SAN FRANCISCO – On Monday the San Francisco Giants made Joey Bart, a catcher from Georgia Tech, the second overall pick in the Major League Draft pick.
John Barr, the head of scouting for the Giants, joined Larry Krueger on The Krueg Show to talk about San Francisco’s top pick of the draft. He explained the team’s reasoning behind making Bart the top pick for the Giants.
“He’s a big strong catcher, right handed hitter who we see as a plus defensive catcher that’ll have plus power and have a chance to hit in the middle of the lineup,” Barr said. “Right when you lay eyes on Joey Bart you see he is someone who is an athletic catcher, who moves. He’s quick, he’s athletic. When he takes infield an outfield and you see him throw you see the ball just jump out of his hand. You realize you’re dealing with someone that has a chance to be a premium defensive player behind home plate.
“When he comes up to the plate you get excited because there’s a possibility of every single at bat that he has that he may hit a ball as far as you can see.”
The two take a deep dive into the team’s decision to draft Bart, and talk about the rest of the Giants draft haul. You can listen to the full interview below: