San Francisco Giants: Missed superstars in previous MLB Drafts

By Danny Vietti
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Aug 30, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) reacts after thawing his final pitch of the ninth inning for a no hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Cubs won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

2005 MLB Draft

Well, San Francisco could have drafted both Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum in this draft, but in fact they chose not to take either of them. After both being drafted post-42nd Round, Lincecum decided to stay at the University of Washington and Posey took his scholarship at Florida State University. Turns out they both made smart decisions not to sign as they increased their draft stock to both become top-10 overall picks later on.

San Francisco had the chance to draft Chris Davis yet again and top 2015 Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta. However, the Giant’s only notable draft pick came from the 28th Round in the name of Sergio Romo.

Players Passed On:

OF Brett Gardner (3rd Round–109th)

*RHP Lance Lynn (6th Round–173rd)

OF Michael Brantley (7th Round–205th)

*3B/1B Pedro Alvarez (14th Round–438th)

*1B Ike Davis (19th Round–568th)

*RHP Andrew Cashner (20th Round–617th)

*RHP Jake Arrieta (26th Round–775th)

*1B Chris Davis (35th Round–1063rd)

*RHP Tim Lincecum (42nd Round–1261st)

*C Buster Posey (50th Round–1496th)

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