San Francisco Giants: 5500 Words on the 2019 MLB Draft
31st round (926th overall) Grand Canyon RHP Tyler Wyatt
32nd round (956th overall) Latta HS (SC) CF Dylan Brewer
33rd round (986th overall) Fresno State 2B Nolan Dempsey
34th round (1016th overall) Centerville HS (OH) Morgan Colopy
35th round (1046th overall) San Luis Obispo Senior HS (CA) SS Brooks Lee
36th round (1076th overall) Cypress HS (CA) 3B Cameron Repetti
37th round (1106th overall) UNC-Wilmington 3B Cole Weiss
38th round (1136th overall) Midway HS (TX) RHP Will Rigney
39th round (1166th overall) Wake Forest LF Chris Lanzilli
40th round (1196th overall) McHenry County JC 3B Jeff Heinrich
The collection of selections assembled with the Giants final 10 picks includes some of the best prospects they selected. However, they have no shot at signing any more than one of the big names and even that’s probably a stretch.
Wyatt played both ways in high school and was recruited to do so at Grand Canyon, but after struggling on the mound he became primarily a hitter for his junior and senior seasons. However, the Giants announced him as a pitcher, so that will be worth watching. Wyatt began playing baseball with his father, like a lot of players, and you can read the touching story of how he continued to play after losing his father in high school to make him proud here.
Brewer is a great athlete who played high school quarterback along with baseball and was a Day 2 prospect based on a projectable frame that can handle center field. However, I have confirmed with a source close to the situation that he will be honoring his commitment to Clemson.
Dempsey is another pick with local roots. He attended Junipero Serra High School and De Anza City College in Cupertino before transferring to Fresno State for his final two seasons of college eligibility. He produced on and off the field in Fresno, putting up 11 home runs and a .330/.375/.511 line over his two seasons while also making the academic all-district team with a 3.78 GPA.
Colopy has projectable power but profiles in a corner outfield spot. He’s committed to Cincinnati and while I’ve yet to confirm he will be going to college, he did retweet this Daryl Zero tweet, which basically spelled out Colopy would not be turning pro.
Lee is probably the 2nd best prospect the Giants drafted in all 40 rounds but has made clear he will be honoring his commitment to Cal Poly where he will get to play for his dad. Repetti was selected as the Southern Section Division 1 Player of the Year and is committed to Cal State Fullerton, a notoriously hard school to sign commits away from.
Weiss was a solid everyday third baseman for UNC-Wilmington, but nothing particularly stands out about his numbers. He’s also a standard junior, which is rare to see at this point in the draft.
Rigney is a top prep pitcher committed to Baylor and while he thanked the Giants for the selection, he made clear he has “some business to take care of at Baylor” on Twitter. Lanzilli may already be in college, but will likely be difficult to sign as well. After being named All-ACC and knocking 16 home runs, he would be a great addition, but as a redshirt-sophomore, he has more flexibility to return to school.
The Giants last selection, Heinrich, was an intriguing JUCO prospect who burst onto the scene and committed to the University of South Carolina. However, after discussing with a source close to the situation, I can confirm he will not be signing with the Giants’ organization.