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2018 MLB Draft: 3 College Bats for San Francisco Giants to Consider

Jake Mastroianni
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: A general view of the painted logo of the World Champion San Francisco Giants behind home plate before a game played between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Scottsdale Stadium on February 25, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: A general view of the painted logo of the World Champion San Francisco Giants behind home plate before a game played between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Scottsdale Stadium on February 25, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
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Alec Bohm – 3B – Wichita State

As I mentioned at the top, Longoria will be at third base for a while with the Giants unless something unforeseen happens.

That’s really kind of a shame as there are two really good third baseman in this draft in Bohm and Florida’s Jonathan India.

In my opinion, India is one of the best hitters in the country and I would draft him in a heart beat.

But Bohm is no slouch hitting over .300 all three years he’s been in college.

As a freshman in 2016 he hit .303 in 178 at-bats with 20 runs scored, 13 doubles, 6 home runs and 30 RBI.

Last year he hit .305 in 233 at-bats with 44 runs scored, 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 40 and 5 stolen bases.

He’s very close already to surpassing all of those numbers with 41 runs scored, 10 doubles, 9 home runs and 40 RBI. He’s already hitting for a higher average at .327 and has more stolen bases with seven.

You could say he doesn’t face the best pitching at Wichita State, but the AAC is a top three or four conference in college baseball. But, even if you thought that, he’s gotten it done against good competition in the summer as well.

Playing in the Coastal Plain League in 2016 he hit .330 in 203 at-bats with 39 runs scored, 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 51 RBI.

This past summer he played in the Cape Cod League where he hit .351 in 154 at-bats with 23 runs scored, 10 doubles, 5 home runs and 28 RBI.

There is no question this guy can hit. Playing third base, you’d love to see him hit for a little more power, especially since you already have a first baseman in Belt that doesn’t give you much pop.

But I can see Bohm being a .280 hitter easy in the big leagues with close to 30 home run power potential.

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