Sheldon Neuse is a player that is the perfect value for the Giants. A junior shortstop out of Oklahoma, he also served as a quality reliever for the Sooners. The team has a knack for drafting “baseball players” as opposed to players who play one position. Having a team full of shortstops is never a bad thing.
Here is the link to his MLB prospect video.
He profiles as a candidate to move to third, or go behind the plate. But he could even end up in the bullpen or rotation, and become an amazing utility guy. What more value is there than a player who can hit (.376 BA, 10 home runs, 11 stolen bases, 42 RBI’s in 47 games this season) and throw (4-1, 1.47 ERA, 4 saves, 19 strikeouts, in 13 relief appearances)?
He was drafted out of high school by Texas in the 38th round. His stock has risen after showing the ability to maintain his consistency at the plate, while also competing on the mound. His age (21) makes him older than Arroyo, and that can help him get fast-tracked.
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