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Bednar becomes Giants' second shortstop pick

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants selected their second shortstop of the Draft with their seventh-round pick, Brandon Bednar of Florida Gulf Coast University, on Friday.

Florida Gulf Coast has produced some high-profile pitching prospects in recent years, but Bednar marked the first Eagles position player to be drafted in the first 25 rounds.

Bednar is a solid fielder who can play anywhere in the infield. He has a strong arm and is good enough defensively to handle shortstop. Bednar's plus speed could help him run down balls in the outfield and make him a fit as a super-utility player.

His future role will depend on his bat, which is not as advanced as his glove. Bednar has a quick line-drive swing, allowing him to make a lot of contact.

Like Christian Arroyo -- the Giants' first-round pick on Thursday -- San Francisco again opted for versatility with its Draft pick, as the club continues to stock up on middle infielders.

Andrew Owens is an associate reporter for
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