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


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)
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)
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
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
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

Report: Two Giants hitters elect free agency


Report: Two Giants hitters elect free agency

With free agency set to begin five days after the World Series ends, two hitters that played for the Giants during the 2017 season have put their names on the open market.

Veteran third baseman Conor Gillaspie and longtime minor league outfielder Carlos Moncrief have both elected for free agency, according to Baseball America.

The 30-year-old Gillaspie appeared in 44 games for the Giants this past season. He hit just .168/.218/.288 with four doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. He was designated for assignment on August 3 and outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on August 5. With the River Cats, Gillaspie hit .375 with four doubles in 15 games in August.

Prior to the 2017 season, Gillaspie signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Giants.

As for Moncrief, the soon-to-be 29-year-old finally got his first call-up the majors this past season after eight and a half seasons in the minors. He debuted for the Giants on July 29. In 28 games, he hit .211/.256/.237 with one double and five RBI. While he didn't do much with the bat, Moncrief showed off a cannon for an arm when he patrolled right field.

Giants reassign pitching coach Dave Righetti, two other coaches


Giants reassign pitching coach Dave Righetti, two other coaches

SAN FRANCISCO — Late in a 98-loss season, general manager Bobby Evans met with members of the coaching staff to discuss new roles. The shakeup of the staff ended up being a stunning one. 

Pitching coach Dave Righetti was one of three coaches to be reassigned Saturday morning. After 18 seasons as pitching coach, Righetti will now serve as special assistant to the general manager. Bullpen coach Mark Gardner was given a “special assignment role to assist in pitching evaluations.” Assistant hitting coach Steve Decker will be a special assistant for baseball operations. 

The moves cap a 13-month run in which the coaching staff has taken much of the blame for a $200 million roster that was poorly constructed in places and played embarrassing baseball for long stretches of the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Third base coach Roberto Kelly was let go after the 2016 season and first base coach Billy Hayes was reassigned. More changes appear on the way. 

“It does raise the level of attention to change when you struggle as much as we have, but you’re always contemplating making changes to try to help keep pushing your guys and make sure you continue to have different perspectives and new voices and reflections on how to get the most out of them,” Evans said on a conference call. 

Throughout September, multiple coaches expressed concern about their future roles, but the Giants held off several weeks before announcing changes. At least two members of the staff were involved in managerial searches elsewhere, and third base coach Phil Nevin is reportedly still a candidate for the open job in Philadelphia. 

Evans confirmed that he has interviewed outside candidates for a hitting coach role, but he would not go so far as to say Hensley Meulens will be reassigned as well. He also would not speak to the future of Ron Wotus, although the longtime bench coach is expected to be mixed up in future changes as well. Evans indicated he would announce further moves after all the open managerial vacancies are filled.

For now, the Giants are in the process of trying to find a new pitching coach. They are focused on experienced outside candidates, and they have plenty of options, as several other teams have made changes this month. Evans hinted that he wants the next pitching coach to have a more analytical approach. 

Righetti's replacement will have massive shoes to fill. His run was the longest for a pitching coach in franchise history. The Giants, usually so reliant on pitching, finished 16th in the Majors with a 4.50 ERA, but it’s hard to see how Righetti takes the blame for that. Madison Bumgarner missed a chunk of the season after a dirt bike accident, Johnny Cueto had a brutal injury-plagued year, Matt Moore battled himself and had the worst ERA in the National League, and the bullpen struggled, with closer Mark Melancon pitching through an injury that required season-ending surgery. 

Righetti was credited with helping to develop a rotation and bullpen that won three titles, and the bond he shared with pitchers was on display during the final weekend of the year, when Matt Cain talked repeatedly about their close relationship and went straight for Righetti after he came off the field for the final time. While it’s often hard to figure out where to give credit, even in a down year for the staff, Righetti played a role in Sam Dyson’s resurgence, and he helped Ty Blach and Chris Stratton break in as big league regulars. 

“Ultimately a change for us in the clubhouse is really an opportunity just to put a new voice with our pitching staff and try to keep pushing to the heights that we aspire as an organization and a club,” Evans said. “Changes sometimes are needed as much for the sake of that new voice as anything, and I think that was really the priority here.”

Righetti will help Evans in a front office role. Evans admitted that Righetti’s “heartbeat is in uniform as a coach,” but said he was willing to take on a new role for an organization he loves. 

Gardner, a former Giants pitcher, had been on staff since 2003. He will now help to evaluate pitchers inside and outside the organization, and Evans said Gardner could serve an important role in evaluating trade options. Decker joined the big league staff in 2015 after a long run working in the minor leagues. The 2017 season was his 23rd with the organization. He will have a “blank canvas,” Evans said, working in different roles inside the organization. Decker will also help with draft preparation.