2011 MLB Mock Draft: Is Joe Ross Going To Be A Giant Among Men With San Fran?
2011 MLB Mock Draft Gives San Francisco Giants High School Pitcher Joe Ross With 29th Pick
San Francisco is likely going to go with a college bat or a high school pitcher with its first selection. Since the college bats are pretty well picked over at this point, it’s going to be an arm. That doesn’t really come as a surprise since this team won a World Series thanks to starting pitching.
In an ideal world, the Giants would land California prep pitcher Robert Stephenson. But this isn’t an ideal world, so they will be “stuck” with Joe Ross.
Ross has a good fastball that sits in the low- to mid-90’s, a slurve that doesn’t break as much as you would like to see and a pretty good changeup. He has some room to grow physically, which could add more miles to his fastball and allow him to get a better feel for the breaking pitches.
The Giants are stuck in the stone age when it comes to drafting and developing hitters, that’s why guys like Aubrey Huff and Miguel Tejada are on the team, but they get the most out of their pitching. Ross will be in very good hands with this franchise.
|1. Pittsburgh - Gerrit Cole, RHP||18. Oakland - George Springer, CF|
|2. Seattle - Anthony Rendon, 3B||19. Boston - Alex Meyer, RHP|
|3. Arizona - Dylan Bundy, RHP||20. Colorado - C.J. Cron, 1B|
|4. Baltimore - Danny Hultzen, LHP||21. Toronto - Levi Michael, SS|
|5. Kansas City - Trevor Bauer, RHP||22. St. Louis - Jose Fernandez, RHP|
|6. Washington - Bubba Starling, CF||23. Washington - Tyler Anderson, LHP|
|7. Arizona - Sonny Gray, RHP||24. Tampa Bay - Kolten Wong, 2B|
|8. Cleveland - Jed Bradley, LHP||25. San Diego - Dillon Howard, RHP|
|9. Chicago Cubs - Mikie Mahtook, CF||26. Boston - Blake Swihart, C|
|10. San Diego - Matt Barnes, RHP||27. Cincinnati - Sean Gilmartin, LHP|
|11. Houston - Archie Bradley, RHP||28. Atlanta - Henry Owens, LHP|
|12. Milwaukee - Taylor Jungmann, RHP||29. San Francisco - Joe Ross, RHP|
|13. New York Mets - Taylor Guerreri, RHP||30. Minnesota - Brian Goodwin, CF|
|14. Florida Marlins - Cory Spangenberg, 3B||31. Tampa Bay - Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|15. Milwaukee - Javier Baez, 3B||32. Tampa Bay - Tyler Beede, RHP|
|16. Los Angeles Dodgers - Robert Stephenson, RHP||33. Texas - Travis Harrison, 3B|
|17. Los Angeles Angels - Francisco Lindor, SS|
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