With the high school and college baseball seasons almost ready to start, it’s time to start thinking about who the San Francisco Giants might take in the 2017 MLB Draft.
As of right now the San Francisco Giants have the 19th overall pick in the 2017 MLB First Year Player Draft, which is better than last year when they didn’t have a first round pick.
Last year the San Francisco Giants didn’t make a selection until the 59th pick in the draft where they got outfielder Bryan Reynolds from Vanderbilt. They took another outfielder with their next pick when they took Heath Quinn out of Samford with the 95th pick.
Living in the Southeast I actually got to watch both of those guys play a lot in college, and I absolutely love both of them – especially Quinn – and I can’t wait to see what they do in their careers.
After taking starting pitchers with their first picks in the draft in 2014 and 2015, they used their first two picks in the 2016 draft on position players.
Not only that, but the San Francisco Giants have been taking a lot of college players early in the draft in recent years.
I think the San Francisco Giants go back to grabbing starting pitching early in the draft this year. There are a lot of good college arms who should be available at 19.
Baseball America just released its top 100 draft prospects, which gives us some names to keep an eye on for the San Francisco Giants.
Here we’ll take a look at a few guys that the San Francisco Giants could target this July.