MLB Draft order -- A's 11th, Giants 20th

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MLB Draft order -- A's 11th, Giants 20th

First round
1. Houston Astros
2. Minnesota Twins
3. Seattle Mariners
4. Baltimore Orioles
5. Kansas City Royals
6. Chicago Cubs
7. San Diego Padres
8. Pittsburgh Pirates
9. Miami Marlins
10. Colorado Rockies
11. A'S
12. New York Mets
13. Chicago White Sox
14. Cincinnati Reds
15. Cleveland Indians
16. Washington Nationals
17. Toronto Blue Jays
18. Los Angeles Dodgers
19. St. Louis Cardinals (A. Pujols - LAA)
20. GIANTS
21. Atlanta Braves
22. Toronto Blue Jays (T. Beede - unsigned)
23. St. Louis Cardinals
24. Boston Red Sox
25. Tampa Bay Rays
26. Arizona Diamondbacks
27. Milwaukee Brewers (P. Fielder - DET)
28. Milwaukee Brewers
29. Texas Rangers
30. New York Yankees
31. Boston Red Sox (J. Papelbon - PHI)

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Comp Round A
32. Minnesota Twins (M. Cuddyer - COL)
33. San Diego Padres (H. Bell - MIA)
34. A'S (J. Willingham - MIN)
35. New York Mets (J. Reyes - MIA)
36. St. Louis Cardinals (A. Pujols - LAA)
37. Boston Red Sox (J. Papelbon - PHI)
38. Milwaukee Brewers (P. Fielder - DET)
39. Texas Rangers (C.J. Wilson - LAA)
40. Philadelphia Phillies (R. Madson - CIN)
41. Houston Astros (C. Barmes - PIT)
42. Minnesota Twins (J. Kubel - ARI)
43. Chicago Cubs (A. Ramirez - MIL)
44. San Diego Padres (A. Harang - LAD)
45. Pittsburgh Pirates (R. Doumit - MIN)
46. Colorado Rockies (M. Ellis - LAD)
47. A'S (D. De Jesus - CHC)
48. Chicago White Sox (M. Buehrle - MIA)
49. Cincinnati Reds (R. Hernandez - COL)
50. Toronto Blue Jays (F. Francisco - NYM)
51. Los Angeles Dodgers (R. Barajas - PIT)
52. St. Louis Cardinals (O. Dotel - DET)
53. Texas Rangers (D. Oliver - TOR)
54. Philadelphia Phillies (R. Ibanez - NYY)
55. San Diego Padres (B. Austin - unsigned)
56. Chicago Cubs (C. Pena - TB)
57. Cincinnati Reds (F. Cordero - TOR)
58. Toronto Blue Jays (J. Rauch - NYM)
59. St. Louis Cardinals (E. Jackson - WAS)
60. Toronto Blue Jays (J. Molina - TB)

Second round
61. Houston Astros
62. A'S (J. Willingham - MIN)
63. Minnesota Twins
64. Seattle Mariners
65. Baltimore Orioles
66. Kansas City Royals
67. Chicago Cubs
68. San Diego Padres
69. Pittsburgh Pirates
70. San Diego Padres (H. Bell - MIA)
71. New York Mets (J. Reyes - MIA)
72. Minnesota Twins (M. Cuddyer - COL)
73. Colorado Rockies
74. A'S
75. New York Mets
76. Chicago White Sox
77. Philadelphia Phillies (R. Madson - CIN)
78. Cincinnati Reds
79. Cleveland Indians
80. Washington Nationals
81. Toronto Blue Jays
82. Los Angeles Dodgers
83. Texas Rangers (C.J. Wilson - LAA)
84. GIANTS
85. Atlanta Braves
86. St. Louis Cardinals
87. Boston Red Sox
88. Tampa Bay Rays
89. New York Yankees (S. Stafford - unsigned)
90. Arizona Diamondbacks
91. Detroit Tigers
92. Milwaukee Brewers
93. Texas Rangers
94. New York Yankees
95. Philadelphia Phillies
Third round
96. Houston Astros
97. Minnesota Twins
98. Seattle Mariners
99. Baltimore Orioles
100. Kansas City Royals
101. Chicago Cubs
102. San Diego Padres
103. Pittsburgh Pirates
104. Miami Marlins
105. Colorado Rockies
106. A'S
107. New York Mets
108. Chicago White Sox
109. Cincinnati Reds
110. Cleveland Indians
111. Washington Nationals
112. Toronto Blue Jays
113. Los Angeles Dodgers
114. Los Angeles Angels
115. GIANTS
116. Atlanta Braves
117. St. Louis Cardinals
118. Boston Red Sox
119. Tampa Bay Rays
120. Arizona Diamondbacks
121. Detroit Tigers
122. Milwaukee Brewers
123. Texas Rangers
124. New York Yankees
125. Philadelphia Phillies

