The Giants will make eight more picks today to add to their draftee list of Hunter Bishop and Logan Wyatt. Assume they will snatch up a pitcher, finally.
Here’s their draft bonus pool info, in case you were wondering:
Round 1: $4,739,900
Round 2: $1,436,900
Round 3: $689,300
Round 4: $497,500
Round 5: $371,600
Round 6: $281,800
Round 7: $220,200
Round 8: $176,300
Round 9: $155,300
Round 10: $145,700
I felt compelled to use a photo of Phil Bickford because 1) it was one of the few pictures under “MLB Draft” in the photo tool, and 2) because I saw this tweet last night:
Phil Bickford made his season debut tonight at Carolina. The line: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, K. Since being acquired in 2016, Bickford has spent three seasons at A+ and one at rookie ball.— Brewers prospects and more, oh my! (@BrewCrewBlue) June 4, 2019
He was the Giants’ first round draft pic in 2015 who wound up being a part of the Will Smith trade. You just never know how these prospects will pan out.
Today’s (as well as tomorrow’s) coverage will run exclusively through MLB.com. The MLB Network coverage we got last night was not great, but the slimmed down version you’ll see on the site today seems like the platonic ideal of how to cover something as intensely nerdy as the MLB Draft.