The Giants have the #10 pick and #51 picks tomorrow afternoon. While the majority of mock drafts had the Giants going with UNLV shortstop Bryson Stott, there’s a decent chance they’ll go in a different direction.
10. Giants: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto (Texas) JC
San Francisco likely will take whomever it deems is the best remaining college arm, but the Giants are also checking out college bats such as Langeliers, UNLV shortstop Bryson Stott and Missouri outfielder Kameron Misner. This is the high-water mark for those last two, as well as the top prep pitcher (Seminole HS, Sanford, Fla., right-hander Matthew Allan) and fast-rising Eastlake High (Chula Vista, Calif.) third baseman Keoni Cavaco.
But only yesterday, Jim Callis disputed his own mock draft:
Cavaco’s stock on the rise
Heading into the final weekend before the Draft begins on Monday, no player is flying up the first round as fast as Eastlake High (Chula Vista, Calif.) third baseman Keoni Cavaco.
Cavaco didn’t generate a lot of preseason hype because he didn’t partake of much of the high school showcase circuit last summer, [...]
Cavaco capped his high school career by leading Eastlake to the California Interscholastic Federation open division title on May 26, sparking the decisive rally in the championship game with a bunt single and closing it out with a scoreless inning on the mound. By that point, he already had established that he had one of the best power/speed combinations in the 2019 prep class and showed the potential for plus tools across the board. He since has wowed teams with a series of private workouts, boosting his stock even higher.
The Twins, who pick at No. 13, are hot on Cavaco’s trail. He has been mentioned as high as No. 10 to the Giants [...]
In an interview with KNBR on Friday, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com still thought that despite all the uncertainty with the new front office, that they’d still probably go with a pitcher at #10, although it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that they’d just go with the best available player, particularly if an outfielder like Hunter Bishop is still available when they pick.
Or, they could really like pitcher Alek Manoah, whose status as a starting pitcher is less certain, but the talent is there.
We’re not going to really have a sense of the organizational philosophy for at least a couple of years, so in that sense, predictions are really just for fun. I’m sure MLB is getting a cut of any prop bets or draft-related bets, and I can’t offer any rewards for guessing here, but just for fun, why don’t you make some predictions here:
Who will be...
Will the Giants draft more infielders than outfielders?
Of their 40 picks, will the Giants draft more position players, pitchers, or an equal number (20/20)?
In what round do you predict the most people on this site will use the “throw myself down the stairs” meme without irony?
Will something weird happen with/to the Giants?*
*-You can define “weird” however you’d like. Will they be hosed by some move or will they do something controversial? That’s the general point of the question.