The San Francisco Giants have signed their second-round draft pick, catcher Andrew Susac, for $1.1 million. Susac, a 6'1 200 pound right-handed batter was rated by Keith Law as the number two catcher in this year's draft, and should figure into the Giants' future at catcher if Buster Posey is moved to first base once recovered from his ankle and leg injury.
Per MLB.com's scouting report:
He does have average raw power, mostly to the pull side, with more gap power to other fields. That could mean 15-20 homers annually, if he can make enough contact to tap into that power, something some have concerns about. He's a bit of a guess hitter and uses a big leg lift in his swing. Susac is stocky, but not physical and muscular -- kind of like a Gregg Zaun-type. Behind the plate, he has a solid average arm and will flash a plus now and again. His hands can be a little stiff, but he's made some good improvement in his receiving skills.
The signing came in the 11th hour for the Giants, about a half-hour before the signing deadline.
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