San Francisco Giants: Missed superstars in previous MLB Drafts

By Danny Vietti
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Jun 16, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) connects for a three run homer during the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2007 MLB Draft

It is safe to say that the 2007 draft was the most unfortunate and worst draft in recent San Francisco history. Instead of picking MVP candidates Josh Donaldson and Giancarlo Stanton or the “Dark Knight” Matt Harvey and 2014 Cy Young winner Cory Kluber, the Giants chose Nick Noonan (who finally hit his first career home run earlier this year), pitcher Tim Alderson, and outfielder Wendell Fairley all in the first round. Alderson and Fairley have yet to make any big league roster.

Fortunately, the Giants guessed right on their number 10 overall pick as they were able to grab future World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. It is frustrating to see the busts they chose in place of all of these stars below. I guess it is just a part of the business.

Players Passed On:

OF Ben Revere (1st Round–28th)

3B Todd Frazier (1st Round supplemental–34th)

3B Josh Donaldson (1st Round supplemental–48th)

RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2nd Round–67th)

OF Giancarlo Stanton (2nd Round–76th)

1B Freddie Freeman (2nd Round–78th)

C Jonathan Lucroy (3rd Round–101st)

*RHP Matt Harvey (3rd Round–118th)

RHP Cory Kluber (4th Round–134th overall)

1B Anthony Rizzo (6th Round–204th)

1B Lucas Duda (7th Round–243rd)

*1B Brandon Belt (11th Round–348th)

C Stephen Vogt (12th Round–365th)

*LHP Chris Sale (21st Round–642nd)

*RHP Andrew Cashner (29th Round–877th)

*RHP Craig Kimbrel (33rd Round–1006th)

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