Podcast: San Francisco Giants Have Hidden Gems in Farm System
By Vince Cestone
The San Francisco Giants are coming off one of their worst seasons in San Francisco.
In 2017, the San Francisco Giants lost 98 games and were dead last in the National League West. They finished 40 games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.
And to make matters worse, the Giants have one of the worst minor league systems in baseball, ranked No. 24 by Baseball America.
On the other side of the spectrum, their direct competition, the Dodgers, is ranked fourth. Los Angeles seems to endlessly churn out young stars like Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager, while the Giants are having trouble developing any productive outfielder.
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And when the Giants did try to evaluate their young talent, they would get hurt.
But despite the low farm system rankings, the Giants do have some intriguing prospects that fans could look forward to.
Cody Pasby is the host of the Giants Minor League Report podcast for KNBR Radio in San Francisco. He sat down with Around the Foghorn contributor Vince Cestone to discuss some of the top prospects in the Giants’ organization.
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Below is the interview with Cody.
Among the topics discussed:
- Who are the Giants’ top 10 prospects?
- Are 2017 draft picks Heliot Ramos and Jacob Gonzalez the real deal?
- Do the Giants have any young stars that could help the team in the near future?
- Injury problems for their prospects they hoped to evaluate.
- Will Chris Shaw and Steven Duggar help the team soon?
- Do the Giants hold their players in the minors longer than other teams?
- How will the Giants address their power problem, especially when the game is seeing a record number of home runs?