SF Giants mocked college second baseman in 2020 MLB Mock Draft

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The SF Giants were recently mocked Mississippi State second baseman Justin Foscue.

The SF Giants and the rest of the MLB are preparing for what’s expected to be a unique 2020 MLB Draft, to say the least. And that draft is quickly approaching as we’re now just two days away from the event at the time of writing.

As expected, the Giants have been connected to a number of different players in mock drafts leading up to the event. Some of those players have made multiple appearances and wouldn’t be surprises if the team were to take them come Wednesday.

We’re talking players like catcher Tyler Soderstrom and pitcher Cade Cavalli who Giants fans have seen mocked to the team numerous times in recent weeks — Soderstrom in particular.

But then there are the players that maybe haven’t been discussed as such length. The players who should be considered dark-horse selections, but not ones out of the realm of possibility.

We’re set to discuss one of those players here right now.

FanGraphs recently released their updated first-round mock draft where they had the Giants making a bit of a surprising selection in the form of Mississippi State second baseman Justin Foscue.

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Why should SF Giants fans keep an eye on Justin Foscue?

Foscue is a 21-year-old infield prospect who has spent the last three years playing at Mississippi State. Given his extensive college experience, he will undoubtedly be a lot more MLB-ready than most prospects and his ETA in the majors will likely be pretty soon.

Foscue is known for his bat having slashed .331/.395/.564 while hitting 14 home runs and driving in 60 RBI back in 2019. And he was off to a great start in 2020 as well slashing an impressive .321/.464/.509 in 16 games before the season was suspended.

The All-American has experience playing both second base and third base — the former where he found his most success at Mississippi State. While he has a pretty high floor, MLB.com lists him as the No. 32 prospect in the class and doesn’t give him any individual rating higher than 50/80.

For the record though, none of his ratings are below 40/80.

He’s as well-rounded as they come with few complaints about any area of his game. Some scouts have concerns about his tendency to be a little pull-happy at the plate as well as his over-aggressiveness.

But he seemed to correct the latter in his final collegiate season walking 15 times in just 16 games.

Ultimately, 13th overall seems a bit high for Foscue with most sites projecting him as more of a late-first-rounder. And with both Soderstrom and Cavalli still on the board, it would be surprising to see the team pass in favor of Foscue.

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But you never know with the MLB Draft and Foscue’s name is one of many Giants fans should be keeping an eye on in the coming days.