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Giants add 14 on Day 2 of MLB Draft

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Giants add 14 on Day 2 of MLB Draft

The San Francisco Giants finished Day 2 of the 2012 First-Year Player draft with 14 selections in rounds two through 15.

Throughout the first 15 rounds, the Giants drafted seven pitchers, two catchers, two infielders and four outfielders. San Francisco chose 12 college players, two junior college players and one from high school.

A full list of the Giants' selections follows:

Round Pick Name Pos School HT WT BT Birthdate Scout
1 20 Stratton, Chris RHP Miss. St. 6-3 190 RR 8221990 Walker
2 84 Agosta, Martin RHP St. Marys 6-2 175 RR 471991 Snider
3 115 Williamson, Johnathan RF Wake Forest 6-4 245 RR 7151990 Cleveland
4 148 Okert, Steven LHP Oklahoma 6-2 210 LL 791991 Murray
5 178 Blach, Ty LHP Creighton 6-1 200 RL 10201990 Colletti
6 208 Johnson, Stephen RHP St. Edwards 6-4 205 RR 2211991 Thomas
7 238 Encinosa, Eduardo RHP Miami 6-5 230 RR 851991 Salermo
8 268 Kurrasch, Joseph LHP Penn St. 6-2 205 LL 6191991 DiCarlo
9 298 McCall, Shilo CF Piedra Vista HS 6-0 210 RR 621994 Hensley
10 328 Brown, Trevor C UCLA 6-2 190 RR 11151991 Kubski
11 358 Tella, Ryan CF Auburn 6-0 175 LL 5181991 Jerfferson
12 388 Sy, Jeremy SS Louisiana Mon. 5-11 180 RR 10141989 Walker
13 418 Jones, Ryan 2B Michigan St. 5-11 170 RR 981990 Christman
14 448 Hollick, Tyler CF Chandler CC 6-1 185 LR 9161992 Hensley
15 478 Rojas, Leonardo C Miami Dade CC 5-10 175 RR 6111990 Metcalf

Hundley still not ready to discuss future; Cain to start during final weekend

Hundley still not ready to discuss future; Cain to start during final weekend

PHOENIX — A few weeks ago, Nick Hundley said he preferred not to talk about his future until the end of the season. We’re close enough, so after hitting the go-ahead homer Monday night, Hundley was again asked about his 2018 plans. He smiled.

“How many have we got left? Five?” he said. “Ask me Sunday.”

It’s not just the media and fans seeking an answer from the popular backup who has nine homers. The Giants hope to get some feel from Hundley as they finalize offseason plans, and manager Bruce Bochy said he would talk to the veteran this week. Bochy left no doubt about what he hopes will happen.

“I think he knows what we think of him,” he said. 

Hundley, a 34-year-old who came over in the offseason, has been one of the few overachievers this season. He has 32 extra-base hits in 274 at-bats, taking advantage of increased time with Brandon Belt done for the year and Buster Posey sliding over to first base. Hundley is one of the lineup’s more potent right-handed options, and he has earned praise from the starting staff. Johnny Cueto said Hundley helped him navigate a post-clinch Diamondbacks lineup that was essentially pulled straight out of Triple-A. 

Cueto did so with ease, striking out eight in six innings. He evened his record at 8-8, and he’ll have a chance to clinch a winning season on Sunday. Bochy said Cueto will start the final game of the season, and he confirmed that Matt Cain will start either Friday or Saturday. Asked for more details, the manager kept it just as mysterious as his catcher. 

“I’ll let you know tomorrow,” he said.

Giants lineup: Pence leading off, lefties back in against D'backs

Giants lineup: Pence leading off, lefties back in against D'backs

After batting fourth on Sunday in Los Angeles, Hunter Pence is back in the leadoff spot in the series opener against Arizona.

Additionally, Denard Span, Joe Panik and Jarrett Parker return after sitting against Clayton Kershaw.

San Francisco Giants:
1. Hunter Pence (R) RF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Denard Span (L) CF
4. Buster Posey (R) 1B
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
7. Jarrett Parker (L) LF
8. Nick Hundley (R) C
9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

Arizona Diamondbacks:
1. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
2. Kristopher Negron (R) SS
3. Brandon Drury (R) 2B
4. Christian Walker (R) 1B
5. Rey Fuentes (L) CF
6. Adam Rosales (R) 3B
7. Jeremy Hazelbaker (L) RF
8. John Ryan Murphy (R) C
9. Zack Godley (R) P