The first truly off-the-board pick of the night is made by the Giants. San Francisco takes St. John's grinder middle infielder Joe Panik, who was No. 67 on BA's Top 200.
Panik has a nice track record and profile, though. He's a lefthanded-hitting shortstop who fits better at second base down the line for some scouts, but his bat will play there. Panik batted .398/.509/.642 this season, better numbers than he had as a sophomore, and added 21 stolen bases. But his speed won't be a big factor at the pro level.
For Giants fans, Panik's profile is similar to that of Freddy Sanchez, except he has a more polished approach and isn't allergic to walks. It's interesting that he went higher than North Carolina's Levi Michael, a similar player who appears to be falling a bit.
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