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Hunter Bishop

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:

Wyatt Logan

In the second round, Wyatt Logan, a right-handed throwing, left-handed hitting first baseman from Louisville was selected by the Giants.

Grant McCray

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?

Tyler Fitzgerald

Tyler Fitzgerald, a righty for both hitting and throwing, was selected in the fourth round. He is a shortstop from Louisville University as well.

The Giants Draft Picks were sent a message of congratulations from Brandon Crawford, via Instagram

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.