The San Francisco Giants are constantly talked about as having a weak farm system, which at times is fair. They lack true star potential (outside of maybe Arroyo or Ramos). But they do continue to churn out solid, serviceable veteran players. Some could play a serious role in 2018.
For all that has been made of how bad the San Francisco Giants farm system is, the Giants still have a track record of churning out legitimate players under-the-radar. Joe Panik is one, Matt Duffy is another, although injuries have sadly kept him from reaching his 2015 rookie of the year runner up ceiling.
The Giants have a few solid prospects in their system. Again, there is no real generational star potential in their top five, but their top 10 is littered with guys who can definitely make an impact at the big league level. Andrew Suarez, Joan Gregorio, and a few others seem like they could at least crack the bottom half of a big league rotation.
There are also a decent amount of guys in the top ten who aren’t big league ready. Most of the top 10 is players drafted from 2015 and beyond, which all makes sense. Their current draft slot for the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft gives them the chance to add to that. But within the top 10, and even outside of the top 30, there are a few names who could really help in 2018. So we’re going to give you a glimpse of who that might be.