How the San Francisco Giants Were Built

Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

How the San Francisco Giants Were Built

Here is a look at the current roster of the San Francisco Giants, examining how each player was acquired and where they were drafted/signed from.

Jeremy Affeldt, LHP: Drafted by the Royals in the third round in 1997, from high school in Spokane, Washington. Signed by the Giants as a free agent in 2008.

Madison Bumgarner, LHP: Drafted by the Giants in the first round in 2007, from high school in Hudson, North Carolina.

Matt Cain, RHP:
Drafted by the Giants in the first round in 2002, from high school in Germantown, Tennessee.

Santiago Casilla, RHP:
Signed by the Athletics as a free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2000. Signed by the Giants as a free agent in 2010.

George Kontos, RHP: Drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round in 2006, from Northwestern University. Traded to the Giants in 2012.

Tim Lincecum, RHP:
Drafted by the Giants in the first round in 2006, from the University of Washington.

Javier Lopez, LHP:
Drafted by the Diamondbacks in the fourth round in 1998, from the University of Virginia. Acquired by the Giants in trade with the Pirates in 2010.

Jose Mijares, LHP:
Signed by the Twins as a free agent in 2002 from Venezuela. Acquired by the Giants via waivers from the Royals in 2012.

Guillermo Mota, RHP:
Signed by the Mets as a free agent in 1990, from the Dominican Republic. Signed by the Giants as a free agent in 2010.

Sergio Romo, RHP:
Drafted by the Giants in the 28th round in 2005, from Mesa State College in Colorado.

Ryan Vogelsong, RHP:
Drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 1998, from Kutztown University. He ended up in Japan then re-signed with the Giants in 2011, but I credit this one to the San Francisco farm system since he began there.

Barry Zito, LHP:
Drafted by the Athletics in the first round in 1999, from the University of Southern California. Signed as a free agent with the Giants in 2006.

PITCHING SUMMARY: 12 pitchers

4 Signed as major or minor league free agent
2 Acquired by Trade
1 Acquired on Waivers
5 Products of Giants Farm System

2 From Dominican Republic
1 From Venezuela
3 From North American high schools (North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington)
6 From Four-Year Colleges

Buster Posey, C: Drafted by the Giants in the first round in 2008, from Florida State University.

Hector Sanchez, C:
Signed by the Giants as a free agent from Venezuela in 2006.

Joaquin Arias, INF:
Signed by the Yankees as a free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2001. Signed as a free agent by the Giants in 2011.

Brandon Belt, 1B:
Drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 2009, from the University of Texas.

Brandon Crawford, SS:
Drafted by the Giants in the fourth round in 2008, from UCLA.

Aubrey Huff, INF:
Drafted in the fifth round by the Rays in 1998 from the University of Miami-Florida. Signed by the Giants as a free agent in 2010.

Pablo Sandoval, 3B: Signed by the Giants as a free agent from Venezuela in 2003.

Marco Scutaro, INF:
Signed by the Indians as a free agent from Venezuela in 1994. Acquired in trade with the Rockies in 2012.

Ryan Theriot, INF
: Drafted by the Cubs in the third round in 2001 from Louisiana State University. Signed by the Giants as a free agent in 2012.

Gregor Blanco, OF:
Signed by the Braves as a free agent from Venezuela in 2000. Signed by Giants as free agent in 2011.

Xavier Nady, OF:
Drafted by the Padres in the second round in 2000 from the University of California-Berkeley. Signed as free agent by Giants in 2012.

Angel Pagan, OF:
Drafted by the Mets in the fourth round in 1999 from high school in Puerto Rico. Acquired by Giants in trade with the Mets in 2011.

Hunter Pence, OF:
Drafted by the Astros in the second round in 2004, from the University of Texas-Arlington. Acquired by the Giants in trade with Phillies in 2012.

HITTING SUMMARY: 13 players

5 Signed as major or minor league free agent
3 Acquired by Trade
5 Products of Giants Farm System

1 From Dominican Republic
4 From Venezuela
1 From North American high school (Puerto Rico)
7 From Four-Year Colleges

Of the 25 players on the Giants post-season roster, three are from the Dominican Republic, five are from Venezuela, four came from North American high schools, and 13 from four-year colleges.

Nine were signed as major or minor league free agents, five were acquired in trades, one was acquired via waivers, and ten were developed by the Giants farm system.

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