Originally written August 27, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
The San Francisco Giants are a proud organization when it comes to developing home-grown players.  Before they went on to win two of the last three World Series, the Giants were known as a mid-market team; not small enough to were they had to completely build their team through their farm system, but not large enough to were they could go out and buy a championship.  They’ve always had a healthy payroll, but by no means large enough to make fans run a cost-benefit analysis. Here is a run down on the last decade of Giants first round picks: 2013 – Christian Arroyo, SS Hernando HS (25th Overall) According to a lot of industry folks, this was a total reach on the part of the Giants.  Many saw Arroyo as more of a second-to-third round draft pick, so the Giants taking Arroyo at #25 raise some eyebrows.  Arroyo however, is making the Giants scouting department look good thus far in his short playing career.  Currently in the Arizona Fall League, Arroyo is batting .314/.378/.488 with 44 R’...
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