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Dissecting the San Francisco Giants Draftees

In the second edition of this series, we will look at some of the pitchers the Giants selected in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft.

Matt Krook 

LHP, Oregon 

4th Round (125)

After missing the entire 2015 season at Oregon due to Tommy John surgery, Krook returned in 2016 and had a 4-3 record, according to GoDucks.com. While his ERA was high at over five-earned per game, Krook shows promise and has the ability to strike batters out. Krook went 53 2/3 innings and had 68 Ks on the season and critics are curious if he can handle an MLB season's length. Krook, 21, was selected out of high school by the Marlins but didn't sign. Krook hasn't had overwhelming speed on his pitches, ranging in the low-90s but he only allowed a .194 average to hitters this season, according to the Oregon Ducks website as well. Krook is a Bay Area product and he said how excited he was to be drafted by the Giants after he was selected.

"To get drafted by anyone is an honor, but to get drafted by the team that I grew up watching my whole life is very exciting," Krook told MLB.com in a story by Chris Haft.

Garrett Williams

LHP, Oklahoma State

7th Round (215)

Williams, a 6'1" 204-pound lefty is a highly regarded pitcher. Williams has been mostly used as a relief pitcher by the Cowboys. He struck out 25 in 18 1/3 innings last season and this season has 19 Ks in 13 innings, according to the Oklahoma State baseball website. Williams has a mid-90s fastball and also possesses a solid curve. Was drafted in the 2013 Draft, like Krook, but in the 33rd round by the San Diego Padres. His best game of the season came in May against Kansas when he pitched three strong innings and struck out seven. 

Stephen Woods

RHP, SUNY Albany

8th Round (245)

Woods pitched 64 2/3 innings for Albany and struck out 88 this season, according to the team's website. The 6'2" 200-pounder, like Krook and Williams, was drafted out of high school, but in the sixth round by the Tampa Bay Rays. Woods had a 4-5 record in 2016.

Caleb Baragar

LHP, Indiana

9th Round (275)

The 22-year-old pitched 86 2/3 innings for the Hoosiers in 2016 and struck out 74. Baragar had a stellar 2.49 ERA on the year for Indians, according to the team's website and had a 4-4 record. After playing his first two collegiate years at Jackson Community College, Baragar had 12 starts for the Hoosiers as a junior in 2015 and had a 1-4 record. After allowing a .232 average to batters in 2015, he cut that down to .205 in 2016. Baragar went eight strong innings against Toledo in March and struck out 11 while allowing one hit.

Alex Bostic

LHP, Clemson

10th Round (305)

After going 0-1 and 0-2 his first seasons at Clemson, Bostic went 4-2 in 2016 with the Tigers, according to the Clemson website. Bostic pitched 33 1/3 innings and struck out 44 this season. The 6'2" junior from Matthews, N.C. made 26 appearances for Clemson and made one start. 


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