SF Giants MLB Draft 2020 recap: Uninspiring picks but system shows improvement
SF Giants 144th pick overall: Pitcher Ryan Murphy, Le Moyne College
In a five-round draft, if you pay close enough attention, you would expect to have a general sense of each player selected. However, in some cases, you are thrown a curveball and that is what Ryan Murphy represents.
Despite the low profile, Murphy has strung together a very impressive collegiate career. In three seasons, the right-hander generated a 16-9 overall record with a 3.40 ERA and 215 strikeouts in 203.2 innings.
He has never had a problem getting swinging strikes against Division II competition, and he uses a repeatable arm delivery that enables him to command his arsenal well. My concern is that he lives too much in the strike zone, which may expose him to leaving mistakes down the middle.
He features a low-90s fastball that he pairs with three secondary offerings. His repertoire grades out as average.
In total, this looks like a bit of an underwhelming draft class. Of course, assertions like this could eventually look pretty goofy in a couple of years.
The Giants farm system is moving in the right direction but did the needle move with any of these picks. Again it is too early to tell, but each pick looks to be more on the safe side thereby carrying lower ceilings.
In my opinion, they have added more mid-level talent to the organizational pipeline, which is a tough sell. Regardless, this will be a testament to the organization’s ability to take the tools that each pick carries, and turn them into major league players. No pressure, right?