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MLB Draft: Players SF Giants Fans Should be Watching in NCAA Baseball Tournament

By Jake Mastroianni
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Blaine Knight – RHP – Arkansas

This righty from Arkansas has some upside, but I don’t see him being more than a number three starter in the big leagues. That wouldn’t be a terrible outcome for the 96th pick. Knight is 8-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 84.2 innings pitched with 88 strikeouts. Arkansas hosts the Fayettville regional this weekend and will begin play on Friday, June 2 against Oral Roberts.

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Jake Thompson – RHP – Oregon State

Behind Heimlich is Jake Thompson, forming a solid 1-2 punch for Oregon State. Thompson is 12-0 with a 1.31 ERA in 103 innings pitched with 96 strikeouts. He would be a great option for the Giants at 96.

Jesse Berardi – SS – St. John’s

Another shortstop on this list, Berardi is hitting .358 with 47 runs scored, 4 home runs, 47 RBI and 12 stolen bases. I’m all for drafting shortstops as they are typically athletic and versatile enough to play anywhere. Berardi and St. John’s are in the Clemson regional and will face Vanderbilt on Friday, June 2.

Ernie Clement – SS/OF – Virginia

He will be in the Fort Worth regional with Haseley. Clement is hitting .320 with 52 runs scored, 2 home runs, 32 RBI and 12 stolen bases. He’s definitely an option at pick 96.

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Greg Deichmann – OF – LSU

Deichmann is a big time bat and would be a great corner outfield option for the Giants. He’s hitting .330 with 45 runs scored, 19 home runs and 67 RBI. I think he would be a great pick at 96.

 

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