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San Francisco Giants: Top Ten Prospects for 2017

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Oct 7, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; A general view during the third inning of game four of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

For the San Francisco Giants, 2017 seems to bring a bright immediate future. They retain most of the a contending team, and have addressed their biggest issue. With talk about the future, we should look at the long term future as well.

The San Francisco Giants farm system is one of the most consistently underrated farm systems in all of baseball. After all, it produced key figures and consistent fixtures on a team that won a World Series three times in five seasons. Yet for some reason, there are the usual teams that have top prospects, that never really do much with them. A lot of them turn out to be trade pieces, or they bust. Remember Jurickson Profar? Not a significant bust, but man you would’ve thought he was the next big middle infielder. But not much talk about Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik, who now have more accolades than Profar might have over his entire career.

While the majority of national analysts and those who wield the “Prospect Ranking Power” usually are down on the Giants’ farm (highest ranked in recent memory was Posey/Bumgarner/Lincecum), we think they’re mostly wrong. So we’ve decided to give you our top ten prospects.

Our Top Ten Prospect list will take into account their actual numbers in the minor leagues, quick ascents, their tools rated, and their ceiling or potential room to grow. So with out much more to say, here you go! The San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects as ranked by Around the Foghorn. This list will be updated at each quarter throughout the season, or as members of the list move on or graduate to the big leagues.