Giants draft catcher Joey Bart No. 2 overall
In the 2018 MLB Draft the San Francisco Giants select Joey Bart as the second overall pick
SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants last owned the MLB Draft’s No. 2 overall pick 33 years ago, they used it to select somebody who became an icon: Will Clark. Possessing that pick again Monday, they chose somebody who resembles and could replace Buster Posey, another icon.
Meet Joey Bart, who parallels Posey in more ways than one. They’re both Georgia natives. They’re both converted catchers who embraced their new position immediately. And they both can hit. Posey has done it enough to make five All-Star teams and win four Silver Slugger awards; Bart recorded a slash line of .359/.471/.632 with 16 home runs and 38 RBIs in 57 games as a junior at Georgia Tech. His batting average and slugging percentage ranked second in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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