San Francisco Giants: Missed superstars in previous MLB Drafts

By Danny Vietti
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Sep 2, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) pitches the ball against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

2008 MLB Draft

With little to no argument here, the Giants won the 2008 draft with their selection of Buster Posey. Although there were some solid players and even All Stars selected, Posey is a three-time World Series champion, 2012 MVP, and 3-time Silver Slugger.

As if Posey wasn’t enough, the Giants were able to steal Brandon Crawford in the 5th round out of UCLA. San Francisco will remember this draft as, possibly, there greatest draft of all-time.

Players Passed On:

RHP Lance Lynn (1st Round supplemental–39th)

RHP Tyson Ross (2nd Round–58th)

OF Charlie Blackmon (2nd Round–72nd)

RHP Craig Kimbrel (3rd Round–96th)

2B Dee Gordon (4th Round–127th)

*2B Jason Kipnis (4th Round–135th)

3B Josh Harrison (6th Round–194th)

2B Kolten Wong (16th Round–486th)

*OF Billy Burns (16th Round–490th)

*RHP Sonny Gray (27th Round–821st)

*RHP Chris Heston (29th Round–871st)

*OF George Springer (48th Round–1437th)

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