MLB Mock Draft 2019: Giants to Take Florida Prep Pitcher Matthew Allan

Their recent MLB draft history suggests the Giants like college players.

But this June's draft will be the first with Farhan Zaidi in charge, so you can throw out all the Giants' past tendencies.

Holding the No. 10 pick, the Giants will likely take the best player available in the first round.

ESPN's Keith Law released his first 2019 MLB Mock Draft on Monday, and he has the Giants taking Florida high school pitcher Matt Allan at No. 10.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound right-hander hails from just outside the Orlando area and is committed to play his college ball at the University of Florida.

From 2008 through 2018, the Giants used nine of their 13 first-round picks on college players, but Law is reporting that San Francisco isn't being linked to college players this year.

"Allan is the top prep arm in the class and as such won't come cheaply, but this is about the right spot for him in the draft anyway, and I haven't heard the Giants as much with the college crop."'s Jim Callis is reporting that the slot value for this year's No. 10 pick is $4.739,900.

Last year, the Pirates took South Alabama outfielder Travis Swaggerty with the No. 10 overall pick and gave him a signing bonus of $4.4 million.

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Baseball America, who has Allan ranked as the No. 11 prospect in this draft class, provided this scouting report:

"A 6-foot-3, 210-pound righthander committed to Florida, Allan is a strong, physical pitcher with a pair of potential plus offerings in a fastball that has touched 96 mph and a big, 12-to-6 downer curveball. Allan works out of a slow windup and throws from a three-quarter arm slot, but he struggled with command at times throughout the summer. He will need to improve the consistency of his fastball command during the spring, as he would land his breaking ball for strikes more consistently than his heater. Allan occasionally threw a firm, 87-89 mph changeup that could develop into a quality third pitch as well."

Law has Cal first baseman and 2018 Golden Spikes award winner Andrew Vaughn going No. 3 overall to the Chicago White Sox.

The 2019 MLB Draft takes place June 3 through June 5.

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