SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Giants finished day two of the 2012 First-Year Player draft with selections in rounds two through 15.
Throughout the first 15 rounds, the Giants drafted seven pitchers, two catchers, two infielders and four outfielders. San Francisco chose 12 college players, two junior college players and one from high school.
In the second round of today’s draft, San Francisco chose right-handed pitcher Martin Agosta out of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California with the 84th overall selection. In 14 starts, the junior led the Gaels going 9-2 with a 2.18 ERA (25er, 103.1ip) and 95 strikeouts, as his 9 victories were the most by a St. Mary’s starter since 1991. The 6-1, 180-pound righty was named to the First Team All-West Coast Conference squad in both his sophomore and junior seasons. The 21-year-old is a native of Northern California out of Sacramento, where he attended Jesuit High School and was a teammate of Andrew Susac, the Giants second round pick from last season.
In the third round of today’s draft, the Giants selected outfielder Johnathan “Mac” Williamson out of Wake Forest University with the 115th overall pick. In 2012, the 21-year-old, redshirt junior hit .286 (55-for-192) with 42 runs scored, seven doubles, 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 52 games. The 6-4, 240-pound right-handed hitter was named to the 2012 First-Team All-ACC Team. The Wake Forest, North Carolina native’s 17 home runs led the ACC in conference play. Williamson was also selected in the 46th Round of the 2011 draft by the Boston Red Sox, but chose to return to Wake Forest for another season.
With the 148th pick in the fourth round, San Francisco selected left-handed pitcher Steven Okert from the University of Oklahoma. The 6-3, 210-pound college junior posted a 3.26 ERA (25er, 69.0ip) with 65 strikeouts in 23 appearances this season. The 20-year-old was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after becoming the first pitcher in the Big 12 to beat Baylor this season. The Rowlett, Texas native currently ranks eighth in wins (6) and saves (3) in the Big 12, as the team advances to the Columbia Super Regional. Last season, he was named honorable mention All-American, All-Region and All Conference while playing at Grayson County College.
The Giants chose left-handed pitcher Ty Blach from Creighton University with their fifth round, 178th overall pick. The 6-1, 200-pound junior fashioned a 2.69 ERA (35er, 120.1ip) with a team-leading 83 strikeouts in 21 appearances this season. The 21-year-old was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week in 2012. In 2011, the Colorado native was named Missouri Valley Conference First Team Scholar-Athlete, MVC Second Team, CoSIDA Academic All-America and MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
Rounds 16 through 40 continue at 9:00 a.m. PDT tomorrow.
A full list of the Giants' selections follows:
2012 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT
Round Pick Name Pos School HT WT B/T Birthdate Scout
1 20 Stratton, Chris RHP Miss. St. 6-3 190 R/R 8/22/1990 Walker/Brathwaite
2 84 Agosta, Martin RHP St. Mary’s 6-2 175 R/R 4/7/1991 Snider
3 115 Williamson, Johnathan RF Wake Forest 6-4 245 R/R 7/15/1990 Cleveland
4 148 Okert, Steven LHP Oklahoma 6-2 210 L/L 7/9/1991 Murray
5 178 Blach, Ty LHP Creighton 6-1 200 R/L 10/20/1990 Colletti
6 208 Johnson, Stephen RHP St. Edwards 6-4 205 R/R 2/21/1991 Thomas
7 238 Encinosa, Eduardo RHP Miami 6-5 230 R/R 8/5/1991 Salermo
8 268 Kurrasch, Joseph LHP Penn St. 6-2 205 L/L 6/19/1991 DiCarlo
9 298 McCall, Shilo CF Piedra Vista HS 6-0 210 R/R 6/2/1994 Hensley
10 328 Brown, Trevor C UCLA 6-2 190 R/R 11/15/1991 Kubski
11 358 Tella, Ryan CF Auburn 6-0 175 L/L 5/18/1991 Jerfferson
12 388 Sy, Jeremy SS Louisiana Mon. 5-11 180 R/R 10/14/1989 Walker
13 418 Jones, Ryan 2B Michigan St. 5-11 170 R/R 9/8/1990 Christman
14 448 Hollick, Tyler CF Chandler CC 6-1 185 L/R 9/16/1992 Hensley
15 478 Rojas, Leonardo C Miami Dade CC 5-10 175 R/R 6/11/1990 Metcalf