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Round 5, Pick 136: The Giants know who they like with RHP Keaton Winn

For the second straight pick, the Giants pick a pitcher from community college whom they have picked before.

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We’ve reached the point where the players are going to get harder to learn anything about, except that the Giants like their guys.

With their 5th round pick, the San Francisco Giants took Keaton Winn, from Iowa Western Community College, their second straight community college pick. Just like Blake Rivera in the 4th round, the Giants have previously drafted Winn, in the 20th round of the 2017 draft. He is committed to Mississippi State.

His fastball can touch up to 94, and he pairs it with a good slider, according to Jim Callis on the MLB Network. He worked primarily as the Iowa Western closer, but Callis believes that he could be a starter down the line. Winn finished the season with a 2.23 ERA and 59 strikeouts against 9 walks and 26 hits in 36.1 IP.

Winn is an athlete, and was an All-State wide receiver in high school football, an all-conference basketball player and a winning track star, as well as a 4-time Academic Letter Winner as a high schooler. He lists that his most memorable baseball moment was a 20-strikeout game in high school.

Iowa Western had a loaded pitching staff this year, making it to the Division I JuCo World Series, where they eventually fell to defending champion Chipola College in extra innings. They finished 54-7 overall.

Here is some scouting video of him from 2017. His velocities will have changed since the ones listed in this video.