Latest Predictions on Who the San Francisco Giants Will Draft

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Latest Predictions on Who the San Francisco Giants Will Draft
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Giants GM Brian Sabean will stock the Giants system through the draft.

The San Francisco Giants have the 14th selection in the upcoming MLB draft. With their first-round pick, general manager Brian Sabean hopes to add a future star to the Giants organization.

There are 40 rounds in the MLB draft and the Giants also hope to bring in several strong prospects.

Drafting and developing young players is extremely valuable, as the organization has financial control over these players. This approach is critical to retain budgetary sanity, as the price for free agents is extremely high.

The Giants have developed several top pitchers who are currently on the big league roster. These homegrown pitchers include Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum and Sergio Romo.

Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt are position players that have come up through the Giants system.

The Giants have had a good track record of developing young pitchers, so Sabean may elect to go in that direction. Several of the Giants' top pitching prospects were recent draftees, including Kyle Crick, Chris Stratton, Clayton Blackburn, Martin Agosto, Heath Hembree and Derek Law.

Not since 2011 when the Giants brought up Crawford and Belt have they had a starting position player come through the draft.

The Giants do not have any position players that are ready to make an impact in the majors. After 2011, the Giants' success in developing position players has been poor.

Looking at the lack of quality offensive prospects in their minor league system, the Giants could also select an outfielder with their top pick.

As Sabean ponders his selection, the ability of the Giants to sign that top pick will also play a key role. 

Let's take a look at five players who could be a good fit for the Giants. 

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