. 25
2012 Chris Stratton RHP Mississippi St. 20
2011 Joe Panik SS St. John’s 29
2010 Gary Brown CF Cal State Fullerton 24
2009 Zack Wheeler RHP East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga. 6
2008 Buster Posey C Florida State 5
2007 Madison Bumgarner LHP South Caldwell HS, Hudson, N.C. 10
2007 Tim Alderson RHP Horizon HS, Paradise Valley, Ariz. 22
2007 Wendell Fairley OF George County HS, Lucedale, Miss. 29
2006 Tim Lincecum RHP Washington 10
2003 David Aardsma RHP Rice U. 22
2002 Matt Cain RHP Germantown, TN 25
2001 Brad Hennessey RHP Youngstown State U 21
2001 Noah Lowry LHP Pepperdine U 30
2000 John Bonser RHP Pinellas Park, FL 21
1999 Kurt Ainsworth RHP Louisiana State U. 24
1998 Nathan Bump RHP Penn State U. 25
1998 Anthony Torcato 3B Woodland, CA 19
1998 Arturo McDowell OF Jackson, MS 29
1997 Jason Grilli RHP Seton Hall U 4
1996 Matt White RHP Waynesboro, PA 7
1995 Joe Fontenot RHP Lafayette, LA 16
1994 Dante Powell OF Cal State Fullerton 22
1993 Steve Soderstrom RHP Fresno State U 6
1992 Calvin Murray OF-3B U of Texas 7
1990 Adam Hyzdu OF Cincinnati, OH 15
1990 Eric Christopherson C San Diego State U 19
1989 Steve Hosey OF Fresno State U 14
1988 Royce Clayton SS Playa del Rey, CA 15
1987 Mike Remlinger LHP Dartmouth College 16
1986 Matt Williams SS U of Nevada-Las Vegas 3
1985 Will Clark 1B Mississippi State U 2
1984 Alan Cockrell OF U of Tennessee 9
1984 Terry Mulholland LHP Marietta College 24
1982 Steve Stanicek 1B U of Nebraksa 11
1981 Mark Grant RHP Joliet, IL 10
1980 Jay Reid 1B Lynwood, CA 7
1979 Scott Garrelts RHP Buckley, IL 15
1979 *-Rick Luecken RHP Houston, TX 18
1978 Bob Cummings C Chicago, IL 7
1977 Craig Landis SS Napa, CA 10
1976 Mark Kuecker SS Brenham, TX 11
1975 Ted Barnicle LHP Jacksonville State U 8
1974 Terry Lee 2B San Luis Obispo, CA 19
1973 Johnnie LeMaster SS Paintsville, KY 6
1972 Rob Dressler RHP Portland, OR 19
1971 Frank Riccelli LHP Syracuse, NY 18
1970 John D’Acquisto RHP San Diego, CA 17
1969 Mike Phillips SS Irving, TX 18
1968 Gary Matthews OF Pacoima, CA 17
1967 Dave Rader C Bakersfield, CA 18
1966 Bob Reynolds RHP Seattle, WA 17
1965 Al Gallagher 3B Santa Clara U 14

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