Martin Agosta said the running gag this week was also a bit worrisome.
What if the Dodgers came calling?
Agosta grew up a Giants fan, so imagine his anxiety of being drafted by their archrival. No such worries now. The Saint Mary's College junior pitcher out of Jesuit High School was picked by the Giants in the second round of Tuesday's major league first-year player draft, the highest local player selected.
"I was joking with family that I can't be a Dodger no way," Agosta said in relief as he laughed Tuesday afternoon. "It's hard to put in words what this means. It's awesome. I didn't even talk to the Giants that much leading into the draft, but wow. I'm so happy for my parents, too. They're die-hard Giants fans, and they know how much I love Tim Lincecum."
Jesuit shortstop Zach Green was picked in the third round by the Philadelphia Phillies.
The highest selected local player in the 2011 draft, catcher Andrew Susac, also went to the Giants. Susac, out of Jesuit and Oregon State, caught Agosta in high school.
"I got a text from Andrew, and he's excited, too," Agosta said.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Agosta (9-2, 2.18 ERA) struck out 95 for Saint Mary's this spring. He led the West Coast Conference in victories and was the Gaels' first nine-game winner since 1991. Agosta went 5-1 his senior year at Jesuit in 2009. His poise caught the eye of Gaels coach Jedd Soto.
"Marty got better every time he pitched and never gave in to adversity," Soto said in a statement. "He has been great for us and should do very well for the Giants organization at every level."
Agosta can either choose to return to Moraga for his senior season or sign with the Giants. The enthusiasm in his voice seemed to suggest he is eager to sign.
"There will be negotiations, but for a day or so, I'm going to enjoy this," he said.
The 6-3, 195-pound Green is known for his power at the plate as well as his defense. Green, who batted .417 for Jesuit, had scouts visiting his home for months to gauge his signing interest. Green has verbally committed to Oregon State.
"It's a big decision and it should happen soon, and I'll go with my gut feeling," he said of OSU or signing.
Green said he worked hard to put himself in this position.
"You can never be satisfied," he said. "Keep grinding, keep improving. It's a real 'wow' feeling. I knew this day was coming and I was hoping for the best."
Pitcher Justin Haley of Bella Vista, Sierra College and Fresno State was drafted in the sixth round by the Boston Red Sox.
Davis High pitcher Ben Eckels was an 11th-round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks. UCLA outfielder Cody Keefer, a 2009 Davis graduate, was chosen in the 15th round by Miami.