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San Francisco Giants: 5 Players in Richmond to Watch in 2017

Feb 20, 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Andrew Suarez poses for a portrait during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 20, 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Andrew Suarez poses for a portrait during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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May 31, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; The baseball glove of New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) sits on the field during batting practice before a game against theToronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
May 31, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; The baseball glove of New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) sits on the field during batting practice before a game against theToronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants farm system has some pretty decent prospects within. There are some on the cusp of being major league ready, with others that still have yet to prove they’re good enough beyond High A baseball. Double-A is the place where that all comes together.

The San Francisco Giants Double-A affiliate is in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond Flying Squirrels, have one of the more intriguing nicknames in all of the minor leagues. Their name shouldn’t be why you pay attention to them though.

The  Giants will be placing their most promising talents from last year at this level. Double-A is usually the “make or break” level of the minor leagues. We’ve seen guys like Kyle Crick and Gary Brown burn through the lower levels, but then hit double-a and a lot of their shine get’s rubbed off.

Well, it’s time for the next crop of “youngsters” to step up to the challenge that is the Eastern League in Double-A. The Eastern League is one of the most talented division at the Double-A level. This allows the Giants to put their prospects through the ringer to decide whether or not they really do have big-league potential.

We’re going to show you five players that will likely be at the Double-A level to start this season. Why? We think these are guys to keep an eye on, as they’ve already had promising starts to their young careers.

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