Round 2: LHP Bob Knepper, 1972
For whatever reason, the second round has very rough for the San Francisco Giants. Their best second-round selection was technically an outfielder and future MVP Barry Bonds, but he decided not to sign with San Francisco just yet to attend school and he was drafted sixth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates three years later.
Bob Knepper is the defacto pick. The left-hander carved out a decent career, starting 146 games across his seven years in the orange and black and ending with 53 wins and a 3.71 ERA.
Honorable Mentions: Chris Brown (1979), Kirt Manwaring (1986)
Round 3: IF Mike Benjamin, 1987
Things don’t get any better in round three, as the Giants have only ever seen 16 picks from that round reach the majors.
Mike Benjamin is the only one who saw any steady playing time in the pros so he’s the pick. He was a fringe starter/bench guy for seven years in San Francisco and his .196 average over that time was far from great. He does have the franchise record for most hits in a game with six, though, there’s that.
Honorable Mentions: Jack Armstrong (1986)