Out­side noise has no in­flu­ence on Giants

Times Standard (Eureka) - - SPORTS - By Kerry Crow­ley

It will take years be­fore the base­ball in­dus­try and Giants fans can prop­erly judge how the or­ga­ni­za­tion fared this week, but there was plenty to learn from how pres­i­dent of base­ball op­er­a­tions Farhan Zaidi and ama­teur scout­ing di­rec­tor Michael Holmes ap­proached the 2020 MLB Draft.

With col­lege and high school sea­sons cut short due to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic, the Giants’ front of­fice had fewer op­por­tu­ni­ties to scout play­ers in per­son and more time to talk about draft phi­los­o­phy and care­fully craft a strat­egy for this week’s event.

The Giants will have more op­por­tu­ni­ties to add to this year’s draft class next week when a post­draft sign­ing pe­riod opens for ama­teur play­ers, but the front of­fice will be eval­u­ated largely on the way the seven play­ers the team se­lected per­form over the next sev­eral years.

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