San Francisco Giants 2017 draft picks making loud noise early
By Daniel Sperry
According to many, the San Francisco Giants reached with their first round pick, Heliot Ramos. But now he and and second round pick, Jacob Gonzalez, are making loud noise early in the desert.
After being drafted, and signed to their contracts with the San Francisco Giants, top three draft picks, Heliot Ramos, Jacob Gonzalez, and Seth Corry all reported to the Giants’ rookie league squad in Arizona. In their opening game, they turned heads with their performances.
If it was just one game, people wouldn’t still be talking about them. They’ve continued their dominance over a few games now, and are really starting to turn heads down in Arizona.
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First round pick, Heliot Ramos is 7/17 with four doubles, a triple, and a homer. He’s also scored seven runs, slugging .941. His speed turned heads on his triple, and he already has a stolen base.
The one player a lot of people “in the know” are excited about is Jacob Gonzalez. The prep star has big leagues in his blood, as he’s the oldest son of Luis Gonzalez. He is hitting .800, going 12/15, with four doubles, five RBI, and four walks with no strikeouts.
Both of these young studs made some loud contact, and that was documented on social media
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Giants fans should be quite impressed. While there is certainly going to be more of a sample size to take away later on in the summer, the early returns look nice. If the Giants could really develop Ramos into the prospect people think he could be at his ceiling, the Giants might have gotten a gem on their hands while many thought they reached.
In 2016, they sent some of their top picks like Bryan Reynolds and Heath Quinn up to Salem-Keizer, and even San Jose as they proved their prospect level. The very same thing could be on the cards for these young studs, especially if they continue to perform at the level they are.
The Giants need to help stock up their farm system, along with their big league club getting revamped. It starts with good draft choices, and top level scouting. If the Giants can start doing that, the cash load they possess will certainly help load them up for the future, and another run at a dynasty.