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SF Giants MLB draft 2020: Ranking pitching prospects available at No. 13

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SF Giants have a big decision in the 2020 MLB draft.

Since scouting and evaluation are being done remotely due to COVID-19, mock drafts are all over the board as to who the SF Giants might take with the 13th overall pick.

On top of this, there have been few leaks connecting San Francisco to any one player, but the mock drafts give us an idea of who might be available when the Giants are on the clock.

Though, my assumption is the Giants will target a position player in the first round, a top arm could fall into their laps as draft day always has its surprises. This is especially true as this first round will likely lean heavily on amateur pitchers.

With that being said, there are several prospects who will not be available when the Giants are ready to pick, including Spencer Torkelson, Austin Martin, Nick Gonzales, and Emerson Hancock. All will be plucked well in advance.

Still, the Giants may have a chance to upgrade the pitching depth in their farm system, which is one area that is sorely in need of an infusion of new talent.

Outside of Logan Webb, Sean Hjelle, and Seth Corry, San Francisco is very thin on pitching as they have focused on position player talent since team president Farhan Zaidi took over the reins.

As the Giants prepare for the draft, there are several intriguing pitching prospects who could fall into their lap including:

  1. LHP Reid Detmers
  2. LHP Garrett Crochet
  3. RHP Mick Abel