The San Francisco Giants have their highest draft pick since 2008. On June 4th, we finally get to know who that prospect will be. But, standing in the way are a few months, and a whole lot of baseball to be played both at the high-school and college level.
We’re going to take a look what many have the San Francisco Giants doing so far.
The MLB Amateur draft is not as hyped as the NBA and NFL draft. Why? Because there is a good chance you don’t see the players who go number one and two overall for another 3-5 years. The NFL and NBA get to see their top draft picks play almost immediately. There is also no trading allowed, so the mystery and intrigue surrounding each team’s pick has only one true outcome, a player that you won’t see for probably 3-5 years.
But, to have as high of a draft pick as the Giants do should mean more intrigue.
The San Francisco Giants highest draft pick in recent memory was in 2008, when they selected Buster Posey with the fourth overall pick. The last time they had a pick as high as number two, was 1985, where they selected team legend, Will Clark. That’s the type of players we’re potentially looking at. Now to get into this year’s draft.
There is no real consensus number one draft prospect like there has been in years past. Brady Singer from Florida, was the closest thing to that. Now the hot pick for number one is Auburn pitcher, Casey Mize.
We’re going to take a look at the mock drafts we have to date, and who the prospects are that are linked to the second overall pick.