SF Giants 2021 MLB draft grades
Round 12 (356th): Landen Roupp, RHP, UNC-Wilmington
Round 13 (386th): Jared Dupere, OF, Northeastern
Round 14 (416th): Tyler Myrick, RHP, Florida International
Round 15 (446th): Brooks Baldwin, SS, UNC-Wilmington
Round 16 (476th): Julian Bosnic, LHP, South Carolina
Round 17 (506th): Brett Standlee, RHP, Oklahoma State
Round 18 (536th): Hunter Dula, RHP, Wingate University
Julian Bosnic stands out from the crowd as a legitimate mid-round prospect that could have gone anywhere after round five without batting an eye. The southpaw from South Carolina has flashed high-90s velocity and enough consistency to project as a big-league starter. It would be a boon if he signs, but it’s unclear whether the Giants will have the necessary pool money to get a deal done.
Landen Roupp was an elite performer, posting a sub-3.00 ERA over his career at UNC-Wilmington that lacks a standout pitch but probably deserved a selection late on Day 2. While Roupp is already 22, his teammate Brooks Baldwin is still just 20 and is coming off a breakout season, where he hit 15 home runs and recorded a .933 OPS. He also has fantastic versatility, having played everywhere on the diamond but pitcher and catcher between UNC-Wilmington and the Cape Cod League.
Hunter Dula was a key member of the Wingate rotation en route to the D-II championship. He moved from a high-leverage bullpen role to the rotation and was effective but far from dominant. He seems like a candidate to immediately shift to the bullpen or perhaps work in a swingman capacity.
Similarly, Brett Standlee moved all around the pitching staff for Oklahoma State and finished the year their closer. He relies on a low-90s fastball and sweeping breaking ball.
Jared Dupere absolutely mashed this year for Northeastern, hitting 21 home runs in 43 games. He stole 14 bases but is probably not going to be a difference-maker on the bases at the next level. Limited to a corner defensively, he’s going to have to hit, but he’s excelled in college and at the Futures League.
Finally, while Tyler Myrick might not be the best prospect of the group, he might have the most intriguing path to the pros. Myrick stepped into FIU’s rotation from his first year on campus in 2017 and looked at least like a surefire mid-round prospect before he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2019. Since returning, however, he’s been incredibly erratic and unable to find his pre-injury form. Still, he once flashed three potential big-league pitches, highlighted by a potential plus slider. If it all returns, he could be the steal of the draft.