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

By Danny Vietti
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Jun 28, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants 2015 number one draft pick pitcher Phil Bickford sits in the Giants dugout before the game against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

RHP Phil Bickford

Ranked by many as the summer circuit’s top prospect, the former CSU Fullerton Titan has experience performing on a big stage in an elite program, and succeeded wherever he pitched. Bickford was drafted 18th overall this year and the organization has high expectations for the 20-year old right-hander.

Bickford has pitched for the Arizona League Giants, where he has pitched outstanding in 10 starts. In 22 1/3 innings pitched, he has a microscopic opposing batting average of just .169, 32 strikeouts, and has surrendered just 13 hits.

Bickford has the skill set to succeed at the highest level, and, due to his amount of college experience, scouts expect Bickford to be in the MLB as soon as two years.

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