Comp Round B
126. Seattle Mariners (K. Cron - unsigned)
127. Miami Marlins (C. Barron - unsigned)
128. Colorado Rockies (P. O'Brien - unsigned)
Rounds 4-40
129. Houston Astros
130. Minnesota Twins
131. Seattle Mariners
132. Baltimore Orioles
133. Kansas City Royals
134. Chicago Cubs
135. San Diego Padres
136. Pittsburgh Pirates
137. Miami Marlins
138. Colorado Rockies
139. A'S
140. New York Mets
141. Chicago White Sox
142. Cincinnati Reds
143. Cleveland Indians
144. Washington Nationals
145. Toronto Blue Jays
146. Los Angeles Dodgers
147. Los Angeles Angels
148. GIANTS
149. Atlanta Braves
150. St. Louis Cardinals
151. Boston Red Sox
152. Tampa Bay Rays
153. Arizona Diamondbacks
154. Detroit Tigers
155. Milwaukee Brewers
156. Texas Rangers
157. New York Yankees
158. Philadelphia Phillies

Giants spring training Day 42: Blach still in the fifth starter mix

Giants spring training Day 42: Blach still in the fifth starter mix

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ty Blach is the young one in the race to be the fifth starter, but on Sunday he sounded like a veteran. Asked if he has gotten a hint one way or the other about his opening day role, Blach smiled.

“I’m just taking it day-by-day and trying to get better,” Blach said. “I’m enjoying the process and having fun.”

Smooth. 

Those days are adding up to a nice spring for Blach, the left-hander trying to unseat Matt Cain. While Bruce Bochy didn’t shed any additional light on the current lean, team officials hinted Sunday that this is not as open-and-shut as it seems. Matt Cain, who will start Tuesday, looked like a lock to be the fifth starter a week ago, but the Giants are considering all options because they have an off day during the first week and two more shortly thereafter. 

“We’ve had discussions every day,” Bochy said. “We’ve got some tough calls.”

The Giants are expected to announce their official rotation when they return home for the Bay Bridge Series. Whether he’s starting, long-relieving, or pitching in a completely new role, Blach has certainly done all he can to make sure he’s in the big leagues on April 2. He gave up two runs over six innings Sunday, walking one and striking out one while giving up seven hits. Blach has allowed 10 runs in 20 1/3 innings this spring, but four of those came when he was ambushed coming out of the bullpen one day.

“Wherever I’ll be, I know I’ll be in a good spot,” Blach said. “I’m just looking forward to getting the season rolling.

After pitching out of the bullpen most of the spring, Blach got his pitch count up to 85 on Sunday. 

“We’ve gotten him stretched out,” Bochy said. “That’s a solid, solid job. We’ve got guys stretched out where you want them. We’ve got some flexibility. We’ll see as we get close here which way we’ll go.”

POSITION BATTLES: The Giants will carry a backup for Denard Span, and for about a month it looked like Gorkys Hernandez would be that guy. But Hernandez has slumped so badly this spring that he went over the minor league facility Sunday to get a ton of extra at-bats, and Justin Ruggiano has emerged, reaching base in nine of his last 16 plate appearances. The plan a few days back was for Ruggiano to go to Sacramento and get 50 or so at-bats to see where he’s at, but this is another race that could change in the coming week. 

Cory Gearrin has done his part to hold off any charging relievers, throwing two sharp innings while going back-to-back for the first time this spring. 

FAMILIAR FACES: A rough day for a couple of longtime Giants. Ehire Adrianza and Gregor Blanco both have oblique injuries, hurting their odds of breaking with the Twins and Diamondbacks, respectively. Elsewhere, David Hernandez showed that he made a smart decision asking for his release. He was signed by the Braves. 

AROUND CAMP: Hunter Pence really does do all he can to make every single teammate feel welcome in the clubhouse. He spent some time with young right-hander Roberto Gomez on Sunday morning, learning a few Spanish phrases. When the players went out to warm up, Pence threw with Jae-Gyun Hwang. These are small gestures, but for the new guys, they matter. 

BARRY’S BACK: We all knew Barry Bonds would step into the cage at some point, and on a quiet Sunday morning, there he was. Bonds, 52, took about five or six easy hacks before crushing one out to deep right. He’s still got it. The other day, reporters asked Bonds if he could suit up in the WBC if asked. He said he can absolutely still hit, but he would need to DH and he would need a day or two off before games. Being a big league hitter is not easy, even if he always made it look that way.

 

Bonds dusts off swing, cracks home run during BP in Giants' camp

Bonds dusts off swing, cracks home run during BP in Giants' camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants knew Barry Bonds would step back into the box at some point. It happened Sunday, with Bonds taking a few cracks at BP pitches from Gary Davenport.

Bonds warmed up with a couple of lighter swings and then blasted a homer to deep right. That was enough, as the 52-year-old walked away with a big smile on his face. 

Bonds is in camp as a special instructor, and he still picks his spots to show off his legendary swing. When he was the Marlins' hitting coach last season, he beat slugger Giancarlo Stanton in an impromptu home run derby.