SAN FRANCISCO—Years from now, Matt Krook could personify the classic riches-to-rags-to-riches story. At the moment, he has gotten merely through Act II.
The Giants selected Krook, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound lefthander from Oregon, in the fourth round last year.
Three years earlier, the Marlins had chosen Krook considerably higher. They made him the 35th overall pick out of San Francisco's St. Ignatius' High but withdrew their contract offer after Krook failed his physical.