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Giants Get Draft Steal In Second Round?

By Bryan Rose

FREAK OUTZ!!!1!11 The Giants drafted a catcher. Obviously, this means Buster Posey has become a cyborg and will now be moved to National League DH. Bruce Bochy has already began to picket outside of your local Wal-Mart, begging you to help add this rule into the Major League books.

Andrew Susac, who could be a mildly difficult sign, was selected by the Giants with the 86th pick – extremely good value as he was valued as a top-30 prospect by Baseball America coming into the draft.

Keep in mind, it is possible that Susac could return to Oregon State next season being he’s only a sophomore – but assuming the Giants can get him under contract, a very solid value pick considering the draft slot.

Per the Sacramento Bee:

"Susac, a draft-eligible sophomore, is ranked as the third-best catcher by Baseball America, behind Blake Swihart of Cleveland High in Rio Rancho, N.M. and Austin Hedges of Sierra High in San Juan Capistrano.The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Susac, once considered a first-round pick, may drop because of a broken hamate bone in his left hand sustained in late March. He had surgery April 11 and returned May 10.Before the injury, mock drafts had Susac going to the Boston Red Sox with the 19th or 24th pick. A recent mock draft had him going to the San Diego Padres with the 25th pick.If his name is still on the board after 26 compensation-round picks between the first and second rounds, Susac almost certainly will be selected in the second round.Susac, 21, has above-average arm strength, and he can shut down a running game. He leads the Beavers, now in the NCAA Tournament, in hitting at .318, and he has hit five home runs."