San Francisco Giants

Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Player Position School State Bonus
1 29 Joe Panik SS St. John's N.Y. $1,116,000
The phrase scouts use most often when describing Panik says a lot about the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder from Yonkers, N.Y.: "He's just a good baseball player who can hit." His bat is his only plus tool, but he plays the game the right way and makes the most of his ability. Panik thrived in the Cape Cod League last summer and was the circuit's No. 24 prospect after hitting .297 with eight doubles and two home runs for Yarmouth-Dennis. He manipulates the barrel well and has a short, compact lefthanded swing that generates gap power and consistent hard contact. Scouts rave about Panik's disciplined, polished approach and strike-zone awareness. He had labrum surgery after his freshman year, and he has difficulty with throws deep in the hole, but his hands work well. He profiles best as a bat-first second baseman, though he could play short in a pinch because of his instincts. A thin crop of college middle infielders puts Panik in prime position to get popped in the first few rounds.
1s 49 Kyle Crick RHP Sherman (Texas) HS Texas $900,000
Crick played mostly first base for Sherman as a junior a year ago, but began to realize his future was on the mound when he hit 94 mph with his fastball on the showcase circuit during the summer. He since has emerged as the top pitching prospect in the Texas high school ranks this spring. Working from a high three-quarters arm slot, he consistently has dealt in the low 90s, peaking at 97 mph and featuring late life on his heater. His mid-70s curveball is a plus pitch at times, though it lacks command and consistency because he overthrows it. Crick also will flash an above-average slider and fiddles around with a splitter and a changeup, but he's essentially still in the early stages of learning to pitch. He's mainly an arm-strength guy right now, but it's impressive arm strength. There's effort in the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder's delivery, and he'd do a better job of living in the strike zone if he took a more direct line toward the plate. He has committed to Texas Christian.
2 86 Andrew Susac C Oregon State Ore. $1,100,000
Susac gets mixed reviews from scouts in the Northwest this spring, but scouting directors saw him at his best last summer and catching is at even more of a premium than usual this year, so he could still be a first-rounder. He broke the hamate bone in his left wrist midway through the season but was back in game action a month later, even getting back behind the plate. During the layoff, Susac still threw regularly and did drills to improve his footwork behind the plate. He has above-average arm strength and can shut down a running game. He needs to improve his receiving skills, as his hands can get a little stiff, but he's a good athlete who blocks well. Susac has a good approach at the plate, which Beavers coaches attribute to him seeing quality stuff from their pitchers day in and day out. He has more power than a pure feel for hitting. He uses a high leg kick as part of his load, which can disrupt his timing and rhythm at times, but when he's in sync he shows above-average pop, mostly to his pull side. His success on the Cape carried over to this season and helped his confidence behind the plate.
3 116 Ricky Oropesa 1B Southern California Calif. $550,000
A heralded two-way recruit, Oropesa scrapped pitching his freshman year and quickly became one of the Pac-10's premier power hitters, slugging 33 home runs over his first two seasons and leading the Cape Cod League with seven long balls in 2010. He also led the Cape with 52 strikeouts, after fanning 51 times in 235 at-bats for the Trojans. He has decreased his strikeout rate and increased his walk rate this spring, but his power numbers have also dropped with the less-potent metal bats--he has just six homers through 186 at-bats. Still, Oropesa is a strong, physical specimen at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, and he has well above-average raw power from the left side. He'll need to become a better hitter because he still struggles against lefthanded pitching and is prone to chasing breaking balls. His swing gets long at times, but he has enough bat speed to punish even premium fastballs. Some scouts think he has a chance to become an average hitter in time. Oropesa has a plus-plus arm but needs a lot of work on his glove positioning and fundamentals at third base. He profiles better as an average defensive first baseman, where his arm is largely wasted. He's a well below-average runner.
4 147 Bryce Bandilla LHP Arizona Ariz. $185,000
Bandilla has a lot of qualities scouts like: He's a beast at 6-foot-4, 237 pounds and can get his fastball up to 97 mph from the left side. He hasn't been consistent this year, however, and while he has the most electric stuff in Arizona's bullpen, he has pitched mostly in the middle innings and hasn't been trusted to close. When his stuff is on, it's undeniable. His fastball sits in the 92-95 mph range, and his best secondary offering is an above-average changeup that he has a good feel for. He throws a slurvy breaking ball in the bullpen but rarely uses it in games. He needs work on his fastball command and has some effort in his delivery as he flies open a little bit. Still, he could get a chance to start as a pro because his velocity from the left side is so rare.
