San Francisco Giants: Missed superstars in previous MLB Drafts

By Danny Vietti
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Sep 18, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) hits a double against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

2006 MLB Draft

Doesn’t it just make your mouth drool knowing San Francisco could have Buster Posey and Paul Goldschmidt hitting back-to-back in the lineup? Well, technically this is true, but Golddy was taken in one of the last rounds for a reason–he simply was not ready yet. Of course, it is a complex process and it is torture to think of these hypotheticals.

It turns out the third time was not the charm as Chris Davis was again passed on by San Francisco, among other All Stars. San Francisco did in fact have a good draft though by selecting Tim Lincecum with the 10th overall pick, along with infielder Emmanuel Burriss with the 33rd pick.

Players Passed On:

1B Chris Davis (5th Round–148th)

RHP Jeff Samadzija (5th Round–149th)

RHP Chris Archer (5th Round–161st)

RHP George Kontos (5th Round–164th)

*RHP Mike Leake (7th Round–218th)

3B David Freese (9th Round–273rd)

RHP Mat Latos (11th Round–333rd)

*1B Brandon Belt (11th Round–343rd)

2B Daniel Murphy (13th Round–394th)

OF Josh Reddick (17th Round–523rd)

*RHP Andrew Cashner (18th Round–528th)

*OF J.D. Martinez (36th Round–1086th)

*1B Paul Goldschmidt (49th Round–1453rd)

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