San Francisco Giants Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

2008San Francisco Giants57.0
1985San Francisco Giants40.4
2002San Francisco Giants39.5
1972San Francisco Giants32.8
1983San Francisco Giants31.9

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1975San Francisco Giants-1.7
1980San Francisco Giants-0.7
1996San Francisco Giants-0.7
1982San Francisco Giants-0.3
1976San Francisco Giants-0.2
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
200815Buster Posey37.1
198512Will Clark31.7
2006110Tim Lincecum27.4
2002125Matt Cain23.7
2007110Madison Bumgarner23.7
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199714Jason Grilli0.0
197316Johnnie LeMaster-2.1
199316Steve Soderstrom0.0
197817Bob CummingsNo MLB Experience
198017Jessie Reid0.1
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
197313294Jack Clark17.4
197711270Chili Davis16.3
197224564Ed Halicki16.1
199315414Bill Mueller14.6
198120503Matt Nokes9.4
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
1982239Barry Bonds48.4
199420564J.D. Drew26.1
19678158Davey Lopes26.0
19788189Alvin Davis22.8
2003491451Doug Fister18.5
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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