SF Giants MLB Draft Day 2 targets
The Fun Prep Bats: Blaze Jordan, Kevin Parada, Masyn Winn, David Calabrese
I’ve long been a Blaze Jordan fan, as have thousands of people around the country, but the Mississippi State commit seems likely to head to school if he isn’t drafted relatively early on Day 2. Jordan’s bat is his only carrying tool, as he’s likely earmarked for a future at first base or as a DH, but there’s plenty of bat to dream on. Incredible raw power combines with an advanced hit tool that makes the 17-year-old an easy hitter to dream on.
Unlike Jordan, who has been famous for years from viral home run derby highlight videos, Kevin Parada has been the definition of a pop-up prospect. Parada has an advanced feel to hit and projects to have both above-average hitting and power ability. He’s technically listed as a catcher and admittedly it would be hilarious to see the panic from Giants fans, but Parada seems unlikely to remain behind the plate and is more likely an outfielder or third baseman in the future.
Winn is an exciting two-way player who sits at 92-96 mph off the mound and has a decent slider. Here’s more hotly desired for his potential as a hitter though, Winn combines great bat speed, solid raw power, with plus speed, and potential above-average defense at shortstop. Exciting two-way players are always fun and my favorite type of prospects, but they tend to be harder signs since they like to continue working both ways for as long as possible.
The consensus best Canadian prospect in this draft, Calabrese still is only 17 and is one of the youngest players available this cycle. A plus-plus runner, scouts are confident he’ll be able to cover a lot of ground in centerfield. The bat needs further development, but he shows good bat-to-ball skills and a few scouts think he’ll fill out his 5’10” frame and has potential average power to pair with an above-average hit tool.