It was an interesting first day of the 2019 MLB Draft when the Giants selected Arizona State Outfielder Hunter Bishop with their first round pick and tenth overall. The power hitting toolsy left-handed slugging Bishop was rated much higher than tenth in the draft by many experts and it appears most scouts agree Farhan Zaidi made a strong selection.
Hunter Bishop is a graduate of Serra high, home to one Barry Bonds.
Here is a good analysis of the first round selections, courtesy of MLB.
Here is Chris Haft’s column on the Bishop pick.
Here is a cool video from Bishop’s ASU days:
In the second round, Wyatt Logan, a right-handed throwing, left-handed hitting first baseman from Louisville was selected by the Giants.
The Giants’ third round pick was Grant McCray, a high school center fielder, who like Bishop and Logan, bats left and throws right.
See a pattern here?
The Giants Draft Picks were sent a message of congratulations from Brandon Crawford, via Instagram
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Congrats to every player drafted these next few days! As you start your professional careers, keep in mind that these teams are giving you an opportunity to make your dreams become reality. I don’t care if you’re a 1st or 50th rounder, anything is possible. Do higher picks get a little longer leash? Sure. Do later round picks need to prove themselves an extra year in the minors? Sometimes. But in the end, it’s the guys that constantly work to make themselves better and consistently contribute to their teams, that will make it to the big leagues. Don’t let your opportunity go to waste. Good luck. It’s a grind, but it’s worth it. #MLBdraft
One last thing: The Giants play the Mets tonight in Queens. Some guys named Bumgarner and Syndergaard are pitching. First pitch is at 7:10 PM, Tom Seaver time.