San Francisco Giants Minor League Report: How are the top 10 prospects faring?
By Daniel Sperry
As we approach mid-may, it’s always a good time to see how the top San Francisco Giants prospects are doing down on the farm.
The San Francisco Giants prospects aren’t always ones that command a lot of hype. However, the farm has produced a core of solid, major league ball-players despite it’s traditional low-ranking. While they don’t have prospects at the caliber of the Gleyber Torres, and Yoan Moncada‘s of the world, they still have a crop of decent prospects.
Keith Law ranked the Giants farm system 20th in his annual rankings. While Keith law is a name to be respected, ranking prospects is relatively arbitrary. The Giants have been ranked in his top ten twice in the last ten years, yet they continue to churn out pros, all-stars, and even a couple gold-glovers. Joe Panik, Matt Duffy, and Adam Duvall can constitute as three of the Giants most un-heralded, yet extremely successful prospects in the recent years when their farm system was ranked in the dumps.
If you aren’t familiar with the Giants top prospects, hopefully this ranking will get you acquainted with them. The rankings will go in order of MLBPipeline.com’s rankings 1-10 for the Giants organization. Along with each prospect we will include their ETA from MLBPipeline, their Baseball America Ranking, their Baseball Prospectus ranking, Fangraphs ranking and where they were in our own ranking.