MLB.com released their latest prospect rankings and Heliot Ramos was the lone member of the San Francisco Giants on the list coming in at 63.
This is the second Top 100 list to be released in the past week, and Ramos was the only Giants on either of them.
Now just because someone isn’t on this list, that doesn’t mean they won’t become a solid contributor at the next level.
The Giants certainly hope that’s the case with some of their other top prospects that just missed the list.
In their final rankings from 2017 there technically weren’t any Giants in the top 100. Christian Arroyo was 57 on the 2017 list at the end of the year, but he’s now property of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Arroyo made the cut this year as well, but has fallen to 81 on this list.
Tyler Beede has made this list in the past, but has since fallen off.
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The fact that Ramos is on this list, and pretty high considering he wasn’t on it at the end of last year, tells you how impressive he was in his first 138 professional at-bats.
In the Giants Arizona rookie league team he hit .348 with 33 runs scored, 11 doubles, 6 triples, 6 home runs, 27 RBI, 10 stolen bases, 10 walks, 48 strikeouts and a .404 on-base-percentage.
The Angels Shohei Ohtani came in at number one on their list. Man would it have been nice for the Giants to get him.
Only three teams didn’t have a single player in the top 100 in the Cubs, Royals and Mets. The Mariners were the only other team to have just one player in the top 100.
The Braves had the most with eight, and the Padres and the White Sox were right behind them with seven. However, the Padres had the most ‘prospect points.’
The main reason the Giants are reluctant to sign any of the top free agents this season is because they don’t want to lose any draft picks — and they also want to stay under the luxury tax.
Hopefully this time next year the Giants will have a handful of prospects on this list as we try and build for the future.