The #SFGiants Day Two Draft Picks (Video, Twitter Handles, Rankings, Reports/Quotes)

The San Francisco Giants had eight picks on Friday, getting rounds three through ten done today. You can read about their Day One picks here. Earlier this morning, I’ve also written about some of the past round three through ten picks of the past that I invite you to check out. In total, the Giants drafted two high school players, eight collegiate players. Five pitchers, five position players including three outfielders, two players that could profile at the catcher position. All but tenth rounder Mathew Gage bat right. Each high school player taken has been a pitcher.

Round 3: OF Dylan Davis, Oregon State (@Dylan_Davis10, #93 Baseball America, #74, #77 ESPN)

From BA: “The 6-foot, 215-pounder would be a reliever on the mound and has a chance to be an everyday player in the Josh Willingham mold as a hitter, with right-field arm strength. He needs polish defensively and has limited range due to his below-average speed.”

From ESPN: “While Michael Conforto has gotten the most attention at Oregon State, Davis is the better overall prospect with plus power to all parts of the field and a chance to pitch as a power bullpen arm as well. Patience has been an issue for him, but he’s got good feel for hitting and there isn’t a lot of swing and miss in his game. He’s a good athlete with above-average speed, and should be able to handle right field at the professional level.”

Round 4: RHP Logan Webb, Rocklin HS (California) (@QB1_Webb10, #214 Baseball America, has a commit to Cal Poly)

From BA: “Webb’s fastball at times sat in the 94-96 mph range this spring, but he shouldered some heavy workloads, including a 145-pitch start followed by a relief outing three days later where he rarely got out of the 80s. Northern California’s popup prospect, Webb’s velocity and athleticism could push him as high as the third round if teams believe he is signable.”

Round 5: RHP Sam Coonrod, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (@SamCoonrod, #136 Baseball America, #103

From BA: “He has arm strength and arm speed, giving him one of the best fastballs in the college class, sitting in the 93-97 mph range at his best and around 92-93 for most of the spring. Coonrod shows some feel for his changeup, while his hard slider is less consistent. He has effort in his delivery and tends to overthrow, which gives him below-average command, and many scouts consider him a future reliever.”

Round 6: C/1B Skyler Ewing, Rice University (@skyler_ewing, #168 Baseball America, #195

From BA: “He caught four games early in the 2013 season before shifting to first base, where he’s an adequate defender, and had seven games behind the plate this spring. He did catch with some regularity in the Cape Cod League last season and showed average arm strength, but his receiving would need a lot of work. Rice plays him more at first because it leans more on his bat.”

Round 7: CF Seth Harrison, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Notes: Wasn’t ranked on any of the lists I’ve been referring to. He’s a college senior and could be a draftee that the Giants can get for a cheaper sign with the lack of leverage on his side.

Round 8: OF Austin Slater, Stanford University (#139 Baseball America, #84 ESPN) From BA: “Slater has intriguing size and athleticism at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds with above-average speed. He played third base in summer ball the last two years in the New England and Cape Cod leagues, and could move back to the infield in pro ball, with his solid-average arm strength making third base or perhaps second base options. Slater’s swing has some stiffness to it, but he stays inside the ball well and shows power to the gaps. It may not be enough power for a corner profile, however.” From “At the plate, he makes consistent hard contact and has good power to the gaps, though he sometimes gets himself into trouble by selling out for power. In the outfield, he gets good jumps and has a solid arm.” Jim Callis said during the Draft show he wouldn’t be surprised to see Slater move to 3B in the end. From ESPN: “The biggest question for Slater is just where he’ll play as a professional. He doesn’t have the speed to play center field, but the bat may not profile well enough to play a corner outfield spot. He’d profile best as an infielder, and a team could give him a try at second base where he has enough quickness and a solid average arm. The ceiling is an everyday second baseman with above-average power, with his floor being a utility player who can play the corner outfield spots and center field in a pinch.”

Round 9: RHP Stetson Woods, Liberty HS (@TheRealStetson) Jim Callis, “6’8″, so he’s very hard to miss. Very interesting potential, still very raw.” Jonathan Mayo, “Should he go on to the pro game, or to Fresno State where he’s committed?”

Round 10: LHP Mathew Gage, Siena College

Jim Callis, “Mat Gage says an opposing coach was very impressed by the life on his fastball and breaking ball”

Day Three continues tomorrow at 10:00AM PST with rounds eleven through forty having those picks being done. You may start to see some gambles on the higher ranked players as after the first ten rounds all picks have the same designated signing bonus as opposed to there being a sum for the first ten rounds. Names will fly fast and area scouts will look forward to a year’s worth of work paying off when a kid they scouted gets his name called. Oh, and the young man getting called will likely be happy as well.


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