How Giants have fared with No. 14 pick in the MLB draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
With the 2020 MLB season being shortened to just 60 games, there were plenty of questions regarding next year's draft. Those questions were answered on Monday.
The 2021 draft order has been set. MLB confirmed it will be based on the reverse order of the 2020 regular-season standings. So with a 29-31 record, the Giants own the No. 14 overall pick in the '21 draft.
This isn't new for the Giants, too. They have been on the clock with this slot three times in the past, most recently in 2014. The selection also is one lower than when the Giants took catcher Patrick Bailey No. 13 overall in June.
Now that the Giants have the No. 14 pick in next year's draft, here's how they have fared with selection in the past.
Al Gallagher, 3B, 1965
The first MLB draft took place in 1965 with Rick Monday going No. 1 overall to the Kansas City Athletics. Players like Nolan Ryan, Johnny Bench and Graig Nettles all were picked after the first round. When it was time for the Giants to make the franchise's first draft, they decided to stay local.
Gallagher hit .395 with a 20-game hitting streak for Santa Clara University in 1965 and clearly caught the eyes of the Giants. His career in the big leagues wasn't quite as productive, though.
The 6-foot third baseman hit .266 over 109 games as a rookie in 1970 and .277 the next year. But Gallagher was traded by the Giants to the California Angeles in 1973, his final season in the big leagues. He played only 395 games in San Francisco and hit .263 with 11 homers between the Giants and Angels.
Steve Hosey, OF, 1989
Hosey was born in Oakland and starred at Fremont High School before going to Fresno State. Oh, and he's former NBA star's Paul Pierce's half brother. There's your fun fact for the day.
He showed power right away in the minors and hit 56 homers before being called up to the majors by the Giants in 1992. That power didn't translate, though. He hit just one long ball for the Giants and his big league career lasted 24 games.
Hosey hit .259 in his short career with the Giants. Mo Vaughn and Chuck Knoblauch both were taken later in the first round of the '89 draft.
Tyler Beede, RHP, 2014
Beede's career has been up and down thus far for the Giants. He has shown he has the ability to be a star and the Giants constantly have kept their faith in him. But he also has struggled with consistency and has a 5.27 ERA through two seasons.
Now 27 years old, Beede underwent Tommy John surgery before the season and has been posting videos of himself now being able to play catch, but not with much velocity yet. Beede looked great in the spring and the Giants had high hopes for him. Then he went down to injury.
The hope still is there for Beede, but his career has been frustrating at times. He hasn't lived up to the hype yet, though he still has plenty of time. Players like Matt Chapman, Rhys Hoskins, Jack Flaherty, Michael Kopech, Alex Verdugo, Dylan Cease, Jordan Montgomery and plenty of other productive players were picked after Beede.