SF Giants: What to look for on Day 2 of the MLB draft

By Marc Delucchi
SF Giants hat in the dugout. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Let’s look at who the SF Giants might take on Day 2 of the MLB draft

The San Francisco Giants got their draft started Wednesday, selecting catcher Patrick Bailey out of NC State. He immediately ranks as the ninth best prospect in the Giants system and you can read a full scouting report on him here.

The bulk of the Giants’ work is left for today. In round 2-5 the Giants have six picks, one in each round alongside a pair of compensation picks for the loss of lefthanded pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith in free agency.

A number of big names are still on the board and I’ll take a deeper dive into some of my favorites and also get into how likely they are to end up in the Giants organization. Still, there tend to be a few primary types of players to watch.

The top talent available will primarily lean towards high school players who were unable to find an agreement on Day 1. Most of them are destined for college at this point, but some will agree to take well-above slot signing bonuses to turn pro. It’s hard to know at this point who those guys will be, but a few names seem more likely than others.

Otherwise, after Round 2 expect a strange mix of team’s sticking to big boards drafting the best available prospects and “reaching” on players who may not be ranked as highly, but have a solid set of tools and have bonus demands that fit the team’s budget.

Here are some of my favorite names to watch today: