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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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HOUSTON – MAY 25: The National League Baseball logo on the field behind the plate during the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 25, 2004 in Houston, Texas. The Astros won 5-0. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
HOUSTON – MAY 25: The National League Baseball logo on the field behind the plate during the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 25, 2004 in Houston, Texas. The Astros won 5-0. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The Pick 

I’m not convinced that the Giants are going to take a bat here, and if they do it will probably be a high school bat.

But, it would be hard for me to not take a long look at Madrigal, Bohm or India here. To me those are the three best college bats in the country.

I have all the confidence in the world that Madrigal and Bohm are going to hit at the major league level. And honestly, I think Madrigal could hit at the major level right now.

The only problem with taking Madrigal is that he could be blocked by Panik as second base his the only position either can play in my opinion. And like I said, I think Madrigal will be knocking on the door of the majors within a year or two.

With Longoria getting old, I could certainly see the Giants taking a chance on Bohm as his eventual replacement. Again, I think he could easily hit .280 in the big leagues, and hopefully he can develop into a 30 home run bat.

But if it were up to me, I’m taking Madrigal. I think you’re looking at the next Chase Utley and Dustin Pedroia.

He’s going to hit, and I think if he eventually gains a little weight he could reach 15 home runs in a season at the major league level.

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The situation at second base with Panik will work itself out. Madrigal is a proven winner and as close to a sure bet as you’ll find in this MLB draft.

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