Listen: MLB Draft 2019: Best Baseball Prospects Available After Day 2 Results
"And the giants were doing two things today. In addition to playing a baseball game, it was also day two of the draft. But I, I don't want to move on from day one, yet with our next guest, Keith law. ESPN baseball man. He's been all over the draft. He I'm looking at your Twitter feed in your story from yesterday. What you did like what you did not like from day, one of the draft for those of us who do not have ESPN. Plus, what does it say in there? Three thousand words in narrative. Okay. We could just why don't we just talk a little giant. Yeah. Okay. That's fine. Actually, I liked what they did. I did. Well, I mean, we'll start with day one where they to college position players. Very different guys. They should a big power bat in hundred Bishop, Maradona state, brother, Brayden bishops been up and down with the Mariners hunters corner outfielder huge power of any of the hardest hit ball. I personally saw spring scouting players came off with fish. It's fat in a game at Arizona state. He is going to play center now. There's swing invest. That's the big concern really didn't perform his first two years had a breakout season this year, wasn't quite as good in the Pac twelve but it's an upside play. I mean, you want to get a guy who's got that hunting power is gonna come probably with some red flags or question marks and pick Kent. You're going to get a guy like that, if hundred Bishop had no red flag he would have gone first or second. So I think at the ten spot it was a really solid pick. And they came. Back with Logan. Wyatt per station from Louisville saw this spring who can really hit. They can just see him. He looks like he's going to hit for power swings kind of flat. We hear a lot about launch angle. Now he doesn't really have it. And my suspicion is that the giants took him thinking he can hit. It's got a good idea to strike zone. He's find it first base, let's get them into our system. It's you can work with this wing to try to get a little more lost in its finish to his sheer size can result in more actual game power if that happens, you have first round value with your second round pick. No, it's amazing about Logan Wyatt. The way people are describing him. You know who he sounds like you sounds exactly like Brandon bell? Exact same guy. Yup. I think Brandon's bit better athlete overall. But otherwise, there's a lot of similarities and Brandon needed Swain, help twin hope you really need it stamps help too. But I remember talking to gut match news. Giants cross decker for many, many years. He's retired now after they took out and then he went had that big breakout year. A lot of it was just he hadn't had quality coaching, but they saw what they could do with him. Right. Which that's the similarity. This is my guest here. Why is that? They look at him and said we can make him better. That's a big part of and a lot of some teams don't wanna do that. They want the player he is what he is. And we don't want to have to do a lot of look somewhere going to embrace that say we star player don't in the process. We'll get a guy like a Logan, white into the system and they can changes and I particularly think that Kasparov on Sadie king from the dodgers where they kept doing this with players, they turn Muncie into a big leaguer. They turned Chris Taylor into good. Big leaguer. They Will Smith a catcher just got called up last week. Get no power in college. Last year, he had something like twenty three home runs in double A, because they changed his swing. And I have a feeling I just having scouted. Wyatt. I feel like that's where this is going. You know what kind of investment in your opinion are these teams making in their early picks and beyond the obvious? What I mean by that is, you know, to what level are they hanging the future of the organization on these guys. I think when a lot of fans see that early on the giants took a bunch of left handed power there immediately, and I'm by the way, I'm one of these people that says, okay, then that tips you off that they're moving those fences in because they're not going to take these guys, and then make him look at a four hundred twenty foot power alley in a couple of years. I wouldn't draw that conclusion here and certainly I wouldn't draft. I've never liked the idea teams this isn't specific to giants at all, but the team saying, well we're going to draft ballpark. We're gonna draft. It's kinda like drafting for right? Just they'll get the best. Player. Take the best players available hundred Bishop was probably the best player available at their pick. By the way, if he hits to get enough to get his power defenses could be four hundred fifty feet away, and it's still not gonna hold it. Okay. He flies with us day two of the draft working throughout the day. The other thing that I think, has has been noticeable from the giant standpoint is that through the first ten rounds only one pitcher and I know that it's not considered a pitcher heavy draft. But I is that just a reflection of that or the giants shifting the philosophy of it? Well, it was a bad pitching draft rights addressed that sort of at the general level. I assume listeners are split following the draft rapidly. Like I am was this is my eighteenth draft between my time with the Blue Jays. My time at ESPN keeps the worst college pitching draft I've ever seen, and I am actually having a heart. Somebody asked me, well what was the worst pitching draft before this? I said, I don't actually know this one so much worse. It's just a waste all the others from my memory. It was just an baseball, America's gay a Cooper, had a great piece that showed historically, when it's a fad pitching drafts chasing pitching is just a fad strategy. So I look at the giants, they will maybe they believe that maybe they just took what we're not gonna make you don't force it. Right. It's the draft isn't giving you pitchers. Take the position player. Like again, I think they did pretty well in that regard. But I also wonder if there was any philosophy here, just a question you would ask four hundred other folks in front office was this also the belief that their safety and position players? Right. Giants farm system is down. It's just week after years of high up little draft picks and contending trading. So was this just, hey, let's restock the system and try to get some certainty, which do get with position players. You tend not to get with pitchers just pitchers. Get her. When you look at, you know, the system as a whole and, and, you know, it all starts take shape with the names that they added to it over the last couple of days. But I think a lot of giants fans are starting to come to grips with what you're describing in the fact that this is it needs to be reworked, and it's going to take some time in, in your estimate. How long of a project is far Hans ID looking at. It depends a little bit. Like the way it is right now, this is just a draft and build situation, you're probably still four years away, counting this year from turning this into a contending situation, or at least we'll take competitive situation. The one thing is they still have some major league assets that have trade if they can take medicine Bumgarner and trade him convinced to accept the trade and trade him for packages indecent prospects that can always accelerate things because then in any trade, you're typically getting at least one prospect who's kind of close to the big leagues closer to the big leagues. Then the players you just rafted this week. So that's the one variable, maybe this is more on that three year range than the fortify year range, because they can convert some on the major league roster into more prospect, healthy if they're just trying to do this through the draft at your international science, which they spent a lot of money last year seem to add a lot of talent at they're just doing student drafted. It's gonna take you more four years or, or even. Beyond because that's how long it takes noth- nothing against the giants. It's just a long process to take so long specially high school talent to get to the big links and they can"