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San Francisco Giants top prospect update from MiLB week 1

Joey Bart spent an extended portion of 2019 in the California League where Jen Ramos got to see the SF Giants prospect up close. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Joey Bart spent an extended portion of 2019 in the California League where Jen Ramos got to see the SF Giants prospect up close. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /
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San Francisco Giants Shaun Anderson
WASHINGTON, D.C. – JULY 15: Shaun Anderson #32 pitches during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

RHP Shaun Anderson, Triple-A Sacramento River Cats

It was also a good week for San Francisco’s top pitching prospect.

On Saturday, No. 4 prospect Shaun Anderson pitched five solid innings to pick up the win against the Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers.

The 24-year-old allowed only four men to reach base in his strong start, striking out five and walking one as the River Cats came away with an 11-5 victory.

The only blemish was a solo home run to center off the bat of Austin Nola in the top of the second.

Anderson, 24, emerged as the team’s top pitching prospect last season when he went 8-7 with a 3.69 ERA while striking out 127 batters in 141.1 innings between Double-A and Triple-A.

Anderson will look to repeat his positive start on Thursday when the River Cats head to Las Vegas to take on the Aviators—the Triple-A affiliate for the Oakland Athletics.

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