We continue our preparation for the upcoming 2018 MLB Draft by looking at the top three college bats that will be available for the San Francisco Giants.
It’s pretty much a guarantee that the first overall pick this year will be a pitcher. That means the Giants will have a chance to get the best bat available if they so choose.
While college bats can still move quickly through the minor leagues, they still take a little longer than a pitcher might. At the earliest, one of these bats could be up for the Giants by the end of the 2019 season.
So any bat the Giants take at number two won’t have an impact on the major league roster until at least 2020.
Evan Longoria will 34 for the 2020 season, but will still be signed through 2023, so third base probably won’t be a target.
In fact, pretty much the entire infield, including catcher, is locked up through 2021.
The Giants already have a lot of outfield prospects coming up in their system, so a bat might not be the Giants biggest concern with the second overall pick in the draft.
But if the Giants do decide to get a bat, there are some very good hitters in college baseball who could make a huge impact rather quickly.
Last year the Giants took a bat with their first two picks — one being a high school hitter and the other a college bat.
I love taking college hitters because you genearlly know what you’re getting.
Here are some college bats the Giants could consider in the 2018 MLB Draft: