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MLB Draft 2012: St. Mary's Martin Agosta Highlights Giants Day 2 Selections

The San Francisco Giants are known for their drafting of top-quality pitchers, and did not disappoint this year with the selection of Mississippi State's Chris Stratton with their first round selection (fellow MSU alum Will Clark is likely very happy about this). But it didn't stop there as the Black and Orange used their second round selection on another great arm in St. Mary's hard throwing righty Martin Agosta.

Agosta was not the only solid pitcher taken by the Giants during Day 2 of the MLB Draft, in fact he was one of six pitchers taken (three righties, three lefties) on the day. They also picked up four outfielders, two catchers, one second baseman and one shortstop. They stayed away from the high schoolers for the most part by taking only four on Tuesday, all of whom were position players.

Here's the entire list of Day 2 draft picks, including what scouts had to say about a few of their picks as well:

No. 84: RHP Martin Agosta, St. Mary's

He's not the biggest right-hander in the Draft, which will certainly scare off some, but he's shown an ability to run his fastball up to 94 mph while sitting comfortably at 92 mph. Above-average run and sink make it an even better pitch. Agosta's curve and changeup both have the chance to be solid Major League average pitches, and he has a solid idea of how to keep hitters guessing. Undersized right-handers always have a tougher time proving themselves, but with the way he's pitched, a team that's willing to buck that conventional wisdom should take a shot within the first few rounds.

No. 115: RF Jonathan Williamson, Wake Forest

No. 148: LHP Steven Okert, Oklahoma

Okert switched between the bullpen and the starting rotation before coming on strong as a closer this year. He has been lights out in that role and is one of the main reasons Oklahoma has done so well this year. In pro ball, he will definitely come out of the bullpen and could make it to the Majors quickly.

No. 178: LHP Ty Blach, Creighton University

No. 208: RHP Stephen Johnson, St. Edwards Universtiy

Sometimes a role change is all a player needs. When Johnson went from starter to reliever, his Draft stock took off. Johnson was up-and-down as a starter for Division II St. Edwards. He gave the bullpen a try over the summer, threw extremely well and then stayed there for the 2012 season. His plus fastball plays extremely well in a short relief role, touching triple digits. He throws a hard breaking ball that is a bit inconsistent as well. Poor arm action hinders his command. If he can improve his mechanics to help his control, he has the chance to close at the next level like he did in college. His arm strength out of the pen is sure to intrigue many teams.

No. 238: RHP Eduardo Encinosa, Miami

No. 268: LHP Joesph Kurrasch, Penn State

No. 298 CF Shilo McCall, Piedra Vista HS, New Mexico

No. 328: C Trevor Brown, UC Los Angeles

No. 358: CF Ryan Tella, Auburn

No. 388: SS Jeremy Sy, University of Louisiana, Monroe

No. 418: 2B Ryan Jones, Michigan State

No. 448: CF Tyler Hollick, Chandler Gilbert CC, Arizona

No. 478: C Leonardo Rojas, Miami Dade CC, Florida

The draft concludes with rounds 16-40 on Wednesday, starting at Noon ET, 9 a.m. PT on the MLB Network and streaming live here on

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