The past is the past when it comes to the Giants. President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is overseeing a new era of baseball in San Francisco, and the 2019 MLB Draft will be a big step for the future.
With the draft less than two weeks away, it's starting to become clear who the Giants could be eyeing.
ESPN's Keith Law, who hasn't released a mock draft since May 6, had the team selecting Florida high school pitcher Matt Allan at No. 10 overall.
But multiple outlets now have the Giants deciding between two college prospects.
CBS Sports' Mike Axisa and FanGraphs' Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel have the Giants taking UNLV shortstop Bryson Stott, while MLB.com's Jim Callis and Bleacher Report's Joel Reuter are giving San Francisco right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah out of West Virginia University.
Here's a look at the two prospects.
Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV
Stott, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, was named All-America Third Team last year as a sophomore and has been even better this season. Through 51 games, the left-handed hitting infielder is batting .369 with 10 home runs and a 1.134 OPS. He also has 13 more walks (50) than strikeouts (37).
"He is often compared to Brandon Crawford (more for his build and bat; he’s not that level of defender), and fits the various tendencies of new GM Farhan Zaidi and new scouting director Michael Holmes," FanGraphs says about Stott.
The 21-year-old is considered the best college infielder and could have a quick path to the pros. He was the USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team starting shortstop last summer and is currently Baseball America's No. 10 ranked draft prospect.
Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia
Manoah looks like the exact type of pitcher you'd think of knowing he's from Miami but plays college baseball in West Virginia. He stands at 6-6 and 260 pounds, sports a thick beard, tattoos down his right throwing arm and sometimes misses a button or two on his jersey.
And he rarely gets hit.
Manoah is 8-3 with a 1.91 ERA as a junior this season. He has 125 strikeouts in 94.1 innings pitched and has struck out at least 10 batters six times.
Though he needs to work on his command -- Manoah has seven wild pitches this year -- he's known to throw in the upper 90s and is ranked as Baseball America's 13th best prospect.