5 177 Chris Marlowe RHP Oklahoma State Okla. $145,000
Burch Smith (then at Howard JC) and Marlowe (Navarro JC) ranked as the top junior college prospects in Texas last year, and now they're the best college prospects in Oklahoma. Marlowe averaged 17.3 strikeouts per nine innings at Navarro, a rate that would have led all juco pitchers had he worked enough innings to qualify. He has been just as devastating at Oklahoma State, and his 15.5 whiffs per nine in the regular season would top NCAA Division I if he had enough innings. Both his fastball and curveball can be plus-plus pitches at times, though he relies on the latter too much. He pitches at 92-95 mph and tops out at 97 with his fastball, and he throws his curve at 83-84 mph. Though he's athletic, Marlowe isn't physical at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds. He has some effort in his delivery, which hampers his ability to throw strikes, and isn't as sharp when used on consecutive days. A 21st-round pick of the Blue Jays a year ago, Marlowe should be one of the first relievers drafted in 2011.
6 207 Josh Osich LHP Oregon State Ore. $450,000
Scouts have always loved Osich's arm strength and body, and he was a seventh-round pick of the Angels last year, even though he didn't throw a pitch following Tommy John surgery. After showing what he can do when healthy, he should go significantly higher this time around. A key component to Oregon State's weekend rotation, Osich matched his career innings pitched total for the Beavers in the fifth inning of his no-hitter against UCLA on April 30. His repertoire mostly consists of a 93-94 mph heater that he can dial up to 97 and a changeup, though he started mixing in a breaking ball this spring. His changeup and command have both improved, and the breaking ball took his game to a new level. His power arsenal, injury history and age (22) mean a team will likely put Osich on a fast track to the big leagues as a reliever, where he has the stuff, work ethic and mental toughness to succeed.
7 237 Ray Black RHP Pittsburgh Pa. $225,000
Righthander Ray Black just missed the BA Top 200, thanks in part to the difficulty scouts had in seeing him. While Black has some of the hardest stuff on the East Coast this year, Pittsburgh has used him sparingly in relief, and one scout failed to catch an appearance after watching six games. At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, Black is a pure power guy. He can sit 94-97 mph with his fastball while mixing in an average to plus slider in the mid-80s. He doesn't always know where his pitches are going, however, and opponents were hitting .280 against him. In 18 innings, he was 1-1, 6.62 with four saves, 24 walks and 30 strikeouts, though he did have only one wild pitch and no hit batters. Black had Tommy John surgery coming out of high school and redshirted as a freshman. He also missed time with a knee injury and pitched just 17 innings in 2010. The team that buys into his stuff will bank on the idea that Black is just raw.
8 267 Jean Delgado SS Caguas (P.R.) Military Academy P.R. $125,000
Delgado is smallish at 5-foot-11, 150 pounds and has middle infield actions. He lacks strength, but that doesn't stop him from taking a big hack and showing solid bat speed as well as good barrel awareness. His arm strength makes him profile better at second base than shortstop long term.
9 297 Derek Law RHP Miami Dade JC Fla. $125,000
Law scares off evaluators with his rough arm action and hard delivery, though he shows a fastball in the 89-93 mph range and holds his velocity. He dominated juco competition (8-5, 2.35, 121/16 SO/BB ratio in 92 innings) with his fastball and power downer curve.
10 327 Kentrell Hill OF Arkansas Baptist JC Ark. $100,000
Kentrell Hill is the state's lone junior-college contribution, and he has a shot to sneak into the first 10 rounds thanks to his loud tools. While Hill is raw at the plate, he has made adjustments to use his hands more and showed improvement. His power will be the last tool to come. The rest of his tools and his makeup earn plenty of praise. He's an above-average runner who has turned in 6.5-second times over 60 yards, and he has an above-average arm as well. Hill has the speed to cover center field and a solid 6-foot, 185-pound frame. His work ethic and aptitude earn high marks as well. He could be a summer follow, as he's slated to play in the wood-bat Coastal Plain League this summer. He's an Oral Roberts recruit if he doesn't sign.
11 357 Christian Diaz OF Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. P.R. $100,000
12 387 Kelby Tomlinson SS Texas Tech Texas
Shortstop Kelby Tomlinson starred for two years at Seward County (Kan.) CC and then in the Jayhawk League last summer, where he rated as the top position prospect and led Liberal to the National Baseball Congress World Series championship. His speed is his only plus tool, but he's a steady defender at short and has a patient approach at the plate. A 6-foot-3, 175-pound righthanded hitter, he'll never have much pop and will need to get stronger so pitchers won't pound him inside in pro ball.
