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San Francisco Giants Minor League Report: How are the top 10 prospects faring?

May 10, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Christian Arroyo (22) hits a three run go ahead double against the New York Mets during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
May 10, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Christian Arroyo (22) hits a three run go ahead double against the New York Mets during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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February 28, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Joan Gregorio (67) poses for a picture during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 8: Joan Gregorio, RHP

  • Baseball Prospectus: 7
  • Baseball America: 7
  • Fangraphs: 7
  • Around the Foghorn: 10
  • ETA: 2017

Gregorio is quite the intriguing prospect. He’s 6’7″ which gives him a very different angle where the ball comes out. One that hitters aren’t used to seeing. Last year, he started out with Richmond and was moved to Sacramento in the middle of May. He finished third in the PCL in strikeouts. This season he has seven starts, and has thrown just under 40 innings for the River Cats. He has about as many walks as hits surrendered, but opponents are just hitting .200 off of him this year. He currently has a nice 7.2 K/9 rate. If he can improve his command and walk less people, he could really turn into something as a prospect. Gregorio could also be a nice potential bullpen piece when the roster expands to 40, just like Steven Okert was last season.

No. 7: Heath Quinn, OF

  • Baseball Prospectus: 10
  • Baseball America: N/A
  • Fangraphs: 13
  • Around the Foghorn: 9
  • ETA: 2019

It’s somewhat hard to understand why people aren’t as high on someone like Quinn. He was second in the NCAA in homers (21) and collected 77 RBI for Samford in his junior year. He also whittled his K/BB ratio down from above a 2/1 to almost 1/1 in his junior year. He has power to all fields and is a good enough athlete to play in the outfield at AT&T. He doesn’t have a whole lot of minor league experience under his belt, but the Giants sure showed enough faith in his ability by sticking him in San Jose (High-A) to start the season on Monday. He missed the start of the year thanks to a hand injury. In his first 11 AB’s he has four hits, including two doubles and a homer. I wouldn’t be shocked if we really start hearing about Quinn as the season goes on.

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