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San Francisco Giants: Breaking down how the top 10 prospects are doing down on the farm

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Feb 19, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain (right) and pitcher Steven Okert (center) during spring training practice at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

For some, that dream of being called up to “The Show” may never come. For others, that dream may take longer than anticipated. For the lucky ones, that dream becomes reality before they are old enough to walk into a bar.

Whatever the case may be, receiving the news and being promoted to the Major Leagues is a truly special moment that each and every player never forgets.

September is quickly approaching, which means it’s time for the rosters to expand and for some of the game’s best prospects to take the stage. Of course, the San Francisco Giants are in a tight playoff race (3.5 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West, 5 games back of the Cubs in the NL Wild Card), which means we will not be seeing a whole lot of rookies having a big role for the Giants during this time.

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  • The San Francisco organization is often mistakenly reported as having a very weak and thin minor league system, but this is obviously a misconception. Just take a look around the diamond: Buster Posey (1st round draft pick of SF), Brandon Belt (5th round draft pick of SF), Joe Panik (1st round draft pick of SF), Matt Duffy (18th round draft pick of SF), and finally Brandon Crawford (4th round draft pick of SF).

    Although the Giants may not have the Golden Spikes award winner or any College Baseball Player of the Year award players currently in their system, their scouts have proven to consistently draft players who will eventually become productive for the big league club.

    Here is a list of the San Francisco Giants’ top 10 prospects, according to

    1. RHP Tyler Beede (Vanderbilt University)

    2. SS Christian Arroyo (Hernando High School–Brooksville, Florida)

    3. RHP Phil Bickford (CSU Fullerton)

    4. SS Lucius Fox (American Heritage High School–Delray Beach, Florida)

    5. RHP Samuel Coonrod (Southern Illinois University)

    6. RHP Kyle Crick (Sherman High School–Sherman, Texas)

    7. SS Jalen Miller (Riverwood International Charter School–Sandy Springs, Georgia)

    8. 1B Christopher Shaw (Boston College)

    9. LHP Steven Okert (University of Oklahoma)

    10. C Aramis Garcia (Florida International University)

    So, how are these kids performing this year? Should we expect to see them on the Giants roster soon?

    Lets take a look.

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