2018 MLB Draft: 3 College Bats for San Francisco Giants to Consider
Travis Swaggerty – OF – South Alabama
Another big hitter that is on the verge of hitting over .300 all three years in college.
The 5-foot-11, 180 pound outfielder hit .303 as a freshman in 2016 with 47 runs scored, 12 doubles, 4 home runs, 27 RBI and 20 stolen bases.
Last year he hit .361 in 208 at-bats with 54 runs scored, 11 doubles, 10 home runs, 56 RBI and 19 stolen bases.
This season he’s hitting .301 with 46 runs scored, 8 doubles, 13 home runs, 28 RBI and 7 stolen bases.
This past summer he spent time in the Cape Cod League and with the US National team.
He gives you a little more power than Bohm, but with that comes a few more strikeouts. However, Swaggerty has a mature eye at the plate have walked 134 times over 592 at-bats with 122 strikeouts.
His on-base-percentage over his three year goes .431, 487 and .466.
Four of the San Francisco Giants top six prospects right now according to MLB.com are outfielders, so they may choose to go a different route.
But in baseball you generally take the best player available regardless of the position. And if the Giants think Swaggerty is their guy, they should hold back from taking him second overall.