Brent Rooker – 1B – Mississippi State
Brent Rooker is having one of the best seasons in college baseball hitting .404 with 53 runs scored, 21 home runs, 76 RBI and 18 stolen bases. He’s done all that while playing in the SEC. I wouldn’t be upset if the Giants reached to grab him at 58. Rooker and Mississippi State are in the Hattiesburg regional and will face South Alabama on Friday, June 2.
Evan Skoug – C – TCU
Evan Skoug is rated by some as the second best catcher in this draft. The Giants obviously don’t need a catcher, but it’s nice to have depth. Skoug is hitting .272 with 50 runs scored, 16 home runs and 55 RBI. TCU is hosting the Forth Worth regional and begin play against Cent. Conn. St. on Friday, June 2. I don’t think they’d take Skoug unless he falls in their lap at 96.
Connor Wong – C – Houston
Another catcher, Wong is hitting .297 with 57 runs scored, 11 home runs, 34 RBI and 25 stolen bases. He’s a very good catcher defensively, but with that athleticism I see a position change in his future. Again, I don’t think the Giants draft a catcher unless one falls in their lap. Houston hosts a regional and begins play on Friday, June 2 against Iowa.
Kevin Merrell – SS – South Florida
South Florida and Kevin Merrell are in the Gainesville regional and will face Bethune-Cookman on Friday, June 2. Shortstops make great prospects, and Merrell should be no different. He’s hitting .386 with 46 runs scored, 6 home runs, 35 RBI and 18 stolen bases. If he’s there at 96 the Giants should take him.