Wednesday, June 6, 2018

2018 MLB Draft: Review on Day 1 and Day 2 Selections

The first two days of the MLB Draft has officially come to an end and after the top 5 to 7 picks have been selected, mocks really started to blow up as guys like Kyler Murray, Grayson Rodriguez, and Jordan Groshans became surprise selections and the fall of Matthew Liberatore, Nolan Gorman, and Brady Singer are also part of the shockers. We saw two Florida teammates pitching for the same team in Singer and Kowar to the Royals, Alec Bohm seemingly getting heckled by the female interviewer, Rays making great selections, and more. For the Giants, given all of the whack of the first day of the draft and all the wrenches that were thrown, things went well for them, to possibly a boring one as the names that were tagged on them all along on tons of mock drafts for a couple of months now went to their lap with the selections of Joey Bart and Sean Hjelle (pronounced Jelly). In this post, I will give you my in-depth reports of Bart and Hjelle and my reactions on each pick. Also included is the quick hitters on Day 2 draftees. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

2018 MLB Draft: My Draft Big Board

It has been a while since I posted content here! I have been dialed in my studies and at last, the finals are finally over. Let's see if everything's all cleared so that I will graduate this June!

It is going to be a little more than 2 weeks of waiting and the 2018 MLB Draft will be underway. There are several industry sources who are providing valuable information with regards to the draft (some are free, some are paid and I am definitely not one of those industry sources) and with regards to the Giants, the media seems to be sure that the Giants are casting a wide net in this year's draft with their number 2 overall pick. In this edition, I'm going to try to sift through all of this chatter and show you my draft board for this year. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

2018 MLB Draft: Profiling Matthew Liberatore and Alec Bohm

It's going to be a few hours until the Minor Leagues will have their Opening Day, a week after their parent clubs held their own and I'm just as excited with the prospects in the Giants organization that either will be having their debuts in their new clubs or having their second season or more with the team. On the draft side, the top of the class is now pretty much determined and the intel from the teams are now starting to surface up. The Giants now as a nice pool of prospects to choose from with the number 2 pick with this year's draft. What is not clear however is the talent pool for the succeeding picks and I'll probably going to have more info on them as I continue to digest information. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 MLB Draft: Early Draft Rumblings + Something Extra

Hello, folks! Baseball is certainly in full swing as Spring Training games are underway and the college baseball and high school baseball in the warm areas are also in their early season. With plenty of early season baseball also comes the early performances of top prospects for the 2018 MLB draft. I'm going to share my thoughts on the prospects and possible draft strategies that the Giants could run. Also, I'm going to share my opinion in the recently released MLB.com Giants Top 30 list.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

2018 Top Prospects Primer

It's been a long while since I posted something in my blog mainly because of the academic stuff that I have been doing for the whole semester and hopefully to graduate in college this year so I hope you all wish me good luck on it. Also part of it is my fascination towards football and I am rooting for the Saints to win it all this season although I am personally a Packer fan. I will probably not going to do further scouting reports for the Giants prospects as plenty can still be applied to the same prospects from the previous years and I'll add on my own scouting report while discussing prospects. Without further ado, here's the prospect primer for 2018.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2018 MLB Draft: First Taste of What's To Come

It's been a long, sometimes unwatchable season for the San Francisco Giants that started with a walk-off loss and ended with a walk-off victory. September has been a grind for the fans and is a real test of patience and loyalty to the club. Me, I haven't really watched the final month of the season as I'm resting and dedicating myself into my studies.

While plenty are going to be watching the postseason, I'm honestly delighted that this will be the first time in my life as a Giants fan that the club will be picking at the top of the draft. The Pablo walk-off homer might have cost the Giants their first ever first overall selection in the 2018 MLB draft as well as more than $500,000 in bonus pool but with no clear-cut number 1 draft prospect, the Giants is still in a lofty spot to dream big and MASSIVELY (yes, massively) raise the bar of the talent in their pipeline with the first selection (2nd overall pick) almost guaranteeing a spot in the Top 100 prospect list in the mid-season (unless some guy named Heliot will shine even more next year). 

If you're not going to read this, you'll just probably think that draft the best possible guy that the Detroit Tigers will not pick. I can get behind that idea but with the way top teams have been playing the bonus pool game up top in the recent years, it's not a guarantee that the front office will just shell out slot money on their first round selection. 

With that said, here are my thoughts on the best of the best in next year's draft class.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Prospect Reports for the 2017 Giants: Bahr, Howard, Anderson, Genoves

Hello! I know it's still very early in the season but I feel it's time to whip out my full prospect reports for the Giants prospects because I feel I'm going to run out of time while I'm doing my thesis. I have put hundreds of hours watching tons of videos of prospects from various sources, recording MiLB broadcasts from the start of the 2017 season and rewatching it, looking at the finer details, comparing past to current videos. I hope you like reading my reports that I made for you kind reader even though I'm not a real scout. I wish I can do an audio file for a better way to say what I want to say on every prospect but I don't know how to upload one here on this site.

In my second set of reports, I'm going to share my thoughts on 2017 draftee and an inspiring athlete in Jason Bahr, San Jose Giants infielder Ryan Howard, newest addition to the organization righty Shaun Anderson, and top international signee of the organization a few years ago Ricardo Genoves.

FanGraphs profiles will open upon clicking the prospect names.