2003 Draft Review: Round 4-8

2003 Draft Review: Round 4-8

The 2003 First-Year Draft is finished and now we look to see what the future may hold for the San Francisco Giants. Through the upcoming weeks, we will be looking at whom the organization has obtained. This week a look at Round 6-10: Brooks McNiven, Mike Wagner, William Sadler, Patrick Misch, and Timothy Hutting.

#4 Brooks McNiven (OVERALL #123)

Full Name: Brooks McNiven
Birthdate: 6/19/81
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 180
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
School: University of British Columbia

Brooks McNiven of Vernon became the first Canadian picked in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. McNiven, the Region 1 player of the year and NAIA honorable mention all-American, was 8-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 90 innings of work this past season, notching 86 strikeouts to just 10 walks. He was 21-6 lifetime in a UBC uniform, second only in wins to Jeff Francis. He competed in two National Championships for British Columbia – last year's Junior Nationals in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland and a Gold medal at the 2001 Canada Summer Games in London, Ontario.

The right handed starting pitcher has pitches that can top 94 mph. He only shows 2 Major League pitches. However he does lack overall body strength. McNiven will begin his professional career with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (short-season A Northwest League).

2003 Stats

ERA
W-L
APP
GS
CG
SV
IP
H
R
ER
SO
2.20
8-3
13
2
0/0
90.0
85
28
22
10
86



#5 Mike Wagner (OVERALL 153rd)

Full Name: Michael Wagner
Birthdate: 09-14-1981
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Position: LF
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
School: University of Washington

Outfielder, Mike Wagner was named a Summer All-American by Baseball America last year and was also named MVP of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Wagner batted .308 with 15 homers for the Huskies in 2003

In 2002, he moved to left field after making three early starts at third base. Arm is just playable but has legit power potential for left field.

Wagner will begin his career with the Giants A affiliate, the Salem Keizer Volcanoes.

2003 STATS

AVG
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG%
BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
PO
A
E
FLD
.308
53-51
201
45
62
11
0
15
48
118
.587
17
7
36
2
.382
0
0
60
2
4
.939



#6 Billy Sadler (OVERALL 183rd)
Full Name: William Henry Sadler IV
Birthdate: 09-21-1981
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Position: RHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
School: Louisiana State University

Sadler, a native of Pensacola, Fla., spent two seasons at Pensacola Junior College and is recently attending LSU. Sadler has appeared in 25 games this year (team high), 24 in relief, posting a 1-1 record with four saves and a 3.92 ERA. Opposing batters are hitting .216 against him.

The Giants have had success with LSU pitchers, as they took right-handed pitcher Kurt Ainsworth in the first round of the 1999 draft. Ainsworth is currently part of the San Francisco Giants starting rotation.

2003 Stats

ERA
W-L
APP
GS
CG
SV
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
2B
3B
HR
AB
B/AVG
WP
HBP
BK
SFA
SHA
.389
1-2
28
1
0
4
44.0
36
27
19
27
57
7
1
1
163
.221
8
12
0
0
1



#7 Pat Misch (OVERALL 213rd)
Full Name: Patrick Misch
Birthdate: 08-18-1981
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170
Position: LHP
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
School: Western Michigan University

In 2003, Misch posted a 3-4 record with a 4.42 ERA. He pitched 59 innings and with two games. He also ranks second for the most strikeouts in Bronco history with 265. Last year he was selected in the fifth round by the Houston Astros, but opted to play his senior season at Western Michigan University.

Pat Misch has a 3/4 stretch windup with a effortless motion. He's got a sneaky fastball with tail movement that will occasionally turns over for sink. He also has a curveball with tight rotation that will tail and sink away from right-handed hitters. He can change speeds with all pitches and knows how to set up hitters.

Misch has signed with the Giants and will be joining the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

2003 Stats

ERA
W-L
APP
GS
CG
SV
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
2B
3B
HR
AB
B/AVG
WP
HBP
BK
SFA
SHA
4.42
3-4
9
9
2
0
59.0
66
34
29
15
43
9
3
6
232
.284
2
3
1
3
7



#8 Tim Hutting (OVERALL 243rd)
Full Name: Timothy Matthew Hutting
Birthdate: 10-29-1981
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Position: SS
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
School: Long Beach State Universtiy

Tim Hutting played for Danville in the Central Illinois League in the summer of 2002. He ranked 10th in the league in average (.286), hits (42) and RBIs (20). Over 44 games, the shortstop scored 19 runs, had seven doubles and seven steals in 147 at-bats. He received an honorable mention in the All-Big West as a utility player. In 2002, he batted a team-best .398 with 18 runs and 14 RBIs in 103 at-bats.

He has defensive skills that are worthy of the Major Leagues. He has a smooth, fluid action with quick hands. Offensively, he's got a quick bat , can hit to all fields, and when on, he is a base stealing threat. Good bat extension. Basically, Hutting is a solid, steady player both on offense and defense.

YEAR
AVG
G/GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
SLG
OB%
PO
AST
E
FLD
2002
.398
35/25
103
18
41
2
0
0
14
.417
.471
29
59
11
.889
2003
.317
42/41
161
20
51
7
1
0
25
.373
.388
57
102
5
.970



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