Official 2016 San Francisco Giants Season Thread - NLDS (3-1 CHC) Congrats Chicago Cubs! - Page 37
Hopefully we can get healthy soon and hopefully we can find a capeable 5th starter.
(as of June 4)
1. Buster Posey, Giants: 1,275,956
2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 938,911
3. John Buck, Mets: 523,843
4. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 313,574
5. Brian McCann, Braves: 285,600
1. Joey Votto, Reds: 1,044,742
2. Brandon Belt, Giants: 513,371
3. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks: 473,513
4. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 464,845
5. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 438,868
1. Brandon Phillips, Reds: 1,019,240
2. Marco Scutaro, Giants: 801,754
3. Chase Utley, Phillies: 524,219
4. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals: 439,239
5. Dan Uggla, Braves: 384,462
1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 1,025,844
2. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 668,140
3. Jean Segura, Brewers: 554,403
4. Andrelton Simmons, Braves: 372,844
5. Pete Kozma, Cardinals: 311,852
1. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 1,094,475
2. David Wright, Mets: 967,299
3. Chris Johnson, Braves: 386,811
4. David Freese, Cardinals: 375,428
5. Todd Frazier, Reds: 343,201
1. Justin Upton, Braves: 1,184,249
2. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 1,182,532
3. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 945,665
4. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 847,924
5. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds: 743,755
6. Hunter Pence, Giants: 624,972
7. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 576,201
8. Angel Pagan, Giants: 572,400
9. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 491,629
10. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 482,719
11. Gregor Blanco, Giants: 475,662
12. Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 472,272
13. B.J. Upton, Braves: 420,104
14. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 389,372
15. Jay Bruce, Reds: 374,852 p
at Belt being 2nd in voting
I know the draft is a crapshoot, but my initial reaction is that I couldnt be more disappointed with our draft picks. With our first two picks, we draft high school kids....neither of which were in baseball america's top 100 prospects....neither play positions of need........and both may have signability issues.
Sweet start to the draft.
One of my buddies who got drafted growing up started off as a SS and moved to P.
If the Giants drafted a kid who was missing a leg, Kruk would find a way to spin it as a good pick.
I have less of an issue with the fact that they play positions we have locked up, than the fact that neither of these guys should have been drafted anywhere close to as high as we drafted him. I was watching a draft prospect video on Arroyo, and one of the first things it said was (and I am paraphrasing) "although he likely will ever develop into a big time hitter...." So why are we reaching for a guy that will likely never become a good hitter?!?!?
I know drafting isnt an exact science, but we made very puzzling picks yesterday. Both players would have likely been available in the third round.
Watch, we'll get someone in the 14th round who will pan out whereas maybe netiher of our first two-three willl.
The kids are athletes, which I like because I think within that you can piece them to where you need them most.