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Bednar becomes Giants' second shortstop pick

Bednar becomes Giants' second shortstop pick

Bednar becomes Giants' second shortstop pick

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants selected their second shortstop of the Draft with their seventh-round pick, Brandon Bednar of Florida Gulf Coast University, on Friday.

Florida Gulf Coast has produced some high-profile pitching prospects in recent years, but Bednar marked the first Eagles position player to be drafted in the first 25 rounds.

Bednar is a solid fielder who can play anywhere in the infield. He has a strong arm and is good enough defensively to handle shortstop. Bednar's plus speed could help him run down balls in the outfield and make him a fit as a super-utility player.

His future role will depend on his bat, which is not as advanced as his glove. Bednar has a quick line-drive swing, allowing him to make a lot of contact.

Like Christian Arroyo -- the Giants' first-round pick on Thursday -- San Francisco again opted for versatility with its Draft pick, as the club continues to stock up on middle infielders.

Andrew Owens is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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