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San Francisco Giants: Final Update From Arizona Fall League

Jake Mastroianni
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 24: A detailed view of a Wilson baseball glove and a Rawlings baseball at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 24, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 24: A detailed view of a Wilson baseball glove and a Rawlings baseball at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 24, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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With the Arizona Fall League coming to an end, we’ll take a look at how each San Francisco Giants prospect fared throughout the season.

MVPSteven Duggar

Even though he struggled a bit in the final week, I think Duggar was still the best Giants prospect in the AFL. He finished with a batting average of .263 in 76 at-bats, while scoring a team-high 17 runs  and stealing a team-high nine bases. He also hit 3 home runs runs and drove in 7, showing he has some speed and power.

I think Duggar did the most to prove he’s ready for a shot in the big leagues. There is a good chance he gets it early next year.

Most Improved: D.J. Snelten  – Unfortunately Snelten gave up 3 runs in his final outing of the fall, but  before that he had pitched 11 scoreless frames in the AFL. I think Snelten improved his stock the most out of any Giants prospect.

He gave up just 9 hits and 5 walks in 12 innings with 11 strikeouts. He will get a long look for the bullpen this spring.

Comeback Player: Tyler Beede – A lot of people were down on Beede after a terrible summer in which he posted a 4.79 ERA. And then even his first start in the AFL was rough giving up 5 runs in 2 innings.

But he finished the fall season strong giving up just 3 runs in his last three starts. Over that stretch he allowed just 12 hits and 1 walk in 14 innings pitched with 10 strikeouts.

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I think his performance certainly re-establishes himself as one of the best pitching prospects in the Giants’ system.

Aramis Garcia  had a solid fall as well hitting .259 in 54 at-bats with 4 runs scored, 1 home run and 12 RBI.

With all of the departing catchers from the Giants roster, Garcia could be competing for a back-up spot with the big club next spring.

Tyler Cyr was very good this fall outside of two outings in which he gave up 5 runs. He finished with an ERA of 5.63 in 8 innings pitched with 5 strikeouts, while allowing 8 hits and 2 walks.

Chris Shaw appeared in just 5 games before leaving with an injury. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see much from one of the Giants top prospects.

Next: San Francisco Giants: Steven Duggar the Answer in Center Field

Overall I think it was a very good fall for these San Francisco Giants prospects. No one blew you away, but all showed signs of being able to help the big league club one day.

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