The big news coming out of the San Francisco Giants minor league affiliates is Christian Arroyo‘s call-up to the big league club. But how are things going throughout the farm?
The San Francisco Giants farm system is pretty well known throughout the fanbase. However, we’ll give you a rundown of their affiliates, just in case you aren’t as informed:
- Sacramento River Cats, AAA, PCL
- Richmond Flying Squirrels, AA, EL
- San Jose Giants, A+, CAL League
- Augusta Green-Jackets, A, Southern League
There are a few more teams, that play some short-season games, that we will include in these reports when they actually start playing. But right now, those four are the ones playing games at the moment.
The Giants have some of their top prospects littered all throughout these four. We’ll give you a small glimpse of how they’re doing as well.
A question one might ask is why is this important? Well, the ability of the club to develop their own talent is incredibly important. It’s a cheaper route to go, for filling roster positions. It also gives them potential assets if they need to make a trade to help fill out the major league roster. Yes, that’s harsh to call them assets, but that’s frankly how the Giants see their minor leagues (and all 29 other teams in the MLB). Anyways, time to jump on down to Augusta, Georgia and check in on the Green-Jackets.