Hello, and happy Friday.
On Thursday, the San Francisco Giants signed three draft picks: Casey Schmitt (San Diego State 3B/RHP, second round), Jimmy Glowenke (Dallas Baptist SS, second round compensation), and Ryan Murphy (Le Moyne RHP, fifth round).
OFFICIAL: #SFGiants have signed three additional players from this year’s First-Year Player Draft— SFGiants (@SFGiants) July 2, 2020
• IF Casey Schmitt (49th pick)
• IF Jimmy Glowenke, (68th pick)
• RHP Ryan Murphy (144th pick)https://t.co/1EU1E2RZGa
On Wednesday, when I wrote about the Giants signing Patrick Bailey (North Carolina State C, first round), I mentioned that they’d already signed Kyle Harrison (De La Salle High School LHP, third round). It turns out the Giants hadn’t actually signed Harrison, but rather just agreed to a bonus figure with him. Now they’re in the process of signing everyone else and making Harrison’s figure work.
According to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis, Murphy is signing for just $25,000, only $5,000 more than the undrafted free agents got. That shouldn’t be a big surprise, since he wasn’t projected to get drafted.
5th-rder Ryan Murphy signs with @SFGiants for $25k (slot 144 value = $379k). Le Moyne RHP, top D-II pick in @MLBDraft, throws strikes with three pitches, @TheNECBL pitcher of the year last summer. #WearAMask— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 2, 2020
Glowenke commanded a bit more, but still went well underslot.
Supplemental 2nd-rder Jimmy Glowenke signs with @SFGiants For $600k (slot 68 value = $953,100). Dallas Baptist SS, VG contact hitter/OBP guy, sure hands, projected to go in 4th-5th rd b/c he didn't play in field this spring following offseason elbow surgery. @MLBDraft #WearAMask— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 2, 2020
The slot money for Schmitt has yet to be reported, but between the reported figures for Bailey, Murphy, and Glowenke, the Giants should be roughly $1.1 million underslot. The reported agreement with Harrison is for roughly $1.8 million overslot, which means the Giants need to go under by about $700,000 in the deals for Schmitt, Nick Swiney (North Carolina State LHP, second round compensation), and R.J. Dabovich (Arizona State RHP, fourth round).
I would expect those deals to be announced soon.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
July 3, 1995: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 8th inning off of Xavier Hernandez. It gave the Giants an 8-7 lead, which was the final score. It was his 14th homer of the year.
July 3, 1997: Against the Oakland A’s, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning of Brad Rigby, scoring Jose Vizcaino. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 6-4. It was his 20th homer of the year.
July 3, 1999: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 3rd inning off of Chan Ho Park, scoring Bill Mueller. It gave the Giants a 4-1 lead, and they would win 9-1 (Beat LA). It was his 9th homer of the year.
July 3, 2007: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning off of Aaron Harang, scoring Ray Durham. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 7-3. It was his 17th homer of the year.
- Podcast: Roger Munter talks J2 with Bed Badler (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on Giants pitchers who would have been Cy Young candidates over a 60-game season (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Podcast: Grant Brisbee and Andrew Baggarly on the Giants growing player pool (The Athletic, free)
- Alex Pavlovic on how Zack Cozart will be the team’s highest paid player in 2020 (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Maria Guardado answers questions about the Giants (MLB)
- Alex Pavlovic on the veteran starting pitchers (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Bruce Jenkins ponders the state of sports media during the coronavirus (SF Chronicle)
- Eno Sarris ranks the top brewery prospects in each MLB city (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Shawn Childs on the Giants fantasy options (SI)
Have a wonderful Friday, one and all.