What Should the San Francisco Giants do with Their First 3 Picks in MLB Draft?
There are several really good college arms in this years draft that should be available at 19.
On the high end, they could get Alex Faedo from Florida who is ranked as the 11th best draft prospect by MLB.com.
If he’s taken, then there is Griffin Canning out of UCLA who I profiled in a recent article.
Tanner Houck out of Missouri should be available at 19. We also profiled him earlier this year in an article you can read here.
My personal hope is that they take Alex Lange out of LSU. I watch a lot of college baseball, and he’s the best starting pitcher in the country in my opinion.
I would be ecstatic if the San Francisco Giants take anyone of those arms with the 19th pick.
It’s my belief that you take a safe bet with a pick in the back-half of the first round. You can be more risky earlier in the draft and take the high-upside guy. But when you only have three picks in the top 100, you want to make sure you get someone who is proven.
The San Francisco Giants would certainly get that with any of the players I just mentioned.
If they do go the high school route, pitchers Shane Baz, D.L. Hall and Sam Carlson could still be on the board. We mentioned Hall as a possible pick for the San Francisco Giants in the first round earlier this year.
Whatever the San Francisco Giants do here, they need to do it carefully. They didn’t have a first round draft pick last year, so they definitely don’t need to waste this one.