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3.105 San Francisco Giants - Carter Jurica, SS, Kansas State

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The Giants spent the 105th overall pick on Carter Jurica.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft report.

Carter Jurica   Position: 2B   School: Kansas State   State: KS   Year: Jr.   Height: 5’11’’   Weight: 185
Bats: R   Throws: R   Birth Date: 9/23/88   Seiler Rating: 3D6   Last Drafted: Never

Year

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

CS

BB

SO

AVG

OBP

SLG

2008

40

125

24

30

6

0

3

16

9

5

15

23

.240

.329

.360

2009

62

238

61

84

15

3

4

46

23

9

26

45

.353

.437

.492

2010

58

237

61

86

17

3

13

69

18

5

33

32

.363

.447

.624


Carter Jurica is a solid college shortstop from Kansas State University. Jurica originally came to Kansas State from Katy High School in Katy, Texas, which is about 30 miles west of Houston. He was high school teammates with fellow Draft Notebook prospects Michael Fuda and Nick Pepitone, and all should be solid draft picks this year. Jurica was a solid prospect coming out of high school on a solid team, and he was recruited by a number of solid programs. However, he wasn’t seen as polished or toolsy enough to get drafted early out of high school, so he went undrafted altogether. He landed on campus, and after a part-time designated hitter role as a freshman, he got the starting shortstop job as a sophomore. He put together a very good sophomore season, and expectations were raised about how good he could be as a junior. He’s ended up putting a solid second season in a row, and even though scouts see him more as a utility player at the next level, he’s still a solid draft prospect. At the plate, he’s an average hitter with fringe-average to below-average raw power, and he usually gets his home runs by way of the metal bat. He’s a plus runner, though, and that should help his overall defensive game. Defensively, he’s an average defender with an average arm, and he fits best as someone that can be versatile and play all over the infield. He doesn’t have quite enough tools to project as a starter, but utility players have the ability to go in rounds eight through twelve, where he would likely be signable.