2019 San Francisco Giants Draft Picks, Rounds 26-40

Down and dirty with the last 15 of the Giants’ draft picks in 2019:

Round 26 (776th overall).  RHP Nick Avila.  Yet another college senior, Avila is at least still only age 21.  Avila had a 3.99 ERA with 38 Ks in 56 IP this season for Long Beach State.

Round 27 (806th).  SS Connor Beichler.  A high schooler out of Oklahoma, he needs to get bigger, but he runs well and can play center field as well as the middle infield.  He is committed to U of Oklahoma.

Round 28 (836th). RHP Reese Sharp.  A high schooler out of Indiana, Sharp has a pitcher’s body (6’3″, 225 lbs).  He is committed to Indiana U, where he may also play other positions.

Round 29 (866th).  RHP Brooks Crawford.  Crawford pitched pretty well for Clemson as a junior, but his senior year was awful (6.28 ERA), suggesting he may have had some kind of an injury, probably lower back problems.  He may end up as a reliever, as he pitched his best in college in a relief role his sophomore season.

Round 30 (896th).  RHP Justin Crump.  Another 23 year old college senior, Crump had a 3.48 ERA with 34 Ks but 18 BBs in 20.2 IP as a reliever for UNC Wilmington this season.

Round 31 (926th).  RHP Tyler Wyatt. A small right-hander, Wyatt is listed as a pitcher, but mostly played the infield during his four years at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.  He was actually a decent college hitter, recording a .366 career on-base percentage, but didn’t have much power.  I have to assume that Giants will develop him as an infielder no matter how mlb.com has him listed.

Round 32 (956th).  CF Dylan Brewer.  A high schooler from South Carolina, Brewer is committed to Clemson.

Round 33 (986th).  2B Nolan Dempsey.  Another former Serra High product, Dempsey had a good senior year for the Fresno State Bulldogs, slashing .343/.395/.552.  He doesn’t walk much but gets hit by a lot of pitches.

Round 34 (1016th).  RF Morgan Colopy.  An Ohio high schooler, he’s described as “nice tools to follow.”  He’ll probably be playing for University of Cincinnati next year.

Round 35 (1046th).  SS Brooks Lee.  Brooks was rated by mlb.com as its 37th best prospect coming out of San Luis Obispo Senior High School.  He has elected to pass up a possible $2 million signing bonus to play for Cal Poly, where his father is the baseball coach.  The Giants presumably drafted him late in order to generate some future good will.

Round 36 (1076th).  3B Cameron Repetti.  A Southern California high schooler who “has a high ceiling with the bat.”  Repetti will probably be playing for Cal State Fullerton next season.

Round 37 (1106th).  3B Cole Weiss.  Weiss slashed .316/.397/.449 as a college junior after not doing much with the bat his first two college seasons at UNC Wilmington.  One would have to think that Weiss might return for his senior season in order to boost his draft stock for 2020.

Round 38 (1136th).  RHP Will Rigney.  Another high schooler the Giants will almost certainly not sign, Rigney was ranked as this year’s 80th best prospect by mlb.com and 91st by Baseball America.  He has committed to Baylor.

Round 39 (1166th).  LF Chris Lanzilli.  As a soon-to-be 21 year old sophomore at Wake Forest, Lanzilli slashed .350/.415/.667.  Not sure why he would have been drafted so late, except that he plans to return to Wake Forest for his sophomore season.  I don’t know why he’d want to push off his professional career until his age 22 season, though.  The Winston-Salem Journal suggests that Lanzilli’s signing bonus demands were unreasonable.

Round 40 (1196th).  3B Jeff Heinrich.  A 20 year old junior college player, he’s likely to be playing for the South Carolina Gamecocks next year, rather signing with the Giants.

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