Farhan Zaidi has an affinity for players who can move all around the field. The Giants took it one step further with their second-round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
San Francisco selected Casey Schmitt out of San Diego State with the No. 49 overall pick. Schmitt is considered the best two-way player in the draft as a star third baseman and closer in college.
Schmitt, 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, had surgery on his meniscus before his junior season and wasn't 100 percent healthy this year. Still, he hit .323 with four doubles and two triples in 16 games before the season was shut down. He also recorded six saves for the Aztecs.
As a sophomore, Schmitt hit .315 with five homers, eight doubles and 36 RBI. Over his college career, he hit .295 with six homers and also had a 2.48 ERA along with 23 saves.
Casey Schmitt smacks one off the left-field wall for a 2-RBI double and we're all knotted up at 4-4!— San Diego State Baseball (@AztecBaseball) May 27, 2018
UNLV making a pitching change, SDSU with runners at 2nd and 3rd and one out in B4#GoAztecs pic.twitter.com/NgL053U4na
Casey Schmitt posts a 1-2-3 eighth with a pair of K's and we're on to the bottom half of the 8th with a 3-2 lead— San Diego State Baseball (@AztecBaseball) April 21, 2018
Looking for some insurance: Schmitt, Maekawa, Rudick due up#GoAztecs pic.twitter.com/HIlYSeweHo
Baseball America ranked Schmitt as their 76th-best prospect going into the draft. The 21-year-old has power at the plate and throws in the low-90s on the mound.
Schmitt was announced as a third baseman, but the Giants could develop him on the mound as well. Either way, the Giants added one of the most interesting and versatile prospects in the entire draft.
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