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2019 San Francisco Giants First-Year Player Draft information

June 5, 2019

GIANTS DRAFT SELECTIONS: The San Francisco Giants completed the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft today. The Giants selected 14 pitchers, one catcher, 16 infielders and nine out-fielders. San Francisco selected 11 players from high school and 29 from college. GIANTS SELECT CF HUNTER BISHOP WITH THEIR FIRST ROUND

GIANTS DRAFT SELECTIONS: The San Francisco Giants completed the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft today. The Giants selected 14 pitchers, one catcher, 16 infielders and nine out-fielders. San Francisco selected 11 players from high school and 29 from college.

GIANTS SELECT CF HUNTER BISHOP WITH THEIR FIRST ROUND PICK: The San Francisco Giants selected center fielder Hunter Bishop (Arizona State) with the tenth overall selection in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced tonight. Bishop, 20, had a breakout season with the Sun Devils in 2019, hitting .342 with 67 runs scored, 16 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs and 63 RBI in 57 games. He sits fifth nationally with 22 home runs, just five shy of ASU’s single season record (27 by Mitch Jones in 2000). The 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior is a semifinalist for the NCAA’s prestigious Golden Spikes award. He was named Perfect Game and D1Baseball’s Midseason Player of the Year and was tabbed as a Pac-12 All-Conference First Team selection. He’s ranked in the Pac-12 top-10 in every major offensive category.

GIANTS SELECT 1B LOGAN WYATT WITH THEIR SECOND ROUND SELECTION: With the 51st overall pick, the Giants selected infielder Logan Wyatt from Lou-isville. The left-hander hit .291 with 11 doubles, nine home runs, 52 RBI and 68 walks in 63 games for the Cardinals in 2019. His 68 walks led the ACC Conference, while his .466 OBP ranked fourth in the ACC. Wyatt is just one free pass shy of Louisville’s single-season record of 69 walks set by Kevin Malone in 1980. The 6-4, 230-pounder also earned All-ACC second team honors at first base this season.

GIANTS DRAFT NOTES FROM DAY 2:

• With their third round pick, the Giants selected center fielder Grant McCray out of Lakewood Ranch High School. His father, Rodney McCray, spent three seasons in the Majors with Chicago-AL(1990-91) and New York-NL (1992).

• In the fourth round, the Giants selected shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald from the University of Louisville. His father Mike was a two-time first-round choice (1983 January and 1984 June secondary Drafts)and appeared in games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1988, and his brother, Mike, played collegiate baseball at Indiana State and professionally with the San Diego Padres organization.

• With the 206th overall selection, the Giants selected right fielder Armani Smith out of UC Santa Barbara. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder is from Martinez, CA and attended De La Salle High School in Concord.

GIANTS DRAFT NOTES FROM DAY 3:

• With their 15th round selection, the Giants selected infielder Carter Aldrete from Arizona State. His father, Rich, played six seasons in the minor leagues for the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals and his uncle, Mike played 10 seasons in the Majors, and was a member of the 1996 World Series Champion New York Yankees. He’s currently an assistant hitting coach for the A’s.

• In the 17th round, the Giants selected right-hander Connor Cannon from UC Riverside. His father, Scott Cannon played in the California Angels minor league chain from 1983-86.

• The Giants selected right-handed pitcher Taylor Rashi from UC Irvine in the 23rd round. In 2017, when pitching at El Camino College, he set a school record for single season strikeouts (144) and was named Conference Pitcher of the Year. Was also a certified EMT for two years at El Camino College.

• In the 31st round, SF selected third baseman Tyler Wyatt from Grand Canyon University. Wyatt was named All-WAC First-Team for the third consecutive season, joining only four other players to be selected to three straight All-WAC first teams in the past decade, including current STL second baseman Kolten Wong. His father, Tim played college football at Eastern Illinois University from 1984-86 and was the center for then-QB and current NFL coach Sean Payton. His uncle, Greg played college football at Northern Arizona University and is in the school’s Hall of Fame.

View the San Francisco Giants 2019 First-Year Player Draft selections