San Francisco Giants: 5500 Words on the 2019 MLB Draft
The Giants draft includes a number of great prospects. Some will immediately jump into the top of the organization’s rankings and others will be moved to big boards of the future. Drafts are almost always defined by the top selections, but this draft is a true test of the new player development system.
Top pick Hunter Bishop has the tools to be one of the best outfielders in baseball. After the draft when talking with reporters he said “I think my swing is more like Cody Bellinger, but I run like Christian Yelich,” and the tools are there to reach that potential. However, he will have to maintain his swing changes and continue improving his approach.
This draft is an intriguing combination of loud star-potential tools and safe-approach based picks like Logan Wyatt. But players like Wyatt have gotten to another gear before and will look to do it again.
None of this even mentions the slew of high schools prospects. Perhaps the Giants have a sneaky move up their sleeve to add another of those top recruits to the mix, but McCray, Rosario, Frechette, and McDonald all have enough upside to dream on.
After all, it is draft season. It is time to dream of a lineup made up of Hunter Bishop, Heliot Ramos, Joey Bart, and Logan Wyatt, where they all are hitting 30+ home runs and playing incredible defense.
The San Francisco Giants selected 40 players and will likely sign somewhere from 24-28 of them. One star is all they need for it to be a success and that star can come from anywhere.
Today we celebrate Bishop, Wyatt, and McDonald as the clear top prospects of this class. However, now the next step comes and we get to dream on every box score as we follow every players’ career. Every player celebrates being drafted but dreams of much more. We, as fans, should be no different.
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