San Francisco Giants: 2019 MLB Draft Preview, Part 3

By Marc Delucchi
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The Others: Elon RHP George Kirby, Baylor C Shea Langeliers, NC State IF Will Wilson

I haven’t seen anyone mock these players, but they have been mentioned in connection to the San Francisco Giants, so we’ll take a quick run through each of them.

Elon right-hander George Kirby is a sturdy strike-thrower with repeatable arm action and plus command who could move quickly. He dominated the Cape Cod League last summer (13.0 IP, 1.38 ERA, 24 K) pitching primarily off of a mid-90s fastball. His curveball and slider have both shown glimpses, but he would need to refine them to reach the next level.

The Giants might not be quick to take another catcher after selecting Joey Bart with the No. 2 overall pick last June, but if Baylor backstop Shea Langeliers is the best prospect available, they shouldn’t shy away. Langeliers is a standout defensive catcher who has flashed potential with the bat, albeit with inconsistent production.

NC State infielder Will Wilson seems the least likely considering the Giants should have a shot at UNLV shortstop Bryson Stott, who seems like a better all-around prospect. A likely move to second base as a pro will mean Wilson’s bat will have to carry him to the majors.