Giants sign top two draft picks |

Giants sign top two draft picks

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Giants have signed first-round draft pick Gary Brown to a minor league contract with a $1.45 million bonus.

Brown, a speedy center fielder out of Cal State Fullerton, was the 24th overall selection by the Giants in June’s amateur draft. He’s someone San Francisco’s brass believes can be an everyday major league center fielder one day and spark the top of a batting order.

Brown had the eighth highest batting average among all NCAA Division I players at .438 (92 for 210), while his eight triples were 10th most. He also posted a .485 on-base percentage, .695 slugging percentage, scored 63 runs and stole 32 bases.

San Francisco also signed 74th overall pick Jarrett Parker, an outfielder from the University of Virginia.

The Giants have reached agreement with 33 players from this year’s draft, including each of their first 14 selections and 18 of their top 20 picks.

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