Four days ago, SB Nation's Jimmy Olsen heard whispers that it was odd how many draft picks the Giants still needed to sign. Turns out we were worrying for nothing -- the first 14 draft picks for the Giants signed and 23 players signed overall, including five high school draftees that weren't sure things.
From the email sent out by the Giants, here are the players who signed:
|2(52)||Aramis Garcia||C||Florida International|
|3(87)||Dylan Davis||RF||Oregon State|
|4(118)||Logan Webb||RHP||Rocklin HS|
|5(148)||Samuel Coonrad||RHP||South Illinois|
|7(208)||Seth Harrison||CF||University of Louisiana-Lafayette|
|9(268)||Stetson Woods||RHP||Liberty HS|
|12(358)||Jameson Henning||SS||Western Illinois|
|13(388)||Luis Lacen||CF||Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy|
|14(418)||Kevin Rivera||2B||Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy|
|19(568)||Richard Amion||CF||Alabama State|
|23(688)||Jordan Johnson||RHP||Cal State Northridge|
|25(748)||Byron Murray||RF||Trinity Christian Academy|
|27(808)||Connor Kaden||RHP||Wake Forest|
|28(838)||Nick Sabo||LHP||Long Beach|
|33(988)||Jared Deacon||C||Cal State Fullerton|
Logan Webb had a commitment to Cal Poly, and the Giants had to pay $140,000 over slot ($600,000 total) to get him to give that up. Stetson Woods had a commitment to Fresno State, and the Giants gave him $175,000 to sign. The highest draft pick to rebuff the Giants was 15th-rounder Benton Moss, who will return to North Carolina for his senior year.
The Giants signed 33 picks last year, by comparison, which means the Giants had room to sign four undrafted free agents this year:
- Christian Lichtenthaler, a shortstop out of Concordia University (already at Salem-Keizer)
- Scott Price, a first baseman from Tennessee
- Evan Potter, a shortstop from San Diego State
- Chase Compton, a first baseman from University of Louisiana-Lafayette
How many All-Star appearances will the Giants get out of this crop? The over/under is 39, with a few Hall of Famers mixed in. Good work, team!