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2017 MLB Draft: 3 More Possible Targets for San Francisco Giants

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May 8, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; A Rawlings baseball, the Official Ball of Major League Baseball, sits on the field before a game between Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; A Rawlings baseball, the Official Ball of Major League Baseball, sits on the field before a game between Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports
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Evan White – 1B – Kentucky 

And finally, Jim Callis of MLB.com has the San Francisco Giants taking first baseman Evan White from Kentucky with the 19th pick in the 2017 MLB Draft.

The MLB Daily Dish has Evan White going with the 15th overall pick to the Houston Astros. So there’s the chance White doesn’t make it to the Giants at 19.

The junior is 6-foot-3, 205 pounds so he has the build to stick at first base in the major leagues.

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This year he is hitting .366 with 39 runs scored, 8 home runs and 38 RBI for the Kentucky Wildcats. He’s helped lead his team to a 39-20 record as Kentucky will host the Lexington Regional this weekend.

White has missed 13 games for Kentucky this year due to a hamstring injury, so that’s something to keep an eye on.

Last year he led Kentucky with a .376 average, while scoring 44 runs, hitting 5 home runs and picking up 40 RBI. He also stole 10 bases in 2016 showing his versatility.

He is not much different than Hiura offensively, but he at least has a position in the field. White is known as a great defender at first base.

However, like Hiura, some scouts are unsure what his power potential will be in the big leagues.

White is expected to hit for average at any level. There is a chance he could get moved to a corner outfield spot with his athleticism and arm.

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The 2017 MLB Draft will start on Thursday, June 12 at 4 p.m. PCT on MLB Network. I like Canning and White from this list. But my favorite of all the players we’ve previewed so far is Logan Warmoth.

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