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Giants select SS Jimmy Glowenke with 68th overall pick

Glowenke is a right-handed shortstop from Dallas Baptist.

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The San Francisco Giants selected Jimmy Glowenke with the 68th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft on Thursday. Glowenke is a right-handed shortstop from Dallas Baptist.

The Giants used their fourth of seven picks on Glowenke. It came in the compensation round, as the second of two picks the Giants have in the round to make up for losing Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith in free agency.

Glowenke is 21.0 years old, 5’10, and 170 pounds. He’s likely an underslot candidate, so the Giants may be looking to save a little money here and perhaps overslot with some of their final picks.

Glowenke was 197th on Fangraphs’ big board, with a future value of 35+, and 171st on MLB’s. Fangraphs sees him moving off the position at some point in the future:

A pro infielder, but probably not at shortstop. Has raw power but has chosen to be more contact and gap-oriented.

Here’s what MLB had to say about him:

Glowenke’s lone better-than-average tool is his bat, as he makes line-drive contact with ease. He controls the strike zone well and enhances his on-base ability by getting hit by more than his share of pitches. He can provide some doubles and perhaps 10-12 homers per season at the next level, but he didn’t drive the ball with wood bats on the Cape.

Glowenke’s below-average speed almost certainly will push him to second base in pro ball. He’s a sure-handed defender at shortstop, but he lacks the range to stay there. His average arm may be enough to get by at third base in a utility role, though neither it nor his power fits the profile to play regularly at the hot corner.

Here are the Giants picks so far, and their remaining selections:

#13 — Patrick Bailey, C, North Carolina State
#49 — Casey Schmitt, 3B/RHP, San Diego State
#67 — Nick Swiney, LHP, North Carolina State
#68 — Jimmy Glowenke, SS, Dallas Baptist