Giants ink 24 picks from First-Year Player Draft

Giants ink 24 picks from First-Year Player Draft

Giants ink 24 picks from First-Year Player Draft
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants have signed 24 of their selections in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, including 12 of their first 20 picks.

Most notably, San Francisco has come to terms with its first-round and sandwich-round picks, infielder Joseph Panik and right-hander Kyle Crick. The Giants also reached a deal with fourth-rounder Bryce Bandilla, a left-hander from Arizona. Their second- and third-round picks -- Oregon State catcher Andrew Susac and Southern California first baseman Ricky Oropesa -- remain unsigned.

Oropesa said after being drafted that he hoped to reach an agreement quickly and get to work in the Giants' Minor League system. Susac, on the other hand, implied his negotiations would go down to the wire. The catcher was a Draft-eligible sophomore and could return to the Beavers next year, hoping for a higher slot in the 2012 Draft.

Of the 29 pitchers selected in the June Draft, 11 have been signed. They have fared much better so far with their position players, coming to terms with seven of 11 infielders and six of seven outfielders.

The final deadline to sign this year's Draft picks is Aug. 15.