By: Brian Sanchez @SportsReportDU
This may be a situation where sounding like a broken record is a very good thing. The second pitcher taken was Martin Agosta out of St. Mary's in California. Agosta is 6'1" 180 lbs. And has done nothing but dominate and win at every level he has played at. He won 8 games for St. Mary's with a 2.37 ERa and struck out 74 batters in 87 innings. Agosta can throw 90-93 MPH despite his smaller frame with an ability to run a fastball up to 95 MPH. His fastball has very good sink and tail on it making it a very good first option. Both his curve and his changeup project to be solid MLB pitches. As he works his way through the ranks they will probably improve given the Giants track record of grooming pitcher who were picked early. Agosta has very good control of his pitches and while he does not have quite the upside of Stratton he does project to be a 3 or 4 starter who gives his team a chance to win every day in the MLB. He is probably 3 years away from being considered for a MLB call up but when him and Stratton both hit Single-A San Jose at the same time it will foster healthy competition between the two not to mention dominant stat lines.
The Giants finally took a position player and he may just turn out to be a good one. The pick was Mac Williamson out of Wake Forest. He is a big boy at 6'4" 240 lbs. and he has some good projectable abilities with some obvious flaws. Williamson has tremedous raw power which will be exciting to track through the Giants system as they have a dire need for power. Williamson also has decent speed a cannon for an arm. He projects as a middle of the order power hitting RF which is a site for sore eyes in the Giants organization. His big flaw is his ability to make consistent contact right now, he projects to a .240-.260 BA guy in the pros but of course that will be an area to focus on in his development. His calling card will be his power and right now I could see him going 25-30 HR in the meat of his career which means you will live with a .250 BA given his power. He is an intriguing prospect who will take 2-3 years to be in call up conversations as the Giants continue the quick through the system college players.
Check back later for more information on any more notable picks from this draft. Spoiler alert: there are some more relievers that can throw Heath Hembree fast.