San Francisco Giants Minor League Watch: Call Ups Imminent
By Christian Stultz
As the San Francisco Giants struggle to find consistency in any aspect of the game, fans wonder when some new names will be seen coming up.
Night in and night out, the San Francisco Giants place their confidence in aging, unproductive veterans or guys simply not getting the job done.
All the while guys like Austin Slater and Dereck Rodriguez tear up the minors. The question is how long do you let these guys burn up Triple-A before giving them an opportunity at the big leauge level.
Slater brought plenty of attention to his name in spring and has shown serious promise when given a chance in the Majors. As the outfield situation remains a revolving door of options, Slater has at least earned a shot at a spot.
Currently holding a batting average around .380 in over 100 at-bats, it is clear that Austin Slater can hit. While his power numbers don’t jump off the page he makes up for it by getting on base. Plain and simple.
As it pertains to pitching, Dereck Rodriguez has jumped into the spotlight of the farm system. Rodriguez has shown he can strike out guys at a high rate and control everything well. With a rate of 9.2 strikeouts per 9 and a 2.0 walks per 9, Rodriguez poses an interesting case. With lackluster starts out of the San Francisco Giants rotation recently, when does Rodriguez become a possible call up?
Outside of the younger guys, news surrounding Mac Williamson sprung out. As reported by Alex Pavlovic, Mac Williamson will be coming back in time to play the Cubs.
His return from a minor league rehab assignment is coming. With the Giants set to face a formidable Cubs offense, the return of Williamson’s bat should be happily welcomed.
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Constant production and pressure from the minor leaguers can only mean one thing. With health and inconsistency being major issues, the Giants should look to their farm system for help now and in the future.