Sunday, October 18, 2015

Down on the Farm: Giants 2015 Draft Review Picks 11-20

Once again, letter grades are for current performance only and are just for fun!

Round 11 Pick #336.  CJ Hinojosa, SS.  Short Season:  .296/.328/.481, 5 HR, 189 AB.  Highly touted HS prospect who had a disappointing college career at Texas.  Giants like to draft guys like that.  Strong pro debut for S-K until sidelined by some sort of injury late in the season.  He keeps putting up numbers like this and he could end up being the steal of the 2015 draft.  Grade B+.

Round 12  Pick #366.  Hector Santiago, SS.  Rookie AZL:  .048/.130/.048 in 21 AB.  Puerto Rican HS pick.  Obviously a project.  Grade F*(* denotes possible future upside).

Round 13  Pick #396.  Matt Pope, RHP.  Rookie AZL:  0-2, 4.91, 18.1 IP, 10 BB, 21 K's.  College draftee with so-so numbers in a rookie ball.  Grade D.(remember, this is for current performance only)

Round 14  Pick # 426.  Matt Winn, C.  Rookie AZL:  .143/.219/.214 in 56 AB.  Short Season:  Low A:  .275/.375/.420 in 69 AB's.  Inexplicably put up much better numbers in pitcher friendly Augusta.  Grade C+.

Round 15  Pick #456.  Cody Brickhouse, C.  Rookie AZL:  .208/.358/.245 in 53 AB. High school catcher draftee.  Gets an extra point for a great walk rate.  Grade C-.

Round 16  Pick #486.  Grant Watson, LHP.  Rookie AZL:  2-0, 0.68, 36.2 IP, 8 BB, 40 K's.  Short Season:  0-1, 4.50, 10 IP, 5 BB, 10 K's.  Dominated the AZL which as a senior draftee out of a major college program, he should.  Struggled a bit in S-K, but extremely small sample.  Grade C.

Round 17  Pick #516.  Cameron Avila-Leeper, LHP.  Signed.  DNP.  I think I read somewhere that he underwent TJ surgery, but I could be wrong.

Round 18  Pick #546.  Heath Slatton, RHP.  Rookie AZL:  3-1, 0.79, 22.2 IP, 5 BB, 24 K's, 8 Saves.  Short Season:  0-0, 0.00, 2 IP, 0 BB, 1 K.  College draftee.  Was the closer for the AZL Giants.  Grade B.

Round 19  Pick #576.  Dave Owen, RHP.  Rookie AZL:  1-1, 5.40, 6.2 IP, 3 BB, 7 K's.  Short Season:  3-2, 2.49, 21.2 IP, 6 BB, 16 K's, GO/AO= 2.00.  Grade B.

Round 20  Pick #606.  Travis Eickert, RHP.  Did Not Sign.

1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite time of the year at 'Whenthegiantscometotown'. Love these look backs. This draft review is especially interesting. Would be interested in revisiting the 2014 or even 2013 draft if you have the mind for it.