Giants draft two high-schoolers on day one


The San Francisco Giants waited until the 13th round in 2016 to select their first high-school player — outfielder-turned-shortstop Jose Layer out of Puerto Rico. On Monday, they wasted no time stocking up on 18-year-olds. Their first two selections, 19th and 58th overall, are right-handed position players from the 2017 high school draft class, and like 2016, their first pick is Puerto Rican.

Heliot Ramos, summed up briefly, is a lightning-rod runner with plus raw power, loose hands, and mixed reviews from scouts. He plays center field, and should stick there. At the 0:55 mark in the video below, observe the opposite-field triple and how effortlessly he speeds around the bases. 

In round two, the Giants took the son of Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez, Jacob. Listed as a third baseman, the early talk has been that he'll "move off" third base. His best tool is his power, so there you go. He's a stereotypical, power-hitting first baseman. 


— Yes, there were minor league baseball games on Monday, but only three of them. The River Cats and Flying Squirrels were off.

Ronnie Jebavy is off to a nice start after returning from injury, though he's still striking out at a ridiculously high rate. Through 37 plate appearances, Jebavy has racked up five doubles and a triple, but has struck out 13 times, which puts him at 35.1 percent. Last season, he struck out 26.1 percent of the time.

Ryan Howard is still chugging along, putting up Matt Duffy-type numbers in San Jose. His multi-hit game on Monday was his third consecutive, sixth this month, and 12th in his last 20 games. Like Duffy, Howard doesn't hit for much power (.095 ISO), draws infrequent walks (3.9%), but strikes out infrequently, as well (15.9%) while hitting for great average (.325). He owns a solid 115 wRC+ through an organizational-leading 258 plate appearances.



  1. Tyler Beede: DNP
  2. Christian Arroyo: DNP
  3. Bryan Reynolds: DNP
  4. Steven Duggar: DNP
  5. Chris Shaw: DNP
  6. Sandro Fabian: 1-for-4, 2B
  7. Heath Quinn: 0-for-4
  8. Joan Gregorio: DNP
  9. Jordan Johnson: DNP
  10. Andrew Suarez: DNP
  11. Sam Coonrod: DNP
  12. Matt Krook: DNP
  13. Aramis Garcia: 1-for-4
  14. C.J. Hinojosa: DNP
  15. Reyes Moronta: DNP
  16. Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
  17. Austin Slater: DNP
  18. Kelvin Beltre: 1-for-3, R, BB, SB
  19. Dan Slania: DNP
  20. Cory Taylor: DNP
  21. Chris Stratton: DNP
  22. Chase Johnson: DNP
  23. Jalen Miller: 1-for-4, R, SB
  24. Melvin Adon: DNP
  25. Garrett Williams: DNP
  26. Dylan Davis: DNP
  27. Ryder Jones: DNP
  28. Hunter Cole: DNP
  29. Miguel Gomez: DNP
  30. Ryan Howard: 2-for-4, BB, SO