On June 9th and 10th MLB will hold it annual First Year Player draft.. This years draft is considered to feature three top hitters (Ackley, Green and Tate) and plenty of pitching. The Giants will have the sixth pick in the draft.
1. Washington Nationals
2. Seattle Mariners
3. San Diego Padres
4. Pittsburgh Pirates
5. Baltimore Orioles
6. San Francisco Giants
The consensus #1 pick is RHP Stephen Strasburg. Most talent evaluators agree that not only will Strasburg be the top prospect in the game immediately after signing, but that he is nearly major league ready right now. The Nationals President Stan Kasten believes his organization will draft the best player available (BPA) and will sign him. Strasburg's agent Scott Boras has thrown out the outrageous number of $50MM.
Who will be available at the sixth pick?
Should the Giants draft a pitcher?
Adding to the intrigue is that Strasburg, Ackley, Green, and Tate are represented by Boras.