Hello! Happy Wednesday! More importantly, happy Draft day! Yes, today is the first day of the two-day event that is the 2020 MLB Draft.
Here’s all the info you need, trusty San Francisco Giants fan:
WHAT: 2020 MLB Draft, first round and competitive balance A round (picks 1-37)
WHEN: 4 p.m. PT
TV: ESPN and MLB Network (ESPN available with Hulu TV)
GIANTS PICK: 13th overall
MCC DRAFT CONTENT PLANNED: Gamethread at 3:30 p.m., newser with video on whomever the Giants select.
Hope to see you in the gamethread. Enjoy the draft!
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
It would appear that he did. Just one though.
June 10, 2003: Against the Chicago White Sox, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 4th inning off of John Garland, scoring Ray Durham. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, but they would lose 5-3. It was his 16th homer of the year.
- Grant Brisbee on All-Star and Hall of Fame pitchers who didn’t perform well against the Giants (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley looks at what has and hasn’t changed for the Giants since the winter meetings (The Mercury News)
- Ann Killion talks with “Intangibles” author Joan Ryan about how Mike Krukow helps team chemistry (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Pavlovic on how the five-round draft would have impacted players like sixth-round pick Steven Duggar (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Melissa Lockard on how the Giants can afford to take risks in the draft (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Dalton Johnson makes the case for drafting Tyler Soderstrom (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Podcast: Alex Pavlovic an Dalton Johnson preview the draft (NBC Sports Bay Area)
Enjoy draft day everyone!