San Francisco Giants: Best all-time draft picks by round

By Dallin Duffy
Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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5 Mar 1999: Pitcher Trevor Wilson #37 of the San Francisco Giants winds -up to throw during a Spring Training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, Arizona. The Brewers defeated the Giants 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport
5 Mar 1999: Pitcher Trevor Wilson #37 of the San Francisco Giants winds -up to throw during a Spring Training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, Arizona. The Brewers defeated the Giants 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport /

Round 8: LHP Trevor Wilson, 1985

Trevor Wilson was such a runaway winner in this round I had a hard time even finding someone else to put in the honorable mention section. That said, Wilson’s runaway selection is more indicative of the lackluster competition than his own performance.

He had a promising start to his career, and injuries ended that before it could really get started. Still, he had 13 wins with a 3.56 ERA in his second full season as a starting pitcher.

Honorable Mentions: IF/OF Austin Slater (2014)

Round 9: LHP Kevin Rogers, 1988

Another round that leaves much to be desired. Picks this far in the draft are more times than not a crapshoot, so that’s not overly surprising.

Gil Heredia went on to have a good career outside the Giants organization, and Cody Ransom was just a bench piece, albeit a good bench piece.

That leaves Kevin Rogers who spent his only three years as a pro as a middle relief lefty for the Giants. He posted a 2.68 ERA in 80.2 innings of work in 1993.

Honorable Mentions: Gil Heredia (1987), Cody Ransom (1998)

Round 10: IF Guy Sularz, 1974

This is where things start to get really ugly for the G-men. Only three players who were drafted and signed by the Giants in Round 10 posted a positive WAR, and only two of them ever played with the Giants at the MLB level.

Guy Sularz gets the nod because he played four seasons, only appearing in more than 25 games once, while Jamie Brewington played just 13 games total for the Giants.

Honorable Mentions: Jamie Brewington (1992)

Round 11: OF Chili Davis, 1977

Now we’re talking! Chili Davis burst onto the scene in 1982, finishing fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting, and just two years later hit .315 with 21 homers.

He finished his seven-year run in San Francisco with 101 home runs, 95 stolen bases and 418 runs batted in, making two All-Star teams along the way.

Honorable Mentions: Frank Williams (1979)

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