13 417 Adam Paulencu RHP Vancouver Island (B.C.) British Columbia
Righthander Adam Paulencu can run his fastball up to 92 mph with good movement.
14 447 Garrett Buechele 3B Oklahoma Okla.
Buechele originally signed with Kansas, but changed his mind after the Jayhawks wanted to convert him into a catcher. After transferring to Oklahoma and sitting out 2008 in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, he has been one of the Sooners' best hitters for the last three years. The 6-foot, 205-pounder makes consistent contact, uses the whole field and has average power from the right side of the plate. He's a cerebral hitter with a good approach, no surprise considering that his father Steve played 11 years in the big leagues. While Buechele has good hands and instincts at third base, his arm is just decent and his speed is well below-average. He doesn't profile well defensively at any position, which detracts from his bat and his bloodlines. The Rangers drafted him in the 18th round a year ago, when he was a redshirt sophomore.
15 477 Tyler Leslie RHP Silverado HS, Victorville, Calif. Calif.
Righthander Tyler Leslie is uncommitted and figures to sign out of high school this spring. He flashed velocity this spring, running his fastball into the 91-94 mph range, but his control and feel for pitching have a long way to go. At his best, he also flashes a decent slurve with promise.
16 507 Clayton Blackburn RHP Santa Fe HS, Edmond, Okla. Okla. $150,000
17 537 Paul Davis RHP Florida Atlantic Fla.
Florida Atlantic's top draft pick should be Paul Davis, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound righthander who transferred in from Pensacola (Fla.) JC after being drafted by the Red Sox in the 29th round last year. Davis has traits that make him a likely reliever, such as velocity (he has touched 94 mph), a solid slider, an emotional nature and excellent competitiveness. He also has shown an ability to maintain his velocity deep in games, touching 93 in the ninth inning of one start, and impressive consistency. He tied for the Sun Belt Conference lead in complete games (three) and wins (seven) in the regular season.
18 567 Cristian Otero SS Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. P.R. $150,000
Otero has a better chance to stay at short than Jean Delgado, has good fundamentals with his footwork and soft hands, and shows the ability to use the whole field. That's his best attribute offensively, as he shows little power.
19 597 Cody Hall RHP Southern La.
20 627 Mitchell Beacom LHP UCLA Calif.
UCLA lefthander Mitchell Beacom has a future in pro ball as a left-on-left specialist, though his stuff is underwhelming. His funky delivery and sidearm slot give him deception, and his 85-88 mph fastball has some sink and run. He also uses a Frisbee slider that is adequate against lefthanders. He needs to develop a viable changeup if he is to succeed against righthanded hitters in pro ball.
21 657 Andrew Triggs RHP Southern California Calif.
USC righthander Andrew Triggs, who had Tommy John surgery as a prep senior and redshirted in 2008, entered his 2010 sophomore season with serious draft buzz after a strong fall, but an uneven spring caused him to drop to the 24th round and he returned to school. His stuff hasn't been as electric in 2011, but he has competed hard on Fridays for the Trojans, going 5-4, 3.67 with 72 strikeouts and 28 walks in 91 innings. For much of the season, the rap on Triggs was that he looked great for three or four innings, before his velocity dropped. He got stronger down the stretch, holding his 88-90 mph velocity deeper into games and peaking at 91. His best asset is the heavy sink on his two-seam fastball, and he complements it with a sweeping curveball and an occasional changeup. He's a strike-thrower with good feel for pitching. His medical track record makes clubs wary, and he profiles as a middle reliever in pro ball.
22 687 Cameron McVey RHP Biola (Calif.) Calif.
Biola closer Cameron McVey is a physically mature 22-year-old junior righthander with some arm strength. He'll show a 92-93 mph fastball and spin a breaking ball that's serviceable at best, with a poor arm action.
23 717 Jonathan Jones 3B Vanier (Que.) JC Quebec
24 747 Keith Bilodeau RHP Maine Maine
Bilodeau is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound righty with a decent curveball and an 89-91 mph fastball, though scouts think he could add velocity. Bilodeau spent the last two summers pitching in the Cape Cod League.
25 777 Demondre Arnold RHP Middle Georgia JC Ga.
Matt Taylor's teammate DeMondre Arnold, a 6-foot-3, 200-pounder who was a 37th-round pick of the Rays last season, also has a chance to be drafted. Arnold concentrated on pitching as a freshman this year and threw in the low 90s, though he's quite raw and wasn't able to earn a consistent roster spot for his juco team.
