How San Francisco Giants Top Prospects are Fairing in Spring Training
By Jake Mastroianni
Here we will take a look at the San Francisco Giants top prospects that are in spring training and how they are doing with the big club.
Sixteen of the top 30 San Francisco Giants prospects, according to MLB.com’s rankings, have played in a game this spring. That’s a lot of looks for some of the best talent in the organization.
Of course, most of these are small sample sizes where pitchers have filled in for split-squad games or when someone had to be removed early, but every time these prospects step on the field with the big league club it’s an opportunity to showcase their talent.
Eight of those prospects are already on the 40-man roster, and three are on the active roster, but all of those are pitchers.
There aren’t many chances for anyone else to crack the big league roster out of camp, and in fact, most of the top prospects have already been re-assigned this spring.
However, some of these players were given a good look during their time in camp, and we can use that to evaluate how productive they might be at the major league level in the future.
Plus, their performance in spring training could have a big enough impact to earn them a call-up during the season should injuries arise.
The San Francisco Giants don’t have one of the best farm systems in the league, and most outlets have them ranked in the 15-20 range, but the guys at the top certainly have a chance to make an impact at the big league level.
Let’s see how some of those guys performed this spring.