San Francisco Giants 2017 MLB Draft: Recent 19th Overall Picks and How They Turned Out
2007 MLB Draft – Joe Savery – Philadelphia Phillies
Savery made his debut for the Phillies in 2011, four years after being draft, and pitched four seasons in the big leagues.
He had a solid ERA of 3.38 in 51.2 innings pitched with a WHIP of 1.26 and K/9 of 5.6. His last year in the big leagues came with the Oakland Athletics in 2014.
2008 MLB Draft – Andrew Cashner – Chicago Cubs
Cashner was a big time prospect for the Chicago Cubs, but made a name for himself with the San Diego Padres.
Injuries have certainly derailed his career, but he still has a solid ERA of 3.85 in 784.2 innings pitched with 633 strikeouts. He currently has a 3.39 ERA pitching for the Texas Rangers.
2009 MLB Draft – Shelby Miller – St. Louis Cardinals
Another big time pitching prospect taken at 19, Miller has had a lot of success in the big leagues with various teams.
in six years he has a 3.67 ERA in 698.1 innings pitched with 573 strikeouts. He made an All Star appearance for the Atlanta Braves in 2015 when he had an ERA of 3.02 in 205.1 innings.
Miller is currently on the disabled list for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2010 MLB Draft – Mike Foltynewicz – Houston Astros
Make that three straight years a power arm was taken at 19. Foltynewicz was a big time prospect for the Astros before being traded to the Atlanta Braves.
He has had mixed success in the big leagues with a 4.71 ERA in 286.1 innings pitch with 253 strikeouts. He is still pitching for the Atlanta Braves and having his best year to date.