#SFGiants First and Second Round #MLBDraft Picks Since 2000
So you’re thinking about the Giants and their first and second round draft picks coming up tomorrow on MLB Network. If the Giants draft a pitcher, you might wonder when the last time they drafted a pitcher happened to be. Thank goodness, the folks at Baseball Reference put together a page where you can check out whom the Giants drafted, and you’d be able to say, “Oh yea, Chris Stratton, one pick after Michael Wacha.” Looking for a collegiate position player in the first round? Look no further than Gary Brown, one pick after the Marlins’ Christian Yelich. Some of these players are on top prospect lists, others you have become familiar with, while the rest you either don’t know, or might have a negative reaction to for whatever reason. The Giants had no first round picks in 2004-2005. If you would like to know why, you can look on this page towards the bottom. Not the best of times.
Just going to put this out there: I miss Noah Lowry. Before you jump on Gary Brown, realize that only Heath Hembree, Seth Rosin, and Mike Kickham have reached the majors from the 2010 Giants Draft signees onward. Encouraging to see three-fifths of the 2014 rotation here, though I’ll understand if you’re unhappy with a certain 2006 pick still being there. It was an upside sign this off-season, for sure. The second round is also an interesting trip down memory lane, with no picks in 2005-2008, although there were supplementary picks that happened in 2006-2008.
Man, those are some names. Yes, you should be happy they made the majors, but growing up, not all of those names were harvesting happy memories. Thank you Tommy Joseph for getting the Giants the outfielder known as Hunter Pence. Andrew Susac could be a step away from the majors after he gets healthy. Still a lot left to be seen out of Agosta and Jones.
Hopefully on Thursday I’ll be able to put together something like this for the third-tenth rounds, which will be done on Friday. I doubt I’ll reach as far back as the year 2000, maybe take a look at those players that actually reached the majors. Not an easy task for these players, a lot of them having a long developmental path ahead of them after being drafted!