What the 2017 MLB Draft Means for the San Francisco Giants

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A look at players with ties to the area who have been taken in the first two rounds of the Major League Baseball draft.

While Reds GM Dick Williams said that Greene will be tried as a pitcher first, he said the door to the 17-year-old eventually playing in the field isn't closed.

Warmoth went 22nd overall to the Toronto Blue Jays (sigh), and the Dodgers pounced on Kendall with the 23rd overall pick. Tristen Lutz, an outfielder from Arlington Martin High School, was taken with the 34th overall pick by the Brewers, and the Twins drafted Canadian Landon Leach in the second round. It marks the 11th time in the last 12 years that at least 50 league players have been selected.

After Taylor Walls and Dylan Busby were taken on day one, seven Seminoles were drafted on Wednesday, bringing the total to nine, the most for Florida State since 1995.

The selection of David White by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 1978 MLB Draft, the 31st overall pick, was previously the highest a Wildcat had been drafted.

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Crosby missed one game with a concussion, but at the time there was no way to know how long he'd be out of action. Once again, he is the favourite to win the Conn Smythe trophy as the playoff's most valuable player.

Hall, who is about to graduate from A.B. Lucas in London, verbally committed in grade 10 to play for Texas A&M and signed a scholarship offer last September.

This season Hall compiled 105 strikeouts in only 51.1 innings while posting a 1.36 ERA. The 2017 Preseason All-BIG EAST player has pitched well this season at Xavier as the junior has tossed 83.1 innings with a 2.92 ERA.

As a student-athlete at Cuyahoga Heights High School in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, Lowther earned three varsity letters in baseball and two in football. He played for the Bears during his sophomore and junior seasons before transferring to Valdosta for his senior year.

Ranked No. 4 in Baseball America's High School Top 100, the southpaw became the first high-school player from Warner Robins, GA to be selected in the first round since 1994, per ESPN.