SF takes catcher in first round of MLB Draft

Hello, Giants fans!

We hope you all are doing well and almost ready for some baseball. The MLB Draft was tonight and your loveable Giants decided to take a catcher with their 13th pick. San Franciso wasted no time taking Patrick Bailey out of NC State, they drafted 9 position players out of their 10 picks last year.

Bailey was originally drafted by the Twins in the 37th round of the 2017 June Amateur draft but didn't sign. He and Wil Myers are the only two players to be drafted out of Wesleyan Christian

Academy. He was a .302 hitter at NC State with 29 home runs and 106 runs batted in and knocked 28 doubles in just 477 at-bats. Bailey spent one in the Cape Cod League for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox and in 17 at-bats totaled just 1 home with 3 RBIs and hit .235 with 2 doubles on his leger.

The 21-year-old was ranked 10 out of 50 college prospects idolized St Louis catcher Yadier Molina growing up. He chose catcher dating back to his middle school days because he went to former MLB pitcher Scott Bankhead's instructional camp and Bankhead needed a catcher. He has been a switch hitter since he was 11 years old and hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game twice in his career at NC State.

The peanut butter loving kid from Greensboro, North Carolina once hit 3 grand slams in an 11 game span last season. Bailey was named the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2018 after setting an NC State freshman home run record with 13. As a sophomore in 2019, he was a semifinalist for the Buster Posey Award, given to the nation's best catcher.

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