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San Francisco Giants 2017 MLB Draft: Recent 19th Overall Picks and How They Turned Out

Jake Mastroianni
Jun 4, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 4, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 30, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Kansas City Royals right fielder Alex Rios (15) is congratulated by second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) after scoring a run against the New York Mets in the second inning in game three of the World Series at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Kansas City Royals right fielder Alex Rios (15) is congratulated by second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) after scoring a run against the New York Mets in the second inning in game three of the World Series at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

1999 MLB Draft – Alex Rios – Toronto Blue Jays 

One of the better 19th overall picks we’ll see in this list, Rios was a 2x All Star for the Toronto Blue Jays.

He spent 12 years in the big leagues with a career batting average of .277, 169 home runs and 794 RBI. He spent time with the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers and rode off into the sunset winning a World Series with the Kansas City Royals in 2015.

2000 MLB Draft – Sean Burnett – Pittsburgh Pirates 

Another solid pick at 19, Burnett spent nine seasons in the big leagues with his last coming in 2016.

He has a career ERA of 3.52 in 378.1 innings pitched with 277 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.34.

2001 MLB Draft – Mike Fontenot – Baltimore Orioles 

Fontenot spent seven years in the major leagues with his last coming in 2012 with the Philadelphia Phillies.

He had a career batting average of .265 in 1,586 plate appearances with 27 home runs and 163 RBI. He won a World Series with the San Francisco Giants in 2010.

2002 MLB Draft – James Loney – Los Angeles Dodgers 

Another great pick at 19, Loney has spent 11 years in the big leagues and is still trying to make a club in 2017.

He has a career batting average of .284 with 108 home runs and 669 RBI. He spent seven years with the Dodgers before spending time with the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox.

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