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Giants select lefty Corry in Round 3 of Draft

Righties Cave, Bahr among San Francisco's Day 2 picks
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants stuck with youth at the outset of Tuesday's third round of the 2017 MLB Draft by selecting left-hander Seth Corry from Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah.

Corry became the third consecutive high school player the Giants drafted, following outfielder Heliot Ramos and third baseman Jacob Gonzalez, their first- and second-round choices, respectively, on Monday.

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants stuck with youth at the outset of Tuesday's third round of the 2017 MLB Draft by selecting left-hander Seth Corry from Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah.

Corry became the third consecutive high school player the Giants drafted, following outfielder Heliot Ramos and third baseman Jacob Gonzalez, their first- and second-round choices, respectively, on Monday.

The Draft concludes on Wednesday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 9 a.m. PT.

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The last time the Giants chose high schoolers with their first three picks was 2007, when they grabbed left-hander Madison Bumgarner, right-hander Tim Alderson, outfielder Wendell Fairley and infielder Nick Noonan with their top four selections.

Round 3, 96th overall: Seth Corry, LHP, Lone Peak (Utah) High School
Corry posted a 1.90 ERA and struck out 97 batters in 52 innings as a senior at Lone Peak, for whom he played outfield when he didn't pitch.

Corry, who has committed to attending Brigham Young University, is said to possess above-average breaking stuff and complements that with a fastball that hovers in the 90-92 mph range. His 6-foot-2, 195-pound stature makes it easy to project him in any role on a pitching staff.

Round 4, 126th overall: Garrett Cave, RHP, University of Tampa
The Giants dipped into the college ranks to select right-hander Garrett Cave from Tampa, a Division II school. Cave started and relieved at Florida International University before transferring, reportedly so he could start full-time.

In 18 appearances this year for Tampa, including nine starts, Cave finished 5-2 with a 4.23 ERA. He struck out 84 and walked 32 in 61 2/3 innings.

Video: Draft 2017: Giants draft LHP Seth Corry No. 96

Round 5, 156th overall: Jason Bahr, RHP, University of Central Florida
Bahr actually didn't play collegiate baseball in 2016. Not only was he a walk-on, but he simply didn't see eye-to-eye with the previous coach, who cut him. So Bahr got a job as a lifeguard. But he remained interested enough in baseball to play in the Florida Collegiate Summer League, a six-team wood bat league.

Meanwhile, UCF underwent a coaching change, bringing in Greg Lovelady. Ryan Klosterman, a holdover assistant coach, advised Lovelady that Bahr could help the team. After all, Bahr stood 6-foot-5 and was capable of throwing in the mid-90s. Lovelady welcomed back Bahr -- as a full-fledged member of the team, not as a walk-on this time. Bahr responded by recording a 2.97 ERA in 24 appearances, including five starts. He struck out 98 and walked 15 in 60 2/3 innings. Opponents hit .191 off him.

Video: Draft Report: Garrett Cave, College pitcher

Round 6, 186th overall: Bryce Johnson, CF, Sam Houston State
Johnson improved his slash line incrementally but steadily during three collegiate seasons. At the end of his junior season, he owned a .330 batting average, .418 on-base percentage and .409 slugging percentage.

Johnson's mobility was reflected in his runs total. He scored 147 runs in 184 games, proving that getting around the bases wasn't an issue. He also stole 69 bases in 88 tries during his college career.

Round 7, 216th overall: Logan Harasta, RHP, University of Buffalo
Having established himself as a top reliever last year as a sophomore, Harasta continued to develop this season. Physically imposing at 6-foot-7 and 235 pounds, Harasta recorded a 3.63 ERA in 21 appearances. He struck out 50 and walked 26 in 34 2/3 innings.

Harasta was primarily a starter as a freshman in 2015, and he made the Mid-American Conference's All-Academic team as a sophomore.

Video: Draft Report: Bryce Johnson, College outfielder

Round 8, 246th overall: John Gavin, LHP, Cal State Fullerton
Gavin rooted for the Giants while being raised in nearby San Jose, and graduating from St. Francis High School in Mountain View. Primarily a starter for three seasons with Fullerton, Gavin posted an 8-2 record with a 2.67 ERA in 17 games (16 starts). He struck out 89 batters in 101 innings.

Gavin helped Fullerton qualify for the College World Series for the second time in three years. The Titans will open the competition by facing Oregon State on Saturday.

The Brewers drafted Gavin in the 39th round in 2014, but he didn't sign.

Round 9, 276th overall: Aaron Phillips, RHP, St. Bonaventure University
Phillips still has a thing or two to learn about command, as his 45 walks in 100 2/3 innings this season demonstrated. He also struck out 90 and limited opponents to a .214 batting average, reflecting his potential.

Phillips was named a finalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award. He hit .251 with 26 RBIs in 48 games as a part-time first baseman.

Round 10, 306th overall: Rob Calabrese, C, University of Illinois-Chicago
Calabrese improved dramatically this season. He hit .216 in 25 games as a sophomore in 2016, then surged this year to record a slash line of .353/.425/.583 in 56 games.

A resident of Staten Island, N.Y., Calabrese was rewarded for his effort by being named Horizon League Player of the Year.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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