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

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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14 May 1998: Infielder Bill Mueller of the San Francisco Giants in action during a game against the Montreal Expos at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Expos 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport
14 May 1998: Infielder Bill Mueller of the San Francisco Giants in action during a game against the Montreal Expos at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Expos 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport /

Round 12: IF Kelby Tomlinson, 2011

Oh, Kelby Tomlinson. He wasn’t a great player by any means but was one of those hard-hustling fan favorites who had more heart than talent.

He posted a .265 batting average with 47 RBI and 19 steals during his four years in San Francisco, but could still look to improve those numbers at some point. He is currently in the Seattle Mariners minor league system.

Honorable Mentions: Chris Heston (2009)

Round 13: OF Jack Clark, 1973

A one-man race here in Round 13, Jack Clark is a Giants legend.

He made the NL All-Star squad twice and that total probably should have been more. He may have had his best seasons in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform, but he did rack up 163 homers, 595 RBI and slugged .447 in his 10 seasons with the Giants.

Honorable Mentions: None

Round 14: N/A

Only three players have ever seen a major league field after being picked by the Giants in the 14th round, and none of them had any meaningful impact.

The two that did end up playing for the Giants, Bob Kearney and Geno Espineli, played a total of 17 games for the team combined. Kearney rolled into a nice couple years in Seattle, which would probably win him the tie-breaker, but I made an executive decision and gave it to neither.

Honorable Mentions: Bob Kearney (1977), Geno Espineli (2004)

Round 15: 3B Bill Mueller, 1993

Bill Mueller is remembered more for his time with the Red Sox, where he helped Boston break “The Curse” and win the 2004 World Series, but he played well for the team that drafted him as well.

He hit .288 and scored 333 runs during his six years with the Giants.

Honorable Mentions: None

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