The San Francisco Giants made it two pitchers in as many rounds in the 2021 MLB Draft on Monday, when they used their second round pick — No. 50 overall — on Fordham University left-handed pitcher Matt Mikulski.
Mikulski is 6’2, 205 pounds, and 22.2 years old. Funnily enough, He came in at exactly No. 50 on MLB’s big board. He also came in at No. 38 on Fangraphs’ big board. ESPN is a bit lower on Mikulski, ranking him as their No. 99 prospect in this draft.
Let’s check some film:
And if you want to hear him talk about his pitches, here’s a good video:
Mikulski is projected by many to be a pitcher out of the bullpen, so we’ll have to wait and see if the Giants view him more as a starter or a reliever. He has a four-pitch repertoire, and hits 98 on his fastball.
After a fairly rough (and pandemic-truncated) 2020, Mikulski was dominant in 2021, with a 1.45 ERA, a 0.820 WHIP, and a whopping 124 strikeouts in 68.1 innings, with just 27 walks.
Given his age and that control, he’ll probably have a chance to fly through the system. We’ll see if he can make that happen.
Welcome to the Giants, Matt Mikulski.
Giants 2021 Draft Results
R1, No. 14: RHP Will Bednar
R2, No. 50: LHP Matt Mikulski