Thanks to a recent run of success that includes two World Series titles, the San Francisco Giants haven’t had a Top 10 pick in the draft since 2009.
2013 is no different for the Giants, as they hold the 25th pick in the first round.
Most—if not all—fans are happy with the trade-off, especially since Giants management has still been able to find decent prospects in the latter stages of each round.
In 2011, the Giants selected Kyle Crick—the team’s No. 1 overall prospect according to MLB.com—with the 49th pick in the draft.
With the help of John Barr, who oversees amateur and international scouting for the Giants, general manager Brian Sabean has been able to build a decent cache of minor league players.
In 2013, they will do their best to find a few more diamonds in the rough.