San Francisco Giants: Early Mock Drafts A Mixed Bag
The Next Mock Draft comes to us from 247sports.com, an extension of CBS Sports. This Mock-Draft comes to us from Jeff Ellis at CBS, and was done on March 5th. This mock Draft actually has a different number one pick. Early on, the consensus number one pick had been Brady Singer of University of Florida. But Ellis, has Singer going second to the San Francisco Giants.
Singer is the number one overall pitching prospect according to MLBPipeline, but has seen a major dip in recent weeks, falling out of most people’s top ten prospects. Singer is more of a Giants’ type pitcher, as he does everything really well. His lowest pitch grade is a 50 on his changeup.
In nine outings so far on the 2018 Collegiate season, Singer has a 2.79 ERA and a 4.5/1 strikeout to walk ratio. Here is what Ellis has to say for his reasoning on this pick:
"Singer is a player who has divided the community and it is rare to see such a player go even this high. If a player divides the community, then they typically also divide draft rooms. The Giants drafted Bickford and Beede, another two former Blue Jays picks who divided the community before. They did go with ceiling players a year ago, so this pick could end up being Matt Liberatore or another high ceiling bat or arm."
Weirdly enough, this sounds like a Giants type pick. But yet again, this sounds like a Giants type pick when they’re picking towards the back of the first round, or even in the competitive balance round or second round. Not the second overall pick. Plus, it is a newer group in charge of the Giants farm system. So who really knows?