26 807 Joe Biagini RHP UC Davis Calif. $175,000
27 837 Jack Snodgrass LHP Austin Peay State Tenn.
In regional play, Snodgrass dominated Georgia Tech for seven innings to improve his stock. He works off a mid- to upper-80s two-seam fastball and has built up arm strength all year, recovering from labrum surgery in 2010. His changeup is his best secondary pitch.
28 867 Tyler Mizenko RHP Winthrop S.C.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Mizenko was solid in the Cape Cod League last year, and had pitched well for Winthrop this spring after moving into a starting role. He had 20 saves his first two seasons and was 93-94 mph with his fastball in the Cape. As a starter, he pitched with an average fastball at best and mixed in both a curveball and slider to go with a changeup. He pounded the strike zone all season, but his delivery has too much effort for him to start in pro ball. His fastball has excellent life from a low three-quarters slot, even though it's thrown with a four-seam grip, and he has the makeup to fit as a middle reliever.
29 897 Eldred Barnett OF Grambling State La.
30 927 David Fischer RHP Connecticut Conn.
David Fischer came out firing this season, working at 90-92 mph and touching 93 with his fastball on UConn's spring trip to Florida, which had some scouts projecting him into the first 10 rounds. Since then, his velocity leveled off and he has been inconsistent, making scouts think of him as more of a senior sign. His fastball has good tilt and sink, while his changeup is average.
31 957 Phil McCormick LHP Missouri Mo.
32 987 Mike Mergenthaler OF Richmond Va.
33 1017 Brock Bennett C Alabama Ala.
34 1047 Ben Thomas 1B Xavier Ohio
35 1077 Shawn Payne OF Georgia Southern Ga.
36 1107 Austin Lubinsky RHP Minnesota Minn.
Fellow Minnesota righthander Austin Lubinsky's stuff is similar to that of Oakes, though he comes in a smaller package at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds. Lubinsky is athletic and has solid mechanics, which allow him to fill the strike zone. He has an 88-92 mph fastball that can get straight at times, as well as a decent low-80s slider and an effective changeup.
37 1137 Michael Williams C Kentucky Ky.
38 1167 Bryan Nicholson 1B Concordia (Calif.) Calif.
39 1197 Ryan Holland LHP Memphis Tenn.
40 1227 Alan Garcia RHP Eastern Arizona JC Ariz.
Eastern Arizona righthander Alan Garcia, a native of Hermosillo, Mexico, has a 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame and drew scouts by touching 95 mph with his fastball early in the season. He was inconsistent and mostly pitched in the 87-91 mph range, however, and had an appendectomy that also slowed him down. A team may give him a shot later in the draft, hoping that the 95 mph fastball returns. If he doesn't sign, he will pitch for Azusa Pacific next year.
41 1257 Steven Neff LHP South Carolina S.C.
42 1287 Danny Sandbrink RHP Stanford Calif.
43 1317 Drew Stiner C Owasso (Okla.) HS Okla.
Drew Stiner, Dylan Bundy's catcher at Owasso, has a well above-average arm and solid receiving skills. Scouts aren't as sold on the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder's bat speed and pull-happy approach from the right side of the plate, so he could wind up at Oklahoma State.
44 1347 Travious Relaford SS Hinds (Miss.) CC Miss. $100,000
Shortstop Travious Relaford, a cousin of ex-big leaguer Desi Relaford. Travious hit just .280 for Hines this spring with seven extra-base hits and remains raw in all phase offensively. Defensively, he has the athleticism and arm strength for shortstop, though his skills need refinement.
45 1377 Brian Maloney LHP Franklin Pierce (N.H.) N.H.
Brian Maloney has put up gaudy numbers for the last few years and shattered the school's strikeout record early in his senior year, and he whiffed 115 batters through 13 starts this year. A 6-foot, 185-pound pitchability lefthander, Maloney has a fastball that tops out around 88 mph and pitches off his secondary stuff, including an average curveball and changeup. Maloney will be taken late as a senior sign.
46 1407 Elliott Blair OF Oklahoma Okla.
47 1437 Marc Frazier 3B Newnan (Ga.) HS Ga.
48 1467 Jake Smith RHP Campbell N.C.
49 1497 Benny Sosnick 2B Jewish Community HS of the Bay, San Francisco Calif.
50 1526 Waldyvan Estrada OF International Baseball Academy, Cieba, P.R. P.R.